As is now traditional, Nintendo is not holding a press conference at E3 2018. It will, however, broadcast a video presentation today, prior to the show opening its doors. It will focus on the Nintendo Switch games coming up for the rest of 2018.

Here then are the details of how to watch the Nintendo Direct presentation, its other live streams during E3 2018 and what you can expect from the Japanese gaming giant.

Where can I watch the Nintendo E3 2018 video presentation?

Nintendo's E3 2018 video presentation will be streamed today, Tuesday 12 June at 5pm in the UK. You can watch it through the video posted at the top of this page.

Alternatively, you will be able to see it on Nintendo Europe's dedicated E3 2018 web page or on Nintendo UK's YouTube channel.

Here are the times the Nintendo E3 video presentation starts in different locations:

  • East coast US: 12pm EDT
  • West coast US: 9am PDT
  • UK: 5pm BST
  • Central Europe: 6pm CET
  • Japan: 2am JST (13 June)
  • Australia (Sydney): 3am AEST (13 June)

Other Nintendo E3 2018 video livestreams

Nintendo will also be live streaming from the "Nintendo Treehouse" on its E3 stand for the three days of the show, from 12 June to 14 June. It will start as soon as the main video presentation has finished. Other times to be confirmed.

It has already been streaming the Splatoon 2 World Championship opening rounds, and the finals for the event will be shown today.

A Super Smash Bros invitational event will be shown straight after the Splatoon 2 finals have finished.

What to expect during the Nintendo E3 2018 video presentation

Nintendo confirmed that the E3 presentation will be dedicated to Switch games. It also said that only games due for release in 2018 will be covered. A Direct presentation at a later date will feature games coming out in 2019 and beyond.

The one game so far confirmed for the presentation is Super Smash Bros, which is also likely to be the company's main focus on its stand at the show.

Mario Tennis Aces is coming out soon after E3, on 22 June, so that will undoubtedly feature too. As will Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

In terms of third-party titles, the biggest rumour at present concerns a Switch version of Fortnite by Epic Games. A leaked document that hit the internet recently showed the Fortnite logo and several other games expected to be part of Nintendo's E3 announcements. These include Monster Hunter Generations, Overcooked 2, FIFA 19 and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

You can read all about the upcoming Nintendo Switch games, including trailers, in our regularly updated guide here: Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to.