Nintendo has revealed that it will be bringing Animal Crossing: New Horizons to PAX East this weekend, with a "full-scale immersive experience" set to provide all sorts of fun for fans of the series.
Attendees will get to check out life-sized recreations inspired by the game’s island life, have multiple photo opportunities with costumed characters like K.K. Slider, Isabelle and Tom Nook, and even get their hands on a special Tom Nook themed tote bag while supplies last. Perhaps the most exciting news of all, though, is that fans will be able to take part in the game's first-ever hands-on event.
Yes, a playable demo will be available to check out ahead of the game's launch next month, and a guided showcase on Nintendo’s demo stage will also give visitors a tour of the game’s single-player mode.
Nintendo will be offering plenty more at PAX East, too. You'll also find playable demos of Pokémon Sword and Shield - where you'll be able to grab a special postcard booklet featuring images from Galar as a gift - as well as other games like Luigi's Mansion 3 and The Stretchers. You can also grab a photo with a costume Pikachu, which can't be a bad thing.
If you're wanting to play New Horizons at the event, attendees will be able to reserve a free Warp Pipe Pass to gain priority access starting from 25th February at 5pm ET. To do so, head here and sign in with your Nintendo Account. New Horizons merch will also be on offer at the event.
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