Nintendo announced via its press site this morning that from June 14th to the 19th, 500 Nintendo fans will be given the opportunity to play The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U at the Nintendo NY store before anyone else in the world. 500 fans will be selected during a fan event that’s being held on June 11th. You can check out all the details on how you can take part in the event below. Good luck to all of those who plan to attend!
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Nintendo Seeks 500 Fans to Be Among the First in the World to Play The Legend of Zelda for Wii U at the Nintendo NY Store
From June 14 through June 19, 500 Nintendo fans will be among the first people in the world to play The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U console at the Nintendo NY store. 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.
From June 15 to June 19, Nintendo experts will also be giving guided game-play demonstrations on the big screen for everyone to watch and enjoy. Several fans may even get the chance to participate in guided demonstrations. There will also be The Legend of Zelda trivia for a chance for fans to win fun prizes.
Hundreds of Nintendo fans, Nintendo representatives
Super-Fan Signup Day
June 11, 9 a.m. ET
Nintendo NY The Legend of Zelda experience
June 14, noon-3 p.m. ET (Nintendo Treehouse: Live screening from E3)
June 14, 3-8 p.m. ET (hands-on experience for fans with appointments)
June 15-19, Nintendo NY store hours (hands-on experience for fans with appointments)
June 15-19, Nintendo NY store hours (guided game-play presentations with Nintendo experts and trivia)
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
Excited Nintendo fans waiting in line to receive the chance to play the newest game in The Legend of Zelda series for the first time.
Fans, including some who may come dressed in different costumes inspired by the Zelda series, playing the new The Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U console.
The Nintendo NY store decorated to celebrate The Legend of Zelda.
Group demos hosted by Nintendo representatives showing fans the extensive The Legend of Zelda demo.