Nintendo Details Its Plans for E3 2017

Francis Harris
May 12, 2017

Who said that Nintendo wasn't going to be at E3 this year?!

Today, Nintendo revealed the presentations and special events it has planned for E3 2017. For the Nintendo Switch version of RIME, all physical copies will include a printed code for a download of the complete, lovely soundtrack by David GarcĂ­a (a sample of which you can find here). Available to view live at, this presentation will offer more details about Super Mario Odyssey and other Nintendo Switch games, with a focus on games launching in 2017. Nintendo is now working on developing a smartphone app that facilitates voice communication through games like "Splatoon 2", where it becomes a vital element.

(Pixabay) What else would you want to see at Nintendo's E3 2017 showcase? On one side there will be held the Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational and on the other the ARMS Open Invitational, which will be based on the Nintendo booth at E3 2017. Both tournaments will be streamed so viewers at home can follow along.

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. It also plans to livestream its festivities so those not in attendance can watch what its plans are for 2017.

You know what would make Nintendo's E3 showcase exciting?

There aren't many Switch third party titles announced for this year so far, but one of them could be the Mario + Rabbids crossover RPG.

Instead of hiring orchestras and comedians to pitch their games, Nintendo now go for a much smaller-scale and actually try to show off what they're making. This stream is set to take a look at this year's upcoming Nintendo Switch and 3DS titles. Is Metroid finally returning?

As expected, Nintendo will not host a traditional E3 press conference this year.

This lines up with earlier reports that manufacturing Switch cartridges is an expensive process on its own, something that game developers should keep in mind when considering bringing a game to Nintendo's latest console. What do you hope will be announced?

Other reports by TheDigitalNewspaper

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