Nintendo of America’s official Twitter account was updated earlier this morning with news straight from president and CEO Satoru Iwata. While the company will not be holding a traditional press conference at this year’s E3, major news on upcoming titles will be presented through their new Nintendo Direct live stream series, the next of which is shaping up to be quite an event.
According to Iwata, an upcoming Direct broadcast scheduled to take place before E3 2013 will feature news on the next installment of their popular Smash Bros. series, which is slated for release on both Wii U and 3DS. The short message implies that they will be focusing on the console version rather than the handheld.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 17, 2013
Very little is known about this fourth installment of Nintendo’s popular crossover series other than it will be developed in cooperation with Masahiro Sakurai’s Sora Ltd. and Namco Bandai, so this should be a good chance to catch up on some other substantial information.