Registration for first in the U.S. Nintendo Live in Seattle begins online

The Nintendo video game characters "Mario," right, and "Luigi" stand in the main plaza of the new Universal Studios Hollywood attraction Super Nintendo World during a preview day, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Universal City, Calif. The attraction opens to the public Friday.

SEATTLE — After events only in Japan, Nintendo announced its first U.S. ‘Nintendo Live’ event in April which is scheduled to take place in Seattle from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4.

Registration to attend began Wednesday.

Fans have until June 22 to register for the free event, in a randomly selected drawing.

‘Nintendo Live’ will feature live stage performances, gaming tournaments, photo ops with Mario and Luigi, and, of course, games.

“Fans of all ages can currently experience the unique games, characters, and worlds of Nintendo on Nintendo Switch, but we want to expand that scope with a new experience,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “With Nintendo Live 2023, we’re giving attendees a chance to celebrate together with family, friends, and the broader Nintendo community in the spirit of fun and creating long-lasting memories.”

And, yes, Nintendo fans, his last name is actually Bowser.

The event will be open to people of all ages and gaming experiences. Fans can receive tickets for themselves or as a group of up to six people.

Fans must be at least 18 and have a Nintendo account to enter.

Register to attend at nintendo.com.

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