Nintendo has just sent word that they’ll have Animal Crossing: New Horizons available to play for PAX East 2020 attendees. What that means to me is that it’s going to be even harder to get inside of the Nintendo booth.

To get access to Nintendo’s PAX East 2020 booth, you’ll need to log into the Experience.nintendo.com to reserve a spot. Which is the best way to get inside of Nintendo’s area. That is unless you enjoy standing in line for hours on end. Besides, if you do stop by the My Nintendo check-in booth with their QR code can also receive an Isabelle pin from the Animal Crossing series. So make sure you know your login.

“Nintendo is bringing to life the world of the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems at PAX East in Boston from Feb. 27 to March 1. A full-scale immersive experience will allow attendees to explore life-sized recreations inspired by the upcoming game’s idyllic island getaway setting. Fans will have multiple photo opportunities in the Animal Crossing inspired environment and with costumed characters from the series, such as K.K. Slider, Isabelle and Tom Nook. Visitors who play the game will receive a special Tom Nook themed tote bag, while supplies last.

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Attendees eager to jump into the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch will have a chance to try the first-ever hands-on demos of the game before it launches on March 20. A guided showcase on Nintendo’s demo stage will give visitors a tour of the game’s single-player mode as well. In the game, players can enjoy a variety of relaxing activities within a deserted island setting, like crafting, gardening, fishing, interior and exterior decorating, and interacting with charming new and familiar Animal Crossing characters.

Attendees can also visit Nintendo’s booth in the main lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for playable demos of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. Explore the Galar region’s expansive Wild Area to catch and battle Pokémon, and interact with Pokémon in Pokémon Camp where making curry and relaxing with Pokémon is a great way to bond with your team. Players can even encounter giant Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles. For trying the demo, fans will receive a special postcard booklet featuring images from Galar, while supplies last.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players are encouraged to bring their own games and systems to the show to team up with others to potentially encounter special Pokémon in Max Raid Battles and receive a special Pokémon pin, while supplies last. Other fun activities include photos with the Pikachu costumed character, the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass and a guided demo of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.”

Nintendo will also be on hand selling Animal Crossing: New Horizons merch at the event. Which will likely sell out fast, so make sure you make a beeline over to their booth as soon as possible.

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PAX East takes place through February 27 – March 1, 2020, and is held at theBoston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

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