Nintendo Introduces New Ways for Fans to Have Fun With Smash Bros. Switch at E3 2018

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo fans always generate a lot of enthusiasm for the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles, and excitement for the E3 2018 debut of the Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Switch system is already at a fever pitch. To shorten the time fans will need to wait in line to try it, Nintendo invites E3 attendees to reserve play slots ahead of time for just this game. This should provide fans with a faster, smoother experience so they can play the Super Smash Bros. game and spend more time enjoying the rest of the June 12-14 show. Attendees will have two experiences to choose from: they can either reserve a ticket to play against people casually “for fun,” or play “for glory” in a competitive elimination match.

Here’s how the reservation system for the Super Smash Bros. game is going to work:

Anyone who registers for E3 2018 by May 31 will receive an email from E3 organizers on June 5 with details about how to reserve one electronic ticket to play the game (available while time slots last). Attendees should make sure to add e3expo@e3expo.com to their safe sender lists so the email doesn’t get lost in their junk folders.

Signing up to play the game ahead of time is mandatory. No on-site registration will be available.

Tickets will be in the form of QR Code patterns that can be stored on a smartphone or printed out.

For more details about ticketing, visit https://e3.nintendo.com/attendee-faq for continuing updates.

Reservations will not be taken for any other games at Nintendo’s booth, which will be available to play on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We’re always looking to improve the ways people can maximize the fun they have with Nintendo at E3,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This year our focus is on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game, and we want as many people as possible to give it a try.”

Nintendo is also encouraging people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems to the show with them. Lucky owners who are spotted playing at the Nintendo booth or around the Los Angeles Convention Center could be selected by roaming members of the Nintendo team to receive an exclusive, collectible Nintendo Switch pin, while supplies last. People should be sure to bring their systems along for an opportunity to receive this one-of-a-kind swag, as well as for impromptu gaming opportunities with others.

As always, people can keep an eye on https://e3.nintendo.com for all of Nintendo’s latest updates from E3 2018.


I wonder if this will improve the experience for e3 goers.

Nintendo have been very careful in how they talk about Smash Bros. in that PR and no way is it by chance, it's purely by design. Not a single mention of whether it's a new game or a port.

If it is, they don't want to spoil the relief and final official confirmation that it is. It'll be great marketing since it will be new info and lots of people will be positive and happy about it.

I'll be eagerly waiting for this email from now on :-)

Who else here will be attending E3?

Ah very very nice! Have you been to E3 before? I hope you have an amazing time.

That will be my first time, I'm excited!

And now turned even more excited because (I hope) for sure I'll be playing my most beloved Nintendo franchise!
I hope I don't miss this e-mail... I'll be checking it every single minute on June 5th Very Happy

The way that Nintendo asks players to bring their Nintendo Switch's along, for impromptu gaming opportunities, almost makes it seems like the Nintendo Switch will have download play for playing multiplayer games from a single cartridge or digital download.

I doubt it, but I hope so!

They said they'll be giving away some pins... I think that will be all about it...

If this is a port of Smash Wii U I wish they would have just said so already. Because this will be very anti climactic at E3 if they reveal Smash Switch for the first time and it's just a port with a few new characters.


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