Nintendo Treehouse Will Host Its Legend of Zelda E3 Event On June 14, 2016

By Sato . May 5, 2016 . 7:30am


Nintendo recently mentioned that they’re going to focus on the new Legend of Zelda game at E3 this year, and the company has followed up with information on their E3 2016 plans.


For starters, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé will begin with an introduction of Nintendo Treehouse: Live, which will take place on June 14, 2016 at 9:00am PT/12:00pm ET/4:00pm GMT. Afterwards, they’ll have plenty of footage to showcase on The Legend of Zelda, which will include the world’s first in-depth look at the upcoming title along with commentaries by Nintendo developers.


The broadcast will be available for viewing on YouTube, Twitch, and their official E3 website.


Additionally, Nintendo is hosting a Twitter sweepstakes competition starting today through May 10 for a chance to have a winner and a companion win a trip to E3 2016. Anyone can participate by tweeting @NintendoAmerica and a note on what The Legend of Zelda means to them, while using the hashtags of #MyZeldaLegend and #NintendoSweepstakes.


here’s more from the press release:


Nintendo will transform its booth at the E3 video game trade show next month in Los Angeles to immerse fans in the world of the newest game in The Legend of Zelda franchise – playable for the first time ever at the show. 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.


At E3 this year, we’re treating people to an immersive Zelda experience,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “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.”


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 The stream will include game coverage, behind-the-scenes info and plenty of fun.


Series Producer Eiji Aonuma has said that this new installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise will be a clean break from the conventions of previous games, removing boundaries that forced players to follow a set path and introducing new gameplay that has not been experienced in previous games in the series.


While people everywhere will be able to watch The Legend of Zelda gameplay online, one lucky fan and a companion will be flown to Los Angeles to enjoy the action in person and be among the first to play the game on the show floor. Between now and May 10, Nintendo is offering a sweepstakes on Twitter for a chance to win a trip for two to E3 to play the game. Anyone who tweets @NintendoAmerica a note about what The Legend of Zelda series means to them while using the hashtags #MyZeldaLegend and #NintendoSweepstakes will be entered for a chance to win. Fans can share messages about their favorite games, characters or memories of the franchise. Nintendo will select a winner at random. The prize package includes airfare for two, a hotel stay, tickets to E3, a $500 prepaid VISA debit card. For all the details about the sweepstakes, visit

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