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Nintendo details their E3 2014 plans, event set for June 10th


Earlier today Nintendo announced their E3 2014 plans in big style with a comical, over the top video. They’re calling this “Play Nintendo” and they’ve recruited some popular internet personalities to help them with it. Here’s the video.

They’ll be holding a Super Smash Bros Tournament for members of the press at E3. Don’t worry, Best Buys across the US will be demoing Super Smash Bros at their stores during the week of E3.

Plus Nintendo Treehouse will be streaming their new game reveals all day long on June.

The Nintendo Digital Event will take place of a traditional E3 conference or Nintendo Direct. This event will air on the web June 10th at 11am central time. Nintendo describes this event as such:

Every year, Nintendo looks for the best way to show its games and share its news with fans, media and other key audiences. In 2013, Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference and use a video – in that case a Nintendo Direct – to share its news from E3. The company is building on that approach at E3 2014 with the “Nintendo Digital Event,” a new kind of video program that will reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond. The Nintendo Digital Event will air at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 10.

I have to say its nice to see Nintendo release such a different video to promote their E3 event 60 days in advance. It shows that even though the Wii U is struggling, they aren’t giving up and will market their products more aggressively in the future.

Its a sign of life and resurgence that brings a smile to the long-time Nintendo fan’s face. I’m looking forward to their E3 event a lot even if I have no idea what to expect.