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    E3 2013 - News & Discussions

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    With two months to go. Companies are starting to surface with their games lineup. Most notably with SONY having announced PS4 on February and Microsoft about to announce 720 on May 21st. As for Nintendo? Not so much this time.

    Via Siliconera
    Nintendo will not be holding a large-scale E3 presentation, the company’s president, Satoru Iwata, shared in a financial results presentation today.

    The reason for this, Iwata says, is that different groups of people—gamers, analysts and distributors—all want different kinds of information from Nintendo, and the company feels that different methods will be required to convey the appropriate information to each group.

    As a result, Nintendo’s E3 endeavours will be focused on holding smaller events individually targeted at each of these groups, with a focus on software for the U.S. market.

    “There will be one closed event for American distributors, and we will hold another closed hands-on experience event, for mainly the Western gaming media,” Iwata reveals, adding that he will not be personally speaking at either of these two events.

    Aside from these two exclusive events for visitors, Nintendo will also deliver information directly to their home audience around the world, including shareholders and analysts, “around the time of E3,” through channels such as their Nintendo Direct presentations.

    Thus far, Nintendo have not shared much information regarding just which games they intend to present at this year’s E3. They have, however, revealed that a new 3D Mario game and a new Mario Kart game for the Wii U will both be playable on the show floor. Additionally, the new Super Smash Bros. game will be shown for the first time at E3 as well.
    Games confirmed to show within the conference
    *(PS4)Final Fantasy (title to be fully announced, perhaps a trailer as well)

    *Games to show within the conference

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    Here's more on the Nintendo issue

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    While Nintendo won’t be having its typical media briefing at E3 2013, the company is still very much involved with the expo. Attendees will be able to play a number of titles – including some for the first time such as Mario’s new Wii U outing and Mario Kart.

    It also appears that Nintendo will be hosting a small event at Nokia Theater – the same venue where the Big N has held its E3 presentations.
    A statement from Nintendo of America reads:

    “As you’ve already seen, a lot of news about Nintendo games and services that traditionally would be held until E3 is being delivered this year through Nintendo Directs, and various press events. This approach will continue between now and E3. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be fully informed. We look forward to continuing to provide you with Nintendo news and content in ways you haven’t before experienced. Beyond the news that will be communicated through Nintendo Direct videos in the run up to E3, at the show itself we’re hosting two smaller events on Tuesday morning before the LACC opens instead of just our traditional one event. A media event and a partner presentation will both occur that morning. While the audiences will be different between the two events, both will occur on the Tuesday morning of E3 (June 11) which is the date and time period the public has come to expect for Nintendo to deliver E3 news.

    At the Nokia theater we’ll meet with business partners (retailers, publishers, analysts, etc.) from the NOA territory and discuss our plans for driving the business and providing tailored information that this group finds useful to their operations. Nintendo has done these same type of business meetings at past E3 shows, but has not in the past few years. This year we are returning to that business partner meeting format. New this year at our booth in the LACC, prior to the show opening, we’ll invite a small group of media to play our games. We will have a strong line-up of beloved franchise experiences available for immediate hands-on play. We are continuing to consider exciting new ways to bring the news of our games and information directly to the players at home during the E3 timeframe, and will have more to say about that at a later date.”
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    I agree with Adam Sessler on this one. It's a big mistake for Nintendo to skip the E3 press conference. While of course all eyes will be on the new consoles, that's even more reason to get out there and show that you have a strong software lineup and a reason for people to purchase your system.

    And he's right about Nintendo Direct, too. Yes, there are people who wait on tenterhooks for those. The people who have already drank the Nintendo Koolaid and drank it deep. The kind of people who affectionately call it Ninty. They aren't reaching the people outside of that base that they need to to expand their market.

    The other options they're giving at E3 are a closed-door, off the record retailer conference and, basically, having a booth. There are low-rent mobile game developers that will have a darned booth.

