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Nintendo further outlines E3 2016 plans, drops beautiful new Zelda artwork

by Joey Davidson | June 8, 2016June 8, 2016 10:00 am PDT

E3 2016 is next week! If you’ve been following the world of gaming news, you certainly knew that already. We’ve seen a ton of leaks and pre-show announcements, but most companies are simply showing off their plans for the show.

Nintendo falls in the latter category. We haven’t had much in the way of leaks from them, but we have had some odd confusion about exactly what they’ll be showing during the week. We always knew Zelda would be there, though only the Wii U version. It wasn’t until recently that we learned Nintendo would show off more than Zelda on their Treehouse livestream.

Now we have a more precise rundown, including the brand new Zelda art that you see at the head of this post in the front of the gallery.

Here’s exactly what Nintendo offered in the press release.

June 8

  • The Legend of Zelda Twitter campaign for Miitomo in-app gifts: Miitomo users should check @NintendoAmerica on Twitter today for a special tweet kicking off a collaboration between the mobile app and the Legend of Zelda franchise. If the tweet gets a combined 10,000 retweets worldwide, Nintendo will issue a “Link’s new hair wig” as an in-app gift to all users of Nintendo’s Miitomo mobile app. If it gets 20,000 combined retweets, Nintendo will give all Miitomo users a “Link wig” in the Miitomoapp.

June 14

  • More of The Legend of Zelda in Miitomo: Miitomo will continue its celebration ofThe Legend of Zelda with a themed Miitomo Drop game that will give players the chance to win The Legend of Zelda-themed in-app gear for their Mii character. Players will also be able to use Miitomo coins in Miitomo to purchase The Legend of Zelda collaboration items. An additional The Legend of Zelda collaboration gift will be available on the My Nintendo website, and players can exchange their My Nintendo Platinum Points for this item.
  • Nintendo Treehouse: Live – Day 1: Nintendo’s kickoff to the E3 trade show begins at 9 a.m. PT, with an introduction by Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime and the world’s first look at live gameplay of The Legend of Zeldagame for the Wii U console. Viewers can also catch the first live gameplay of thePokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Watch Nintendo Treehouse: Live via Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch, as well as on http://e3.nintendo.com.
  • Nintendo eShop sale: Starting at 11 a.m. PT until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 21, Nintendo is offering discounts on some of its most popular games as a special treat for fans. My Nintendo members who are signed in will also get a special bonus if they buy select games included in the sale. Anyone who hasn’t signed up for My Nintendo yet is encouraged to do so now to avoid the E3 rush. To get the extra discount, My Nintendo members must link their Nintendo Account to their Nintendo Network ID and access Nintendo eShop on their device at least once before they make a purchase. The discounted games can be purchased in Nintendo eShop or at http://e3.nintendo.com. Details about the discounts can also be found at http://e3.nintendo.com.

June 15

  • Nintendo Treehouse: Live – Day 2: Starting at 10 a.m. PT, the Nintendo Treehouse: Live programming will showcase upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Monster Hunter Generations from Capcom, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. The day will start with a special Pokémon GO developer Q&A. Watch all of Nintendo’s action from the E3 show floor via Nintendo’s channels on YouTube and Twitch, as well as on http://e3.nintendo.com.

There you have it. The first day of E3 proper will be all about Zelda and Pokémon Sun and Moon, then we’re off to a slew of Wii U and 3DS games on day two.

Will you follow along?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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