PAX Australia is just around the corner! This year is shaping up to be one of the show’s biggest yet with some huge titles hitting the exhibition floor that wont want to be missed. It kicks off this Friday, Oct 11th and runs through Sunday, Oct 13th. There are a smattering of single-day tickets still available but if you’re planning on going I suggest you grab them now!
Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day
That’s right the highly anticipated game from Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal will be at the show courtesy of your friends at Sony. The blockbuster game will be on show exclusively at the PlayStation booth this year.
Also on show at PlayStation’s booth will be the much loved remake of Final Fantasy VII. It’ll be Australian’s first opportunity to check it out in person ahead of its release in March of next year.
If PlayStation have Avengers, you can beat Xbox are going to hit back just as hard and could they do it any harder than by being the home for my personally most anticipated game of the decade, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.
The Xbox & Cyberpunk team will be handing out a bevy of swag from the booth along with signing opportunities. They’ll also be hosting three 45m presentations of the game in PAX’s larger theatres. All this ahead of the game’s release in April of 2020.
Another boon for CD Projekt Red fans, they’ll also have The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt playable at Nintendo’s booth before it’s released on October 15th.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Nintendo have a couple of big hitters on show ahead of their relatively close release dates. The first and the one I’m most excited by is Luigi’s Mansion 3. The game is due for release at the end of the month on October 31st but I’m dying for another chance to play it before hand since testing it out at E3 earlier in the year.
Their other draw-card is Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (Nov 15th), which should really have it’s own blurb about why it’s so amazing but I just totally missed the Pokémon boat and for those into it anything I say will just show how little I know about it.
Has there been a better reboot than Doom? The 2016 do-over was true to the original and yet better in every way you could possible hope for. Doom Eternal is Bethesda doing it all over again. Somehow the game feels even more fluid, fast paced and blood thirsty.
You want to play this game and you can! Bethesda have teamed up with AMD to bring the game to Australia and have it playable on their tricked out Ryzen GPUs. Check it out at the show before it hits the shelves on November 22nd.
Bethesda fans can also treat themselves for a wander down Bethesda Lane along the Southbank promenande in front of the Convention Centre. The prolific game publisher is taking over three restaurants along the boardwalk, theming them as some of their biggest properties (Doom, Fallout & Elder Scrolls) and giving away items and customising their menus. Check out the Common Man, Meat Market and Tessie Pearl restaurants for your Bethesda fix!
Watch Dogs: Legion
Be the gun-touting-granny you always wanted to be! I loved the new “be anyone, do anything” version of Watch Dogs Ubisoft showed off at E3 earlier in the year. It’s hard to convey just how ambitious and impressive the game is.
Ubisoft are also bringing their new Rocket League-esque sports title Roller Champions to the show. The 3v3 “skill-based sports game” is like roller-derby and rugby had a baby that lived in a Tron world. It’s definitely worth checking out and a nice break from the shooty, shooty games that often dominate these types of shows.
It’s been a near 3 year wait to see Biomutant come to light. The post-apocolyptic, open-world, hypen-filled title is a combination of arcade combat with traditional RPG components. The game will be on the show floor thanks to our friends at Koch Media who are bringing a swag of other titles along for the ride too including Desperados III and GRID.