The Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3 for short) is a convention held early June each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. Held Entertainment Software Association since 1995, the expo has various electronics companies, such as Nintendo, showcasing their latest devices and software.

Major E3 Nintendo Announcements

1995: Nintendo 64, Virtual Boy

1996: Super Mario 64

1998: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

2001: Nintendo GameCube, Luigi's Mansion, Super Smash Bros. Melee

2002: Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

2004: Nintendo DS, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

2006: Nintendo Wii, Metroid Prime 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy

2007: Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy

2009: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M

2010: Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Kid Icarus: Uprising

2011: Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Luigi's Mansion 2, Paper Mario


Nintendo will be attending E3 2012 and participating in their annual press conference. The company is planning on fully unveiling their new Wii U console and will provide more details on upcoming Nintendo 3DS. The conference will take place on June 5th.


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