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NoA PR - Play Nintendo: New Games, New Events and Live, Nonstop Programming on Tap for E3 2014



Super Smash Bros. Tournament Highlights Nintendo's E3 Approach E3 Expo 2014

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Over the last few years, Nintendo has repeatedly reinvented its approach to E3 by creating unique ways to break news and get fans at home involved in the fun, while also offering great experiences for on-site attendees. That mission continues in 2014 as Nintendo offers a series of new channels to communicate news directly to its key audiences, including fans, media, analysts, investors and business partners. This includes a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth; and an opportunity for fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for the first time at their local Best Buy.

"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."

At E3 2014, Nintendo will offer four unique experiences, all under the unifying banner of "Play Nintendo."

Super Smash Bros. Invitational
2014 will see the arrival of not one, but two new Super Smash Bros. games: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To commemorate this occasion, Nintendo is inviting 16 highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to compete in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. Thousands of fans in the audience and countless more watching a live stream online will see new Super Smash Bros. characters clash with existing favorites in action for the first time. More important than declaring a winner, however, this event is a celebration of all things Super Smash Bros., and a great way for new and veteran fans to take part in a tribute to this legendary franchise. More information about the 16 invited participants in the tournament, the identity of the announcers, and how fans of the franchise can view the tournament in person and via webcast, will be communicated shortly.

Nintendo Digital Event
Every year, Nintendo looks for the best way to show its games and share its news with fans, media and other key audiences. In 2013, Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference and use a video - in that case a Nintendo Direct - to share its news from E3. The company is building on that approach at E3 2014 with the "Nintendo Digital Event," a new kind of video program that will reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond. The Nintendo Digital Event will air at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 10.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3
This year, Nintendo will offer fans a deeper look at Nintendo's biggest games of E3, with information directly from the source. The "Treehouse," the Product Development department at Nintendo of America, will provide in-depth game demos live and unscripted from Nintendo's booth. This new program will be live streamed during all hours of the E3 show. Fans can get settled in, open their browsers and experience the Nintendo games at E3 like never before.

Super Smash Bros. Smash Fest @ Best Buy
In 2013, Nintendo broke new ground by expanding its E3 activities outside of the walls of the Los Angeles Convention Center and letting fans play some of the games being played on the show floor at participating Best Buy stores. The partnership between Nintendo and Best Buy continues in 2014 and will mark the first time around the world that fans have had the opportunity to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

More details about each event, including dates, times, locations and game content will be revealed shortly. To follow all of Nintendo's E3 activities, keep an eye on Nintendo's Facebook page, Twitter feed and YouTube channel. Or visit http://e3.nintendo.com.

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29 Apr 2014 14:45

Tork110 wrote:Remember when Sony clowned Microsoft by mocking their used games policy? What happens if Sony makes a joke about how Nintendo can't even compete with the big boys?

I personally don't mind the Direct instead of the usual E3 presentation, but I worry about the psychological implications. It just feels like Nintendo is withdrawing and becoming more of a niche video game company. Instead of "the Big 3", we have "the Big 2 and oh yeah, Nintendo".


This is why we can't have nice things.
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29 Apr 2014 14:52

Tork110 wrote:Remember when Sony clowned Microsoft by mocking their used games policy? What happens if Sony makes a joke about how Nintendo can't even compete with the big boys?

I personally don't mind the Direct instead of the usual E3 presentation, but I worry about the psychological implications. It just feels like Nintendo is withdrawing and becoming more of a niche video game company. Instead of "the Big 3", we have "the Big 2 and oh yeah, Nintendo".


It is all in the words. People can be happy or sad with this kind of news depending on the spin they want to hear, or the one they read.

You can say exactly the same thing in many different ways...some ways to please and pander the fanbase...some ways to enrage and flamebait the fanbase...and even ways to be deceptive and neutral enough to leave them scratching their heads and without giving them the time to decide if you are complimenting or insulting the company.
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29 Apr 2014 14:54

Tork110 wrote:Remember when Sony clowned Microsoft by mocking their used games policy? What happens if Sony makes a joke about how Nintendo can't even compete with the big boys?

