Nintendo's E3 Briefing Scheduled for Same Day and Time as Square Enix's [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Not anymore.


[UPDATE] Square Enix has pushed its briefing back an hour. It's now scheduled to start at 10 AM PDT on Tuesday, June 16, thus avoiding a direct conflict with Nintendo.

The original story is below.

Nintendo on Wednesday announced its plans for E3 2015, which kicks off next month in Los Angeles. The company made the announcement through a funny YouTube video. Watch it below.

The most important bit is that Nintendo's E3 briefing--a digital event, compared to the live, in-person briefings from other companies--will take place on Tuesday, June 16, starting at 9 AM PDT. That's Nintendo's usual day and time, but this year, it's also the exact same date and time as Square Enix's briefing.

We already know that Nintendo won't talk about NX, smartphone games, or its quality of life initiatives at E3. According to Nintendo, viewers of the company's E3 event "will be treated to detailed information about the various games and experiences Nintendo has in store for its systems."

Nintendo's E3 plans for 2015 also includes the return of its "E3 Treehouse Live" stage show, where the company will feature games and guest appearances from the show floor. What's more, Nintendo and Best Buy have teamed up to allow shoppers to play Wii U game Mario Maker in stores the week of E3.

Anyone who visits participating Best Buy stores can play Mario Maker on the following dates:

  • June 17 -- 4-9 PM
  • June 20 -- Noon-5 PM

Finally, Nintendo announced that it's reviving the long-dormant Nintendo World Championship event this year on Sunday, June 14 in Los Angeles. Qualifying competitions open May 30 at Best Buy stores. Winners of regional events, along with "competitors chosen by Nintendo," will battle it out in Los Angeles on June 14 at the Nokia Theatre as part of a multi-round competition. One player will ultimately be crowned champion in the first Nintendo World Championship since 1990.

If you're in Los Angeles, you can attend the tournament in person, while it will also be streamed online.

E3 2015 Press Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 14

  • Bethesda - 6:30 PM PDT

Monday, June 15

  • Microsoft - 9 AM PDT (expected)
  • Electronic Arts - 1 PM PDT
  • Ubisoft - 3 PM PDT
  • Sony - 6 PM PDT (expected)

Tuesday, June 16

  • Square Enix - 9 AM PDT
  • Nintendo - 9 AM PDT
  • PC Gaming Show - 5 PM PDT

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