Nintendo has announced how it plans to present its newest and unannounced games for the Wii U and 3DS at E3 2014, and it’s, well, somewhat different.
Last year, Nintendo opted out of a traditional E3 press conference in favor of a previously-taped Nintendo Direct to showcase its games. Fans who were wanting to see Nintendo return to doing press conferences will be sadly disappointed. Instead, Nintendo will be live-streaming their various E3 game announcements, but not in-person.
This year’s live-streamed broadcast, the Nintendo Digital Event, will take place on June 10, 2014 at 9 AM/PT. Nintendo’s product development department, Nintendo Treehouse, will also be live-streaming game demos from the E3 show floor.
You can read Nintendo’s full statement below:
“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.”
So, for the second-straight year, Nintendo will not be conducting an in-person E3 presser. Are you disappointed? Do the small changes such as live-streaming the event change your thoughts? Tell us in the comments below.