Mario Maker
Mario Maker will let gamers create and share their own Mario levels.Nintendo

Nintendo will be heading into Los Angeles with the same goal they always have: convince people they're a major player. This is despite the fact they already are and likely always will be. In particular this year they need to bolster their 2015 line-up a bit.

Similar to Sony and Uncharted, The Legend of Zelda's delay has left Nintendo's 2015 line-up with a rather large hole in it. So we know Star Fox and Mario Maker are set for this year, and will be big parts of their show – but will they have something else up their sleeve? A new Animal Crossing or Paper Mario for example.

The 3DS needs love too after a fairly lacklustre 2014 run of games that paled in comparison to the handheld's illustrious 2013 offering. With Metroid Prime developers Retro Studios and Luigi's Mansion 2 devs Next Level Games seemingly ready to reveal new games – one of those could well be for the handheld.

Nintendo's E3 press conference takes place at 5:00PM BST on Tuesday 16 June. It can be watched via Nintendo's official stream, on Twitch or on YouTube. We have embedded the Twitch stream below.

Watch live video from Nintendo on en-gb.twitch.tv

IBTimes UK has a quick video preview of what to expect from the show and we've also outlined our five biggest hopes for Nintendo, the Wii U and 3DS.

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