Nintendo Changes E3 Plans, Will Show More Than Zelda

Today Nintendo announced that they plan to talk about more than just the new Zelda at E3 later this month. Don't get your hopes up: there's still no press conference or Nintendo Direct planned. But at least they will show off some other games. During a livestream on Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16, Nintendo's Treehouse will play through not just Zelda, but the new Pokémon games and several other upcoming releases like Dragon Quest VII and Tokyo Mirage Sessions.

Says the press release:

Nintendo heads to E3 once again and brings the coverage directly to you with a two-day program from Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3! Tune in starting at 9 a.m. PT on June 14 [June 15 at 2:00am AEST] 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!

Day 2 of Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 will showcase upcoming releases for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, including Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE! Day 2 will start with a special Pokémon GO developer Q&A at 10 a.m. PT on June 15 [June 16 at 3:00am AEST]

Zelda will still be the only playable Nintendo game at E3 — unless they change their minds again.


    As long as they have buttons and sticks to move characters, I'll be happy.

    None of this second screen, fling your limbs around, jerk off the nunchaku gameplay.

      Gyro for aiming and second screen for map/inventory at a minimum.

        Off-screen play absolutely required.

          That never did anything for me. I mean I can see it being useful if the TV is being used, but I want to play my games in HD on a nice big screen.

            I use it all the time, since I'm constantly trying to do several things at once :P Usually play games while sitting at my PC, which uses the TV as a monitor. Though the main TV is usually being used by others anyway.

    Hard to parse this and have a basic understanding of what's going on, as Schreier is want to point out. We can only go on what the company says at any given moment. That isn't exactly a sledge against Nintendo, nor is it a Nintendo Defense Force remark either.

    These announcements of announcements are seriously wearing us thin. But it is par for the course for the Video-Games in Twenty-Sixteen. Bouquets/brickbats for the company having the gall to do PR. Bouquets/brickbats for the news article having the gall to harken back to what the company said last month.

    It may be me jumping to conclusions, and the fact we're in the middle/mire of what seems to be non-stop political news cycle (plus the fact there's major elections the world over is just a coincidence) anyway, but gee games reporting reads like political punditry more and more.

    Kudos to the AU team for putting the timezone differences. I don't think I'll be up.

    A whole day of Zelda streaming? Several hours of Zelda will surely show of a heap of the game...they usually top out around 30 hours.

      That was my thought. Spoilers galore? No thanks, I don't want to watch hours of a game I intend to play.

    The rumours already point to two demos that are an hour long each. One for attendees and one behind closed doors.

    Also this is an open world zelda.. all bets are off for length until we know more. Skyrim could be done in 30 hours - but did you only spend 30 on it?

    Heading is wrong - Nintendo announced the only playable game was zelda and didnt announce any other games at that point. They have more E3 floor space than Sony.

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