Never one to take a traditional approach, Nintendo is once again returning to E3 in their own unique way. With Zelda, Pokemon, and their new console on the horizon, what can we expect from the Big N for Nintendo E3 2016?
Over the last few years, Nintendo has decided against the traditional presentation and instead, set aside time to release a Digital Event, most similar to their Nintendo Directs. That is not the case this year. Whether it’s a lack of content for 2016 or a shift in priorities since the passing of former president Satoru Iwata nearly a year ago, Nintendo has opted to have a more passes presence in LA.
Instead, they will be running Nintendo Treehouse: Live all day on June 14th and 15th. The Nintendo Treehouse Events have been a way for the Treehouse staff to show off and talk about new and upcoming offerings from Nintendo. This will allow online viewers to experience Nintendo content for a good chunk of the show, despite them not having a full on presentation. The question though is, will Nintendo announce anything new during this time, or only focus on previously known projects.
We may have gotten that answer a few months ago, when Nintendo announced that only the new Legend of Zelda game will be playable at E3 and that there will be no news regarding the NX, their upcoming console. From that, it would appear that Nintendo’s goal is to remind fans of what there is remaining for 2016, like Pokemon Sun and Moon, and Paper Mario, rather than try and wow with big announcements.
This will be a tough year for Nintendo, from E3 onward. With very little coming in the way of support for their current systems and little to no news of what the future holds, Nintendo seems to be banking on the idea of reminding us how much fun it is to play Nintendo games now. Will that be enough to tie gamers over until the NX’s official announcement? Only time will tell.
We will be covering any and all Nintendo news that may come out during their events on June 14th and 15th as it happens, so keep it locked right here at Mammoth Gamers.