Nintendo Teases E3 Announcements

Let the speculation begin!

By Andy Hoover. Posted 05/12/2015 16:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

Can you feel it? The sun is shining longer. The temperature is rising. All signs are pointing to the inevitable arrival of gaming’s biggest week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Though this year’s E3 is still more than a month away– it runs from June 16-18– Nintendo has revealed that it will be talking about its presentation at this year’s conference.

It might seem odd to announce how the company plans to make its announcements, but Nintendo has a recent history of deviating from normal operating procedure. While most major console manufacturers and publishers put together elaborate press conferences that have more in common with Las Vegas stage shows than press briefings, Nintendo opted to put most of its announcements in a well produced, and highly entertaining Nintendo Direct last year. Furthermore, Nintendo’s localization team, the Tree House, hosted live streams of the newly announced games alongside interviews with their developers. Many people were skeptical of this approach at first, but the focus on showing actual gameplay and developer insights proved quite fresh when compared to the usual flood of pre-rendered trailers and scripted gameplay from idealized “vertical slices.”

Nintendo has announced it will be revealing its E3 plans tomorrow, May 13, at 9 am PT. Alongside the announcement, Nintendo Tweeted out an image of what appears to be Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé getting his body ready in a pink hoodie and sweat pants in a rather blatant homage to Punch-Out’s Little Mac. Is this just an instance of the famously good humored executive having fun with the fans, or is this a tease for a return of the beloved boxing franchise? If we don’t learn the answer to this question tomorrow, we’ll probably at least learn it on whatever day the company will be hosting its Nintendo Direct or press conference.

One thing we do know is that we should not expect any more news regarding Nintendo’s planned expansion into the mobile market or the next console, currently known only as NX.

Be sure to check back tomorrow so you can learn when you’ll need to call in sick or request time off work.

Source: Nintendo

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