While Nintendo will continue its practice of not holding a traditional press conference at this year’s E3, their presence will be much larger than it was last year, the company confirmed this morning.
The major focus of the company’s E3 plans will be Super Mario Odyssey, the upcoming Nintendo Switch sandbox platformer originally reveaeld back in January. According to Nintendo’s press release, the game will be playable, along with other upcoming first-party titles like ARMS and Splatoon 2.
Additionally, the company promises that new details for Nintendo Switch games launching this year will be announced.
“Our various E3 activities will showcase the next steps for Nintendo Switch, from a summer of social competitive gaming to a holiday season highlighted by a milestone Mario adventure,” Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America, said in a prepared statement. “With Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, fans at home can watch in-depth gameplay of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games launching this year.”
Those not in attendance at the show will be able to watch all of the content on Nintendo’s dedicated video stream, which will run from June 13 to 15.
Nintendo will also be holding two tournaments. The first is the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational, which will be held on June 13. The tournament will see four pre-qualified “squid squads” from the U.S., Japan, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand battle it out.
The second tournament, the 2017 ARMS Open Invitational, is set to take place on June 14.