I personally don't mind the Direct instead of the usual E3 presentation, but I worry about the psychological implications. It just feels like Nintendo is withdrawing and becoming more of a niche video game company. Instead of "the Big 3", we have "the Big 2 and oh yeah, Nintendo".

Personally I don't really care about that. As I get older I've realized I care less and less about mainstream gaming, Nintendo being the main exception. So for me it's "Nintendo and oh yeah, the other 2". I do undestand your concern, though, but there's not much one can do about that. I mean, there'll ALWAYS be reasons to complain about Nintendo (they're kiddy/casual, their graphics suck, they only make Mario games, etc...) so why get bitter about it? Just enjoy their games. I'm starting to get excited about E3 and I'm sure they'll have some nice surprises.
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29 Apr 2014 14:57

Where in the press release does it say that Nintendo will not have a Conference at E3 this year?
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29 Apr 2014 15:08

Light_Wolf wrote:
Tork110 wrote:Remember when Sony clowned Microsoft by mocking their used games policy? What happens if Sony makes a joke about how Nintendo can't even compete with the big boys?

I personally don't mind the Direct instead of the usual E3 presentation, but I worry about the psychological implications. It just feels like Nintendo is withdrawing and becoming more of a niche video game company. Instead of "the Big 3", we have "the Big 2 and oh yeah, Nintendo".

Personally I don't really care about that. As I get older I've realized I care less and less about mainstream gaming, Nintendo being the main exception. So for me it's "Nintendo and oh yeah, the other 2". I do undestand your concern, though, but there's not much one can do about that. I mean, there'll ALWAYS be reasons to complain about Nintendo (they're kiddy/casual, their graphics suck, they only make Mario games, etc...) so why get bitter about it? Just enjoy their games. I'm starting to get excited about E3 and I'm sure they'll have some nice surprises.


That and I found their Direct last year to be FAR more interesting than the boring, padded pressers Sony and MS did. They cut the BS and got RIGHT TO BUSINESS unlike the other pressers which were just messy and dull.
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29 Apr 2014 15:22

Vid was hilarious. :lol:
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29 Apr 2014 16:18

That video was pretty good, reminds me of how great the Non-specific Action Figure one was!

I hope they do the same Best Buy locations (and then some) as last year because there was one only 10 minutes from where I live. Don't mind the no conference stuff either. so yup...
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29 Apr 2014 16:29

I'm sad that'll I'll be in a forest in the northern US when the SSB4 Demos will be rolling out. I really want to play as Mega Man. Hopefully I can get lucky and one where be close to my vacation spot
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29 Apr 2014 16:57

I was hoping they go back to the traditional stage event but I guess there's no turning back now for them. I'll give them points for trying to build up from what they did last year.

Not too high on the Best Buy thing since I'm lazy to drive 20-25 minutes just to play a demo and don't want to deal with annoying kids. An eshop limited time demo or something would've been the perfect thing to announce during their Digital Event thingy. Oh well...
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29 Apr 2014 17:00

An official Nintendo video with Mega64 and Reggie?... Wow.
And it's hilarious too. :lol:
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29 Apr 2014 17:18

Odd how Reggie seems to be more confortable pretending to be a robot than acting as himself.
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29 Apr 2014 17:27

This video is pure gold. #ReggieNator4Smash
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29 Apr 2014 17:32

Just hope there are best buys closer to my location.
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29 Apr 2014 20:11

E3 is overrated garbage these days, and has been for years. I would never want to attend one live.

And I'm not bothered at all by a video conference instead of a live one, it's the content they show off that matters.

And I'm sorry, but anyone thinking that just because it's not live, means they're not gonna reveal any awesome stuff? Need I remind you of 2010 E3? Live does not = great.

And considering the position Nintendo KNOWS that they are in with Wii U? Yeah, you can expect a few awesome surprises. And yes, they will show off Zelda.
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29 Apr 2014 20:18

Aiddon wrote:anyone else waiting for the inevitable news stories that will try to spin this as another "Nintendo not going to E3" debacle? Seriously, idiocy like that shows why Nintendo doesn't waste money on conferences that are attended by MORONS.



