When it comes to Nintendo and E3, they’ve been pretty consistent the last several years with their plans. Once again they plan on delivering a Nintendo Direct presentation on the first day of the show. Fans can watch it live on June 11, 2019 at 9am PT / 11am CT / 12pm ET via e3.nintendo.com. Nintendo has announced that the presentation will focus entirely on software that’s coming out in 2019. What this means is that there won’t be any hardware announcements, but don’t count out games that aren’t slated for this year. They’ve had similar language prior years and most of the time still show off one or two games that are coming out in the new year.
As is usual, Nintendo will also air Treehouse Live from Nintendo’s booth at the E3 show. The schedule hasn’t been announced as of yet, but if it’s like prior years expect it to kick off right after the E3 Direct and run throughout the times that the E3 show floor is open.
We can’t wait to see what’s in store for us this year! Even if Nintendo only showed off more of the games coming out this year we’d be in for a stellar event. Don’t forget to check out Nintendo’s tournaments, which are happening on Saturday, June 8. Full information is below:
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 Tournaments: The team-based Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 and the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 tournaments will take place on Saturday, June 8, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel at 929 S. Broadway St. in Los Angeles. Both events will feature players from North America, Europe, Japan and Australia/New Zealand. The line for entry starts forming at 8 a.m. in front of The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Fans who want to catch the competitions in person can gain free entry after receiving an event badge in line on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. People who prefer to watch the competitions online can visit https://e3.nintendo.com/ and Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube. Nintendo will communicate additional details about these tournaments at a later time.
- After battling their way through more than 11,000 players in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019, the winning team of Wrath, Devonte and Poltergust will represent North America against teams from Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.
- The team of FTWIN showcased its elite splat skills in the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 by toppling some of the most experienced Splatoon 2 squads across all of North America. The team will be looking to continue its winning streak against some of the top teams from Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.
- Nintendo Direct E3 2019: The presentation will begin at 9 a.m. PT on June 11. Viewers can watch it by visiting https://e3.nintendo.com/. The presentation, which focuses entirely on software, will offer a look at games scheduled to launch in 2019.
- Nintendo Treehouse: Live: The livestream hosted by Nintendo of America’s Treehouse staff right from Nintendo’s E3 booth returns to give viewers a deeper look into select games, along with commentary by those who know the games best. People can view the livestream at https://e3.nintendo.com/. Additional details about Nintendo Treehouse: Live will be announced at a later date.
- Warp Pipe Pass: As always, Nintendo will have a variety of games to play in its booth. People who are attending the E3 2019 show can reduce the amount of time they wait in line for select Nintendo games by reserving a free Warp Pipe Pass, which will allow them to gain priority access in line during their designated time to line up and play. A Nintendo Account is required to sign up and reserve a Warp Pipe Pass. Nintendo will communicate additional details about how and when to reserve a pass at a later date.