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Zelda at E3 to have two demos, Nintendo asking press to free up 90 minutes.

BY2K

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So first this site reported on this.

http://www.finder.com.au/legend-of-zelda-wii-u-nx-playable-at-e3

Nintendo is informing media that there will be two extended demos of the Wii U version to play at the booth and are being asked to set aside 90 minutes to make the most of the gameplay.

And once Nintendo Everything reported on it themselves, we got this Twitter reply:

https://twitter.com/immewnity/status/735845774286671872

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@NinEverything I've got the email from Nintendo Australia that says this. Who should I forward it to to give you guys confirmation?

90 minutes would be pretty lengthy for a E3 demo.
 

Skiesofwonder

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I'm hoping we get a story trailer alongside the demoes, but I imagine that won't hit until the NX blowout.

Edit: still excited, nonetheless.
 

BGBW

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They know some people will take 90 minutes to decide whether to play as a boy or a girl.
 

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That's insane. Having lengthy demos was very nice at last year's Bethesda show.
 

javac

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Sounds about right. Very excited to see this game in action, nothing quite like a new Zelda game.
 

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No NX Zelda tho Nintendo pls
 

AniHawk

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one 15-minute demo where you play as male link

one 15-minute demo where you play as perrin kaplan
 

Plinko

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This has multiplayer "Zelda: Skyrim version" written all over it.
 

Jawmuncher

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If they're asking for that much time, I wonder if for this Zelda they've really pushed the idea of a big open world with more to do than any other zelda game prior.
 

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90mn sounds like what you'd get during a private showing, not a tradeshow booth.

Then again, it will be the only game playable, so if the demo only lasted 10mn, that'd be quite problematic.

I remember Skyward Sword at E3 2011 had... 3 demos, iirc:

- flying tutorial
- dungeon part
- boss battle (Ghirahim)
 

AdanVC

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Judging by this, it seems the game at least is gonna be massive. A 90+ minute demo is pretty great and lenghty! Even if Nintendo is only bringing this game at E3, I'm pretty sure it'll be one of the most talked games at the show and on social media.
 

wrowa

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I expected there to be three stages, similar to Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. Still, if they want people to put aside 90 minutes, the demos are apparently going to be quite extensive.

I wonder if the dungeon demo will be separate of if the overworld demo will eventually lead into one.
 

Tatsumi Oga

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When the developer has mentioned that he drew inspiration from Skyrim and just western rpgs, I'm not surprised about this.
 

OricWindstar

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I guess they're just going to have an entire dungeon for one the demos. That would be an extremely good indicator of if this game really shakes up the formula as much as they're claiming.
 

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They really should demo the NX version. I'm sure this game will be dealing with a lot of the same issues that Xenoblade X has on the WiiU.
 

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Whoa 90 minutes? That's pretty crazy.

At first I wasn't into the open world Zelda idea, but then I thought about it and I figured they'd do it similar to the first Zelda, and I instantly became okay with it. I hope it's full with interesting things to find.

I'll have to watch all the footage this E3. Can't wait to seeeeee.
 
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They are going all out by showing a couple of demos of one game at E3? The inferior (Wii U) version of a game that was announced back in January 2013?
How do you know it's inferior???
It could use the Gamepad in really slick ways.
Many to this day think the GameCube version of Twilight Princess is better than the Wii one.
This Zelda was obviously designed for the Wii U and later moved to also the NX.
 

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Oh wow, I'm cited on GAF. Cool!

"Nintendo will offer show attendees two extended demos of the Wii U version of the game that will finally let them step into the wilds of Hyrule and explore some of the grasslands, forests and mountains that they’ve been given mere glimpses of to date."

"we recommend setting aside 1 - 1.5 hours"

Without giving some more press-centric details, there you go.
 
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Oh wow, I'm cited on GAF. Cool!

"Nintendo will offer show attendees two extended demos of the Wii U version of the game that will finally let them step into the wilds of Hyrule and explore some of the grasslands, forests and mountains that they’ve been given mere glimpses of to date."

"we recommend setting aside 1 - 1.5 hours"

Without giving some more press-centric details, there you go.
Hyperule.
 

NinjamicWZ

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I try not to have any expectations about anything, but I'm hopeful that Nintendo is just that confident in Zelda to rest entirely on it, and that what they show reflects said confidence.
 

georly

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They know some people will take 90 minutes to decide whether to play as a boy or a girl.

They spent a lot of time and money on the voice acting, they sure as hell don't want people skipping the 50 minute opening cutscene, either.
 

Draeter

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They are either really confident with their game, or really stupid to even think thats a good idea. 90 minutes at E3, jeez.

I wonder if people will get angry if this whole female link ends up being a lie