Nintendo Details its E3 Plans and Presentation

Posted May 12, 2017

After some speculation about what Nintendo has prepared for its presentation this year at E3 2017, the Japanese video game company has finally revealed its activity plan, which is in fact very similar to E3 2016. Though the qualifying tournaments were through the original Wii U's Splatoon, the E3 Invitational will be entirely on the new game - and also making it the first-ever Splatoon 2 competitive event ever held. In addition to the usual Nintendo Spotlight video on the morning the show begins, there will be a Nintendo Treehouse: Live running throughout the event and tournaments for ARMS and Splatoon 2. Composed of four pre-qualified squid squads from the U.S., Japan, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand, the tournament will find teams participating in the first-ever global Splatoon 2 competition. Beginning on June 14 Nintendo will be hosting the ARMS Open Invitational. For the first time, players will be able to play the next Super Mario game and it will be the focus.

You'll likely see our favorite President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime on the E3 floor, during the presentation, but trust me when I say it'll most be pre-recorded.

"Animal Crossing" have had games on various Nintendo consoles like the Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube, and the portable Nintendo 3DS, Plus there were already hints that "Animal Crossing" will be coming to Switch anytime soon. Both competitions will be streamed from the E3 show floor. The date of the Spotlight show puts it after Microsoft and Sony's who take place on June 11 and June 12 respectively. Quite why a Nintendo Switch cartridge - essentially a jumped up SD card with a bitter taste - costs more to produce than a disc is anybody's guess. According to the announcement, the digital copies of the game for the console will now be sold for $29.99, which is similar to its price on the other three platforms.

If you are from the United Kingdom and don't feel like buying the new games released for Nintendo Switch yet, maybe you are willing to spend £100 for the new Nintendo Switch TV Dock Bundle! While we won't be returning to the large scale press conferences of the past, the company has a number of big things to discuss in their usual Nintendo Direct format.