While Nintendo has been a bit more hesitant than other companies to throw their hats into the competitive gaming arena, their disseminating of information about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS has shown that they are at the very least acknowledging the community that has sprung up around their popular fighter. Forutnately, it appears they are ready to take this new direction a step further.
In a press release discussing their presence at this year’s E3 convention, Nintendo has announced that they plan to showcase the next Smash game with a special invitational at the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The tournament will see sixteen highly-skilled Smashers converge to compete in the Wii U version of the new title, streamed live for the world to see it in the hands of these dedicated competitors for the first time.
No information has been provided as to who Nintendo will be inviting to compete at this point in time, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details become available. For now, feel free to let us know what you think of this news in the comments.
Source: Nintendo, tip via Nap1300