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Nintendo at E3: Watch the digital event here

Microsoft and Sony both had surprises - can Nintendo's E3 showing offer its own?

After yesterday's barrage of press briefings from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony, today starts with Nintendo. You'll be able to watch the stream right here starting at 9AM Pacific. Nintendo may not rent out a massive auditorium like in years past, but the company will clearly be looking to show its best hand for E3 fans around the world, especially following the better than expected presentations from the other platform holders.

While we'd all love to hear some concrete details on the upcoming NX system or more about Nintendo's evolving mobile strategy with DeNA, the company has already stated that it won't be discussing those things... unless it does an about face and gives us all a glimpse. Given that it's the 30th anniversary of Mario, you can expect a spotlight on everyone's favorite plumber, with Super Mario Maker and probably more. Maybe we'll be surprised with a sequel to the Gamecube's Super Mario Sunshine?

Of course, given how popular amiibo has been, we can expect more talk surrounding the toys, apologies for shortages and likely further amiibo announcements.

As for Zelda, if you're looking for any big spotlight on the Wii U game, it's not happening. Nintendo already delayed the game into 2016 and said it would not be featured at E3. That doesn't mean Nintendo doesn't have other Zelda ideas, perhaps for 3DS. We'll find out soon enough.

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Caleb Hale Journalist 3 years ago
Is it just me, or has Nintendo applied some of their franchises to a bunch of party-style games for this year? While the company isn't talking about NX at this year's E3, it looks as though their development horsepower is clearly somewhere else.
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James Brightman Editor, North America, GamesIndustry.biz3 years ago
Yeah, we have a roundtable going up tomorrow where I mention this, but I was completely disappointed in Nintendo. It's a shame.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 3 years ago
It seems that anything big is indeed arriving in 2016 and I'd bet half the farm that there will be some interesting things then. For this year, it's a yawner outside of that new Xenoblade game, Itagaki's oddball Devil's Third and some other stuff some aren't exactly thrilled over.

I think they thought that the message earlier about NX news coming next year was a "warning" not to expect a "big" super-show this year, but it's still a somewhat weak showing compared to Sony and Microsoft. Particularly pesky are all those former Rare exclusives that were on Nintendo consoles all going to the Xbox One. What a kick in the digital groin that must be to some N-fans who miss those titles and aren't buying a different console to play them on...
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.3 years ago
That could have, nee, should have, been better.

After such an absolutely incredible Nintendo World Championship, their E3 Digital Event was a complete let down.
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