Wii U

Nintendo To Hold Wii U Software Showcase Prior To E3


Last month, Nintendo revealed that they will not be holding a large-scale E3 press conference this year, as the company has no new hardware to announce. Instead, Nintendo said, they would focus on smaller presentations both at E3 and via Nintendo Direct. Now, we know at least part of what their E3 plans are.


In an invite sent to Siliconera, Nintendo of America have shared that they will be holding a Wii U software showcase on June 11th. Opening remarks will be provided by NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto, with a gameplay and Q&A session to follow at 11am.


E3 proper will kick off later that day. Meanwhile, Microsoft and Sony will be holding their own E3 presentations a day prior on June 10th. Microsoft’s will take place at 10am PST, with Sony’s to follow at 6pm PST.


Nintendo are expected to reveal a new 3D Mario game from their EAD Tokyo studio (Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 3D Land) at E3, as well as a new Mario Kart game for Wii U. Details are also expected on the new Super Smash Bros. game and other titles.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.