The Big N has rolled out its plans for this year's big E3 event set to take place in June. Time is winding down quickly and the company wants to surprise gamers with something special this year. Nintendo will be attending the show floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center, along with having special activities available.
In a press release Nintendo announced that not only will it be in attendance at this year's show floor, but it will also have a special collection of activities available at E3 for some of its games that are coming soon or recently released. One key focal point will be themed content around the headlining title for this year's E3, Super Smash Bros.
The game is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch later this year, likely during the fall as a way to really push the sales for the console into the stratosphere, much in the same way that Super Mario Odyssey moved more than 10 million units during the fall release last year as an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch.
Then again, many of Nintendo's first-party titles always move big units, such as the launch title for the Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which also moved more than 8 million SKUs over the course of a year since its debut in March, tying with Sony's first-party exclusive from Guerrilla Games, Horizon: Zero Dawn.
In addition to Super Smash Bros. being on display at this year's E3, Nintendo will kick off the event at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles with a Splatoon 2 global competition starting Monday, June 11th at 3:30pm and lasting up until 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time. Teams from all over the world will be competing in the World Championship tournament for Splatoon 2, with the finals taking place on June 12th, which will then be followed by a Super Smash Bros. 2018 invitational tournament.
Those wishing to participate in the invitational event will need to acquire tickets at the Belasco Theater, which will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nintendo will also be streaming the competition through the official E3 portal on the Nintendo website.
On June 12th at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, the official E3 video presentation will go live via a Nintendo Direct, showcasing all the major upcoming games due out for the Nintendo Switch in 2018, along with some of the big games set to debut in 2019 for Nintendo's hybrid gaming console.
Directly after the Nintendo E3 Direct there will be a Nintendo Treehouse Live event covering gameplay for all of Nintendo's recently announced and upcoming games over the course of three days.
Those attending the E3 event in person will be able to play games and participate in activities at the Los Angeles Convention Center between June 12th and June 14th.
This will also coincide with special events and video game demonstrations for upcoming Nintendo titles at the Nintendo Store in New York City, which will host streaming content of the Splatoon 2 World Championships, along with playable demos from E3 that will be on display between June 12th and June 15th.