So we don’t know what games Nintendo will bring to E3 in six weeks – other than Smash Bros. (plus Culdcept and all the Dragon Quest games obviously) – but we have an idea of how the company will show them off.
It starts with the Nintendo Digital Event on June 10 (Tuesday) at noon Eastern Time. The publisher will forgo a traditional press conference in favor of a Nintendo Direct online video, similar to last year. The stream will “reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond”.
There will also be a Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 stream you can tune into: “Treehouse, the Product Development department at Nintendo of America, will provide in-depth game demos live and unscripted from Nintendo’s booth. This new program will be live streamed during all hours of the E3 show.”
As for Super Smash Bros. events, you’ll be able to visit a Best Buy store near you to try out the Wii U version of the game during E3. Nintendo will also host a Super Smash Bros. Invitational in which the company will select highly skilled players to compete in a Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) tournament at E3. If you’re at the event, you can watch the tournament at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE – otherwise, there will be a webcast for you to stream it at home.
Hello there! Let’s take a trip Like a ukulele Let’s go on foot, While Picking up moon fragments Canvas instead of a map With drops of rainbow (Let’s color) Let’s put up a blurred clock So that we can make sunrise Let’s dissolve our sighs in the sea And carve our voices in stone When we float the moon in soup A leopard-print cloud/spider will laugh
Nintendo dominates E3 2014 conversation on Twitter
- 47% of all tweets sent out during last week’s E3 expo mentioned Nintendo - one of the most popular tweet’s was from Nintendo’s own Twitter account - the tweet teased Shigeru Miyamoto’s appearance Treehouse Live - another popular tweet came from @Dropkickpikachu, who tweeted: “Nintendo has just shown more playable female character’s in one game preview than the other companies have all E3 so far.” - the ’#Nintendo’ hashtag was used 30,000 times - #e32014 was tweeted 55,000 times - PlayStation claimed 28% of the Twitter conversation - Xbox claimed 25% of the Twitter conversation
I don’t envy anyone who has to throw away such a pretty box.
This Best Buy exclusive bundle comes with Splatoon and Nintendo Land (both in digital forms) oddly enough for $299. The bundle launches with Splatoon on May 29. Let’s hope this baby moves some copies of Splatoon.