We've known for a while that Nintendo would be hosting a Super Smash Bros. invitational tournament at this year's E3, where professional contenders will face off against one another in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U – but, until today, Nintendo has been quiet about the particulars of the event.
In a video released today, Nintendo revealed the following details about the event:
- Tuesday June 10th, 4pm-6:30pm PST
- Watch Live on Twitch
- Nokia Theatre in LA
Playable Character Roster
- Little Mac
- Zero Suit Samus
- Mega Man
- Rosalina & Luma
- Pikmin & Olimar
- Wii Fit Trainer
- Donkey Kong
- "Players will choose a single character for the whole tournament from a limited roster through a special draft."
- Four players
- Four stock
- Five Minutes
- Top 2 Advance
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd rounds - items on; grand-final - items off
(More information can be found here)
Fans of Nintendo's much-loved Gamecube controller also have reason to rejoice: Nintendo capped off the video by announcing a peripheral that will let players connect the controllers to the Wii U.
Nintendo also provided a list of challengers and event announcers.
All of the juicy details are located in the official video below.