Hot off the heels of today’s Pokémon Direct is some more information regarding Nintendo’s E3 stream: it’ll only be 30 minutes long. The news comes from a Nintendo press release, which states Nintendo’s Treehouse stream will air after the event’s conclusion at 9:30 PST. (To clarify, the digital event starts at 9:00 PST)
Coming off the previous Nintendo E3 Directs, this certainly seems like a small number; after all, the previous Digital Events clocked in at over 40 minutes. There’s quite a few titles Nintendo has in the works, so will they have enough time to discuss them all?
Well, let’s look at the facts: according to the above press release, we know the Digital Event will only cover Switch games releasing this year, most notably Super Mario Odyssey. With Splatoon 2 and ARMS around the corner, we’ll probably be seeing them as well as Fire Emblem Warriors and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 if they’re still on track for 2017. And don’t forget Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was leaked!
So what else fills in the 30 minutes? Unrevealed games, undoubtedly, but how many? We don’t know for sure, and who knows how long Nintendo will pad out the event with behind-the-scenes footage (think back to their 2014/2015 presentations). It’s also worth pointing out that the Pokémon Stars rumor was squashed as of today, and it remains unknown if the Smash for Wii U port is actually real. It’s also been some time since Retro Studios’ last release, so perhaps it’s time we found out what they were up to.
Regardless, we at Hey Poor Player will provide all the Nintendo E3 2017 coverage you’ll need when the Digital Event begins next Tuesday!
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