PAX East 2020 Finally Gets Official Date and its Earlier Than Ever

PAX East will be making its return at the end of February, and fans lament (jokingly) that it's during the East coast's winter season again.

The official PAX East Twitter account has some exciting news for dedicated fans and attendees — the east coast convention will be making its return in 2020 starting on February 27th up until March 1st. According to the official site, registration for the con will be opening up soon. However ticket prices have already been released, so you can make your plans for that right now at least.

Two of the biggest events at PAX East will be making a return: The PAX East Indie Showcase and PAX Rising. During the Indie Showcase, a collection of the best indie games you’ve never heard of on mobile platforms are shown off. And as an added bonus the rule newly added to 2019, which allowed for games developed for Nintendo Switch and other mobile consoles to be eligible, will be making a return this year.

PAX Rising, meanwhile, showcases a variety of games developed by smaller teams. They’re judged by the PAX staff on whether they have a chance to rise above their modest beginnings. This can be done by growing as a company, establishing a fan base, or pushing the industry.

To get an idea of all the gaming content this event has to offer, check out our DualShockers interviews with the developers behind Dauntless and Layers of Fear 2Additionally, we have previews for SNK’s Samurai ShodownRage 2 from Bethesda, Katana Zero, Heave HoCrash Team Racing Nitro-FueledDays GoneBiomutantSayonara Heartsand much more.

PAX (originally known as Penny Arcade Expo) is a series of gaming culture festivals involving tabletop, arcade, and video gaming. PAX is held annually in Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Antonio in the United States; and Melbourne in Australia. It was originally created in 2004 by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted to attend a show exclusively for gaming

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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