A few weeks ago, Nintendo released a slew of new information on both its upcoming “NX” console and the latest entry in the Zelda series (with both coming early next year), though Nintendo has also shared some new details on what to expect from the company at this year’s E3.
Following previous indications by the company that Zelda would be the “focus” of their show, Nintendo has confirmed that the upcoming The Legend of Zelda title for Wii U and “NX” will be the only playable game demo at Nintendo’s booth during E3 2016.
The company explained that its booth this year will “immerse fans in the world of the newest game in The Legend of Zelda franchise,” with Nintendo of America Executive VP of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt adding that “by giving attendees extended hands-on time with this remarkable game, they’ll be able to get a much deeper understanding of something new for the franchise.”
In addition to the game’s playable presence on the show floor, Nintendo will also be hosting a Treehouse Live broadcast on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 (starting at 9am PT) dedicated specifically to the latest Zelda title. The livestream will focus solely on the new game for the day-long stream, showing viewers in-depth gameplay with commentary by the developers at Nintendo.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma also commented that the new installment of the series “will be a clean break from the conventions of previous games,” explaining that the Wii U/NX iteration will be “removing boundaries that forced players to follow a set patch and introducing new gameplay that has not been experienced in previous games in the series.”
Along with the company’s plans for E3, Nintendo has also announced a competition where one fan (and a guest) can be eligible to win a trip to E3, with the sweepstakes having players share what the series means to them using the hashtags “#MyZeldaLegend” and “#NintendoSweepstakes.”
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 5, 2016