Nintendo is giving out Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Splatoon goodies at PAX East

The key prize is the Tears of the Kingdom pin at the main lobby

Nintendo is no stranger to event bonuses, and they’re bringing a few goodies to PAX East 2023 this week. The loot includes a Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pin (featuring Link’s cool new arm pose), as well as Splatoon pins and a Splatoon cinch bag to put everything in. All three of these are spread out at PAX East, located in the main entrance lobby, the Nintendo Free Play Area, and the NintendoVS Arcade respectively.

So the way this all goes down is through QR codes. You’ll check in with My Nintendo via a QR code, will will complete the “check-in” at PAX East 2023. You can prep this now before heading to PAX through this link. Yes, you do need My Nintendo to participate: “A Nintendo Account (aka, being a My Nintendo member) is required to take part. Only one of each kind of giveaway item will be given per account per day.”

As for the rest, we have exact instructions below on where to find all three QR points, straight from Nintendo. Good luck! Nintendo does stress in multiple areas in the announcement article that this is while “supplies last,” so you probably want to get as much as you can on the first day.

How to get the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Splatoon PAX East 2023 bonuses:

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Main Entrance Lobby

“While you’re in the main entrance lobby, check in with My Nintendo to receive a Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lapel pin and 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points!”

Splatoon cinch bag – NintendoVS Arcade (booth #13055)

“The NintendoVS Arcade is open March 23-26 at booth #13055 during show hours. Whether you are competitive or casual, play Mario Party Superstars, Mario Golf: Super Rush, Super Mario Bros., and Yoshi’s Crafted World with other attendees and receive a pin at each station! On your way out, check in with My Nintendo to receive a cinch bag and 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points!”

Splatoon pins – Nintendo Free Play Area check-in

“What happens when the Splatlands meets Boston, MA? The Splatoon 3 North American Championship 2023 invitational, of course! Top players from the Splatoon 3 Splatsville Showdown tournament will go squid-to-squid for prizes like Splatoon 3 themed controllers and trophies. Check it out in person at the PAX Arena or tune into the tournament livestream! The splattage starts on March 26 shortly following the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup 2023 invitational. Those attending onsite at the event can also check in with My Nintendo for a Splatoon 3 button pin set!”

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