The big N continues to support the fair, although it cannot be seen participating in this year’s edition…
Although it is true that the Summer Game Fest has ended up eating E3 in recent years, 2023 seems to be a competition for the two fairs, as ReedPop has become the organizer of a renewed E3 that aims to be receiving “a great amount of interest” from many of the “biggest companies in the industry”, reason enough to encourage all types of visitors to make the trip to Los Angeles. However, Nintendo has already confirmed that it will not attend the fair this year eithernow explaining his reasons.
The big N has explained to Venture Beat that it will study its participation in any event “on a case by case” basis, considering in various ways how to interact with its followers. “Given the this year’s E3 show didn’t fit into our plansWe have decided not to participate. However, we have been and continue to be a strong supporter of ESA and E3.”.
In this way, and For the eleventh consecutive year, Nintendo will not attend E3. It was in 2013 when the company opted for the first time to carry out a Nintendo Direct instead of a face-to-face conference with the public. Even so, it was a great direct, with the announcement of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U or titles like Pokémon X/Y, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8 or Xenoblade Chronicles X. Since then, the company has bet by direct as Nintendo Digital Event or Nintendo Spotlight.
Although players may think that Nintendo’s non-participation in E3 or Summer Game Fest does not prevent a Nintendo Direct from being held, it should be remembered that Last year we did not have any kind of event from the Japanese during the mythical month of June. In addition, this year there are already rumors that the lack of a catalog in the second half of 2023 would have led the big N to repeat its decision this year…
Ubisoft will bet big on E3
Luckily, although big companies like Nintendo or Sony do not participate in E3, there are third-parties that do trust the return of E3. In the case of Ubisoft, they anticipate a “solid lineup” since they have games close to their launch such as Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Skull and Bones, despite their umpteenth delay. In the case of konamithe announcement of two possible games is already rumored.