Nintendo to forgo live event at E3 once more; will deliver news in a new format

It looks like Nintendo is going to skip a proper E3 press conference once again, instead going for a digital approach to deliver news about their upcoming titles.

Reggie will still be able to take names through the internet, though

At E3 2014, under a new banner they have dubbed “Play Nintendo,” Nintendo will announce their plans to the world in the following ways:

Nintendo Digital Event – last year, Nintendo decided to ditch their traditional press conference and delivered news about their upcoming products at E3 in the form of a Nintendo Direct video. This year the company will expand upon that idea with its “Nintendo Digital Event,” a new kind of video program that will reveal and provide further details about the upcoming games on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond. The Nintendo Digital Event will air at 9 a.m. PT on June 10th, which is a Tuesday.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 – at E3 2014, Nintendo will show fans and press alike intimate details regarding their upcoming titles. Using the “Treehouse,” which is a Product Development department at Nintendo of America, Nintendo will provide in-depth game demos live and unscripted from their booth. This program will be streamed live throughout all show hours at E3, so you can see the games at home through your internet browsers and feel just a taste of what it would be like to be there (*SOB*).

Super Smash Bros. Invitational – to celebrate the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games hitting both the Wii U and 3DS this year, Nintendo is inviting 16 EXTREMELY LUCKY 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. Fans at the event and those of us at home can all watch the tournament unfold live and get a chance to see the new titles in action. The identity of the 16 participants, the announcers of the event, and information on the live stream will be revealed shortly.

Dates, times, locations, and the actual games appearing at E3 2014 will be announced soon. For now, fans can check out more info at the Nintendo @ E3 2014 website and an announcement trailer below (with Reggie and the Mega 64 guys!). How do you guys feel about Nintendo keeping things purely digital at E3 once more?

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