Last year Nintendo did something great with E3, like the year before they skipped on the stage presentation and went down a very Nintendo route with a digital presentation, which last year they rebranded as the Digital Event. This event felt more personal for fans of the company and not just like a show off event for the gaming media, for E3 2015 they plan to continue this with the return of the Nintendo Digital Event with I am sure plenty of surprises waiting fir us to jump for joy about when it comes around on June 16th. I am unsure about how Nintendo hopes to top last years event which features some excellent content and was quite amusing but hopefully they can.
On top of this Nintendo has made even more announcements about what they have planned around E3, Nintendo has teamed up with Best Buy once again to show off games at their stores. As it stands at the current moment Nintendo has only announced they will showing off Mario Maker at the stores on June 17, 4-9 PM and June 20, 12-5 PM at over 120 store locations, so you should get your chance to go hands-on with Mario Maker at a store near you.
Nintendo has also announced they are bringing back the Nintendo Treehouse which they first introduced last year, Nintendo are expecting to talk to more developers about their games, and even look at more games then they did last year.
However more excitingly Nintendo is reviving the Nintendo World Championships which has been on an astonishing twenty five year hiatus. Fans will be able to compete to claim the crown of king of Nintendo, well not quite but it sounds good, the event will run on June 14th and people can attend at the event itself, further details can be found below.
To announce all this Nintendo of America made a new announcement video which was quite entertaining, move over Reggie-Fils-a-mech as Reggie is getting his body ready:
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo reaches out directly to gaming fans, media and partners with a dynamic lineup for E3 2015, starting with the exciting return of the Nintendo World Championships after a 25-year hiatus. At select Best Buy locations around the country, consumers can vie for a coveted spot in the tournament finals set in Los Angeles to kick off E3 week on Sunday, June 14. Separately on Tuesday, June 16, online viewers can score the latest Nintendo news as it breaks by tuning in to the Nintendo Digital Event, followed by Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3, daily live-streamed game demonstrations from the Nintendo booth. Finally, Nintendo will deliver a piece of its E3 experience to consumers nationwide, with two hands-on sampling days of the upcoming Mario Maker Wii U game at participating Best Buy stores. This year, Nintendo will go beyond the show to deliver the E3 spirit and inside scoop to a bigger audience than ever via http://e3.nintendo.com and Nintendo’s social media channels.
“Whether you’re tuning in online or joining us at the show, we want to include fans of all ages this E3 with an innovative and nostalgic focus on fun,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “I’m especially eager to bring back the Nintendo World Championships and to crown the 2015 Nintendo World Champion.”
The E3 2015 video game trade show takes place June 16-19 in Los Angeles. Nintendo’s main events taking place during E3 include:
Nintendo World Championships 2015
On May 30, select Best Buy locations in major cities around the country will host qualifying tournaments for the Nintendo World Championships, which were last seen in 1990. The winners from each regional event, plus competitors invited by Nintendo, will meet on June 14, at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles for a multi-round Nintendo game competition. In the end, one player will be crowned the 2015 Nintendo World Champion. Fans in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to attend the tournament, while others can watch online. More details about the qualifying tournaments will be shared in the coming weeks.
Nintendo Digital Event
Once again Nintendo will deliver its main news via an online video program. The Nintendo Digital Event will start at 9 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, June 16. Viewers will be treated to detailed information about the various games and experiences Nintendo has in store for its systems.
Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3
Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 2015 is ready to bring fans even more in-depth coverage of Nintendo products directly from the show floor. The unscripted action delivered by the gaming experts in the Nintendo Treehouse and various game developers will be live streamed. More information about the specific times will be announced closer to E3.
Nintendo Access: Mario Maker at Best Buy
On two days during the week of E3, participating Best Buy locations will open their doors to let fans try out the upcoming Mario Maker game for the Wii U console. The game lets players have fun with friends as they enjoy playing through levels in a variety of Super Mario Bros. styles. The events will take place 4-9 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 17, and noon-5 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 20. Attendees will receive a sweet 30th anniversary Super Mario Bros. pin while supplies last.
More information about the Nintendo World Championships, events at select Best Buy stores and other Nintendo events during E3 will be announced shortly. Keep an eye on Nintendo’s social media channels, or visit http://e3.nintendo.com