Last week, Nintendo announced their plans for E3 Week 2017, going from June 13 to June 15. Ever the quick-paced and agile shelled creatures we are at KoopaTV, we're just discussing it today. (Hey, we were celebrating an ANNIVERSARY.)
Here's Nintendo's E3 2017 plot, according to their press release:
- 12 PM Eastern on June 13, 2017 — Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation
- This will be available at e3.nintendo.com (and KoopaTV will be on top of the coverage) and deal with Nintendo Switch games, including Super Mario Odyssey, releasing in 2017.
- Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 throughout June 13, June 14, and June 15
- Subjects will be all sorts of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS titles, played at depth with your favourite Nintendo Treehouse localisers. KoopaTV will cover this, too!
- The night of June 13, 2017: The 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational
- Four teams, representing the four regions of the United States, Japan, Europe, and Oceania, will compete. KoopaTV will cover this with variable effectiveness.
- The night of June 14, 2017: The 2017 ARMS Open Invitational
- It being “open” implies something here, but that “invitational” also implies something... KoopaTV will be sure to cover this, though we might be a little bored.
What's the ultimate analysis here?
This is basically a repeat of 2014's E3, minus the Best Buy event (which was... the best part of E3 2014) and without a cool hype video (at least, there isn't one YET). That had the Nintendo Digital Event (which is what Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 is if you look past the name-change), one invitational tournament (E3 2017 has TWO), and Nintendo Treehouse Live. We rated Nintendo's E3 2014 the most favourably compared to the other companies presenting.
You could also say it's a repeat of 2015's E3 plans, with the Nintendo World Championships serving the role of Nintendo-sponsored fancy tournament. Again, minus any Best Buy event (I'm convinced that the awful attendance of the Super Mario Maker event is the reason 2015 was the last year to have these).
Besides the fact there are TWO tournaments (making up for these being none in 2016), there's nothing really... new to discuss here. Nintendo has a formula that they're comfortably settled in. We're comfortably settled in covering it.
Everyone's comfortable, at least until they want us to watch The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for seven hours straight. That wasn't comfortable at all, and they better not do that ever again.
|Message to Nintendo:|
NO ONE WANTS TO WATCH Super Mario Odyssey for more than two and a half hours straight, at most.
A more appropriate time amount would be an hour and a half of gameplay at one time.
And... if you don't care about Nintendo's process but just their content, then wait for next month. We'll be all over that content.
Other companies are doing things too. If you wait for next month, we'll have a schedule. And a new site-wide banner. We always do.
If you have ideas for that KoopaTV banner, besides putting Mario's demonic cap's eyeballs as the letter o in Koopa, let KoopaTV know in the comments section below!
For Ludwig rationalising Nintendo's E3 2016 plans before E3 2016 started, click here.