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Guide: Nintendo at E3 2017 – All the Australian times you need

People on social media might whinge Nintendo’s E3 ‘only being 25 minutes long’ but if you look past just the one part of Nintendo’s E3 offering – well there’s a tonne more to look at over the next week.

Nintendo’s E3 is going to be huge, the Spotlight will start us off and then its Treehouse, Arms, Splatoon, and even Pokken tournaments. It’s going to be a long week and we’ll be covering it all, Luke is on the ground in LA as well. Keep it locked on the website and like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.

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The Nintendo Spotlight will be the big kahuna, this 30-minute long presentation is bound to be packed with footage of everything for the rest of 2017 on the Switch and we’re hoping for some 2018 things as well. Super Mario Oddessy so far is the only game that is confirmed to be making an appearance but we’re sure we’ll see Splatoon and even Pokken Tournament DX included in there.

Nintendo says there might be some Nintendo 3DS things as well, but expect a full focus on the Switch.

Australian Times

 

Kicking off ‘directly’ after the Nintendo Spotlight is the Nintendo Treehouse: Live. These streams will offer a deep dive in the games shown in the spotlight. Nintendo always also seem to have a second day of E3 surprise up their hands, if so it might be revealed here. Last year it was Ever Oasis which got this honour. Below is more information about the events from Nintendo and local Australian time;

What: Members of Nintendo’s Treehouse will once again delve into the details of the Nintendo Switch console and games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Super Mario Odyssey and Pokkén Tournament DX. Viewers will get an in-depth look at gameplay and hear behind-the-scenes details about Nintendo’s lineup for E3.

Who: Treehouse members, as well as developers and other game experts, including Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company. Ishihara and development team members will talk about the upcoming Pokkén Tournament DX game for Nintendo Switch.

Treehouse runs a couple of sessions of a couple of days, but the first one kicks off right after the Nintendo Spotlight.

Australian Times (Day 1, straight after the Spotlight)

Australian Times (Day 2)

Australian Times (Day 3)

 

The first tournament out of the gate is for Arms, this one takes place at the end of the first day of E3 so the time for Aussies is pretty good. All the other tournaments are in the small hours of the morning.

What: Four professional competitive fighting game players (Alex “CaliPower” Valle, Kelsy “SuperGirlKels” Medeiros, Daniel “Tafokints” Lee and Marie-Laure “Kayane” Norindr) will take on four E3 attendees who rise to the top by competing in Nintendo’s booth.

Prize: The coveted 2017 ARMS Open Invitational Belt
Casters: Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty

Australian Times

 

The big one! Teams from all over the world – even Australia- will battle it out to see who is the best at Splatoon. Our own Aussie team the Blue Ringed Octolings will be there and you should be too to cheer them on. At least as much as you can from behind a computer screen.

For the first time ever, competitors from four different global regions will compete for world dominance in Splatoon 2. The four-person teams – from the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand – defeated their local rivals and gained the chance to take on competitors at E3.

Teams will battle in a round-robin Turf War tournament that will decide seeding for the next round. All teams will play one another and get a chance to scope out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. In the next round, teams will battle in the game’s Ranked Battle modes, in addition to Turf War. The semifinal stage will be a best-of-five battle, while the championship will be best-of-seven.

Prize: The winning team will win global bragging rights and its members will have their names engraved on a sweet Splatoon 2 trophy.

Teams: Deadbeat (U.S.), Dynameu (Japan), Rising Moon (Europe), Blue Ringed Octolings (Australia/New Zealand)

Casters: Jordan Kent, Ashley Esqueda and Nintendo of America’s Eric Smith

Australian Times

 

The new kid on the block, check out Pokken Tournament DX in action for the first time – played by the pros.

Crew battle with four teams and two players per team. Random draft order. The first person in each crew must choose one of the new characters; the other person can choose one of the original characters.

Prize: Winners will each receive a Pokkén Tournament DX art piece signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, and members of the development team.

Casters: Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty

Australian Times

 

We don’t discriminate at Vooks, so if you want to watch some other companies in action. This is when their conferences are on. The other companies start much earlier in the week than Nintendo.

EA – Sunday, June 11th

Nintendo Coverage Prediction: Nope


Microsoft – Monday, June 12th

Nintendo Coverage Prediction: Be serious.


Bethesda – Monday, June 12th

Nintendo Coverage Prediction: Skyrim maybe, NBA for sure. Anything specifically for Switch? Probably not.


Ubisoft – Tuesday, June 13th

Nintendo Coverage Prediction: Chance of Rabbids? High, everything else is up in the air.


Sony – Tuesday, June 13th

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