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    While it does seem not smart to not have a conference during E3, especially with the PS4 and the NextBox showing up, but that's probably the reason why they aren't showing up. Nintendo might get kind of lost in the "true" next-gen publicity. And Nintendo Direct has proven to be a successful way to announce new games, so they may be planning a fairly large one, maybe with more info on Super Smash Bros. 4, Wind Waker HD, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwing26 View Post
    While it does seem not smart to not have a conference during E3, especially with the PS4 and the NextBox showing up, but that's probably the reason why they aren't showing up. Nintendo might get kind of lost in the "true" next-gen publicity. And Nintendo Direct has proven to be a successful way to announce new games, so they may be planning a fairly large one, maybe with more info on Super Smash Bros. 4, Wind Waker HD, etc.
    It "might" get lost if they had a conference. It "definitely" will if they don't. And a big Nintendo Direct is nice, for Nintendo fans, but most of gamers won't hear about it. People will see the MS and Sony conferences on TV.
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    I think the best strategy Nintendo could go for is to have an E3 show and show off a couple cool new things that gamers want to see, but then wait a week or so until after the windfall of the Sony and Microsoft conferences before they let out their biggest announcement, if they have one. This would hopefully steer some of the excitement back in their direction. Of course, they need some sort of major announcement for this plan to work. Not WiiU Music or something like that.
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    To counter Shawn's post, and because I personally am not very good at making these counter arguements, I'll put up a video from Gamesradar.

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    There's a presentation about being stupid down by the way, you should check it out if you know what you're doing.

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    That video brings up a good point about how this will influence coverage in outlets like USA Today, which contrary to what one of those clueless guys was saying do cover video games and E3. Here's the mainstream media's story on E3. I wrote it for them in advance :

    Gamers will have a tough choice this holiday season.

    (500 breathless, excited words about Sony's new console and games)

    (500 breathless, excited words about Microsoft's new console and games)

    Faltering Japanese gaming giant Nintendo, with no new hardware to show, chose not to hold a competing press conference for the first time in several years and retreated to a closed-door retailer conference and limited media access to a booth on the show floor. Nintendo has been stung by slow sales of its new WiiU console, which has failed to catch the imagination of the public the way its popular predecessor the Wii did. At its booth Nintendo offered a few new iterations of tried and true franchises like Super Mario Brothers and Legend of Zelda, but failed to generate the excitement that Microsoft and Sony's offerings did
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    I've loved Nintendo ever since I was a 6-year-old obsessed with Pokemon, but I just don't think the Wii U can be saved no matter what gets announced at E3, or how they announce it. New 3D Mario? Great. New Legend of Zelda? Awesome. New Smash Bros? Fantastic. The problem is, Nintendo did this exact same thing to save the Gamecube, & we all know how that turned out. Nintendo should've either released it as it is in 2011, or they should've waited to give it some horsepower to somewhat rival the PS4/720. I'll still watch the Nintendo Directs, but Sessler's got a point: they're just echo chambers for people that are already gonna buy Nintendo products.

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    For me though, I kinda like this new approach. Because considering that I'm now only following SONY's PlayStation system it would only fit. They get to focus on the newer systems.
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    (500 breathless, excited words about Sony's new console and games)

    (500 breathless, excited words about Microsoft's new console and games)

    Faltering Japanese gaming giant Nintendo, with no new hardware to show, chose not to hold a competing press conference for the first time in several years and retreated to a closed-door retailer conference and limited media access to a booth on the show floor. Nintendo has been stung by slow sales of its new WiiU console, which has failed to catch the imagination of the public the way its popular predecessor the Wii did. At its booth Nintendo offered a few new iterations of tried and true franchises like Super Mario Brothers and Legend of Zelda, but failed to generate the excitement that Microsoft and Sony's offerings did
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    That would be the story even if Nintendo had a conference. They're not going to reduce the price, and they only have games to spolight instead of hardware and they would get overshadowed. At least with skipping the E3 presser, and going Nintendo Direct they can stand on their own turf.
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    Don't expect Valve or 2k to show up to E3 either, both are skipping out fully.

