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Nintendo to host several live events during E3

Nintendo will be going live with several events
Nintendo will be going live with several events
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Update: Nintendo has announced further details regarding their Treehouse streams, which will occur on June 10th from 11:35 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 11th from 9:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shigeru Miyamoto is set to appear on the 10th, though we're not sure what he plans on discussing. All times are PDT.

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We're less than a week away from this year's E3, where both Sony and Microsoft will be holding their usual press conferences. In a similar fashion to last year, Nintendo has opted to air a special Nintendo Direct in place of a live stage show, which will act as their vehicle for new game footage and reveals. The Direct will be viewable on the company's E3 page and is set to begin at 9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EST on June 10th. Of course, that isn't the only live event that Nintendo has planned for the expo.

Immediately following the Nintendo Direct, which they are simply calling a “digital event,” Nintendo will be airing a special live edition of Nintendo Minute, which will offer post-show recaps with additional information. No concrete time has been set for this presentation, though it will apparently begin as soon as the first event concludes. Members of Nintendo's Treehouse will also be live-streaming exclusive game demos from the Nintendo booth on the show floor. Details regarding these live streams are still rather vague, but Nintendo promises that they will also feature further game reveals and discussions with developers like Shigeru Miyamoto. The unscripted three-day event will air throughout June 10-12, and is probably the best E3 experience a Nintendo fan could have without actually being able to attend the event themselves.

Finally, Nintendo will be hosting a special Super Smash Brothers invitational tournament during E3. Fans will be able to watch as 16 highly skilled players compete in the upcoming Wii U version of Nintendo's brawler, which is scheduled to release by the end of this year. The event begins at 4 p.m. PDT/7 p.m. EST on June 10th, and can be viewed through Nintendo's official Twitch channel. The full lineup of competitors and announcers were recently announced by Nintendo on YouTube. Geoff Keighley will be acting as the event's host.