Mega64 worked on the Nintendo E3 announcement video last year, and turns out they worked on this years too! Even though they hadn’t put their logo at the end of the video, they uploaded the video to their YouTube channel with the description: “helped behind the scenes in making Nintendo’s E3 2015 announcement video.” Well, they did a good job!
You may have noticed that Nintendo released a brand new video today promoting their plans for E3 2015! And in case you’re wondering… yes, the Mega64 crew did help in creating the video (as if you couldn’t tell by the sound of my gnarled singing voice). While we weren’t really in spotlight of this piece, we still worked behind the scenes to bring Nintendo’s big announcements to life.
Yesterday after the E3 announcement, Nintendo’s official E3 website went live. Keep checking back to the website for all the latest information on The Nintendo World Championships, watch the E3 and Treehouse events as they happen, and get info on how you can play Mario Maker at Best Buy when the schedule is ready. You can also watch yesterday’s announcement again for anyone who missed it! So, we’ll be watching that space for anything new popping up.
Yup, it appears as though Square Enix’s E3 conference will be running at exactly the same time as the Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event. I’m sure the vast majority of you already know which conference you’re going to watch, and I guess it is not that hard to figure out. However, if Square Enix do announce any games for Nintendo platforms I guess we shall have to wait until their conference is over to find out. Both the Square Enix E3 press conference and the Nintendo Digital Event run at June 16th, 9 AM PT/12 ET, which is 5pm UK time.
Nintendo reaches out directly to gaming fans, media and partners with a dynamic lineup for E3 2015, starting with the exciting return of the Nintendo World Championships after a 25-year hiatus. At select Best Buy locations around the country, consumers can vie for a coveted spot in the tournament finals set in Los Angeles to kick off E3 week on Sunday, June 14. Separately on Tuesday, June 16, online viewers can score the latest Nintendo news as it breaks by tuning in to the Nintendo Digital Event, followed by Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3, daily live-streamed game demonstrations from the Nintendo booth. Finally, Nintendo will deliver a piece of its E3 experience to consumers nationwide, with two hands-on sampling days of the upcoming Mario Maker Wii U game at participating Best Buy stores. This year, Nintendo will go beyond the show to deliver the E3 spirit and inside scoop to a bigger audience than ever via http://e3.nintendo.com and Nintendo’s social media channels.
“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,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “I’m especially eager to bring back the Nintendo World Championships and to crown the 2015 Nintendo World Champion.”
The E3 2015 video game trade show takes place June 16-19 in Los Angeles. Nintendo’s main events taking place during E3 include:
Nintendo World Championships 2015
- On May 30, select Best Buy locations in major cities around the country will host qualifying tournaments for the Nintendo World Championships, which were last seen in 1990. The winners from each regional event, plus competitors invited by Nintendo, will meet on June 14, at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles for a multi-round Nintendo game competition. In the end, one player will be crowned the 2015 Nintendo World Champion. Fans in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to attend the tournament, while others can watch online. More details about the qualifying tournaments will be shared in the coming weeks.
Nintendo Digital Event
- Once again Nintendo will deliver its main news via an online video program. The Nintendo Digital Event will start at 9 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, June 16. Viewers will be treated to detailed information about the various games and experiences Nintendo has in store for its systems.
Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3
- Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 2015 is ready to bring fans even more in-depth coverage of Nintendo products directly from the show floor. The unscripted action delivered by the gaming experts in the Nintendo Treehouse and various game developers will be live streamed. More information about the specific times will be announced closer to E3.
Nintendo Access: Mario Maker at Best Buy
- On two days during the week of E3, participating Best Buy locations will open their doors to let fans try out the upcoming Mario Maker game for the Wii U console. The game lets players have fun with friends as they enjoy playing through levels in a variety of Super Mario Bros. styles. The events will take place 4-9 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 17, and noon-5 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 20. Attendees will receive a sweet 30th anniversary Super Mario Bros. pin while supplies last.
Looks like someone has let the cat out of the bag early at Ubisoft as concept trailers for their new IP which is being dubbed Hero have found their way online. We heard earlier today that Ubisoft is developing a new IP which they hope to release before March 2016. Hero could well be the one that was mentioned. Ubisoft is apparently scrambling to remove the videos and the image. Guess it was a project that was due to be officially announced at E3 next month.
Thanks, Adrian F
It shouldn’t really come as a surprise to many as Nintendo has revealed that it has some unannounced Wii U titles that will launch on the platform before April 2016. Undoubtedly these games will be showcased at E3 next month in Los Angeles. Which games are you hoping to see? Existing franchises or new IPs?
These are the already announced Wii U titles that will be released in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, and there are also unannounced titles that are not listed here. Among these titles, there are games that actively utilise the Wii U GamePad, including several we showed at E3 last year that are considered part of the Wii U GamePad utilisation project led by Mr. Miyamoto.
Wow, it’s nearly that time again when we gather to find out exactly what Nintendo has in store for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U for the rest of the year. Nintendo of America has tweeted that their E3 plans will be revealed at 9am PT tomorrow. It should certainly be interesting to find out what they are planing to do this year.
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