Nintendo's E3 plans are all Zelda, all the time0 Comments
Nintendo made some waves early Wednesday morning with its NX and new mobile announcements, but one other small detail appeared on the official announcement that some may not be fond of: Nintendo's E3 2016 floor presence will include demos of the new Legend of Zelda game and nothing else.
"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 franchise," the press release says. "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."
We will note that the statement does specify that Zelda for Wii U will be the only *playable* game at Nintendo's booth on the E3 floor — meaning that other Nintendo console games may make an appearance during the E3 Direct or via other publishers — but an entire booth dedicated to one game is a new strategy for the gaming mainstay.
What the holy heck is going on at Nintendo? I had suspected that the company wouldn't have a lot going on at E3, but only Zelda playable on the floor? I never saw that coming. I only hope that's because there's plans to unveil some NX games — without unveiling the console, since Nintendo said it's not doing that — and they won't be playable because the console won't be there. Regardless, E3 2016 just got a bit more interesting.