Over the weekend, Nintendo announced their plans for this years E3 event. You know, that one week a year that is literally a second Christmas for gamers across the globe.
Kick-starting Nintendo’s presence at E3 2018 is the Splatoon 2 World Championships’ opening rounds. This will start at 11:30pm BST on Monday 11th June 2018 and will find the creme de la creme of worldwide Splatoon 2 champions.
The main event will proceed a day later on Tuesday 12th June 2018 in Nintendo’s Video Presentation. As per usual, Nintendo will be showcasing a range of upcoming Nintendo Switch games for 2018 (and probably beyond). Expect some Smash Bros. and new announcements here. It is currently unknown how long the presentation will be at this time.
The video presentation will be directly followed by three full days of Nintendo Treehouse: Live. This is the chance to get a closer looks at games from the video presentation, along with some commentary by the Nintendo Treehouse and game developers. If it’s anything like previous years, we may receive even more reveals.
The 12th June will also see the grand finales of not only the Splatoon 2 World Championships, but also the Super Smash Bros. Invitational, back to back. More details of specific timings will follow.
You can catch most, if not all, these events on our E3 2018 Hub, or Nintendo’s Official E3 Microsite.
Check out the full press release below!
27th April, 2018 – Nintendo is returning to the E3 video game trade show in June with fan-favourite activities and new features to keep watchers around the world and attendees in Los Angeles engaged and having fun. As in recent years, Nintendo will focus its E3 activities on games coming soon, with a special spotlight given to a key headlining title: the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game coming to the Nintendo Switch console this year. Games launching beyond 2018 will be featured at a later date.
The festivities kick off with two days of high-level competitive action. Night owls across Europe can watch qualifying international teams – including the reigning European champions from Germany – ink their way to glory in the semi-finals of the Splatoon 2 World Championship tournament, from Monday 11th June at 23.30 (UK time) / Tuesday 12th June at 00.30 CEST until 02.00 (UK time) / 03.00 CEST. The finals will take place on Tuesday 12th June, immediately followed by the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament, which will pit invited players against each other in the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch.
At 17.00 (UK time) / 18.00 CEST on Tuesday 12th June, Nintendo will debut a video presentation* featuring games releasing in 2018, including the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. Right after the presentation, Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018 will begin three days of live gameplay, appearances by developers and an insider look at games, starting with the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. Everyone can watch the video presentation in local languages, and Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018 in English only, at Nintendo of Europe’s E3 2018 website, and on YouTube with a chatroom available in viewers’ local language.
From 12th to 14th June, visitors to Nintendo’s booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be able to play a variety of games, including the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. Additionally, some of the most noteworthy upcoming third-party games on Nintendo Switch will be featured across several Nintendo activities throughout E3 week.
Additional details about Nintendo’s presence at E3 2018 will be shared in the coming weeks. For the latest updates, keep an eye on Nintendo of Europe’s E3 2018 website
* Name not final
Splatoon 2 World Championship semi-finals
Starts: Monday 11th June at 23.30 (UK time) /
Tuesday 12th June at 00.30 CEST
End (approx.): Tuesday 12th June at 02.00 (UK time) / 03.00 CEST
Get a look at Nintendo Switch games for 2018, including the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch
Tuesday 12th June
17.00 (UK time) / 18.00 CEST
Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018
Three days of Nintendo Switch gameplay with Nintendo Treehouse members and developers. Starts with the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch right after the video presentation.
Starts Tuesday 12th June
Immediately after the video presentation.
Splatoon 2 World Championship finals
Starts: Tuesday 12th June PDT (European times to be confirmed)
Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018
Starts: Immediately after the Splatoon 2 World Championship finals
SOURCE – Nintendo PR