Nintendo Reveals E3 2015 Plans

Also, Bill Trinen is fired.

Nintendo has pulled back the curtain on their plans for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, as amusingly revealed in the following video:

Everything kicks off on Sunday, June 16 in Los Angeles with the return of the Nintendo World Championships. It’s been 25 long years since the last one, but details are still to come on how to enter.

Following that is the Nintendo Digital Event, their online press conference that will begin at 9am PT on Tuesday, June 16. What surprise announcements await? We’ll have to tune in and see!

From there, it’s the return of “Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3”, which features developer interviews and coverage of Nintendo products directly from the show floor. More details about the specific times the unscripted live streams will take place are to be announced closer to E3.

Finally, Nintendo Access this year is all about Mario Maker at Best Buy (well, Super Smash Bros. is already out — what can you do?). For two days during the week of E3, participating Best Buy stores in Canada and the United States will have the upcoming Wii U title available for fans to try out (If it helps, I liked what I played of it). “The game lets players have fun with friends as they enjoy playing through levels in a variety of Super Mario Bros. styles.”

Further details… are available right now! The events will take place on Wednesday, June 17 from 4pm to 9pm and again on Saturday, June 20 from noon until 5pm (all times local). Better still, those who attend will receive a “sweet” 30th anniversary Super Mario Bros. pin… while supplies last, naturally.

For further updates, you can check back here or go straight to the source at

Oh, and Reggie Fils-Aime fired Bill Trinen when he found a kid who can speak Japanese. Bill joined the company back in the 90’s when he helped work on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and has been frequently seen at Shigeru Miyamoto’s side ever since. We’ll miss you, Bill.

Update: Reggie has apparently rehired Trinen, presumably after someone clued him in to child labor laws. Maybe next time, Reggie.



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