Nintendo Crowns Tournament Winners, Makes New Announcements throughout the Day

Nintendo finished the first day of the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles with two competitive champions and a host of bonus announcements that built on today’s Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 video presentation.

Nintendo crowned ZeRo of Chile the champion of the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament. A longtime player of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, ZeRo defeated seven other top-ranked Super Smash Bros. players from around the world to successfully defend his title from Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Invitational in 2014. ZeRo emerged as the top player of the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system. In the final match, ZeRo used Mario to defeat runner-up MkLeo of Mexico, who played as Sonic.

In both head-to-head and two-on-two matches, the tournament showcased new fighters like Ridley from the Metroid series and returning favorites from past games in the franchise.

In other competitive news, the GG BoyZ of Japan emerged triumphant at the Splatoon 2 World Championship. Made up of Taiji, etona, yamamicchi and Dynamon, the GG BoyZ inked their way to glory by defeating BackSquids, the German team representing Europe in the competition.

For details on the two tournaments visit: https://e3.nintendo.com/tournaments.

For fans who are excited to jump into new Splatoon 2 action for themselves, Nintendo revealed new details about the Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion DLC:

The new Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 launches on the evening of Wednesday, June 13. This first paid DLC for Splatoon 2 adds a new single-player mode that features 80+ missions, new stories and the ability to play as an Octoling for the first time. The full version of the game is required to use Octo Expansion, which will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch for $19.99.
An amiibo three-pack of an Octoling Girl, an Octoling Boy and an Octoling Octopus are coming later this year.
Nintendo will continue to support Splatoon 2 with free updates to gear, weapons and stages through the end of 2018.
Today’s Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018 show was host to some additional reveals throughout the day as well:

New amiibo figures for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were shown for the first time. These figures, which included Ridley from the Metroid franchise and Inkling from the Splatoon franchise, go on sale at the same time as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo also confirmed that a Daisy amiibo figure was on the way.
Viewers got their first in-depth look at live gameplay of the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for Nintendo Switch.
Viewers also got their first look at live gameplay for the Super Mario Party game for Nintendo Switch.
Finally, in a live-streamed presentation, Nintendo showed off world premiere gameplay of the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games for Nintendo Switch.

To stay up to date on all of Nintendo’s activities at E3 2018, keep an eye on http://e3.nintendo.com.

Categories: Press Releases, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch


Hardly anything was announced though. I wouldn't have expected Microsoft to outdo Nintendo but Microsoft's presentation had a ton of announcements. It is almost like Microsoft is getting tired of losing so they are trying harder and maybe Nintendo is just coasting a bit since they are so successful atm. They definitely don't seem hungry or like they are really going after it. How can you be a major game company, well into the second year of a wildly successful console and have so few announcements at E3?

I like what they are doing with Smash. I think Sakurai is working hard on it and they are putting a lot into it. Getting every character back on the roster is cool and I never thought I would see Ridley. That was awesome. But it hardly makes an E3 showcase. That should just be one small part of it.

These are my day 1 impressions. I reserve the right to change my mind if they announce some things later during Treehouse Live but I'm not holding my breath. Treehouse Live usually has a few announcements but I don't see them announcing enough things to turn this disaster around.

Nintendo hasn't thought of E3 as a place to announce big things in years...

Look at the e3 from 2 years ago it was just zelda on the Wii U. Like that was it. No mention of the switch except "Nintendo NX will not be showcased at e3" and then later in the year they show it off on some random date with 3 days warning. They don't care dude. They walk to the beat of a different drum. They have for a while now. Get used to it.

Nintendo hasn't thought of E3 as a place to announce big things in years.

That is simply not true. Look at last year's E3 and all the big announcements there. But you probably already know that, which is why you chose to skip it and instead use E3 from two years ago as your example. I'm not sure why you are trying to paint this picture a certain way and ignoring all the evidence to the contrary. All we have to do is go one year back to see that it is not true. I guess you are just playing damage control for this completely disappointing showing today.

What did they announce last year metroid? That's it. They mostly showed us Mario which was already announced and splatoon which was already almost released. They have directs just to keep the buzz for themselves. Sure they do some big things for e3. Like releasing fortnite and Paladins on the same day, or showing us a new UP made buy litterally some of the best and brightest creators in Japan.

But the big huge games are done on Nintendo's own terms which is why we saw Pokemon a few weeks ago and smash at the last direct. Am i right or what?

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