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E3 2016: Nintendo to focus on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U

Published by Jack Taylor     April 27, 2016     20:23 UTC

Nintendo has revealed details of their plans for E3 2016 in June, with The Legend of Zelda playing a major part ahead of its 2017 release.

Following the news that The Legend of Zelda will launch for Wii U and NX simultaneously, Nintendo has outlined the first of their E3 2016 plans, with the expo taking place from June 14 this year.

The Legend of Zelda will be the focus of Nintendo's efforts at E3 this year, while the Wii U version of the game will be Nintendo's only playable game on the show floor for the duration of the expo.

Other plans, such as the potential for more Nintendo Treehouse coverage, have yet to be disclosed; however, though Zelda will be the only playable game at the expo, it is highly likely that numerous others will be features in events and presentations.

E3 2016 takes place in Los Angeles from June 14 to June 16.

The Legend of Zelda: The latest instalment in this classic series is scheduled to launch simultaneously for both Wii U and NX, and both versions of the game have been in development in tandem. Because the developers need more time to polish the game, it will launch in 2017, but it will be the focus of Nintendo’s presence at E3.

E3: Nintendo changes its approach to the show every year. This June, Nintendo will focus its attentions on the upcoming game in The Legend of Zelda series. The Wii U version of the game will be playable for the first time on the E3 show floor, and it will be the only playable game Nintendo presents at the show, in order to provide attendees a complete immersion. Additional information about Nintendo’s E3 plans will be announced in the future.

Source: Nintendo of Europe