You won't have to go to E3 to get your first extended look at The Legend of Zelda for Wii U. Nintendo announced that it will spend its entire first day at E3 on streamed gameplay, commentary, and interviews for the upcoming Wii U swan song / NX launch title.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will kick off the Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation at 9 am PDT / 5 pm BST on Tuesday, June 14, and the broadcast will continue for the rest of the day. Note how that occupies the company's usual time slot for E3 presentations - if Nintendo has any plans for a wider ranging Nintendo Direct or Digital Event, it isn't sharing them yet.
You'll be able to watch the presentation on Nintendo's YouTube and Twitch channels. Or you could enter a Twitter contest to head to the show and try out the new Zelda yourself.
And I do hope you like Zelda, because that's the only game Nintendo plans to show at E3.
"To ensure attendees are able to truly experience the freedom of exploration the game offers, The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be Nintendo’s focus of the show this year, and will be the only playable game in Nintendo’s booth via extended demos," Nintendo said in a press release. Everybody knows having more than one game in a booth totally ruins the freedom vibe, so that checks out.
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