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e3 2016

Zelda Comes To Miitomo As Part Of Nintendo's E3 Plans

by Jeff Cork on Jun 08, 2016 at 04:42 AM

The new entry in The Legend of Zelda series is obviously a huge part of Nintendo's E3 presence this year, and the company has provided a bit more information on what it has in store for fans. While you won't be able to check out the game in action until next week, you can get in the mood today by helping to unlock a new Zelda item in the Miitomo app. That's just part of what's ahead, which also includes Treehouse demos and an E3 eShop sale.

Nintendo started this morning with a tweet about a collaboration between Miitomo and The Legend of Zelda series. If it gets 10,000 retweets, Nintendo will unlock Link's new hair wig as a free gift to all Miitomo users. At 20,000 retweets, Miitomo users can outfit their Mii in a regular Link wig.

On June 14, the first day of E3, Nintendo has several things planned. On the Miitomo front, there will be a special Zelda themed Miitomo Drop, where players can play for chances to unlock special Mii gear. Players can also trade their My Nintendo Platinum Points for a special outfit.

Nintendo's also showing off the first live gameplay for The Legend of Zelda on Wii U starting at 9 a.m. Pacific on YouTubeTwitch, and its E3 hub. The Treehouse: Live show will also highlight new gameplay for Pokémon Sun and Moon. The following day, June 15, the Treehouse: Live crew will be showing Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, and a Pokémon Go developer Q&A, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific.

Watching people play and talk about games is fine, but if you'd rather do it yourself you'll be able to save a little cash, too. Nintendo is holding an eShop sale starting at 11 a.m. Pacific and running through June 21 at 8:59 a.m. Pacific. The lineup hasn't been announced, but Nintendo says it includes discounts on "some of its most popular games."


Our Take
Nintendo clearly has a lot of hope for the new Zelda game, and I'm excited to see what they've been working on. In addition to the scheduling stuff, the company released a new piece of concept art for the game, which you can see above. Its similar in style to an earlier image, and Link's green tunic is still nowhere to be seen. He does look pretty cool with that new hat and cape, though.