This morning, Nintendo detailed their plans for E3 2017, which is set to kick off one month from now!
Set to officially open the doors on June 13 (even though press conferences will get started as early as June 10), Nintendo is planning a week of activities in order to deliver news about upcoming games for 2017 and beyond. The main focus of the show this year will of course be Super Mario Odyssey, the upcoming sandbox-style adventure game for the Nintendo Switch that is throwing things back to the original style of Super Mario 64.
Nintendo’s E3 activities kick off Tuesday morning on June 13 at 12:00pm EST/9:00am PST with the Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video (a Nintendo Direct style presentation). The video is said to take a more in-depth look at Super Mario Odyssey, as well as other games coming to Nintendo Switch, with a heavy focus on games releasing in 2017. This doesn’t mean we won’t see a few surprises for 2018 though! Here’s hoping for Metroid!
“Our various E3 activities will showcase the next steps for Nintendo Switch, from a summer of social competitive gaming to a holiday season highlighted by a milestone Mario adventure,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “With Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, fans at home can watch in-depth gameplay of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games launching this year.”
Immediately following Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017, Nintendo is once again bringing back Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, a live-streamed showcase of upcoming games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Gameplay for all the featured games will be streamed from the E3 show floor June 13 to June 15 via http://e3.nintendo.com, as well as on Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch. In addition to gameplay, the livestream will include behind-the-scenes info and commentary from game developers and members of the Nintendo Treehouse.
When Nintendo’s booth space opens at noon on June 13, show attendees will be among some of the first people in the world to get their hands on Super Mario Odyssey, as well as other games for Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Odyssey is Mario’s first sandbox-style game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.
In addition to all of these activities, Nintendo will also host game tournaments that will be live-streamed from the E3 show floor. The 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational splats onto the scene on June 13 and features Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch. 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 international Splatoon 2 competition. The second tournament, the 2017 ARMS Open Invitational, takes place on June 14 and will feature Nintendo’s upcoming ARMS fighting game for Nintendo Switch.
Stick with SuperGen, as we’ll have continued coverage on all things Nintendo and E3 2017 leading up to the big event. Be sure to check out our most recent Nintendo Nation podcast where Joe and Ryan went through their list of E3 predictions for the Big N, and keep an eye out for details on our planned coverage for E3 this year!