Nintendo of America has announced that E3 2018 attendees will need to reserve play slots before the event to have the chance to play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch.
It’s a smart decision, as, in rightly anticipating that their booth will be a popular destination, these slots will let you play the Nintendo Switch exclusive mascot brawler at your allotted time without needing to queue – leaving you to enjoy everything else on the show floor.
You can choose to reserve a ticket to play against people casually “for fun,” or play “for glory” in a competitive elimination match.
For quick reference, Nintendo has broken down the reservation system to play Super Smash Bros., as follows:
- Anyone who registers for E3 2018 by May 31 will receive an email from E3 organizers on June 5 with details about how to reserve one electronic ticket to play the game (available while time slots last). Attendees should make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to their safe sender lists so the email doesn’t get lost in their junk folders.
- Signing up to play the game ahead of time is mandatory. No on-site registration will be available.
- Tickets will be in the form of QR Code patterns that can be stored on a smartphone or printed out.
- For more details about ticketing, visit the official Nintendo of America E3 2018 website for continuing updates.
- Reservations will not be taken for any other games at Nintendo’s booth, which will be available to play on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We’re always looking to improve the ways people can maximize the fun they have with Nintendo at E3,” explains Nintendo of America senior vice president of sales and marketing, Doug Bowser. “This year our focus is on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game, and we want as many people as possible to give it a try.”
Those that bring their Nintendo Switch consoles to E3 2018 any play at the Nintendo booth or around the Los Angeles Convention Center may also receive an exclusive, collectable Nintendo Switch pin from roaming members of the Nintendo team.