Zelda Wii U's E3 Demos Could Be 90 Minutes Long

"Step into the wilds of Hyrule" in two extended demos.


The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be the only playable game Nintendo has at E3 2016 and, according to reports, will give attendees between an hour to 90 minutes with the game.

Finder reports that Nintendo has informed press there will be two extended demos at its show floor booth, and is asking those at the show to set aside 90 minutes to complete it fully.

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Nintendo Everything has confirmed there will be "two extended demos" that let players "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."

For those not attending E3, Nintendo will also also be streaming gameplay from its booth, so you'll be able to watch from home. Additionally, it is giving 500 dedicated fans the opportunity to get hands-on with the game in its New York store. For details on this, click here.

Nintendo has confirmed the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda would be its only playable title at E3 2016 "in order to provide attendees a complete immersion."

"The Legend of Zelda Wii U" is believed to be a working title. Nintendo may reveal its final name at E3, though this has not been confirmed.

It is also the first entry in the series to go fully open-world. According to longtime series producer Eiji Aonuma, the world is as big as can be managed on the system.

"A huge, seamlessly unfolding world is something that can't be achieved if the hardware isn't advanced enough," he said. "Ever since we made the very first generation of Legend of Zelda games though, we've had as large a world as can be realized with the hardware, so you could say it was inevitable that we've now done the same with the new Wii U title."

The game is also scheduled to be released on Nintendo's next platform, codenamed the NX, though it has been confirmed that the company will be not discussing this version or the new hardware at E3.

Nintendo has confirmed NX will be launching globally in March 2017.

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