Nintendo outlined its plans for E3 2019 on Thursday morning. The big event will take place between June 11th and June 13th this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the weekend before the show includes a “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” and “Splatoon 2” competition. With Sony sitting out this E3, the event will allow Microsoft and Nintendo more time to shine, and Nintendo is using the spotlight to showcase games.
Returning activities during the week include a Nintendo Direct presentation on the morning of June 11th and a Nintendo Treehouse: Live livestream. The Treehouse Live stream will feature live gameplay and in-depth analysis of games featured at E3 over the weekend. Nintendo will feature many playable Nintendo Switch games at its booth, and a new Warp Pipe Pass will help transport people to a priority access part of lines for select games.
“We’re starting with some heated competitions and delivering new content the whole week,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “Whether people are attending the show in person or watching from home, our goal is to provide them with the best possible Nintendo experience.”
The big Nintendo Direct E3 2019 presentation will begin at 9 a.m. PT on June 11th. Viewers can watch it by visiting e3.nintendo.com. The presentation, which focuses entirely on software, will offer a look at games scheduled to launch in 2019.
The Treehouse Livestream is hosted by Nintendo of America’s staff, right from Nintendo’s E3 booth. The video offers viewers a deeper look into select games, along with commentary by those who know the games best. Nintendo stated that additional details about the Treehouse Live event will be announced at a later date.
As always, Nintendo will have a variety of games to play in its booth. People who are attending the E3 2019 show can reduce the amount of time they wait in line for select Nintendo games by reserving a free Warp Pipe Pass, which will allow them to gain priority access in line during their designated time to line up and play. A Nintendo Account is required to sign up and reserve a Warp Pipe Pass. Nintendo will communicate additional details about how and when to reserve a pass at a later date.
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 Tournaments will take place on June 8th at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Both events will feature players from North America, Europe, Japan and Australia/New Zealand. The line for entry starts forming at 8 a.m. in front of The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Fans who want to catch the competitions in person can gain free entry after receiving an event badge in line on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. You can watch the event at e3.nintendo.com and Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube. After battling their way through more than 11,000 players in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019, the winning team of Wrath, Devonte and Poltergust will represent North America against teams from Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.
The team of FTWIN showcased its elite splat skills in the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 by toppling some of the most experienced Splatoon 2 squads across all of North America. The team will be looking to continue its winning streak against some of the top teams from Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.