It was announced on the last week of April that Nintendo’s E3 Pre-Show will only focus on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, nothing else. No Nintendo Direct and no NX – the latter will be show off on the later part of this year.
The E3 livestream called Nintendo Treehouse Live will be a whole day presentation of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U which will be hosted by Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America. The E3 livestream will be aired by Nintendo's own E3 website, Twitch, and YouTube according to Polygon.
This year’s E3 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the period June 14 to 16. The Legend of Zelda will launch March 2017 on both NX and Wii U.
Meanwhile, The Legend of Zelda game was selected for induction for the Video Game Hall of Fame as announced earlier by The Strong, wrote Nintendo Enthusiast. The Legend of Zelda is described as:
“Inspired by creator Shigeru Miyamoto’s childhood expeditions through woods and caves, The Legend of Zelda (1986) popularized non-linear exploration games and paved the way for some of the industry’s most famous role-playing and action-adventure games. The United States release of The Legend of Zelda was also the first console game to include an internal battery for backing up saved data. It sold more than 6.5 million copies and became the fifth best-selling NES game of all time, behind only the first Super Mario Bros. games. Says The Strong’s Associate Curator Shannon Symonds, “The Legend of Zelda became one of the most iconic titles of the 1980s and a staple of popular culture with its sequels, spin-offs, comic books, and a television series.”
The Legend of Zelda is so popular that a reimagined Hong Kong crime drama was created and released on YouTube by Dayside TV on May 5th. Eurogamer reported that in the modern day adaptation, Link was a cop investigating the crime empire of Ganon but resigned from the force in order to rescue Zelda. Watch the trailer below.
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