Coming off another great video from Mega 64 with Reggie as a robot we learn that Nintendo is passing on a E3 press conference this year , but will be going for a Super Smash Bros. Wii U Invitational tournament. This tournament will be going down at none other than the local Nokia Theatre at LA Live. 16 invited, highly skilled or possible celebrity players have yet to be identified. Fans will be able to view the tournament in person or online, no details on LA residents can get in, but will tell you when we find out.
There will also be a Nintendo Digital Event showcasing the new games and products of Nintendo online for E3 and the ability to play Super Smash Bros at Best Buys around the country. Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 will be sharing Nintendo news all throughout E3 through online coverage.
From the press release below:
Super Smash Bros. Invitational
- 2014 will see the arrival of not one, but two new Super Smash Bros. games: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To commemorate this occasion, Nintendo is inviting 16 highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to compete in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. Thousands of fans in the audience and countless more watching a live stream online will see new Super Smash Bros. characters clash with existing favorites in action for the first time. More important than declaring a winner, however, this event is a celebration of all things Super Smash Bros., and a great way for new and veteran fans to take part in a tribute to this legendary franchise. More information about the 16 invited participants in the tournament, the identity of the announcers, and how fans of the franchise can view the tournament in person and via webcast, will be communicated shortly.