Last year, the reporters lucky enough to get a front row seat at Nintendo’s E3 conference left the show with the bewilderment of 90 year old men hearing the tunes of Lady GaGa for the first time.
To save millions of gamers from reading the newspapers with their palm firmly planted into face, Nintendo have launched an all-out assault to ensure real gamers get a chance to watch the conference for themselves.
Nintendo will be using a mix of online, broadcast and social platforms to provide a steady stream of breaking news and announcements during the video game industry’s biggest annual trade show, taking place June 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Featured content will include the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012.
Facebook users can access Nintendo’s Facebook Page to watch the show stream there. Right now there’s a countdown to the show, and the ability to share the page with your friends. You can also set a reminder notification so you don’t miss a beat.
Those with access to the internet (heh) can log ontoNintendo’s E3 Website, found at e3.nintendo.com. The website this year is also optimised for smartphones, so literally everyone can get the first hand information whereever they are. On the website, Nintendo will be showing off the new Wii U hardware and offer exclusive videos, including a developer discussion with Wii U hardware producer Katsuya Eguchi.
Eguchi is pretty much the “hardcore guy” for Nintendo. His works include Super Mario Bros. 3, Starfox, Wii Sports and was the driving force of the Animal Crossing series. He currently is the senior producer of Nintendo’s EAD Software Development Group and has obviously had a key role in developing Nintendo’s new console.
And as if that wasn’t enough, Nintendo have teamed up with Viacom to actually televise the event in the US. The show can be seen on the Spike TV or MTV2 networks live and without commercial interruptions.
And if you somehow manage to miss all the action, we have you covered on the Aussie-Gamer E3 Coverage Portal so we challenge you to misinterpret the announcements this year!