Smash Bros. For Switch Will Be Playable At E3
You will be able to play the highly anticipated fighting game at E3, which is open to the public this year.
Nintendo today detailed its plans for E3 2018, and among the most interesting details is that the new Super Smash Bros. title for Switch will be playable on the show floor. During show hours on June 12-14, you can visit Nintendo's booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center to be among the first in the world to play the highly anticipated fighting game.
Those willing to brave surely long lines will also get to play "a variety" of other titles, though Nintendo did not announced any specific games. The company also said that some of the "most noteworthy" third-party games for Switch will be "featured across several Nintendo activities throughout the week," though it's unclear if these will be playable on the show floor.
Nintendo's E3 briefing will take place at 9 AM PT on Tuesday, June 12 in the form of a video presentation instead of a live show like Microsoft, Sony, Bethesda, Ubisoft, and EA do. Immediately after this show, Nintendo will kick off its annual Treehouse Live programming, which is three days of gameplay reveals, developer discussions, and more. The show will kick off with, you guessed it, Super Smash Bros. for Switch. This will all be streamed live.
As it's done in recent years, Nintendo's E3 showing will focus on games that are coming out soon. As you'd expect, Smash Bros. for Switch is getting a "special spotlight" in a headlining role for the show. Nintendo said it will wait for a later date to showcase titles coming after 2018.
In addition to the briefing and presence on the show floor, Nintendo will hold competitive gaming tournaments for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros., starting Monday, June 11 with the Splatoon 2 World Championship. The finals of this event will take place on June 12, and this will be followed by the Super Smash . Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament. Nintendo has already invited competitors, but if you dress up as a Nintendo character on June 12, there is a chance you'll be chosen to go up on stage and compete.
Tickets for the tournaments will be available at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, where the event is taking place, on June 11 and June 12. Like Nintendo's other E3 events, these tournaments will be streamed live.
Like last year, E3 2018 is open to the public. You can buy tickets here.