Tournaments, Hands-On with Multiple 2019 Games, Nintendo
Treehouse: Live (with an Indie Day!) and Best Buy Sampling add up to a
Week of Fun
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the E3 2019 video game trade show rapidly approaches, Nintendo
provided more details about some of its activities around the June 11-13
event in Los Angeles. Nintendo confirmed that the Nintendo
Switch games available for people to play on the show floor include Pokémon
Sword and Pokémon
Shield, which were the focus of a recently released Pokémon
Direct. Other games on the show floor include Luigi’s Mansion 3,
Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and MARVEL
ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order, in addition to various
other games playable in Nintendo’s booth. Fans will hear details about
additional upcoming titles for Nintendo Switch during the
Tuesday-morning Nintendo Direct presentation, with continued information
during the week on Nintendo Treehouse: Live, with a focus on indie games
on Thursday, June 13.
“The 2019 lineup for Nintendo Switch aims to deliver smiles with many
different unique games and experiences,” said Nintendo of America
President Doug Bowser. “Games available this holiday season will be the
focus of our booth, and no matter where you live, you can participate in
the fun events by watching Nintendo Treehouse: Live during E3 or
visiting Nintendo Early Access events at Best Buy, which have a focus on MARVEL
ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order.”
Some of Nintendo’s activities during the week of E3 2019 include:
Multiple Game Tournaments: Teams from around the world gather
to compete in multiple Nintendo Switch games on Saturday, June 8, at
The Theatre at Ace Hotel at 929 S. Broadway St. in Los Angeles. The
action starts at 11 a.m. with the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational
2019, in which four members of the Super
Mario Maker community will compete in a variety of Super
Mario Maker 2 courses. Next up, fans can enjoy the action of the
Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
World Championship 2019 3v3 tournaments. The line for entry starts
forming at 8 a.m. in front of The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Fans who want
to watch in person can gain free entry after receiving an event badge
in line on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 10
a.m. People can get additional ticket information at https://e3.nintendo.com/.
Those who prefer to watch the competitions online can visit https://e3.nintendo.com/
and Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube.
Nintendo Direct: The presentation will begin at 9 a.m. PT on
June 11. Viewers can watch it by visiting https://e3.nintendo.com/.
The presentation, which focuses entirely on software, will offer a
look at games scheduled to launch in 2019.
Nintendo Treehouse: Live: Nintendo of America’s Treehouse staff
hosts a livestream from Nintendo’s booth at E3 that offers viewers
live gameplay and commentary. The show on Tuesday, June 11, starts
immediately following the Nintendo Direct presentation. For the next
two days, the show is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. PT. For the first
time ever, Nintendo is dedicating Nintendo Treehouse: Live programming
on Thursday, June 13, to focus on indie games. People can view every
day of the livestream at https://e3.nintendo.com/.
Nintendo Early Access at Best Buy: People watching the show
from afar can still experience the fun and demo an upcoming game. For
two days next week, 80 Best Buy locations across the country will host
Nintendo Early Access events for MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The
Black Order. Attendees will be among the first in the country to
play the game. The events will take place 3-8 p.m. local time on
Wednesday, June 12, and noon-5 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 15.
Please visit Nintendo
Early Access at Best Buy for more information.
Nintendo NY: Fans in New York can visit the Nintendo NY store
for a variety of activities, including viewing parties for the
tournaments, Nintendo Direct and Nintendo Treehouse: Live; hands-on
gameplay with select Nintendo Switch games featured at E3; and the
chance to receive exclusive premium items from the show via giveaways
(while supplies last). All events are free and open to the public on a
first-come, first-served basis. For complete details about Nintendo NY
activities, visit https://www.nintendonyc.com/.
Warp Pipe Pass: As always, Nintendo will have a variety of
games to play in its booth. People who are attending the E3 2019 show
can reduce the amount of time they wait in line for Pokémon Sword
and Pokémon Shield, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 throughout
most E3 event hours by reserving a free Warp Pipe Pass. The pass will
allow them to gain priority access in line during their designated
time to line up and play (while supplies last). A Nintendo
Account is required to sign up and reserve a Warp Pipe Pass.
Attendees can begin signing up as early as 5 p.m. PT today at https://experience.nintendo.com.
Warp Pipe Passes are available to reserve until 11:59 p.m. PT the day
before they can be used, or until all the passes are claimed,
whichever comes first. For more details about the pass, visit https://e3.nintendo.com/warp-pipe-pass/.
Nintendo eShop Sale: To celebrate E3 2019, Nintendo is offering
discounts on select digital Nintendo Switch and Nintendo
3DS games in Nintendo eShop and on Nintendo.com. The sale starts
at 10 a.m. PT on June 11 and runs through 11:59 p.m. PT on June 18.
The full list of discounted games will be available for digital
purchase at https://e3.nintendo.com/sale.
For the most up-to-date information about Nintendo’s presence at E3
2019, keep an eye on https://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 Nintendo Switch™
system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™,
Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™
and Wii U™ 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 Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com.
About Marvel Entertainment: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly
owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most
prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven
library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media
over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in
entertainment, licensing, publishing, games and digital media. For more
information, visit marvel.com. © 2019 MARVEL
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