The lights are on
Nintendo has invited members of the press to a special hands-on event that will take place prior to the official commencement of E3 in Los Angeles next month.
As we reported recently, Nintendo has opted to forego their usual keynote address at the Nokia Theatre in favor of more intimate events. The company will still be holding an event for supply chain partners. As for the media, we've been invited to get early hands on time at the booth and hear remarks from famed developer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer.
The remarks will only last 30 minutes in total. Play time is slated to begin at 11 AM on June 11, but with the show floor opening at 12 PM, things are going to get hectic after only an hour.
If you are interested in further opinion and analysis regarding Nintendo's decision to step away from a traditional keynote, I offered my thoughts and follow-up responses to reader questions.
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I think this is fine. People think 30 min is not a lot of time but they are only going to be showing games off. No sales figures or anything like that that takes up space. Just games which should be plenty of time.
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mike is wrong with this one its a brilliant move by nintendo
Yes! Eat that E3 high-and-mighties!
only 30 minutes? but how are they gonna show their special celebrity guests and cool hip hop performances in only 30 minutes!?
Keynotes are almost always a disappointment at E3 to me. Keep it short and sweet, then just show off your games on the floor. Let Sony and micro whip their dicks out and fight over who's is bigger.
E3 will feel so different.
Doshin the Giant.
That is all.
Nintendo used to be a titan in the gaming industry, my how they have fallen. Though, on a less cryptic note, the 3DS is pretty awesome. They've brought back some of the classics in handheld form, and are releasing some great new titles for it as well. They may not be in the spotlight anymore, but I am definitely looking forward to what they bring to the plate in the future.
Hopefully this won't involve more humiliating begging for everyone to be patient, and then more promises that "more games are coming".
@Nintendo: You can't even blame this on lack of third party support anymore. If you know you're losing support there, then you need to invest some serious cash in growing you're first party development.
Stop hoarding your IP's and put out some AAA software..
smah bro is what they need