Nintendo Details Their E3 2017 Plans

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey

E3 is but a month away, and Nintendo has revealed their plans for the video game tradeshow.


Just as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild characterized Nintendo’s presence last year, Super Mario Odyssey will be the focal point this year. Odyssey is the next mainline title in the genre-defining Super Mario series, and this installment is harkening back to the more open design of Super Mario 64 and Sunshine.

A video presentation, the Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017, will be live-streamed. This will air on June 13, 9 a.m. PT, and it will “focus on games launching this year.” (Notably, the focus being on 2017 titles doesn’t preclude the presence of any 2018 releases.) This performance will exclusively feature games for the Nintendo Switch, including Super Mario Odyssey.

Nintendo Switch TLOZ
Breath of the Wild was promoted as the must-own title for the Switch. Super Mario Odyssey will likely be extended the same courtesy. (Image: Nintendo)

Afterwards, the Treehouse will return for another E3 hallmark: Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3. As usual, this will span June 13, 14 and 15. Therein, Nintendo’s staff will live-stream upcoming titles for the Switch and Nintendo 3DS, with guest appearances by some of the developers behind them.

Furthermore, attendees will be given the chance to demo Odyssey and other games when Nintendo’s booth opens on June 13.

Finally, Nintendo will continue to try their hand at the eSports scene with Splatoon 2 and ARMS. The Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational, which brings together four squid squads from across the globe, will also take place on June 13. ARMS’ Open Invitational will occur the next day.

Nintendo Switch: Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2, the sequel to the Wii U original, is also being poised as a key title for the Switch. (Image: Nintendo)

Nintendo of America’s president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, has briefly discussed his company’s place at this year’s big event, and he’s added the following statement:

“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. With Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, fans at home can watch in-depth gameplay of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games launching this year.”

Sony recently confirmed their presentation time, as well. Clearly, this is always an exciting time to partake in this hobby.

Are you excited for E3? What announcements are you hoping to see Nintendo make?

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