The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Will Be Playable for the First Time at E3

One Lucky Zelda Fan to Win a Trip to E3 and be Among the First to
Play the Game

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo will transform its booth at the E3 video game trade show next
month in Los Angeles to immerse fans in the world of the newest game in The
Legend of Zelda
franchise – playable for the first time ever at the
show. To ensure attendees are able to truly experience the freedom of
exploration the game offers, The Legend of Zelda for Wii
will be Nintendo’s focus of the show this year, and will be the
only playable game in Nintendo’s booth via extended demos.

“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.”

Nintendo’s kickoff to the E3 show happens at 9 a.m. PT Tuesday, June 14,
when Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime introduces
Nintendo Treehouse: Live, which will be dedicated to a day of
live-streamed gameplay of The Legend of Zelda. This will be the
world’s first in-depth look at the game, which will also include
commentaries by Nintendo developers. The Legend of Zelda gameplay
will be streamed from the E3 show floor via Nintendo’s channels on
YouTube and Twitch, as well as on
The stream will include game coverage, behind-the-scenes info and plenty
of fun.

Series Producer Eiji Aonuma has said that this new installment in The
Legend of Zelda
franchise will be a clean break from the conventions
of previous games, removing boundaries that forced players to follow a
set path and introducing new gameplay that has not been experienced in
previous games in the series.

While people everywhere will be able to watch The Legend of Zelda
gameplay online, one lucky fan and a companion will be flown to Los
Angeles to enjoy the action in person and be among the first to play the
game on the show floor. Between now and May 10, Nintendo is offering a
sweepstakes on Twitter for a chance to win a trip for two to E3 to play
the game. 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. Fans can share messages about their favorite games, characters or
memories of the franchise. Nintendo will select a winner at random. The
prize package includes airfare for two, a hotel stay, tickets to E3, a
$500 prepaid VISA debit card. For all the details about the sweepstakes,

To stay informed about Nintendo’s presence at E3, visit

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada
(excluding Quebec), age 18 or older. Odds of winning depend on number of
eligible entries received. Sweepstakes closes 5 p.m. PT May 10, 2016.
Math skill test question required for Canadian residents. Limit one
entry per person. 1 prize winner will be selected at random to receive
one (1) trip package that includes: two (2) round trip tickets or ground
transportation to Los Angeles, CA, four (4) nights lodging, two (2)
passes to E3 and $500 Prepaid VISA Debit Card (ARV $4,190). Sponsor is
Nintendo, not Twitter. See Official Rules at
for more details.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
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