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LIVE: How to watch the E3 2019 Nintendo presentation – date and time

Published: 23/May/2019 14:03 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 15:47

by Paul Cot

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With Microsoft’s E3 2019 showcase in the past, all eyes now turn to Nintendo’s presentation. Fans know many new games will be revealed, but will they be announcing a new Nintendo Switch?

Watch the E3 2019 Nintendo presentation here

Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation goes live on June 11 at 9am PT (12pm EST and 5pm BST). The showcase will provide 40 minutes of information about Nintendo Switch’s upcoming games, according to Nintendo’s Twitter.

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E3 2019 Nintendo schedule

The contents of the presentation still remain unclear, but it does appear that the presentation will be software only. 

The dedicated Nintendo E3 websites states: “Tune in on June 11 to get a sneak peek at upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch system!”

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NintendoNintendo always have a large presence at E3…
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Further Pokemon Sword and Shield details were revealed at a special Pokemon Direct, which took place on June 5. Lots more information surrounding the game was shared including new gameplay footage, new Pokemon, and new features for the game.

Nintendo have confirmed that this year’s new Pokemon game will be playable at E3, giving trainers their first hands on experience with the game. More recently, the official Pokemon Twitter account has tweeted out a new Pokemon Sword and Shield tease. Whether this refers to more information or this is the time a demo will be playable is currently unknown.

NintendoPokemon Sword and Shield is one of Nintendo’s biggest releases this year…

Nintendo’s forthcoming games for 2019 include: Super Mario Maker 2, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Astral Chain, a remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age — Definitive Edition and Daemon X Machina.

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Consequently, we can expect most of these, if not all, to feature in the Nintendo Direct E3 presentation. Super Mario Maker 2 and Animal Crossing are two of the more hyped releases but fans might be most eager for more Pokemon Sword and Shield information.

A new Nintendo Switch?

One of the more outlandish rumors leading up to E3 2019 has been the announcement of a new Nintendo Switch. Some of these rumors even suggested a Nintendo Switch 2 could be on the horizon.

However, the announcement of hardware related news seems unlikely. More so, the chances of a Nintendo Switch 2 unveiling are even less likely.

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Nintendo President, Shuntaro Furukawa, told investors back in April that they have no plans to announce any new hardware at E3 2019. He also stated: “[We are] always working on new hardware and we will announce it when we are able to sell it.”

Justin LathamConcept design for the Nintendo Switch “Mini”… could a Lite version look similar?

With the Nintendo Switch releasing in 2017, and still being in the middle of its life cycle, a brand new console would make little sense. However, despite Furukawa’s claims many gamers still believe a Nintendo Switch Lite could be announced at E3 2019.

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The Lite version of the Switch would supposedly retail at a cheaper price of $199, removing docking compatibility and have attached joycons. Essentially, it would be a true handheld version of the Switch. Others disagree though, believing TV compatibility is a must in 2019.

We will have to wait until Nintendo’s showcase at E3 to find out more!

Last updated 11:48 ET, June 11, 2019

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.