The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a yearly video game trade show that every serious gamer looks forward to every year. Although the actual show floor is only open for three days, the event often takes an entire week to unfold with various companies positioning their press conferences before the doors officially open.
Last year Nintendo made a very bold and risky decision to devote its entire booth to one game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The only game playable at their both was that one title, and while it is an amazing game, it gave the perception that it was the only thing Nintendo had to offer, which wasn’t true at all.
Previous shows Nintendo has focused on a variety of game kiosks to show off their entire lineup of software. This year they will be returning to that format. Most likely because they have a lot of games to showcase for the Nintendo Switch, and if they’re smart they’ll have an entire Nindie area set up to let people play some upcoming games from the smaller developers. Reggie was interviewed on Fox News and said that this year’s E3 will be big for Nintendo:
E3 is always a big time for Nintendo. We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story. And we’re gonna have a big E3 this year. We’re going to be showcasing a variety of games. We will have experiences for… consumers will be able to attend the show for the very first time. So I’m not gonna tell you all of the various games and all of our little secrets for E3, but I can tell you that E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us to showcase not only Nintendo Switch, but also content coming to Nintendo 3DS.
That’s fantastic news for Nintendo fans that really want to see more of the great titles heading to Nintendo Switch. We already know that Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 will probably be the two tent pole games getting most of the attention at the show. However there are other games announced, like Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, NBA 2K18, and Sonic Forces that will most likely make an appearance in Nintendo’s booth. Plus, we always get a few surprise game announcements, and many times they’re playable during the show. That’s one thing that we have to give Nintendo credit for: they often have most of their games playable at the show instead of just videos like many other companies tend to deliver.
This year’s E3 show takes place from Tuesday, June 13 through Thursday, June 15. We already know that EA is skipping the show in favor of its own public show the days leading up to E3. Microsoft has announced their Xbox conference is on Sunday, June 11 – a day earlier than usual. It’s unknown how Nintendo will approach this year’s E3 in regards to a presentation. In recent years it has delivered its announcements via a Nintendo Direct on Twitch and YouTube. Could they go back to a live press conference this year? Anything’s possible with them, so we’ll have to sit tight and wait for an official announcement.
[Source: Fox News]