Nintendo have announced they will not be giving a live press conference at E3 for the second year running.
Instead of this, Nintendo will be streaming their presentation through Nintendo Direct, where they will “reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond”.
The broadcast will take place on Tuesday 10th June at 9 a.m. PT (1pm UK time).
Also announced was Nintendo’s plan to hold a Super Smash Bros. Wii U invitational tournament for 16 ‘highly skilled’ players at Nokia Theatre L.A., and the tournament will be streamed online for everyone to watch.
Super Smash Bros. will also be playable for the public in North America before the games release at participating Best Buy stores.
Finally, Nintendo of America’s Product Development department will be presenting “Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3”. The team will provide live streams from E3 and showing off the game demos that Nintendo have in their booth throughout the event.
Nintendo CEO Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement: “We demonstrated last year that we are never afraid to reinvent a proven tactic or to break completely new ground if we believe it will provide the best experience for our fans, followers and partners,”
“So, whether you’re attending E3 in person or joining online, there’s an amazing lineup of games, experiences and events coming your way.”
You can see the reveal video for Nintendo’s E3 plans below, featuring Reggie Fils-a-Mech:
What are your thoughts on Nintendo forgoing the live E3 conference again?