Nintendo Announces E3 2019 Plans For Next Month
The biggest gaming event of the year is coming up in E3 2019 and companies everywhere are gearing up to showcase their wares on such a grand stage. Nintendo is among them, and while we already know a few details and what ultimately won’t make an appearance at the event, the Switch-maker has now unveiled their planned lineup for the upcoming Expo.
Nintendo’s conference is to be held on June 11 at 9AM PT / 11AM CT / 12 ET, the presentation set to be largely focused on all the games coming to the Nintendo Switch throughout the rest of 2019. These proceedings will be followed up by the Nintendo Treehouse: Live, a livestream going deeper into announcements and Warp Pipe Pass, a variety of playable games available for those physically attending the event. Before all that happens, two competitive tournaments for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 are planned to kick off the festivities starting on June 8. A full rundown of Nintendo’s E3 2019 plans can be viewed below (via Business Wire).
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- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 Tournaments: The team-based Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 and the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 tournaments will take place on Saturday, June 8, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel at 929 S. Broadway St. in Los Angeles. Both events will feature players from North America, Europe, Japan and Australia/New Zealand. The line for entry starts forming at 8 a.m. in front of The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Fans who want to catch the competitions in person can gain free entry after receiving an event badge in line on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. People who prefer to watch the competitions online can visit https://e3.nintendo.com/ and Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube. Nintendo will communicate additional details about these tournaments at a later time.
- After battling their way through more than 11,000 players in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019, the winning team of Wrath, Devonte and Poltergust will represent North America against teams from Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.
- The team of FTWIN showcased its elite splat skills in the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 by toppling some of the most experienced Splatoon 2 squads across all of North America. The team will be looking to continue its winning streak against some of the top teams from Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.
- Nintendo Direct E3 2019: The presentation will begin at 9 a.m. PT on June 11. Viewers can watch it by visiting https://e3.nintendo.com/. The presentation, which focuses entirely on software, will offer a look at games scheduled to launch in 2019.
- Nintendo Treehouse: Live: The livestream hosted by Nintendo of America’s Treehouse staff right from Nintendo’s E3 booth returns to give viewers a deeper look into select games, along with commentary by those who know the games best. People can view the livestream at https://e3.nintendo.com/. Additional details about Nintendo Treehouse: Live will be announced at a later date.
- Warp Pipe Pass: As always, Nintendo will have a variety of games to play in its booth. People who are attending the E3 2019 show can reduce the amount of time they wait in line for select Nintendo games by reserving a free Warp Pipe Pass, which will allow them to gain priority access in line during their designated time to line up and play. A Nintendo Account is required to sign up and reserve a Warp Pipe Pass. Nintendo will communicate additional details about how and when to reserve a pass at a later date.
As PlayStation isn’t planning to attend this year’s E3, companies are seemingly making most of the absence with reveals of their own. Square Enix has already revealed their E3 2019 lineup alongside the likes of Bethesda as well as Electronic Arts earlier in March. In addition, Cyberpunk 2077 is getting another showcase and Xbox is notably planning one the biggest presence they’ve ever had when June finally rolls around next month.
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