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TECH NEWS: Super Mario Odyssey leads Nintendo plan for E3 2017

Super Mario Odyssey takes the unusual step of featuring both a human world and the Mushroom Kingdom. — AFP Relaxnews

TECH NEWS: Super Mario Odyssey leads Nintendo plan for E3 2017

Three days of live streaming from the Electronic Entertainment Expo will be delivered by Nintendo starting June 13, 2017.

Super Mario Odyssey is shaping up to become the console company’s tentpole showcase, with Nintendo introducing it to E3 2017 attendees as a playable title on the show floor.

And where Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Mario Maker had been featured in official tournaments in previous years, Splatoon 2 and Arms will be treated to their own competitions courtesy of Nintendo’s 2017 E3 presence.

And as in previous years, Nintendo will livestream a daily show floor broadcast from its Treehouse team, starting June 13 at 9am PT.

If it’s anything like 2016’s edition, which majored on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we can expect plenty of content built around Super Mario Odyssey.

The 3D action adventure continues a tradition that can trace its lineage through Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii back to Super Mario Sunshine on the Gamecube and Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64.

Nintendo launched its Wii U successor, the Switch, in March 2017.

It’s a hybrid of portable and home console technology which allows players to choose whether to play using a compact screen on the go or a TV display at home.

As a launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a considerable success, and Nintendo has been careful to assure its broad audience that plenty of other worthwhile titles are on the way, counting colorful team action game Splatoon 2, unusual boxing twist Arms, and the end-of-year headliner Super Mario Odyssey. — AFP Relaxnews

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