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‘Do the Mario’ with Nintendo at this year’s E3 event

Super Mario Odyssey - Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been out for more than two months, but Nintendo has plenty of other big-name games coming to the Switch before the end of 2017. Perhaps the most exciting of these is Super Mario Odyssey, Mario’s return to the open-ended platforming gameplay style first seen in Super Mario 64. Naturally, the mustachioed maverick will be taking center stage at Nintendo’s E3 activities next month.

On June 13 at 12 p.m. ET, “Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017” will live-stream on Nintendo’s website, and if past presentations are any indication, on YouTube and Twitch as well. The spotlight will focus on upcoming Nintendo Switch games and will offer additional details on Super Mario Odyssey, which is due out for release this holiday season.

After the event, Nintendo Treehouse will host its “Live at E3” live-stream, which will showcase new games for both the Switch as well as the 3DS, and gameplay from the titles will be stream from June 13 until June 15. During E3, attendees will have the opportunity to try out Super Mario Odyssey for the first time as well.

“Our various E3 activities will showcase the next steps for Nintendo Switch, from a summer of social competitive gaming to a holiday season highlighted by a milestone Mario adventure,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime in a press release.

Nintendo will also be live-streaming tournaments for two competitive multiplayer games arriving to the Switch this summer, Arms and Splatoon 2. The Splatoon 2 tournament, made up of four squads from the United States, Japan, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand, will take place on June 13, while the Arms tournament is the following day. The games release in July and June, respectively.

We’re crossing our fingers for a new look at the Switch’s upcoming Fire Emblem game, and we’re very excited to see how Super Mario Odyssey is coming together. What are you hoping to see from Nintendo at this year’s E3? Let us know in the comments!

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