We’ve all known for a while now that Nintendo, alongside other large developers like EA are dropping out of the E3 conference this year. Though the latter have revealed that they’d be dropping out entirely, Nintendo has told the media that they still have plans to hold a presentation this year – although this “presentation” would not be the usual stage presentation, and rather an extended video presentation – which eventually Nintendo dropped out of as well and told the media that their focus at E3 would simply be showcasing their upcoming Zelda game.
Now having Zelda be the only game showcased and more importantly, playable, at such a large conference like this is a tad crazy (which at this point, is a word that’s synonymous with Nintendo). This may not have been an issue if it was a game like Super Smash Bros, a multiplayer game one can jump in and out of in 10 minutes maybe less, it’s Zelda. A heavy single player experience that players would want a good amount of time with. How many TV’s would Nintendo put up to play this game to avoid the obvious traffic and lines that this game would clearly attract? You need something else to keep the audience busy while they wait to play Zelda.
Thankfully they’re not that crazy to actually only feature this one game at E3.
Paul Tassi from Forbes reported earlier today with a direct quote from Nintendo’s E3 page which states the following:
Nintendo @ E3 starts at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 14. Tune in starting at 9 a.m. PT to see Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon in action, followed by the world’s first in-depth look at the new Legend of Zelda game. The day will continue with livestreamed gameplay and behind-the-scenes info from the game experts of Nintendo Treehouse—live and unscripted from the show floor. Then be sure to come back for a second day of livestreaming, starting at 10 a.m. PT on June 15. The day will start with a special Pokémon GO developer Q&A session. Then Nintendo Treehouse: Live will showcase upcoming games such as Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
I had a feeling that such huge games like Pokémon Sun, Moon, and GO would make appearances, because, well, it’s Pokémon. But to see Nintendo give some love to Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest is great.
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