Last week, Nintendo dropped a bombshell when it announced that it would only bring one playable game to E3 2016. In previous years, Nintendo has had dozens of demo stations for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, but this year, The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be the only Nintendo game on the show floor.
“At E3 this year, we’re treating people to an immersive Zelda experience,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “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.”
Furthermore, Nintendo is taking a break from the Digital Event that had replaced its live keynote address in favor of a Zelda live stream.
According to a press release sent out this week, Nintendo will host a day of live-streamed gameplay from the new Zelda on Tuesday, June 14th beginning at 9 a.m. PT. The stream will be hosted by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, will feature commentary from Nintendo developers and will be hosted on Nintendo’s YouTube channel, Twitch channel and at e3.nintendo.com.
Finally, Nintendo is giving one lucky fan (and a companion) a chance to be flown out to E3 to play Zelda along with the rest of the E3 attendees. Anyone who tweets @NintendoAmerica a note about what The Legend of Zelda series means to them while using the hashtags #MyZeldaLegend and #NintendoSweepstakes will be entered for a chance to win. You can check out the details of the competition at e3.nintendo.com.