E3 2017: Nintendo Will Focus on Super Mario Odyssey at the Show

Nintendo issued a press release earlier today detailing its plans for E3. Similar to the company's singular focus on Zelda: Breath of the Wild at last year's event, Nintendo will be putting the brunt of its promotional muscle behind Super Mario Odyssey, the newest 3D sandbox-style adventure game due to release this holiday on Switch.

"Proceedings will be headlined by the first-ever opportunity to play the Super Mario Odyssey game, Mario’s upcoming sandbox-style adventure for the Nintendo Switch system, as well as other Nintendo Switch games," per Nintendo's press release.

Nintendo will provide other activities for both attendees as well as fans following E3 from home. A video presentation will offer glimpses of more Switch games slated to release this year, and company representatives will talk in-depth about and show gameplay on the Treehouse Live stream.

E3 attendees will be able to compete in tournaments for Splatoon 2 and Arms, both of which will release this summer. Both tournaments will be streamed so viewers at home can follow along.

“Our various E3 activities will showcase the next steps for Nintendo Switch, from a summer of social competitive gaming to a holiday season highlighted by a milestone Mario adventure,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “With Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, fans at home can watch in-depth gameplay of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games launching this year."

As expected, Nintendo will not host a traditional E3 press conference this year. Instead, it will host a video presentation it's calling "Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017." That will begin at 9 AM PT on June 13, just before the show floor opens.

Shacknews will be broadcasting once again from E3 this year, so keep an eye here for more details.

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