PAX Aus, the biggest gaming and pop culture event in Australia, is back for its 10th anniversary this October, 2023. The event promises to deliver a jam-packed weekend of entertainment, excitement, and community for gamers and geeks of all kinds. The first wave of Pax Aus 2023 exhibitors has been revealed, ensuring all gamers, whether into video games, tabletop games, cosplay, comics, or anything in between, will be catered for.

The first wave of PAX Aus 2023 exhibitors includes some of the biggest names in the industry as well as a few newcomers and indie developers. Here are some of the highlights, so far:

  • Nintendo returns to PAX Aus with two thrilling tournaments: the Splatoon 3 AU/NZ Championship 2023 and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe AU/NZ Championship 2023. The live finals will take place in the PAX Arena, where fans can cheer on their favourite teams and witness some epic gameplay.
  • Bethesda joins PAX Aus’ 10th anniversary celebration with a special experience for the PAX community. Details are yet to be revealed, but gamers can expect something awesome from the creators of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, and more.
  • NetEase Games makes its debut at PAX Aus with a variety of titles across different genres and platforms. Interested gamers can check out their games such as Identity V, Onmyoji Arena, LifeAfter, Frostpunk Mobile, and more.
  • Ukiyo Studios brings some international indie games to PAX Aus for the first time. Visitors can discover some hidden gems from around the world such as The Forgotten City, Backbone, Paradise Killer, Spiritfarer, and more.
  • PikPok Games from Aotearoa New Zealand presents an exclusive demo of Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days, the latest installment in the popular zombie survival franchise. Gamers will be able to experience the game’s immersive story mode and intense action gameplay before anyone else.
  • PAX Rising features some of the best independent developers in Australia, showcasing their exceptional talent and creativity. Attendees can also meet the 10 winners of the PAX Aus Indie Showcase in both the digital and tabletop areas.
  • The expo floor will also be filled with booths from various exhibitors too, showcasing their latest content, hardware, and tech. Gamers, tech enthusiasts and geeks will be able to get their hands on some of the hottest games and gadgets from Devolver Digital, Audio-Technica, ASUS ROG, Aftershock PC, Cooler Master, HTC VIVE, Corsair, MSI, Crunchyroll, and more.

As if the above list of PAX Aus 2023 exhibitors is not enough, the show also offers a host of other activities and attractions to keep attendees entertained throughout the weekend. From attending compelling panels featuring industry experts and personalities, through to participating in tournaments and competitions for various games and genres, or simply admiring and joining the cosplay championships and parades; there will be a lot for visitors to enjoy.

With the list of PAX Aus 2023 exhibitors in mind, it is clear the show is shaping up to be an event worth attending for gamers and geeks alike. PAX Aus 2023 takes place from 6 to 8 October 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information and badges, please visit the official website.

Owner, founder and editor-in-chief at Vamers, Hans has a vested interest in geek culture and the interactive entertainment industry. With a Masters degree in Communications and Ludology, he is well read and versed in matters relating to video games and communication media, among many other topics of interest.