New details have been revealed for the E3 2014 plans of "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Gamer Headlines on May 17, Nintendo won't be holding a major press conference at the gaming convention. Instead, the publisher is going to host several smaller events, including two separate "developer conferences."
The first is based on "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS with Masahiro Sakurai serving as the host. The event is scheduled to begin on June 10 with a start time of 10 p.m. EST. Fans should be able to learn plenty about the upcoming title, including some potential character reveals, since the conference is expected to last 90 minutes.
On the second day of E3 2014, Nintendo is also hosting a second event, which will focus on a new video game for the 3DS. The conference is going to begin at 9 p.m. EST on June 11 and should last at around the same time as the first one. Both conferences most likely won't be live-streamed as only selected investors and press members are invited to attend. However, news should still be trickling out during the two presentations.
Nintendo had some interesting reveals in the past using the same format. For example, Shigeru Miyamoto provided a first look at a game that eventually became known as "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword." The company previously hinted at some new hardware developments related to health products.
Along with the developer conference, Nintendo will also be holding a "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U tournament specifically for the top players of the series. Furthermore, demo stations are going to be set up at select Best Buy stores. Aside from the crossover fighting game, the publisher is also expected to focus on "Bayonetta 2," "Hyrule Warriors," "X" and other games for the home console.
"Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U is still several months away from shipping as the product won't be coming until the winter season. "Super Smash Bros 4" for 3DS is due to come out earlier, however, as it will be shipping during the summer months. The two iterations are in development simultaneously at the Sora and Bandai Namco Games studios. You can find a screen of the console game from the series' Facebook site with the photo near the top of this article.