Nintendo Will Show More Than Zelda At E3 This Year

Nintendo shocked the gaming industry when it announced that their new console, the NX, would be releasing next year and would have the new Legend of Zelda as a launch title. People were even more shocked to learn that not only would the NX not be at E3, but that the new Zelda game would be the only one shown at E3, both on the show floor and being streamed. Well, with E3 a little more than a week away, Nintendo has changed it’s position by announcing that while Zelda will be the only game played on the show floor, Nintendo Treehouse will also be streaming a bunch of other games other than Zelda.

“Nintendo heads to E3 once again and brings the coverage directly to you with a two-day program from Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3”, Nintendo said in a press release. “Tune in starting at 9 a.m. PT on June 14th for a day of live-streaming gameplay focused on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U and first live gameplay of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon that kicks off the program!” Besides these huge profile games, Nintendo will also dedicate a second day of livestreaming starting at 10 AM Pacific Time on June 15th dedicated to showing gameplay of various Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases, which includes Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. The second day of streaming will also kick off with a Q & A session for the upcoming app Pokemon GO.

As I said earlier, besides the new Zelda, none of these games being shown off will be playable on the show floor, and Nintendo will not have a traditional Direct or press conference in previous years. Still, it’s nice to know that the company changed their minds and plan on showing off some more games. Obviously, Zelda is going to be the headliner here, but having livestreams of nothing but one game, even one as exciting as a new Zelda game, can be tiring.








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