Nintendo finally has revealed its plans for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next month. The Japanese gaming firm will be hosting a live stream to show off upcoming Switch games, treehouse events and tournaments.
Nintendo revealed its plans for E3 2017 on Twitter by sharing a photo of its full schedule. When E3 kicks off June 13, the company will live stream a “Nintendo Spotlight” event at 9 a.m. PDT/5 p.m. BST.
The company said it will provide fans a look at all upcoming Nintendo Switch games for 2017. Nintendo also teased it will share more details about Super Mario Odyssey, which is slated to be released for the Switch this fall. Fans can watch the Nintendo Spotlight and Treehouse events from Nintendo’s own E3 video stream.
“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,” Nintendo of America President and chief operating officer Reggis Fils-Aime said. “With Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, fans at home can watch in-depth gameplay of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games launching this year.”
The company’s next event is Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 which will start right after the Nintendo Spotlight live stream. This event will include Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS gameplay with treehouse members and developers. This is most likely where game developers will delve deeper into the new games they’re currently working on.
Nintendo will also be hosting live tournaments June 13-14. It will broadcast the Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational with four pre-qualified squids quads from the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia/NewZealand. The second tournament will be the Arms Open Invitational, which features the Nintendo Switch fighting game, Arms.
These tournaments will be available to watch on Nintendo’s Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as its website, GameSpot reported. Nintendo said it will share more information about the tournaments and its other activities as it nears E3 2017.
Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said last month Nintendo would not hold a traditional press conference at E3 2017. The last time the Japanese gaming firm did a press conference at E3 was in 2012, Polygon noted. Starting at E3 2013, Nintendo simply chose to share pre-recorded videos in the same style as its Nintendo Direct. It also began hosting Treehouse livestreams at E3.
Meanwhile, Sony and Microsoft are to hold their usual press conferences at E3 2017. Sony’s PlayStation E3 Media Showcase will be June 12 at 6 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Sony is expected to focus on upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive games.
Microsoft, on the other hand, is mixing it up a bit by scheduling its press briefing a day earlier, June 11. Microsoft’s E3 2017 Briefing will take place at the Galen Center in Los Angeles and will start at 2 p.m. Microsoft is expected to share more details about the Xbox Project Scorpio.