As promised, Nintendo have today outlined what the plans that they have surrounding E3 2015.
Building on the success of the approach taken for E3 2014, this will see the return of the Nintendo World Championships after a 25-year absence, a new Nintendo Digital Event to be broadcast on Tuesday 16th June at 9am PT (5pm BST / 6pm CEST), and in-depth coverage by Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 from the show floor.
Nintendo World Championships 2015
Regional qualifying tournaments will be held on May 30th at Best Buy stores across the US, with the winners invited to compete at the Nintendo World Championships 2015 at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Held on June 14th, this will be a multi-round Nintendo game competition that will see one player crowned the 2015 Nintendo World Champion. Fans in Los Angeles will have an opportunity to attend while everyone else can tune in online, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Nintendo Digital Event
As with E3 2014, Nintendo will once again deliver their main news by broadcasting an online video program. Their Nintendo Digital Event for E3 2015 will start at 9am PT (5pm BST / 6pm CEST) on Tuesday 16th June, which will detail “games and experiences” across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3
Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 2015 has been “expanded” on what we saw last year, promising viewers “even more games” and guest appearances by developers. The unscripted livestream will provide in-depth coverage of Nintendo’s products, led by the Nintendo Treehouse team and game developers.
Nintendo Access: Mario Maker at Best Buy
Lastly, Nintendo have once again partnered with Best Buy to allow fans across North America to play Mario Maker at over 120 selected stores. This will take place between 4 – 9pm local time on Wednesday 17th June, and 12 – 5pm on Saturday 20th June. Those that attend will receive a 30th anniversary Super Mario Bros. pin, while supplies last.
“Whether you’re tuning in online or joining us at the show, we want to include fans of all ages this E3 with an innovative and nostalgic focus on fun,” comments Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. “I’m especially eager to bring back the Nintendo World Championships and to crown the 2015 Nintendo World Champion.”