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E3 2017: Nintendo unveils E3 plans, Super Mario Odyssey to feature

Published by Jack Taylor     May 13, 2017     14:11 UTC

Nintendo has its unveiled its plans for E3 2017, featuring Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo Treehouse: Live, a Nintendo Spotlight presentation, and live tournaments.

E3 2017 starts in exactly one month - proceedings officially begin on 13 June - and with that in mind, Nintendo has confirmed its plans for the event, which will run until 15 June at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Starting on 13 June, Nintendo will start E3 with Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017, a video presentation and the replacement for the Nintendo Digital Event, which ran for two years in 2014 and 2015.

The presentation will be available in local languages on Nintendo's websites and will take a new look at Super Mario Odyssey, as well as other Nintendo Switch games due to launch by the end of 2017.

Following that will be Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 2017, which will broadcast live from the show floor on all three days of the expo, and will include new gameplay and commentary from developers and Nintendo Treehouse members.

Tuesday 13 June will also see the 2017 Splatoon 22 World Inkling Invitational streamed live, while 14 June will have the 2017 ARMS Open Invitational, ahead of the global release of ARMS on 16 June.

Fans and media who attend E3 will also be able to play Super Mario Odyssey for the very first time, along with numerous other Nintendo Switch titles due to be featured on the show floor.

Join us from the week before E3 2017 for full coverage leading up to and during the event!

LET’S-A GO! MARIO, TOURNAMENTS, AND NINTENDO SWITCH HEAD TO E3 2017

Hands-on time with Nintendo games, ongoing live tournaments, and Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 2017 coverage from the show floor

11th May 2017 – As part of Nintendo’s plan to deliver news about upcoming games throughout the year, the company will provide a packed week of activities at the E3 video game show, which runs from 13th to 15th June in Los Angeles. Proceedings will be headlined by the first-ever opportunity to play Super Mario Odyssey, Mario’s upcoming sandbox-style adventure for the Nintendo Switch console, as well as other Nintendo Switch games. Additional activities at the annual show include a Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation announcing new details for Nintendo Switch games launching this year, the return of Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 2017, and tournaments for ARMS and Splatoon 2 livestreamed from the show floor.

Nintendo’s E3 activities kick off on Tuesday 13th June at 18:00 CEST with its Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation. Available to view in local languages live at Nintendo of Europe’s E3 2017 website, this presentation will offer more details about Super Mario Odyssey and other Nintendo Switch games, with a focus on games launching this year.

Immediately following Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017, Nintendo is once again bringing back Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 2017, a livestreamed showcase of upcoming games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Gameplay for all the featured games will be streamed from the E3 show floor from 13th to 15th June via Nintendo’s Twitch channels, with a chatroom available in viewers’ local language. In addition to gameplay, the livestream will include behind-the-scenes info and commentary from game developers and members of the Nintendo Treehouse. Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 2017 content will be livestreamed in English only.

When Nintendo’s booth space opens at noon L.A. time on 13th June, show attendees will be among some of the first people in the world to get their hands on Super Mario Odyssey as well as other games for Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Odyssey is Mario’s first sandbox-style game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

In addition to all of these activities, Nintendo will also host game tournaments that will be livestreamed from the E3 show floor. The 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational splats onto the scene on 13th June and features Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch. Composed of four pre-qualified squid squads from Europe, the U.S., Japan, and Australia/New Zealand, the tournament will find teams participating in the first-ever international Splatoon 2 competition. The second tournament, the 2017 ARMS Open Invitational, takes place on 14th June and will feature Nintendo’s upcoming ARMS fighting game for Nintendo Switch.

Further details about Nintendo’s activities at E3 will be shared closer to the event. For more information about Nintendo’s activities and announcements at E3 2017, be sure to check Nintendo of Europe’s E3 2017 website in the coming weeks.

Source: Nintendo of Europe / Nintendo of America