Despite Nintendo being rather adamant about not showing up at E3, the company will likely still hold their Treehouse livestream event around the same time. It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but as much as Nintendo seems to think E3 isn’t worth the trouble, they have always held an event instead since they opted out in 2013.
In an interview with IGN, president of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime, said nothing about the Treehouse event, but did state that there would be 3DS games to be announced around the time of E3, before and after the event. Despite Fils-Amie saying that “E3 is… not the defining moment.” Never mind that it is for everyone else. Nonetheless, he also mentioned that Nintendo will be continuing support for the handheld console all through 2018 as well.
Fils-Aime also gave some hints that the Virtual Console and Nintendo Selects will be getting some new releases. Apparently there is “tremendous interest” and “the line is very strong right now,” so hopefully that means more good games are coming to digital world.
As odd as it may seem, Nintendo is stubbornly insisting that the 3DS is still relevant despite the Switch, especially with their recent announcement of the 2DS XL. I do wonder, however, if 2018 will be the end of it and Nintendo will acknowledge how useless it seems in the face of the Switch. But, we shall see. Nintendo might very well have something up their sleeve that we can’t possibly guess at. Their penchant for innovation has been the mainstay for the company since the NES, we’ll never know what they’ll come up with next.
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