While Zelda had already been confirmed to be Nintendo’s sole playable game at E3, they have now elaborated more on the extent of Zelda’s presence on the show floor. In addition to reconfirming that the game will be playable for fans via extended demos, Nintendo revealed that they will “transform [their] 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.”
Nintendo will begin their presence at E3 at 9 a.m. PT Tuesday, June 14, when Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime introduces Nintendo Treehouse: Live. This will be dedicated to a day of live-streamed gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: and this will be the world’s first in-depth look at the game. Commentaries by Nintendo developers will be included. Nintendo Treehouse Live will be livestreamed all day on Youtube and Twitch, and will include game coverage, behind-the-scenes info, and “plenty of fun.”
Additionally, one 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. You can see more info on the sweepstakes here.