As we already know, Nintendo's E3 is going to be all about The Legend of Zelda on Wii U, with the 2017 release - which is also coming to NX - being the only playable big N game at the show. 500 fans in and near New York, though, will also have a chance to go hands on.
The store will be streaming the E3 Treehouse presentation (14th June) on its 15-foot screen, but those lucky enough to have secured a spot will be able to play the game during a fixed appointment over the following days. The 500 gamers will be picked days before, on 11th June, and given an appointment to play the game, though demonstrations will also be running on the big screen for everyone to watch; the press release excerpt below breaks it down.
The 500 fans will be selected during a Super-Fan Signup Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 11. Only the first 500 eligible people in line when Nintendo NY opens at 9 a.m. ET will receive a wristband that they can exchange for a ticket, which guarantees them a spot to play the game during selected times June 14-19. (Fans can start lining up at 7 a.m. ET on June 11. Photo ID is required, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)
The six-day free event will begin at noon ET on June 14, when fans will be invited to watch gameplay of The Legend of Zelda live-streamed from Nintendo's booth at this year's E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles to the 15-foot gaming screen inside Nintendo NY. This will be the world's first in-depth look at the game. Then at 3 p.m. ET, the first of 500 fans will begin sampling the game for the first time.
From June 15 to June 19, Nintendo experts will also be giving guided game-play demonstrations on the big screen for everyone to watch and enjoy. Several fans may even get the chance to participate in guided demonstrations. There will also be The Legend of Zelda trivia for a chance for fans to win fun prizes.
It's a great opportunity for those that can get an appointment - will you be in New York and trying to get one of these slots?