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PR- Nintendo Gives Fans Ways to Stay Engaged with Its E3-Related Activities

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo is getting ready for the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles next week, and wants to help fans stay engaged with all the Nintendo news and action from the show. Here’s a rundown of some of Nintendo’s activities before and during the show:

Nintendo's kickoff to the E3 trade show begins at 9 a.m. PT, with an introduction by Nintendo of Ame ... 

Nintendo's kickoff to the E3 trade show begins at 9 a.m. PT, with an introduction by Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime and the world's first look at live gameplay of The Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U console. (Graphic: Business Wire)

June 8

The Legend of Zelda Twitter campaign for Miitomo in-app gifts: Miitomo users should check @NintendoAmerica on Twitter today for a special tweet kicking off a collaboration between the mobile app and the Legend of Zelda franchise. If the tweet gets a combined 10,000 retweets worldwide, Nintendo will issue a “Link’s new hair wig” as an in-app gift to all users of Nintendo’s Miitomo mobile app. If it gets 20,000 combined retweets, Nintendo will give all Miitomo users a “Link wig” in the Miitomo app.

June 14

More of The Legend of Zelda in Miitomo: Miitomo will continue its celebration of The Legend of Zelda with a themed Miitomo Drop game that will give players the chance to win The Legend of Zelda-themed in-app gear for their Mii character. Players will also be able to use Miitomo coins in Miitomo to purchase The Legend of Zelda collaboration items. An additional The Legend of Zelda collaboration gift will be available on the My Nintendo website, and players can exchange their My Nintendo Platinum Points for this item.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live – Day 1: Nintendo’s kickoff to the E3 trade show begins at 9 a.m. PT, with an introduction by Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime and the world’s first look at live gameplay of The Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U console. Viewers can also catch the first live gameplay of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Watch Nintendo Treehouse: Live via Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch, as well as on http://e3.nintendo.com.

Nintendo eShop sale: Starting at 11 a.m. PT until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 21, Nintendo is offering discounts on some of its most popular games as a special treat for fans. My Nintendo members who are signed in will also get a special bonus if they buy select games included in the sale. Anyone who hasn’t signed up for My Nintendo yet is encouraged to do so now to avoid the E3 rush. To get the extra discount, My Nintendo members must link their Nintendo Account to their Nintendo Network ID and access Nintendo eShop on their device at least once before they make a purchase. The discounted games can be purchased in Nintendo eShop or at http://e3.nintendo.com. Details about the discounts can also be found at http://e3.nintendo.com.

June 15

Nintendo Treehouse: Live – Day 2: Starting at 10 a.m. PT, the Nintendo Treehouse: Live programming will showcase upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Monster Hunter Generations from Capcom, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. The day will start with a special Pokémon GO developer Q&A. Watch all of Nintendo’s action from the E3 show floor via Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch, as well as on http://e3.nintendo.com.

For more information about Nintendo’s activities at E3, visit http://e3.nintendo.com.

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This sounds pretty horrible. When an eshop sale is the most exciting thing to me at E3 then you know it's bad...

I love the new Zelda concept art! Getting excited. Again!

hellfast
Wed Jun 08 16 09:07am
Rating: 1

I'm really excited for Zelda! But I'd prefer to see the NX version tbh!!!! And only have Zelda and maybe a few other titles that aren't going to be nothing special I don't think isn't getting me hyped. Maybe they'll announce their NX event soon after E3

This sounds pretty horrible. When an eshop sale is the most exciting thing to me at E3 then you know it's bad...

All that really tells me is that you aren't that interested in Zelda or Pokémon.

I'm interested in Zelda and Pokemon, but what gets people excited for e3 is new announcements.

I like Zelda but i'm not one of those "OMG A NEW ZELDA GAME IS COMING GUYZZZ!!! 10/10" people. Also I am not a fan of main Pokemon games. They bore me to tears like most RPG's. Mario, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, F-Zero, Kirby, Metroid are more of my speed tbh.

We literally have seen and heard barely anything about this Zelda, though.

So it is like, we know it exists but we ALWAYS know a Zelda exists. Everything about Zelda at E3 will be BRAND NEW.

It is but I think we all have to accept that maybe E3 isn't all that important to them anymore. We went from stage conferences to prerecorded videos to treehouse live demo and then probably to no presence at all in the near future.

I don't like they are devoting all this to the Wii u version when it is hopefully the inferior one at least when it comes to graphics and power. If they didn't have nx ready they might as well not attended E3 at all. And save this magic all for what ever event (most likely their own) they were planning to do with nx. That way we see the version we actually were going to buy.

