Well, I hope you’re really excited to see The Legend of Zelda for Wii U. We knew thanks to Nintendo’s investor’s meeting that the NX wouldn’t be shown. Nintendo has instead opted to focus soley on the next Zelda outing, declaring it the only playable game at their E3 booth. What we didn’t expect is that the company would be showing only that title during what is typically the slot of the E3 Nintendo Direct as well.
“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 http://e3.nintendo.com. The stream will include game coverage, behind-the-scenes info and plenty of fun.”
An entire day of The Legend of Zelda – and nothing else. There is no one at Victory Point more excited than I for Link’s next outing. And this is getting ridiculous even to me. It’s pretty clear at this point that Nintendo has nothing else to offer us on the Wii U. I would hope we get some glimpses of things to come on the Nintendo 3DS – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon for instance – but even that is in doubt at this point. They are all in on Zelda, and the game better amaze.
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing , states the company that “at E3 this year, we’re treating people to an immersive Zelda experience. 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.” Hopefully “something new” is enough to hold the weight of an entire company’s E3 presence. We’ll find out in June.