Here’s Your Chance To Play The Legend Of Zelda For Wii U Before Anyone Else


Are you fed up with waiting for what feels like a lifetime for The Legend Of Zelda Wii U to release? Do you live in or near New York? If you answered yes to both of the above questions, you have a very real chance to play the next game in the series as soon as next month.

As part of a promotion to tie-in with E3 in June, Nintendo will be giving 500 fans the opportunity to go hands-on with Link’s next adventure at their store in New York. To secure your spot and for details on how to enter, see the press release below (via Nintendo Life).

The 500 fans will be selected during a Super-Fan Signup Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 11. Only the first 500 eligible people in line when Nintendo NY opens at 9 a.m. ET will receive a wristband that they can exchange for a ticket, which guarantees them a spot to play the game during selected times June 14-19. (Fans can start lining up at 7 a.m. ET on June 11. Photo ID is required, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

The six-day free event will begin at noon ET on June 14, when fans will be invited to watch gameplay of The Legend of Zelda live-streamed from Nintendo’s booth at this year’s E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles to the 15-foot gaming screen inside Nintendo NY. This will be the world’s first in-depth look at the game. Then at 3 p.m. ET, the first of 500 fans will begin sampling the game for the first time.

Unfortunately, this seems to be the only event Nintendo has lined-up right now, so if you live on the other side of the country or in another part of the world entirely, it looks like you’ll be paying for a very expensive plane ticket to enter.

Nintendo has previously announced that The Legend Of Zelda for Wii U will see a simultaneous launch for their current console, as well as be a launch title for the Nintendo NX when it hits shelves in March 2017. With E3 around the corner, be sure to stay tuned for more on the highly-anticipated game.