The next Super Smash Bros has been teased about as long as any game can handle, and is finally due out this year. Of course Nintendo will be showing it off at E3, but more than a month remaining before the event, the company has already outlined some of its plans for the heavy-hitter.
Buried in a lovably goofy comedy sketch from Mega64, Nintendo announced that it will be hosting a Smash Bros Invitational tournament at the Nokia Theater during E3. It is inviting 16 notable Smash Bros players to throw down in the upcoming Wii U game, and will be broadcasting a livestream of the tourney. For those who can't make it to Los Angeles, Best Buy locations will be hosting a "Smash Fest" with a playable version of the game, resuming the two companies' E3 partnership.
Nintendo also announced it will be hosting a "Digital Event," which it calls a new kind of video program similar to Nintendo Direct. It will air at 9 AM PT on Tuesday, June 10. Finally, the company will be hosting live broadcasts during the entire E3 show, hosted by the "Treehouse" product development department.
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Nintendo announced today that it will be hosting a Smash Bros Invitational tournament at E3, and livestreaming it for fans. For those who want hands-on without going to Los Angeles, it will also be playable at Best Buy.
This is easily the smartest thing Nintendo could have done to promote the next Smash, besides allowing Melee to be played at Evo. Jeff on the Giant Bombcast jokingly said on a podcast sometime this year when it was up in the air if Melee should be at Evo and Jeff said something along the lines of that if they were smart, they would just let the new game be played at Evo. This is even better. Melee gets played at Evo and Smash gets its first real showing and tournament at E3.
Look at Nintendo, learning and shit.