Reason for that is the games "journalist" despises Nintendo because Nintendo went around them to go directly to the fans.... The gaming "journalist" feel entitled to be the ones to tell everyone about gaming news (all news media feels this way, not just in gaming). Because Nintendo had the audacity to cut the press out they have really opened the flood gate snipes on Nintendo.
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29 Apr 2014 20:19

NMHRULES wrote:So they didn't learn from their Mistakes


Except, they didn't make a mistake, and clearly they're doing more this year than last.

Light_Wolf wrote:
Sorry, what is Mega64? I saw it at the end of the video, I went to the site but I don't quite get what it is? Should I know about it? :?


Youtubers from forever ago. Started with NES games in real life, and stuff like Katamari and did a cool vid with Miyamoto, but then they branched off into more 'comedy' videos that felt like they were trying too hard. They've been hit or miss since then.

yomerodes wrote:So...ummh, what are the new games mentioned in the title? I was expecting a new announcement in that video.
With a title like NoA PR - Play Nintendo: New Games, New Events and Live, I got my hopes up.


...They were talking about E3.
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29 Apr 2014 20:24

Devil_Rising wrote:E3 is overrated garbage these days, and has been for years. I would never want to attend one live.

And I'm not bothered at all by a video conference instead of a live one, it's the content they show off that matters.

And I'm sorry, but anyone thinking that just because it's not live, means they're not gonna reveal any awesome stuff? Need I remind you of 2010 E3? Live does not = great.

And considering the position Nintendo KNOWS that they are in with Wii U? Yeah, you can expect a few awesome surprises. And yes, they will show off Zelda.


You mean E3 2008.
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29 Apr 2014 20:34

Yeah? Oh........right. 2008. lol

2010 had DKCR, new Kirby, etc. It was fine.
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29 Apr 2014 21:00

after the boring and over hyped conferneces from MS and sony, I am ok with a ND. It's more easy to watch. I just hope they prepare this time and fix the connection...although I'll be working by then :/
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29 Apr 2014 22:12

Well, new games at E3 then...but honestly, Nintendo have only so many people and resources, how much they can overwork themselves to reach the fanbase demands? it is not too much pressure from the fanbase to demand MORE games when they still have many games that they can instead be focusing during the E3?
After Mario Kart 8, Nintendo has at least this Wii U games in the pipeline:
-Bayonetta 2
-Smash Bros
-Hyrule Warriors
-Yarn Yoshi
-SMT X Fire Emblem
-X

Of those, the only one that was not announced more than a year ago is Hyrule Warriors. And aside from the vague "Winter 2014" for SMash, none of them have so much as a release window. The release schedule is unknown, the games are taking long time to develop, and yet people is expecting even MORE announcements of games that will be released two years later as if only to create lists of "look guys, the games are coming".
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29 Apr 2014 22:55

Hawk wrote:The fact that they got Mega64 makes me hope that Nintendo's really playing hardball this time... not that Mega64 is a clear indicator of serious business, but hiring them is something Nintendo's competitors would have done (as Konami did last year).

I'm convinced a digital E3 conference can be as good as a real one if Nintendo has the technical ability to pull if off this time. Unfortunately some news outlets will still see it as Nintendo's inability to compete or something. And it also means that hilariously awkward moments will be kept to a minimum. :( To me that's part of the fun of E3.

But I'm pretty excited! I won't be attending E3 this year, so I was going to be experiencing it online anyway.


Wouldn't be the first time participating with them

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/03/12/mega- ... ario-skit/
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29 Apr 2014 23:23

Nice to see Nintendo not afraid to kill some people off for a better story.

Oh, and pink 3DS XL confirmed.
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30 Apr 2014 00:48

yomerodes wrote:Well, new games at E3 then...but honestly, Nintendo have only so many people and resources, how much they can overwork themselves to reach the fanbase demands? it is not too much pressure from the fanbase to demand MORE games when they still have many games that they can instead be focusing during the E3?
After Mario Kart 8, Nintendo has at least this Wii U games in the pipeline:
-Bayonetta 2
-Smash Bros
-Hyrule Warriors
-Yarn Yoshi
-SMT X Fire Emblem
-X

Of those, the only one that was not announced more than a year ago is Hyrule Warriors. And aside from the vague "Winter 2014" for SMash, none of them have so much as a release window. The release schedule is unknown, the games are taking long time to develop, and yet people is expecting even MORE announcements of games that will be released two years later as if only to create lists of "look guys, the games are coming".


