Nintendo is going big at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime recently teased that the company has “big” things in store for its patrons on the 2017 game show, including some great new content for both the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS.
“E3 is always a big time for Nintendo,” he told Fox News in an interview (via Ubergizmo). “We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story. And we’re gonna have a big E3 this year. We’re going to be showcasing a variety of games.”
Nintendo E3 2017 Presentation
With the success of Nintendo Switch this year, we can expect the company’s presentation to be filled with titles for the latest console. However, Fils-Aime promised they are going to launch some for Nintendo 3DS too. Although he refused to reveal the specifics, this is good news to all 3DS players who have been worrying about the old console’s future.
When Switch made it to the shelves, some people were convinced it would kill 3DS. Most concerns were about Nintendo possibly migrating their handheld users to the new console and slowly dropping the 3DS. However, news of new content for the 3DS means that the company still plans to continue support for their handheld device by developing new titles for it.
The latest Nintendo E3 2017 update comes a month after details about its floor plan emerged, hinting they will dominate this year’s game show. WCCFTech reports its booth will be right next to Sony’s in the West hall. Check out its expected booth sizes below (courtesy of Neogaf user Rösti):
Nintendo – West hall
4822 (100 ft x 200 ft, 20000 sq ft)
5244 (110 ft x 90 ft, 9900 sq ft)
5644 (30 ft x 70 ft, 2100 sq ft)
32000 sq ft total
Super Mario Odyssey
Beyond the scale of the Nintendo E3 2017 presentation, there isn’t much known about what exactly the company is planning to exhibit. However, fans are expecting to see Super Mario Odyssey to form a big part of its showing.
Previously, Films-Aime confirmed they saved Super Mario Odyssey for E3 2017. Nintendo initially considered allowing the attendees at the Switch reveal in New York back in January to try out the new Mario game, but eventually decided to wait until June.
“The only decision that was made from an E3 consideration standpoint was ‘do we show Super Mario Odyssey from a hands-on perspective today versus E3?’ And we’re going to show it at E3, but at least from a Nintendo perspective, there’s no other consideration that is driven by E3.”
Some are also hoping to see other titles like the rumored Pokemon Stars, and new F-Zero and Metroid Prime games.
E3 2017 will take place from June 14 until June 16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Which game are you most excited to see at E3 this year? Let us know in the comments section below!