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Nintendo Releases E3 2018 Plans and Schedule

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It’s that time of year again. That’s right, E3 is coming up! We may only be ending April, but before you know it, June will be here, and so will E3 2018, coming June 12-14 this year. It's normal for Nintendo to announce their E3 plans around April or May each year, so it’s great to find out more about it now.

Nintendo will once again be hosting some of their widely popular tournaments, this year being for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Previous E3 tournaments Nintendo has held include the Super Smash Bros. Invitational, Nintendo World Championships 2015, Splatoon 2 Tournament, ARMS Tournament, and Pokken Tournament DX Invitational. The Splatoon 2 World Championship Tournament will start on June 11 from 3:30-6pm PT (6:30-9pm ET), with the finals taking place on June 12. The Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 will be held on June 12 as well, after the Splatoon 2 World Championship finals are finished.

This year, Nintendo will once again be hosting a Digital Event rather than a press conference like other game companies, but it should still be jam packed with big announcements like last year. This year, the video presentation will start on June 12 at 9am PT (12pm ET) and will include more information on the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game coming to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Treehouse will once again be live-streaming all three days to show off gameplay from the games included in the presentation, even with some developers as well. It will be starting after the presentation, immediately starting off with Super Smash Bros.

Are you excited for E3 2018? As we get more information we will be sure to update you here. We will also be giving you all the information announced at E3 once the show gets started in June. You can find out more about Nintendo’s presence at E3 this year through their website, and check out the press release below.

Nintendo Outlines Plans for E3 2018

The Recently Announced Super Smash Bros. Game for Nintendo Switch Headlines a Week of Games, Tournaments and More

REDMOND, Wash., April 26, 2018 – Nintendo is returning to the E3 video game trade show in June with fan-favorite activities and new features to keep watchers around the world and attendees in Los Angeles engaged and having fun. As in recent years, Nintendo will focus its E3 activities on games coming soon, with a special spotlight given to a key headlining title: the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game coming to the Nintendo Switch system this year. Games launching beyond 2018 will be featured at a later date.
The festivities kick off with two days of high-level competitive action at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. On Monday, June 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. PT, qualifying teams representing the United States/Canada, Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand will ink their way to glory in the opening rounds of the Splatoon 2 World Championship tournament. The finals will take place the following day on Tuesday, June 12, immediately followed by the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament, which will pit invited players against each other in the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. A few fans who come dressed as their favorite Nintendo character on June 12 may be chosen to play the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game on stage in exhibition play. Tickets will be issued on-site at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles each day of the event. Additional details about how fans can attend in-person will be shared in the future. All the action from both days will be streamed live on https://e3.nintendo.com, YouTube and Twitch.
At 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 12, Nintendo will debut a video presentation* featuring games releasing in 2018, including the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. Right after the presentation, Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018 will begin three days of live gameplay, appearances by developers and an insider look at games, starting with the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. Everyone can watch the video presentation and Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018 at https://e3.nintendo.com, YouTube and Twitch.
June 12-14, visitors to Nintendo’s booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be able to play a variety of games, including the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. Additionally, some of the most noteworthy upcoming third-party games on Nintendo Switch will be featured across several Nintendo activities throughout the week.
Streaming content will be shown live at the Nintendo NY store, starting on June 11 with the Splatoon 2 World Championship opening rounds. And June 12-15, visitors to the store will be among the first to play a selection of games shown at Nintendo’s booth during E3.
“Every year we take a look at E3 and craft the best experience for our fans, regardless of whether they are attending the show or watching from afar,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We expect that each of our E3 activities will give an additional boost to the already strong momentum enjoyed by Nintendo Switch.”
Additional details about Nintendo’s presence at E3 2018 will be shared in the coming weeks. For the latest updates, keep an eye on https://e3.nintendo.com.
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