Yes, it’s almost that time of the year again. E3 2015 is right around the corner and Nintendo has outlined their plans for the big event. Once again, the company is keeping fans in mind with the content dispersal this year, following the model of the previous two years.
Hoping to make a big impact, Nintendo is bringing back the Nintendo World Championships after a 25-year hiatus. In addition, on Tuesday, June 16, the Nintendo Digital Event is making its return as an alternative to the standard press conference. After that, the Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 will stream live content each day from the Nintendo booth. Nintendo has also partnered up with Best Buy once again, to bring game demos to the public so they can try games that will be shown at E3.
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.