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'The Legend of Zelda' Wii U News: ‘Extended’ Demos Expected at E3 2016; Early Access for 500 Fans at Nintendo NY Store

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Nintendo is reportedly releasing the Zelda Wii U in 2017. To give fans and gamers a preview, they will be showcasing two demos for the game on the E3 2016 conference next month. Furthermore, 500 lucky winners will be able to play the Zelda game for the first time at the Nintendo NY store.

Nintendo's E3 2016 Showcase to Include 90-minute Demo for Zelda Wii U

Nintendo is bent on showcasing their popular Zelda franchise at E3 2016. Their booth will feature the new Wii U game and two demos that are 90 minutes long in total, Nintendo Life reported. Fans who are willing to set aside an hour and a half of their time will be able to see an extended gameplay of Hyrule's hero, Link and of the kingdom in Zelda Wii U. Apart from the Wii U, "The Legend of Zelda" will also be playing in the Nintendo NX.


As to the length of demo, 90 minutes is pretty long and there are speculations that Nintendo may be revealing more about the game. A thread in Neogaf speculates that the Zelda Wii U game will reveal an open world as fans hoped for. The demo might also be dedicated to one of the dungeons as well.

Nintendo NY Store to Pick 500 Fans for Zelda Wii U Early Access

In line with Nintendo's confirmation of the game demo at E3 2016, 500 fans will be picked by the Nintendo NY store to play the game before its release date. To enter the Zelda experience sign-ups contest on June 11 at the Nintendo NY store, you must be an early bird in line and bring a photo ID. The first 500 people will receive a wristband which can be exchanged for a ticket to the Zelda Wii U demo event, IGN noted.

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