While scouring the internet I stumbled across a rumor that Nintendo would be joining the ranks of live press conferences this year. After checking the official log for E3 exhibitors, Nintendo was confirmed for a theater as well as three booths. This is a pleasant change for fans wishing to see a live presence at E3 after two years of being delivered an E3-custom Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo, as well as many other publishers, have not yet hinted what will be in store for their E3 conference. What we do know, however, is that two major titles for Nintendo is expected to be hitting store shelves at the end of the year with StarFox and Zelda, both for the Wii U.
When Nintendo was asked why they decided to do a Nintendo Direct the last two years they seemingly had legitimate concerns. On top of language barriers from the Japanese developer and potential speakers and presenters, E3 has also been a growing show that has more eyes requiring bigger and better presentations. Reggie Fils-Aime told IGN “, We think the best way to bring our message to the fans, to the larger community, is to create an event, to create something that we believe has all of the little Nintendo magic and pixie dust, and communicate that directly.”