Nintendo details E3 plans

Randall Craig
May 12, 2017

Nintendo has shunned the traditional conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo for years now, and this year will be no different.

I'm still amazed that Nintendo managed to make essentially an entire day's worth of presentation of out mostly one video game at E3 2016.

E3 attendees will be able to compete in tournaments for Splatoon 2 and Arms, both of which will release this summer.

Lastly, on June 13 and 14, there will be the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling invitational and 2017 ARMS Open Invitational live from the Nintendo E3 booth.

Composed of four pre-qualified squid squads from the U.S., Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, the tournament will find teams participating in the first-ever worldwide Splatoon II competition.

The new Super Mario game, which is slated to be available on the Switch later this year, will be the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario Sunshine was released on the GameCube in 2002.

Nintendo revealed its plans for E3 2017 on Twitter by sharing a photo of its full schedule. The Switch version is set to release later this year.

That's according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves who said this week Nvidia could make $300 million to $400 million in its fiscal year 2018 all because of the Switch game console. Nostalgia can be a powerful thing, and Nintendo's storied history gives it more capacity than most video game companies to take a step back into history. It also plans to livestream its festivities so those not in attendance can watch what its plans are for 2017.

Nintendo's E3 2017 schedule.

The reason for the pricing difference is that the cartridges Switch games come on cost more to manufacture than discs for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. We do know that Nintendo won't hold it's onstage press briefing, however. Regardless, we can assure you that no matter which version of RiME you play - and we hope to have a Switch version release date announced shortly - you're going to have an wonderful and touching experience.

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