E3 2019 is almost here, and Nintendo gave us a hint of what’s to come this morning! E3 2019 will take place June 11th – 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Nintendo will follow a similar pattern as last year, but with a new ticket system for those in attendance.
Starting June 8th, Nintendo will host Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 Tournaments at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Fans who want to catch the competitions in person can gain free entry after receiving an event badge in line on a first-come, first served basis. Doors will open at 10 a.m. (with the line starting at 8 am) and competition is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. People who prefer to watch the competitions online can visit https://e3.nintendo.com/ and Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube. Nintendo will communicate additional details about these tournaments at a later time.
On June 11th, Nintendo will have a Nintendo Direct at 9 am. You can watch by visiting https://e3.nintendo.com/. The presentation will offer a look at games scheduled to launch in 2019. Nintendo will also live stream throughout E3 and offer a deeper look into select games and commentary from people in the know.
In an effort to reduce wait time at the Nintendo booth, Nintendo also announced the Warp Pipe Pass. This will allow E3 attendees to gain priority access in line during their designated time to line up and play select games at the booth. A Nintendo Account is required to sign up and reserve a Warp Pipe Pass. Nintendo will communicate additional details about how and when to reserve a pass at a later date.
I like the idea of Warp Pass, as long as they can ensure that only attendees can register for a pass. It would be a nightmare if others reserve passes and try to sell them to attendees.
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