Nintendo Live 2023 in-person event scheduled for September 2023

Nintendo is coming to Seattle in September 2023. The company has just announced its plans to host Nintendo Live 2023, an in-person event open to the general public. The convention will take place at the Seattle Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA on September 1 through 4, 2023. 

Nintendo also opened an official site with details on what to expect at Nintendo Live 2023. The page bills Nintendo Live as an "all-age celebration of Nintendo fun." Tickets to the event will be distributed via a free-to-enter lottery system. Those who want tickets will be able to register on the official site from May 31, 2023 until June 22, 2023. A free Nintendo account is required to register for tickets. Individuals can enter for themselves, but there are provisions for those with families. Those with a Nintendo Account Family Group can receive up to six tickets (for themselves and any family members in the group aged 7 and up (kids under 6 don't need a ticket, but their parents or guardians will). According to Nintendo, tickets will not be available on the day of the event, and won't be distributed to "walk-in" attendees. Finally, there's also a promo for PAX West attendees that could net them some tickets, as well. The PAX West promo is located at this site.

As for what to expect, the site lists places to play Nintendo Switch games, a live stage with performances and competitions, photo ops with sculptures, Nintendo characters, and props, a store with exclusive merchandise, and onstage tournaments. Nintendo Live 2023 will also host the finals for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship for 2023, as well as the Splatoon 3 Championship for 2023. Qualifiers for those events kick off on May 27 for Mario Kart and between June 3 and 11 for Splatoon 3. Nintendo also stressed that it does not plan to make any new product announcements, and will use the event to focus on "celebrating Nintendo fun."

Nintendo Live 2023 is scheduled for September 1 through September 4, 2023. Registrations for the ticket lottery begin on May 31, 2023.