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NINTENDO ADDS POKKÉN TOURNAMENT DX TO THE E3 LINE-UP

Pokkén Tournament DX joins ARMS and Splatoon 2 with its own invitational tournament at E3 2017

Joining the already announced ARMS and Splatoon 2 tournaments, Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch will complete the triad of social, competitive games in action at Nintendo’s booth next week at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles. Fans around the world can watch all the tournament action in English at Nintendo of Europe’s E3 2017 website, as well as on Nintendo’s Twitch channels with a chatroom available in viewers’ local language.

Here’s a schedule of events for the week:

Tournaments

Name: 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational

Date: Tuesday 13th June

Time: 22:30 BST*

Details: For the first time ever, competitors from four different global regions will compete for world dominance in Splatoon 2. The four four-person teams – from the United States, Japan, Europe, and from Australia/New Zealand – defeated their local rivals and gained the chance to take on competitors at E3.

Format: Teams will battle in a round-robin Turf War tournament that will decide seeding for the next round. All teams will play one another and get a chance to scope out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. In the next round, teams will battle in the game’s Ranked Battle modes. The semi-final stage will be a best-of-five battle, while the championship will be best-of-seven.

Prize: The winning team will win global bragging rights and a special Splatoon 2 trophy engraved with their names.

Casters: Jordan Kent, Ashley Esqueda, and Nintendo of America’s Eric Smith

Name: Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational

Date: Wednesday 14th June

Time: 18:30 BST*

Competitors: Eight YouTube and Twitch stars

Format: Crew battle with four teams and two players per team. Random draft order. The first person in each crew must choose one of the new characters, the other person can choose one of the original characters.

Prize: Both winners will each receive a Pokkén Tournament DX art piece signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, and members of the development team.

Casters: D1 and VikkiKitty

Name: 2017 ARMS Open Invitational

Date: Wednesday 14th June

Time: 23:30 BST*

Competitors: Four professional competitive fighting game players (Alex Valle, Kelsy “SuperGirlKels” Medeiros, Daniel “Tafokints” Lee, and Marie-Laure “Kayane” Norindr) will take on four E3 attendees who rise to the top by competing in Nintendo’s booth.

Format: Single elimination

Prize: The coveted 2017 ARMS Open Invitational Belt

Casters: D1 and VikkiKitty

Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3

What: Members of Nintendo’s Treehouse will once again delve into the details of the Nintendo Switch console and games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Super Mario Odyssey and Pokkén Tournament DX. Viewers will get an in-depth look at gameplay and hear behind-the-scenes details about Nintendo’s line-up for E3.

When: On Tuesday 13th June, the show starts right after the Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 presentation at approximately 18:30 CEST. On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June, the show starts about 19:00 CEST.*

Who: Treehouse members, as well as developers and other game experts, including Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company. Mr Ishihara and various developers will talk about the upcoming Pokkén Tournament DX game for Nintendo Switch.

For further updates:

Nintendo of Europe’s E3 2017 website http://e3.nintendo-europe.com

Nintendo website http://www.nintendo.co.uk

Nintendo Switch website https://www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendoswitch

Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk

Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo

Nintendo Switch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

Nintendo UK on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/nintendouk

Nintendo UK on Instagram https://instagram.com/nintendouk/

Nintendo Switch on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/NintendoSwitchEurope/

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*Times subject to change  

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