Iwato would not have done us this bad. Sure they have had some bad e3's before but one surprise was always there. You can't do nothing but miss him at a time like this.

Who knows, maybe. Just maybe they'll surprise us with something!!!

vonter
Wed Jun 08 16 12:01pm
Rating: 1

Isn't that better than having a good looking version to then end with an inferior one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNter0oEYxc

I'm not a huge Zelda fan, so I REALLY hope Ninty has SOME surprises in store, or this may be their most barebones E3 ever. Cautiously optimistic, but Ninty has let me down before.

This E3 will be barebones no matter how you slice it. I like Zelda as much as the next Zelda fan, But I was hoping to see the NX and some games that are in development for it. The NX could have been shown off in concept form without giving away it's main stealable secrets, but Nintendo wants to go back to the stoneage and be super secretive about the NX. That won't change any time soon unless people take a stand.

What stand? Having fans in Japan and in Seattle shouting at a Nintendo building? It's not like the online communities haven't expressed their disappointment all over media sites, youtube, blogs etc.

Nintendo will take their decisions in the end and improve or worsen because of them. I mean, it's not like all the #f**konami talk has done anything more than just paint that company as unneeded and everyone else moving one since they'll not change their stance for a while.

Or like EA being (unlikely) the worse company in the United States really affected them.

I don't even know even how money does affect Nintendo since despite the rushed games we're getting they're really taking their time and could very possibly delay NX to Fall of 2017.

It is just the fact that Nintendo is reverting back to their super secretive ways. What I mean by taking a stand is not buying their products and moving unto bigger and better things. It could be me just waking up to Nintendo's screw job decisions, or whatever you want to call it Vonter, But Nintendo is losing it's fanbase left and right no matter where you look.

You yourself even said that it's not like the #f**konami talk has done anything to change Nintendo's Stance yet. But it is when Investors start walking that Nintendo has to start worrying big time. But customers are investing in the products that Nintendo product too, so in a way the customer has the right to complain and try to get Nintendo to wake up.

But the sad thing is that's also not an option since they're not putting that much to really boycott anything other than any retro game which I'm not even sure how much they win on those purchases. If anything it'll be selling less Wii Us and 3DSs and that's going to happen regardless.

In the last investor's meeting they pretty much lend weight to the 3DS and their mobile games. I don't know maybe if Pokemon Sun and Moon don't sell, and their mobile games don't catch on. Maybe then something will happen. At this very moment, nothing anyone does will change anything.

You are really missing the point here Vonter, Nintendo can't afford any more major screw ups. I love Nintendo don't get me wrong or say that if I hate Nintendo to move on. Because well I want to see them be successful as much as the next Nintendo Fan. But Customers have just as much right to know what Nintendo is up to as they give to their Investors, because when a person buys one of their products they are saying here is my money that I am going to invest into this product, because I am interested in it and want to know everything I can about this investment I am making.

Maybe something will change if the NX fails, but They need to wake up and get with the times before that could happen. I hope that the NX is successful tho.

They do listen mostly to their customers.... in Japan. The issue with Nintendo is that they don't follow western trends that Microsoft or Sony have adopted. They have had issues with their marketing on other regions and I suppose if there's something they'll need to be careful is how they unveil their console. They want it to be something new and I suppose that's a red flag now. So how to sell it is the question. So far the president said they need to have the games ready, so I can't really say much, Wii U had a weak unveiling with unfinished concept ideas that later eventually became games, but now I suppose the want to showcase well what they're making. Since if anything it sounds they'll need to build the install base themselves. I don't expect good third party support. As much as they really need it, I don't see it happening.

Maybe that's also why they're attempting at branching out, if anything happens they'll go the Konami or Capcom way and have certain series appear on other mediums. *shrugs*

Yes I know that, But Japan is a small place look on the map, They can't live off of their small region's inputs. They have to listen to what every region wants even if it will mostly be impossible to do. If you can make most of your fanbase happy and not just the small select few that want 1 thing over the other then they will be doing something great.

All I am trying to explain to you is that Nintendo has to wake up and get with the times and don't leave its customers and the press in the dark. Iwata may have made some mistakes, but he at least had a Nintendo Direct lined up each and every month or 2, He did not leave everyone in the dark on everything. He gave people something to talk about no matter if it was good or bad.

I am really trying to give Kimishima the benefit of the doubt here Vonter, I really am, but it is hard to keep doing it when they are kind of skipping out on the biggest Gaming Event in the world. They use to have a huge presence at E3 whether it was a huge flop or huge success. This year it just feels like they are skipping out even if they are not.