    Report: Valve Skipping E3 This Year | GenGAME

    2K Games Bails on E3, Too

    (Actually, 2k is still going to have a conference, just no booth to play games.)
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    Microsoft to get their Press Conference

    via: Gematsu
    Microsoft will host its E3 press conference at the Galen Center on Monday, June 10.Invites ask that guests arrive by 8:45 a.m. Pacific time. If past years’ start times are anything to go by, it’ll begin at 10 a.m.

    Expect to hear more about the next-gen Xbox following its May 21 reveal event.

    The event will be live streamed, of course. More details on that later this month.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Hopkins View Post
    That video brings up a good point about how this will influence coverage in outlets like USA Today, which contrary to what one of those clueless guys was saying do cover video games and E3. Here's the mainstream media's story on E3. I wrote it for them in advance :

    Gamers will have a tough choice this holiday season.
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    Don't forget the bits heralding the death of PC gaming.
    Joris: Your story makes me want to have a little brother, Papycha. Isn't that weird?
    Kerubim: Don't worry, Jojo. You have your whole life to meet new brothers. Some you will choose, others will ruin your life, and others still will make it worth living...

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    Those that to go the PS4 route this year, heads up . Got some news for you.

    via Gematsu
    Sony will hold their E3 2013 press conference on Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. Pacific / 9 p.m. Eastern time.

    The PlayStation manufacturer joins Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Electronic Arts in the Monday lineup.


    Microsoft will host its press conference at 9:30 a.m. Pacific, with Ubisoft following at 1 p.m., and Electronic Arts at 3 p.m.


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    Konami announces pre-E3 show

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    Konami will host its annual E3 pre-show this year on June 6, it has announced.

    The live stream event will be hosted through Konami’s website and the GameSpot app on Xbox 360.


    It would be safe to expect updates on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain andCastlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, considering they’re Konami’s key upcoming releases.


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    Remember that I told you that Nintendo will not be having a conference this year? Well, this confirms it.

    via NintendoEverything
    Nintendo won’t be holding a major press conference at E3 2013 this year. The company will be holding two smaller events for media and investors/analysts, but neither will likely be live-streamed.For fans, Nintendo is replacing its conference with a Nintendo Direct. This was pretty much a known fact, but the news was made official today. A new Nintendo Direct will be held “around E3 time” next month to highlight Wii U games “coming this autumn and beyond”. Let’s hope the 3DS gets some love as well!

    Update 2:Nintendo confirms Nintendo Direct for Japan as well. The page mentions Wii U titles for the summer.

    Update:
    Nintendo of America will host a Nintendo Direct tomorrow as well. In addition to Wii U, the 3DS will be featured. Nintendo’s Facebook message states:


    “We’re having a Nintendo Direct tomorrow to provide updates on upcoming summer Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. …We’ll discuss future Wii U titles for fall and onward in a Nintendo Direct before the start of E3 2013.”


    It’s that time again – a new Nintendo Direct is coming.

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    More on what Nintendo is doing:

    Nintendo has also announced that alongside E3, they're going to be doing something unique. Despite not having a press conference, Nintendo is instead bringing E3 to you! While we're enjoying the festivities in LA, gamers across the country will be able to walk into a local Best Buy to play some of its games featured at the expo.

    There will be 100 locations between the US and Canada to house the demos starting June 11th. As Reggie said in the Direct presentation "This year, it's all about the games". Although we have no official list of the games or locations, we can be sure that the line will be about as long as the Wii U launch window.

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    I'd just die of happiness if I were able to play a demo of the next Smash Bros. at Best Buy. I don't want to get my expectations a little too high though, in case they decide to go with the next Mario Kart instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Talon View Post
    I'd just die of happiness if I were able to play a demo of the next Smash Bros. at Best Buy. I don't want to get my expectations a little too high though, in case they decide to go with the next Mario Kart instead.
    Yes, you're getting your hopes up too high. Remember that when they said they were going to show the new Super Smash Bros., they said they would show screenshots, while the new Mario Kart and Mario 3D platformer would be playable.

    Face it, the new SSB is way too early in development.
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