Nintendo has revealed their general schedule for E3 2018. The recently announced Super Smash Bros. for Switch will be the key headlining game. E3 2018 takes place June 12-14 in Los Angeles, California.

Nintendo will begin their E3 schedule on Monday, June 11, with the opening rounds of the Splatoon 2 World Championship. The tournament will conclude the following day, immediately followed by the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament. A few lucky fans who cosplay as Nintendo characters may be chosen to play the game on stage in exhibition play.

Both tournaments will take place at the Belasco Theater. Tickets will be issued on site. The tournaments will be live streamed on YouTube and Twitch, as well as on Nintendo’s E3 website.

Nintendo will debut their usual E3 video presentation at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern on Tuesday, June 12. The video will include our first details of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch.

Following the presentation, Nintedo will host three days of live streaming and gameplay via Nintendo Treehouse. Viewers will see appearances by developers and additional gameplay of upcoming games, including Super Smash Bros.

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Super Smash Bros. was announced with a teaser trailer during the March Nintendo Direct.

“Every year we take a look at E3 and craft the best experience for our fans, regardless of whether they are attending the show or watching from afar,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. “We expect that each of our E3 activities will give an additional boost to the already strong momentum enjoyed by Nintendo Switch.”

More details of Nintendo’s schedule and games will be revealed in the coming weeks.  E3 2018 takes place in Los Angeles, June 12-14.

Eric Watson

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