Branching out could be good too, but what is there to be excited for without something to back it up with an announcement of the movies or what not that are in their thought process at the moment too.

As for getting games ready to show, that is understandable, but why not announce them and say something like this:

"Yes our NX is in development, but here is a Summer Sizzle Reel to get you talking about our NX and it's Games while we prepare our NX Unveiling Event that will take place at Month/Day/2016" and give customers and the press stuff to talk about until the unveiling date arrives. Sure they could give the date of the unveiling at E3, but that could be anyone's guess as to when and or if they will or not too.

They would only go 3rd party if they don't wake up and smell the changing times. Remember that hurt Sega in the end because they too were to super stubborn to get with the times. I want to see Nintendo be successful is all and like others it makes me mad that they don't seem to want to get with the 21st century and be competitive for market share and be the best that we all know that they could be.

I remember when the NES, GameBoy, and even when the Super NES all came out how exciting a time it was because you had the choice of going Portable and own the Gameboy or the Battery hog that was the Sega Gamegear, or Home Console and own the SNES or the Sega Genesis. In my home, I was lucky to get to experience the SNES and the Sega Genesis and could be classified as an outcast because I owned both and was not one who owned one over the other.

Enough of the Classic Gens Rant tho, I just want to see Nintendo wake up and get with the times before it is to late for them to even recover from the blunder that was the Wii U.

What I mean by taking a stand is not buying their products and moving unto bigger and better things. It could be me just waking up to Nintendo's screw job decisions, or whatever you want to call it Vonter, But Nintendo is losing it's fanbase left and right no matter where you look.

Word.

You yourself even said that it's not like the #f**konami talk has done anything to change Nintendo's Stance yet. But it is when Investors start walking that Nintendo has to start worrying big time. But customers are investing in the products that Nintendo product too, so in a way the customer has the right to complain and try to get Nintendo to wake up.

I know, and yet people chose to believe in 'comforting' 'lies' over descerning truths.

they're not putting that much to really boycott anything other than any retro game which I'm not even sure how much they win on those purchases.

It's not your typical 'cold turkey' boycott, but it DOES mess with the sale numbers, significantly within their target sale window. 1 or 2 years, then maybe buy at discount if not completely moved on or shunned them countless times(worked for Amiibo Festival, and it's near the $25 mark now, almost ready to be buyable). It's like that Prof. Fornsworth image. "Give us good games, and will give you money and maybe even more money and good reviews/sales. Give us BS, and we mess with your sales and insult your brand/name/products, at least until the next good game arrives." BUT seeing as how one user said they consider us US fans to be "Pearl Clutchers", I don't see them changing even if they run their company into the ground on the western side of things.

At this very moment, nothing anyone does will change anything.

There is currently nothing to move with/on, so that makes sense.
Wait for something to happen, they mess up, and watch the resonance shatter the brand with one big screw up they do. The resonance has been building for a few months now at LEAST. Another couple of waves caused by sour notes and they will fall apart one way or another. So really, if they want to sustain/regain stabilization, they HAVE to change their tune, significantly.

I love Nintendo don't get me wrong or say that if I hate Nintendo to move on. Because well I want to see them be successful as much as the next Nintendo Fan. But Customers have just as much right to know what Nintendo is up to as they give to their Investors, because when a person buys one of their products they are saying here is my money that I am going to invest into this product, because I am interested in it and want to know everything I can about this investment I am making.

And it's gotten to the point where, if all they care about is the investors money, then we're best left to just jump ship and move on, cause at that point they have turned/sold out.

Maybe something will change if the NX fails

Abandoning ship, will be that outcome for many fans.

I hope that the NX is successful tho.

We all do. But, we have to prepare for the worst case scenario and have made contingency plans. I wonder. . . How long will this site be around if it does fail and the fans Do leave? Or will it just keep on existing/reporting regardless of the situation? Will it change it's layout?

Since if anything it sounds they'll need to build the install base themselves.

And this is something irksome/ominous. Will they choose primarily fans, or casuals? Their temptation leans towards casuals. . .

Maybe that's also why they're attempting at branching out, if anything happens they'll go the Konami or Capcom way and have certain series appear on other mediums.

So you know this too. And even they probably know it themselves as well.
It doesn't even have to be that way. It wasn't that way before, at least not as restrictive as it once was anyway.

Spoiler

This year it just feels like they are skipping out even if they are not.

That sure is a LOT of floor space, just to cover 1 game. . .

I want to see Nintendo be successful is all and like others it makes me mad that they don't seem to want to get with the 21st century and be competitive for market share and be the best that we all know that they could be.

That is indeed aggravating.

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