Nintendo to Require Registration to Demo Super Smash Bros. at E3

Nintendo announced that E3 attendees must claim a free ticket before the event to play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch.

on May 17, 2018 9:56 AM

Anyone that has ever gone to a gaming convention can tell you that long lines are the worst part of the experience. Actually, on second thought, maybe the overpriced bottles of water are the worst part. Either way, long lines are definitely in the top two. One could only imagine the sheer mayhem involved in curating a line to play the new Super Smash Bros., a title which is shaping up to be one of the biggest games at this year’s E3.

In what seems like an attempt to establish order and keep lines on the shorter side, Nintendo has announced that they will require all of those who want to play the newest Smash title to register for a free ticket online beforehand. Nintendo has broken down these tickets into two categories; tickets that allow you to play against others “For Fun,” and tickets that allow you to play against others “For Glory.”

While this distinction may seem superfluous at first, upon further thought it seems like a legitimately good idea. Nothing would be worse than waiting in line for an extended period of time only to be crushed while trying to figure out Squid Kid‘s move-set. Similarly, it gives seasoned players the opportunity to face someone of a similar skill level, or at the very least, not feel bad about dominating a casual player.

If you plan on going to E3 this year you can find out more on how to play Super Smash Bros. here. Of course, Super Smash Bros. is coming out for Nintendo Switch sometime this Fall. If you still don’t have a Switch and want one to prepare for Super Smash Bros., you can purchase your unit on Amazon.


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Travis Verbil is a Staff Writer at DualShockers. Outside of writing, he is a musician from Queens, NY. He enjoys the New York Mets, tabletop gaming, and Donkey Kong lore.