Nintendo outlined the company’s E3 2019 plans on Thursday morning. The big event is just around the corner, and while Sony will be skipping the celebration this year, Nintendo and Microsoft fans will want to tune in between June 11th and June 13th.
There will be several Nintendo Switch games available for people to play on the show floor this year. The big-ticket item is “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield,” which were the focus of a recently released Pokémon Direct presentation. Other games on the show floor include “Luigi’s Mansion 3,” “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” and “Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.”
Fans will hear details about additional upcoming titles for Nintendo Switch during the Tuesday-morning Nintendo Direct presentation, with continued information during the week on Nintendo Treehouse: Live, with a focus on indie games on Thursday, June 13th.
“The 2019 lineup for Nintendo Switch aims to deliver smiles with many different unique games and experiences,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “Games available this holiday season will be the focus of our booth, and no matter where you live, you can participate in the fun events by watching Nintendo Treehouse: Live during E3 or visiting Nintendo Early Access events at Best Buy, which have a focus on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.”
The new Nintendo Direct 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. Nintendo is also hosting a Treehouse Life, with a livestream from Nintendo’s booth at E3 that offers viewers live gameplay and commentary. The show on Tuesday, June 11th, starts immediately following the Nintendo Direct presentation. For the next two days, the show is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PT.
Nintendo also stated that the company is dedicating Nintendo Treehouse: Live programming on Thursday, June 13th, to focus on indie games. People can view every day of the livestream at e3.nintendo.com.
To celebrate E3 2019, Nintendo is offering discounts on select digital Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games in Nintendo eShop and on Nintendo.com. The sale starts at 10 a.m. PT on June 11th and runs through 11:59 p.m. PT on June 18th.
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