For the first time Nintendo announced last year that it would not hold the traditional press conference at E3 2013. The announcement came directly from company president Satoru Iwata who said that Nintendo would instead hold smaller events geared towards different regions. The company appears to be making this a trend. It has now confirmed that the Nintendo E3 2014 press conference isn’t going to happen.
In the past Nintendo’s E3 press conference was usually held on the first official day of E3. It now aims to “reinvent a proven tactic” by hosting smaller events once again that would be geared towards different markets. Though there was criticism about how Nintendo handled things at its booth last year, the “meetup” was largely deemed to be unorganized and underwhelming.
Though this time around Nintendo is expected to show off new entries from its highly anticipated franchises. One of the titles include Super Smash Bros., which was announced a few weeks ago. The company will hold a tournament for this title at Nokia Theatre outside E3 as well.
A Nintendo Digital Event is on the cards as well which will be broadcasted through the company’s traditional press conference slot, 9am PT on June 10th. It will lay out future plans and reveal details about new games and experiences during the event.