E3 2015 is almost upon us, and in the weeks leading up to this massive event gamers can expect to hear about the many plans that various publishers and developers have come up with to ‘wow’ everyone that tunes in. We’ve already heard of a few press conferences scheduled, and what companies like Microsoft will attempt to focus on, because even though E3 doesn’t officially begin until the middle of June, preparations (and stress) come about a month sooner.
Nintendo is one such company that will reveal their plans soon – tomorrow, in fact. And depending on what the company does have planned, things could be more interesting than recent years.
Nintendo’s last two E3 outings have been relatively tame compared to the rest, though no less important. In 2013, the company opted out of holding a press conference, and in 2014, a special E3 Nintendo Event was streamed instead. Both tactics had their pros and cons, of course, but we won’t have to wait long to hear what the company has up its sleeve this year.
As announced through the Nintendo of America Twitter account, the company intends to reveal these plans tomorrow, May 13, at 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. EST). Accompanying the Tweet was an image of, presumably, NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime, training for the event. And yes, any resemblance to Little Mac is probably intentional.
Unfortunately, anyone hoping to learn more about Nintendo’s NX console will have to go into E3 a little disappointed, as Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata already told investors that no such thing was happening. This also extends to whatever smartphone games are in development, which means a bulk of Nintendo’s news may be related to the Wii U, 3DS and Amiibos. Speaking of, Amiibos have been selling pretty well lately.
Said Iwata about their smartphone games at E3 2015:
“Incidentally, we’re getting various questions for this year’s E3, like ‘Won’t there be a NX announcement?’, ‘Will there be a presentation on smart devices?’, or ‘Will there be more on the quality of life platform?’ However, since we understand that E3 is an event for dedicated video game machines, we do not intend to discuss the smart devices as well as quality of life.”
On the bright side, Nintendo may finally offer more details on the upcoming Legend of Zelda and Fatal Frame titles. Seeing as how the former is set to debut next year, the company should reveal more of the game sooner rather than later. And what better time to start doing that than at this year’s E3? When everyone is watching.
What are you hoping Nintendo decides to bring to E3 2015, which runs from June 16-18? Anything you think would be a huge surprise?
Source: Nintendo of America on Twitter