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Nintendo Outlines Further Plans for the Company at E3 2016

May 5, 2016 / 4:11 PM

By: Matthew Gibson

Zelda U @ E3 2016

Last week Nintendo revealed some BIG news. Not only did it confirm that the Nintendo NX, the next generation in Nintendo gaming, is coming March of next year, but that the upcoming and highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be coming to NX too, both coming sometime in 2017. The big N also announced some of its E3 plans that day too. The fact that they wouldn’t officially reveal what the NX is at the event shocked many fans. What was more shocking, however, was the fact that this upcoming Zelda title will be the ONLY game at their booth, in an attempt to completely immerse attendees into the world of Hyrule. The gaming giant has announced more information regarding its E3 plans earlier today.

The Nintendo Treehouse Live from the previous two E3s will be making a return this year, but seems to be quite different. It will take up Nintendo’s usual spot for its E3 conference on Tuesday the 14th of June (which was its Digital Event in recent years), being at 9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern, 5 PM British Summer Time, and so on,. The one and only Reggie ‘body-ready’ Fils-Aime will be introducing the live-stream, which will offer the world’s first in-depth look into the latest instalment of the esteemed franchise, alongside commentaries by Nintendo developers. Nintendo will also be offering the chance for one lucky person and another person to go to the event, as long as they reside in the US or Canada (tough time to be in the UK…). By tweeting what The Legend of Zelda series means to them on Twitter (‘duh) with the hastags #MyZeldaLegend and #NintendoSweepstakes, entrants will be able to win two round trips (or ground transportation) to Los Angeles, with four nights lodging, two passes to the expo and a $500 Prepaid VISA Debit Card. See terms and conditions here.

Nintendo seems to be taking a far more radical approach to this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, much like how other big developers are choosing to opt out of E3, like Activision. With a very slim chance they could reveal a presentation for the event or show off some more games on the Treehouse in the later days, fans may have very little to actually be hyped about. Only time will tell when we are able to see what they have in store for us when the biggest gaming event of the year rolls around in just a little over a month.

About the author /

Like many other game writers, Matthew was brought into the gaming world from a young age. He aspires to be a games journalist in the future. Oh, and he's from the UK, so there's that. He also does Nintendo Podcast System, just in case there isn't enough Nintendo on this site.

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