Nintendo steps up to the plate to showcase its latest games before the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) opens its doors to the video game industry in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Like previous years, it won’t be doing this in a fancy venue but through a digital event hosted on the web.
Nintendo will live stream its E3 digital event online through its official website, starting at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT Tuesday. Alternative you can also watch the stream below:
Nintendo is expected to show off a number of titles, including a “Star Fox” game for the Wii U, a new “Pokémon” installment, “Super Mario Maker,” "Yoshi’s Woolly World” and more. It is also working on a new “Legend of Zelda” title, which was delayed to 2016 and won’t be playable on the E3 show floor. But fans are at least hoping that Nintendo will at least show off some footage from the game.
With Nintendo pushing into mobile, it could showcase some of its plans for the smartphone space, including its first mobile game that is expected to launch sometime this year. In total, the company plans to release five mobile titles by the end of March 2017.
Nintendo is hoping to use its entry into the mobile market to attract new customers while using smartphones as a bridge to their dedicated consoles. To facilitate this, it is planning to roll out a new online membership service that would encompass its 3DS, Wii U, mobile devices and desktop computers.
Even with the push to mobile, Nintendo isn’t leaving hardware behind. The company is currently developing a new gaming console codenamed “NX.” But it isn’t expected to shed new details about the console until 2016, according to comments made by Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata at the company’s investor meeting in May.