Nintendo Announce Their E3 2014 Plans

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Nintendo have released an hilarious video giving us some information about their plans for E3 2014.

The video, featuring Mega64, shows one of the team infiltrating Nintendo of America via ‘Reggie Fils-A-Mech’ (‘a bio-synthetic infiltration android’). As the Fils-A-Mech storms around the offices, we find out some pretty cool information on what to expect during E3:

  • A Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament
  • Smash Bros. playable at Best Buy stores across the United States
  • Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3

Super Smash Bros. Invitational Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest @ Best Buy Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3

It also seems Nintendo will be showcasing their E3 through something called ‘Nintendo Digital Event’ on June 10th at 9 AM PDT. Is this another form of a Nintendo Direct or something more akin to a stage presentation?

Check out the video below:

And check out Nintendo’s press release:

PLAY NINTENDO: NEW GAMES, NEW EVENTS AND LIVE, NONSTOP PROGRAMMING ON TAP FOR E3 2014

Super Smash Bros. Tournament Highlights Nintendo’s E3 Approach

REDMOND, Wash., April 29, 2014 – Over the last few years, Nintendo has repeatedly reinvented its approach to E3 by creating unique ways to break news and get fans at home involved in the fun, while also offering great experiences for on-site attendees. That mission continues in 2014 as Nintendo offers a series of new channels to communicate news directly to its key audiences, including fans, media, analysts, investors and business partners. This includes a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth; and an opportunity for fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for the first time at their local Best Buy.

“We demonstrated last year that we are never afraid to reinvent a proven tactic or to break completely new ground if we believe it will provide the best experience for our fans, followers and partners,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer. “So, whether you’re attending E3 in person or joining online, there’s an amazing lineup of games, experiences and events coming your way.”

At E3 2014, Nintendo will offer four unique experiences, all under the unifying banner of “Play Nintendo.”

Super Smash Bros. Invitational
2014 will see the arrival of not one, but two new Super Smash Bros.games: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros.for Wii U. To commemorate this occasion, Nintendo is inviting 16 highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to compete in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. Thousands of fans in the audience and countless more watching a live stream online will see new Super Smash Bros.characters clash with existing favorites in action for the first time. More important than declaring a winner, however, this event is a celebration of all things Super Smash Bros., and a great way for new and veteran fans to take part in a tribute to this legendary franchise. More information about the 16 invited participants in the tournament, the identity of the announcers, and how fans of the franchise can view the tournament in person and via webcast, will be communicated shortly.

Nintendo Digital Event
Every year, Nintendo looks for the best way to show its games and share its news with fans, media and other key audiences. In 2013, Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference and use a video – in that case a Nintendo Direct – to share its news from E3. The company is building on that approach at E3 2014 with the “Nintendo Digital Event,” a new kind of video program that will reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond. The Nintendo Digital Event will air at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 10.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3
This year, Nintendo will offer fans a deeper look at Nintendo’s biggest games of E3, with information directly from the source. The “Treehouse,” the Product Development department at Nintendo of America, will provide in-depth game demos live and unscripted from Nintendo’s booth. This new program will be live streamed during all hours of the E3 show. Fans can get settled in, open their browsers and experience the Nintendo games at E3 like never before.

Super Smash Bros. Smash Fest @ Best Buy
In 2013, Nintendo broke new ground by expanding its E3 activities outside of the walls of the Los Angeles Convention Center and letting fans play some of the games being played on the show floor at participating Best Buy stores. The partnership between Nintendo and Best Buy continues in 2014 and will mark the first time around the world that fans have had the opportunity to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

More details about each event, including dates, times, locations and game content will be revealed shortly. To follow all of Nintendo’s E3 activities, keep an eye on Nintendo’s Facebook page, Twitter feed and YouTube channel. Or visit http://e3.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 669 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

What do you all make of this news? Is this a good move or a bad move for Nintendo? Be sure to let us know! We’ll offer more information as E3 2014 draws nearer.

About David Rawlings

David Rawlings, or ‘Rawky’ as we like to call him, joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning. He’s British and found solace with us as he was able to understand our pain about Nintendo and their localizing faux pas. He’s a big fan of the letter ‘U’ and refuses to remove them from words, even though we constantly ask him to. He also believes it’s about time Princess Daisy got kidnapped.




  • Raymond

    oh damn new super smash tournament!?

    Nintendo knows how to do e3 right!

  • Bruce Wayne

    The video was great. Can’t wait to play it at Best Buy.

    Not understanding the commenters on the bigger news sites. People somehow think that Nintendo streaming an event instead of doing a live conference is a bad thing? I get some are trolling but…it’s literally the same exact experience for someone who isn’t attending E3. It’s just dumb.

    • Raymond

      Yea i was wondering what people were thinking as well when i was reading some of the comments on other sites and i was like…..”Wow”

  • smacd

    They still have 4 3DS Dragon Quest games to announce, and they’re talking about Smash Bros still?

  • Lord Ackercocke

    Gotta luv Reggie. Nintendo back at E3,,,,bring it!!!

  • Laurence J. Nguyen

    Mega64 is Awesome! Some people hate Best Buy while some people like Best Buy. Haters gonna Hate and Lovers gonna love. Smash Bros. Wii U won’t release to the general public until this Winter but I’ll wait. 3DS version comes out this Summer, anyway.

  • RagunaXL

    wow! this is terrible! as an ardent Nintendo fan who could care less about smash bros. I am left to wonder… will we get more than Monolithsoft’s game title, and vague ‘Q1 2015’ release window with an apology? another 30 second clip of ‘Fire Emblem x Shin Megami?’ A couple Pikmin 3 dlc levels? there has to be some surprises… duel wii u gamepad functionality or nintablet or something… like a NEW game! Smash Bros. is as good as Mortal Kombat is deep. not very. I’ll stick with Super Street Fighter IV 3D

  • Rick Xeros

    Must…. smash bros….