It's almost time for the biggest presentation in the video game world! E3 is only three weeks away, and with that, we are ready for all the announcements. The annual conference is the must-see of the year for any video game fan. We always get the latest on upcoming games and consoles from all the major companies. Although Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony always have a variety of games to show off, it seems we might not be getting as much from one of them this year. Yes, it turns out Nintendo will only be showcasing one game during E3 this year. I know what you're thinking right now: "Why is Nintendo doing this to us?!" It seems unfair and totally weird, but hear me out -- this might be a truly smart move for them.
If you're wondering what this sole game is then I just have three words for you: Legend Of Zelda.
Yes, the next installment for The Legend of Zelda will be the sole game that Nintendo will be presenting this year. It's a pretty weird turn, as we always expect for the companies to shower us with a variety of gameplay and trailers. I find it more interesting, however, that the apparent demo for the game Nintendo will have is 90 minutes long. I'm not sure about you, but that is a pretty huge demo for a game, in my opinion. I shouldn't be complaining, though, because I would be excited to get my hands on that demo if I had the chance.
The big question everyone probably has on their mind, however, is will this be good or bad for Nintendo?
The way it's looking is that Nintendo is so confident in the game, that they're giving it the whole stage. I would hope that this game will be that brilliant, since the fans have been longing for a new entry into the series. Lately, we have only seen remastered titles from the series being released, such as Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. The last game that brought something new to the table from Zelda was The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, which came out in 2011. I really believe it's about time we got the newest game into the series and we just might get that come 2017. The game is slated to be released simultaneously on the Wii U and also their upcoming console, NX.
When Nintendo was asked why they were only showing one playable game at E3, they stated it was so fans had a full immersion. They also went into details as to how the schedule looked in showcasing the game and where.
"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."
If you're looking to get your hands on the demo or at least watch the live stream Nintendo has put out a full schedule so you know when to expect that courtesy of CNET.
June 11, 9 a.m. ET - Nintendo NY The Legend of Zelda experience
June 14, noon-3 p.m. ET (Nintendo Treehouse: Live screening from E3)
June 14, 3-8 p.m. ET (hands-on experience for fans with appointments)
June 15-19, Nintendo NY store hours (hands-on experience for fans with appointments)
June 15-19, Nintendo NY store hours (guided game-play presentations with Nintendo experts and trivia)
It sure looks like the love for Zelda will be strong this year at E3 and will have an immersion like no other. The real question is will this be enough for Nintendo fans who are just waiting for the next classic? We can only wait and see what time will tell as we get closer to E3 but I for one am looking forward to see what Nintendo has to offer with this game.