Nintendo: more details about E3 2018 plans (video presentation, tourneys, more)

A few weeks ago, Nintendo announced that they would have tournaments for Splatoon 2 and the new Super Smash Bros. game at E3 2018 (check out this post for more details). And today, the company shared some more details about its plans for the biggest video game tradeshow of the year!

Just like in the past few years, the focus this E3 will be on games coming soon (before the end of the year, to be precise). Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t get to see any games releasing in 2019 or beyond (we did get Metroid Prime 4 at E3 last year, after all!), but most of the games to be showcased this year will also be released this year.

For games launching beyond, the company specifies that they will be “featured at a later date”. Whether that means a specific event or not isn’t clear.

At E3 2018, the special spotlight will be given to one of the most highly-anticipated games on Switch: the new Super Smash Bros. game, announced earlier this year.

Here’s the planning for E3 2018:

Splatoon 2 World Championship – Opening Rounds

Qualiying teams representing the United States & Canada, Japan, Europe, and Australia & New Zealand will battle in order to earn a spot in the finals. Tickets will be available on-site. More details about how fans can attend in-person will be shared at a later date.

  • When: June 11th / June 12th
    • Europe: 12.30AM to 3AM (June 12th)
    • UK: 11.30PM to 2AM (June 11th and June 12th)
    • North America (ET): 6.30PM to 9PM
    • North America (PT): 3.30PM to 6PM
  • Where: Belasco Theater in Los Angeles

Splatoon 2 World Championship – Finals

Tickets will be available on-site. More details about how fans can attend in-person will be shared at a later date.

  • When: June 12th (exact time TBA)
  • Where: Belasco Theater in Los Angeles

Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018

Invited players will battle in the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Switch. Fans who come dressed as their favourite Nintendo characters will be able to play the game on stage in exhibition play… if they’re selected, that is! Tickets will be available on-site. More details about how fans can attend in-person will be shared at a later date.

  • When: June 12th (exact time TBA)
  • Where: Belasco Theater in Los Angeles

Naturally, both tournaments will be livestreamed via the usual channels (YouTube, Twitch). You can bookmark the official E3 2018 website in order not to miss anything!

Video presentation

The usual video presentation. It will feature games releasing in 2018, including Super Smash Bros. for Switch.

  • When: June 12th
    • Europe: 6PM
    • UK: 5PM
    • North America (ET): 12PM
    • North America (PT): 9AM

Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 2018

During all 3 days of E3 2018, the Treehouse team will showcase various games, complete with appearances by developers. It will start right after the video presentation is over. The first game to be showcased is the new Super Smash Bros. title. As usual, everything will be livestreamed on YouTube and Twitch.

  • When: June 12th to June 14th

Nintendo booth

On the showfloor, visitors will be able to play a variety of games, including… yes, you guessed it: the new Super Smash Bros. game! In Japan, fans will also have the opportunity to try out the game, sometime in June (though we don’t know where, and how precisely: more details will be shared at a later date).

Also, some of the “most noteworthy upcoming third-party games” on Switch will be featured across several activities throughout the week, though it’s not clear what this entails just yet.

  • When: June 12th to June 14th

Nintendo NY Store

As usual, the video presentation and the tournaments will be shown live at the Nintendo NY Store. But that’s not all: from June 12th to June 15th, fans will be able to play a selection of games shown at E3 at the store.

  • When: June 11th to June 15th (demos: June 12th to June 15th)

More details about E3 2018, including the name of the video presentation, will be shared at a later date!

Source: press release / official Twitter account / official website


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