Nintendo will be the last company to have a presentation at E3 2017. It takes place on Tuesday, June 13th at 9AM (PST). In addition to being the last, it’s also the shortest, having a runtime of only 25 minutes. This has now been officially confirmed by Reggie Fils-Aime, the President of Nintendo of America who appeared in a small snippet of YouTube’s “Live @ E3” event with Geoff Keighley. Not only did Reggie confirm the duration of the presentation, but he dropped an interesting extra hint.
In addition to the E3 Direct, Nintendo will also be making more announcements during its Treehouse Live streams which will begin right after the presentation. With that said, it looks like we should expect the company to deliver rapid-fire announcements during the initial presentation and then go into more detail during the Treehouse streams. This wouldn’t be the first time that Nintendo has done this, but the format has changed this time around.
Having ditched live stage shows in favor of the pre-recorded presentations back at E3 2013, Nintendo has used the Treehouse streams to provide extensive gameplay of titles announced during the initial presentation. Now, it looks like the Treehouse will be more than just a lengthy run of gameplay footage and short interviews. Past Nintendo E3 Directs have been about 40 minutes or more, so this year’s show will definitely be really small and quick by comparison.