Following last year’s Direct broadcast, Nintendo will once again avoid holding a traditional press conference at E3 this year. This time, the company will be launching Nintendo Digital Event, a live broadcast which aims to bring news directly to fans. It will air at 9am PT on June 10.

The Nintendo Treehouse team will be showing off demos live from the show floor after the Digital Event, streaming during all hours of the show from Nintendo’s booth.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says:

“We demonstrated last year that we are never afraid to reinvent a proven tactic or to break completely new ground if we believe it will provide the best experience for our fans, followers and partners,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer. “So, whether you’re attending E3 in person or joining online, there’s an amazing lineup of games, experiences and events coming your way.”

There will also be a Super Smash Bros. Invitational event, wherein 16 of the world’s greatest Smash players will compete in a Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament held at Nokia’s L.A. Live Theatre.

Perhaps even more importantly, however, Nintendo have released a new video. It contains both Reggie Fils-Aime and comedy group Mega64 — so I would sit down and prepare yourself. Oh, and listen out for Ghirahim’s Theme!

  • Terminian Hero

    Reggie Fils-A-Mech for Smash Bros. 4!!!

  • wwwarea

    I’m worried there not going to show the Zelda Wii U game, since I heard there may be a chance to see it early 2014 I think.

    • Darkstar

      Notice the Zelda music playing in various parts of the video; perhaps it’s a minor hint? It could just be used for the video to represent smash bros too, but we never know.

  • CEObrainz

    I’m interested in this international Smash tournament, it sounds like Nintendo or rather the E3 team are changing their mind about who to focus on. Zelda U needs to be shown, right after more information on Hyrule Warriors. I expect something like this:

    (After 10 minutes of Hyrule Warriors footage)

    Iwata: Please understand that we want to work a little bit longer on this game to make it as best as possible. But in the mean time watch this…(does his Direct arms thing….)

    (Epic footage of the new Zelda game)

    Iwata: We are pleased to announce that this game will be available to download right after this Direct. Physical copies will be available to purchase on August (Insert Number).

    Note: Not to be taken serious….XD

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