Nintendo at E3 2018: Games, Start Time & What You Need to Know

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Be sure to check out our E3 2018 press conference schedule guide for all the info on each conference.

It’s safe to say that the Switch has shifted a lot of (wrong) perceptions of Nintendo as a company on the decline following the failures of the Wii U. Just over a year after it was first released, the Switch is every inch the competitor to the PS4 and Xbox One, so plenty of people are looking forward to seeing what Nintendo showcase at E3 2018.

In typical Nintendo fashion, their slot at E3 is an unconventional one with a video presentation rather than the traditional on-stage affair. Rather than announcing games and then just disappearing, Nintendo will also be showcasing new games over three days in the Nintendo Treehouse. On top of that, they will also be showcasing two tournaments, the Splatoon 2 World Championship finals and Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018.

If you’re intrigued to find out what the wizards have in-store for E3 2018 and what you can expect to see, read on. Let us break this to you now, though: Mother 3 is never going to be localised. We are sorry.


When is Nintendo’s E3 2018 Conference?

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Nintendo’s E3 2018 conference (or rather, presentation) kicks off at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST on Tuesday, June 12 and into June 13 for those in the AET timezone with it starting at 2 AM. That’s the perfect time for European viewers, for a change.


Where can I watch Nintendo’s E3 2018 conference?


You will be able to watch Nintendo’s streams on their website from June 11th. There’s no word if it will also be on their social media, but you can guarantee that the likes of Polygon and IGN will be hosting it. We just want Nintendo PR to acknowledge we exist.


Which games will be on display at Nintendo’s E3 2018 conference?


Now this is a very good question. We already know that Super Smash Bros. will be shown off heavily, but there’s some mystery surrounding the rest of the line-up. However, thanks to an extremely convincing leak, we may know Nintendo’s itinerary, or at least a sizzle reel.

The games listed in the leak include Fortnite, FIFA 19, Paladins, Killer Queen Black, and Overcooked. To our eyes, these titles seem like ones that will be part of a montage; as big as Fortnite is, it’s hard to imagine Nintendo dedicating that much time to just one third-party title.

Elsewhere, updates on Metroid Prime 4 and the 2019 Pokémon RPG seem unlikely as they’re still a ways off, though Bayonetta 3 is a safe bet for a spot in the limelight. This also may be a little “out there”, but isn’t it about time for a brand new Mario Kart game, too?

If you’re asking us what we want to see, we have five letters and a piece of punctuation for you: F-Zero. There are rumblings of a Star Fox racing game, but nah, F-Zero, please.

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