...You're really confusing me.

You were disappointed/confused by them saying NEW GAMES and expected new ones announced today, but now you're saying WHY DO PEOPLE EXPECT MORE GAMES?

Or...? What?

Anyway, Nintendo ALWAYS announces new games. In fact, they have NOTHING announced for 3DS. After Golf hits and Kirby/Tomodachi hit the West, everything they've announced for 3DS will have come out except SSB, and it's coming this summer.

As for overworking, Nintendo isn't one massive team. Monolith, Retro, Next Level, HAL, Camelot, 3D Mario team, 2D Mario team, Zelda team, Sakurai, Intelligent Systems and like 6 other R&D and EAD teams. Not to mention Platinum and Tecmo.
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30 Apr 2014 03:21

MoldyClay wrote:[

Anyway, Nintendo ALWAYS announces new games. In fact, they have NOTHING announced for 3DS. After Golf hits and Kirby/Tomodachi hit the West, everything they've announced for 3DS will have come out except SSB, and it's coming this summer.
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COmpletely right, for the 3DS. When I saw the title of the article my hopes were up for some 3DS games, nothing more. The thing is, live or digital, the presentation they are going to do during the E3 can only cover so much, and after the requisite plethora of 3DS announcements, what they are going to spend the valuable time left for the Wii U?
They could announce another bunch of upcoming games, with extremely early footage and the promise of seeing them in stores during 2015, at best.
Or they can use the short time they have to show actual progress on the games that they have been working for years already and that have actual chances of releasing before the E3 2015.
The WIi U have already a decent lineup of announced first party games to fill a year of decently spaced releases (if they actually get the games done in time, that is)...to leave those games aside and start announcing and focusing on other games just seems overkill, and IMO, is fuel for the negative image of the console, no one likes when a game spends year after year in the list of "upcoming releases"
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30 Apr 2014 05:52

yomerodes wrote:COmpletely right, for the 3DS. When I saw the title of the article my hopes were up for some 3DS games, nothing more.


I still don't know why you thought they'd be announced before E3 in a random press release. But yeah.

The WIi U have already a decent lineup of announced first party games to fill a year of decently spaced releases (if they actually get the games done in time, that is)...to leave those games aside and start announcing and focusing on other games just seems overkill, and IMO, is fuel for the negative image of the console, no one likes when a game spends year after year in the list of "upcoming releases"


I think most people just expect them to clarify their Wii U line-up. Most of the games, aside from SSB4, Bayonetta 2 & X, have only been "announced" and not shown. Hyrule Warriors was BARELY shown. We haven't seen footage of Yarn Yoshi or SMT x FE. Fatal Frame was literally just announced. Zelda hasn't been anything (they ALWAYS announce Zelda, so it's not even relevant until they show it for real), don't know what Pokken is yet and so on.

Nintendo needs, and people want, a stream of games, though. It seems like a lot of games for one company, but when Nintendo is basically the only company making games for their system, they need to have more releases.

You also have to bear in mind, some of the games they could reveal could be digital, like NES Remix. So there could be more gap fillers. SNES Remix, that Mario vs. DK tech demo, or stuff like that. Those take up less dev time.

There's likely going to be a bunch of new 3DS stuff, but Wii U will definitely have new games announced, along with releases for all the games discussed so far. I mean, we already know Bayonetta is apparently/maybe hitting Japan in the summer.

One of the things people were upset about in the past was that they don't provide future plans. Nintendo said they're showing 2014 and beyond, so it seems like we'll be shown some 2015 titles too.

Nintendo's also extremely secretive. They could announce a bunch of games and be like THEY'RE ALL DONE AND COMING THIS YEAR too. We really don't know what they're gonna do.

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