June 13th is fast approaching and Nintendo fans in the forums are feverishly searching for any scraps of what will be shown at E3 (which runs from June 13 to June 15 in Los Angeles.). This comes from the massive hype that the Nintendo Switch has created and it’s thin games library. Many fans are hoping for an announcement of a virtual console, as well as Smash and Pokemon releases.

In a press release Nintendo said they “plan to deliver news about upcoming games all throughout the year”. The headline act for this will be the first-ever opportunity to “play the Super Mario Odyssey, Mario’s upcoming sandbox-style adventure for the Nintendo Switch, as well as other Nintendo Switch games.”

As an aside this will be Mario’s first sandbox-style game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

Additional activities at the annual show include a Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation announcing new details for Nintendo Switch games launching this year, the return of Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, and tournaments for the ARMS and Splatoon 2 games livestreamed from the show floor.

“Our various E3 activities will showcase the next steps for Nintendo Switch, from a summer of social competitive gaming to a holiday season highlighted by a milestone Mario adventure,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “With Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, fans at home can watch in-depth gameplay of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games launching this year.”

Nintendo’s E3 activities kick off Tuesday, June 13, at 9 a.m. PT with its Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video presentation. Available to view live at e3.nintendo.com, this presentation will offer more details about Super Mario Odyssey and other Nintendo Switch games, with a focus on games launching in 2017.

Immediately following Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017, Nintendo is once again bringing back Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, a livestreamed showcase of upcoming games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Gameplay for all the featured games will be streamed from the E3 show floor June 13 to June 15 via e3.nintendo.com, as well as on Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch. In addition to gameplay, the livestream will include behind-the-scenes info and commentary from game developers and members of the Nintendo Treehouse.

In other news Shantae is coming to the Switch! Get hyped!