This year at Anime North, there will be an even wider variety of video game events than ever before. Come join us for some great video game competitions at the Sheraton.
Notice Niche Games, a Toronto-based community that helps raise the awareness of rare and treasured video games for all audiences through social media and gaming events will be hosting the following events:
- Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone Enjoy free play with Hatsune Miku! Feel the arcade experience in HD with Project Diva Future Tone.
- Puyo Puyo Tetris It's an all out puzzle war! Choose your preferred style puzzle game and clear out the competition!
- Catherine Be the first to the top or the last one standing in this competitive puzzle game. It's a sheep eat sheep world out there!
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Reach out to the truth with an ultra suplex! Atlus's Persona 4 meets its latest fighting game in the mayonaka arena!
Toronto Top Tiers http://torontotoptiers.com/ will be joining us to host our fighting game tournaments. Fight through a horde of convention go'ers and be crowned Anime North Champion. Featuring Ultra Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd, Mortal Kombat X, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Fighting gamer fans, join the beatdown.
EvenMatchupGaming http://www.evenmatchup.com/ will be joining us to host Super Smash Brothers WiiU and Melee.
Game On Entertainment Service (http://gameonentertainmentservices.com/) will be back this year and with their convention favourite Duck Hunt Points Tournament with prizes provided by Chop Shop Goods (www.Chopshopgoods.com) and a Retron video game console provided by GOES for the winner of the Two Duck competition.
LAN Gaming Area
Anime North Gaming returns for our 7th Annual BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN this year! Drop on by with your computer for Hearthstone Fireside and Free Play Friday yet again as we'll have a whole host of different games and game modes that YOU decide on; anything goes - within reason of course! In-house games, ARAM, DOTA 2 Custom Maps, or CS:GO Workout are just some of the possibilities! Saturday brings about our annual League of Legends championship - will last years' victors repeat or will a new team rise triumphant in the end? We'll have the later stage matches up on the big screen and streamed online even by our own Anime North Team - so come on by and join us! Whether it's to spectate, chill out, or partake in the free play festivities, we're sure you'll end up having a blast!
Miss the bleeps and bloops of the games from past generations? The Retro Room gives you the opportunity to play all the video games you don't have at home or wish you could play right now in a safe environment!
Request a game from our list and we will set it up for you! We will also be having retro video game challenges throughout the weekend and competitive retro tournaments with medals! We'll be having all our tournaments and challenges in the Golden Delicious Room at the Sheraton Hotel!
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Rock Band Idol
It's time to Rock out! So let’s start with the fun! Rock Band Idol 2017 qualifiers start on Saturday at 6:00 PM in the Collingwood Room (New for 2017!) of the Sheraton Hotel (if you’re participating, you’ll need to show up then), and runs until 9:00 PM (this may change depending on the number of bands that sign up). Finals will be held the next day on Sunday at 3:00 PM with the top contestants battling it out in front of our panel of judges. Award ceremonies to follow! All bands will play at least two songs in qualifiers, but only one in the finals, so make it your best! Your band can range in size from two to four people. However, if you're in a band of two, you will lose a few points, unless you can play multiple parts at once!
Rhythm Games Room
Do you find it necessary to tap out the music you listen to? Tired of jamming out by yourself in your own room? Join us in the Anime North Rhythm Games Room! If you fancy yourself a frequent arcade-dweller, our collection of dance cabinets are ready for you to show off your moves. We also have the latest and greatest in interactive musical expression, featuring a wide variety of games straight out of Japan. Favorites like Beatmania IIDX, Pop’n Music, and K-Shoot Mania are making a grand return if you want to try something new!
Can't get enough Smash? Tired of beating your friends over and over again? Or do you just want to make new friends who love the chaos as much as you do? Whatever way you like to play, join the action in the Ambrosia Room all weekend for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U!
There will be single elimination 1-vs-1 tournaments on Saturday, free to enter with fabulous prizes! Who will emerge as 2017's Smash champions?
The Just Dance Competition will be back again this year. The prize for the highest score is a pair (2) weekend passes to Yeti Con http://www.yeticon.org/. The Just Dance points competition goes all weekend long in the Sheraton's hallway.
Pokemon Gym Leader Squad
A live-action Pokemon event! The Pokemon Gym Leader Squad is a group of Pokemon fans who cosplay as Pokemon Gym Leaders, Elite 4, and other strong trainers, and we're back for another year of epic battles! Look for us at the Sheraton Hotel or the gaming area of the TCC. Bring your 3DS and Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire version, win badges, and see if you have what it takes to be the very best! Visit http://ctrl-a.org/gymleaders/about-us/rules/ for more details.