Nintendo Has A "Big E3" Planned, Exec Says

"We're going to be showcasing a variety of games."


Microsoft isn't the only platform-holder teasing its E3 2017 plans. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Fox News that Nintendo has "big" things in store for this year's show.

"E3 is always a big time for Nintendo," he said (via Nintendo Everything and NeoGAF). "We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story. And we're gonna have a big E3 this year. We're going to be showcasing a variety of games."

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While Fils-Aime shied away from offering specifics about Nintendo's plans, he said Nintendo will have Nintendo Switch and 3DS games on display.

"I'm not gonna tell you all of the various games and all of our little secrets for E3, but I can tell you that E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us to showcase not only Nintendo Switch, but also content coming to Nintendo 3DS," he said.

Fils-Aime also mentioned the fact that E3 2017, for the first time in the show's history, is open to the public, though he did not provide any specifics on how Nintendo's plans might be tailored to that.

Also in the interview, Fils-Aime talked about how it's not easy to predict where the video game industry is going.

"I think anyone who says they know where this industry is going is really not knowledgeable about the industry, given that at its heart, it's all about innovation and creativity," he said.

It's been a few years since Nintendo has held a traditional E3 briefing, instead opting for offsite Nintendo Direct presentations, as well as Nintendo Treehouse livestreams.

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