E3 2019 is most definitely on its way, due to take place just over a month from now between June 11th and June 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sony have given their plans, other developers have revealed their presence, and now the official Nintendo E3 2019 schedule has been announced by the company.
Firstly, the weekend before the show includes two competitions featuring top players of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 from around the world. This is continuing the Nintendo mainstay of the last few years of having these tournaments during their E3. Usually these concerts are incredibly hype, if a little corny, and we can’t wait to see all this again and just how bad we actually are at Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Other returning activities during the week include a Nintendo Direct presentation, taking place on this occasion on the evening of Tuesday June 11th. Then Nintendo Treehouse: Live is returning, which a daily livestream from E3 featuring live gameplay and in-depth analysis of games featured at E3. Nintendo will also feature many playable Nintendo Switch games at its booth on the E3 show floor.
Nintendo’s activities at E3 2019 include:
- – 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 8th June, scheduled to begin at 20.00 CEST. Both events will feature players from North America, Europe, Japan and Australia/New Zealand. The competitions will be live-streamed in English.
- – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: After defeating pre-tournament favourites France at the European Smash Ball Team Cup final on Sunday 5th May, Team Ehre from Germany will be looking to pull off another upset against strong opposition from around the world, including North America’s team of Wrath, Devonte and Poltergust, as well as qualified squads from Japan and Australia/New Zealand. Team Ehre’s RobinGG said, “We don’t have anything to lose. If other regions think we’re weaker – we can show them we’re not.” To see how Team Ehre qualified, check out the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – European Smash Ball Team Cup grand final on YouTube.
- – Splatoon 2: French squid squad Alliance Rogue took the European crown in March by dethroning reigning continental champions BackSquids, who were also runners-up at last year’s world finals. The team of Sorin, Kiver, Erza and Grey will be hoping to go one better than their German rivals and claim the world number one title, ahead of teams like reigning world champions GGBoyz of Japan, FTWIN from North America, and Australia/New Zealand’s Lime Soda. The action takes place on June 8th.
- – Nintendo Direct E3 2019: The presentation will begin at 18.00 CEST on June 11th. 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. Additional details about Nintendo Treehouse: Live will be announced at a later date.
We can’t wait for that Nintendo Direct, especially as it is focusing purely on software. But what do you think? Will you be tuning in to any of the Nintendo E3 2019 shows? Let us know in the comments, or on Facebook and Twitter, and check back for more coverage of Nintendo and other Japanese games.
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