The scenic Splatlands of Splatoon 3 are surfacing in Nintendo’s booth at PAX West 2022

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In the upcoming Splatoon 3 game, which launches for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Sept. 9, the breathtaking rocks of the new Scorch Gorge stage rise up like chimneys. They’ll also be appearing as backdrops within the Nintendo booth at this year’s PAX West, which is being transformed into scenes inspired by the sun-scorched Splatlands from Splatoon 3. The Nintendo Splatoon 3 booth at PAX West in Seattle on Sept. 2-5 will provide the perfect environment for in-game splatting … and real-life photo opportunities!

PAX West attendees eager to jump into the world of Splatoon 3 will also have a chance to play a demo of multiplayer Turf War battles before the full game launches. Multiple teams of four will compete to ink the most turf on the map within three minutes. Both newcomers and Splatoon series veterans are invited to give the game a try! A free Warp Pipe Pass is required to play Splatoon 3 at the Nintendo Booth, and starting today, fans can register for the chance to reserve a free Warp Pipe Pass.* Registration is now open at and ends Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

This year’s PAX West will also be a treat for competitive players, as well as those who enjoy the thrill of watching friendly rivals battle it out. The top finishers from this summer’s Splatoon 2 Inkopolis Showdown 2022 tournament have been invited to Seattle to compete in North America’s first-ever Splatoon 3 invitational on Sept. 5 in the PAX Arena. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup 2022 invitational will also be held at PAX West on Sept 5. Twelve top racers from this summer’s Mario Kart North American Open July 2022 tournament will compete to decide the fastest racer. Both tournaments will be livestreamed via Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels.

Additionally, PAX West’s Almost Pro open tournament, taking place Sept. 2-4, will showcase the next stop on the Panda Cup featuring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The winner of this open tournament will be invited to compete in the Panda Cup Finale in December!

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* To register for a chance to play the Splatoon 3 demo, you need to have a Nintendo Account. Don’t have one? Click here to sign up for a free account. Register at Warp Pipe Passes will be assigned randomly from the pool of participants that have registered for the chance to receive one. Registration is open through 11:59 P.M. PT on Aug. 28, 2022. Warp Pipe Pass recipients will be notified by Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, via the email address associated with their Nintendo Account. A PAX West 2022 badge is required to enter Seattle Convention Center.

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