Well, this all looks familiar, albeit now with a warp pipe.
We’re now just about a month away from the E3 2019 video game trade show in Los Angeles, and Nintendo has released its plans for the event. As in recent years, the schedule includes two competitions (this time moved to the weekend before), a Nintendo Direct on opening day (June 11th), and a Nintendo Treehouse live daily stream throughout the event to focus on their recent and upcoming game releases.
It breaks down thusly:
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 Tournaments: The team-based Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 and the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 tournaments will take place on Saturday, June 8, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel at 929 S. Broadway St. in Los Angeles. Both events will feature players from North America, Europe, Japan and Australia/New Zealand. The line for entry starts forming at 8 a.m. in front of The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Fans who want to catch the competitions in person can gain free entry after receiving an event badge in line on a first-come, first served basis. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. People who prefer to watch the competitions online can visit https://e3.nintendo.com/ and Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube.
- Nintendo Direct E3 2019: The presentation will begin at 9 a.m. PT on June 11. Viewers can watch it by visiting https://e3.nintendo.com/. The presentation, which focuses entirely on software, will offer a look at games scheduled to launch in 2019.
- Nintendo Treehouse: Live: The livestream hosted by Nintendo of America’s Treehouse staff right from Nintendo’s E3 booth returns to give viewers a deeper look into select games, along with commentary by those who know the games best. People can view the livestream at https://e3.nintendo.com/. Additional details about Nintendo Treehouse: Live will be announced at a later date.
If you’re one of the lucky ones able to attend E3 2019 (Pure Nintendo will be there), you’ll likely want to obtain the new Warp Pipe Pass for priority access to Nintendo’s game exhibits. These are kind of like the fast-passes you get at amusement parks to bypass the roller-coaster lines. Nintendo will announce details about how and when to reserve your pass closer to the event, but make sure you’re ready to go with a Nintendo account.
E3 2019 will run from June 11th through the 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit e3expo.com.