E3 is finally upon us. Within mere hours, we’ll have received our first substantial look at The Legend of Zelda for Wii U and NX. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. PST when Nintendo Treehouse streams the game live.
Additionally, I’ll offer my own hands-on impressions, as well as — fingers crossed — some footage of my experience, later on in the day. Be sure to keep an eye on Want Midna Back’s Twitter page throughout the next couple of days, too, for images from the show floor.
Get ready, folks. We’re about to have a ton of stuff to talk about.
2006 was the first year I kept up with the pandemonium that is E3. Just off the top of my head, some of the highlights include the announcement of Halo 3 and the unveiling of the Wii. We caught our first glimpse of not only Super Mario Galaxy, but also Twilight Princess in its near-finished state.
Since then, the event has become an early Christmas for me. Some years are more momentous than others, but throughout the past ten years, it’s been a dream of mine to experience the madness firsthand.
After jumping through my fair share of hoops, I can confirm that, for the first time, Want Midna Back will be at E3. With The Legend of Zelda for Wii U being Nintendo’s sole focus at the show floor, it’s the perfect year for WMB to have a presence.
I’m incredibly excited to provide all sorts of coverage, from videos to photos to hands-on impressions. Be sure to stay tuned come June 14!
Since its initial unveiling at E3 2014, Zelda U’s story has been shrouded in mystery. Among the handful of hints that have been dropped throughout the past couple of years, most of them revolve around the enigmatic Sheikah.
YouTuber Zeltik recently shared a fascinating theory regarding the nature of the new Sheikah symbol. He mentions that the pattern surrounding the iconic eye — not to mention the color — is reminiscent of those found in the Palace of Twilight.
Since Twilight Princess’ release, fans have discussed the notion of there being a connection between the Dark Interlopers and the Sheikah. I mean, the tribe’s symbol is present on not only Midna’s helmet, but also her throne.
Zeltik suggests that Zelda U will explore the Interloper War, which many speculate exists in the “Era of Chaos” between Skyward Sword and Minish Cap. Head past the jump for a full rundown of Zeltik’s theory.
Alongside the recent bombshell that Zelda U was delayed into 2017, Nintendo announced that the game will be the company’s only playable game at this year’s E3. It’s no surprise, then, that the big N’s E3 press site is solely dedicated to promoting Link’s next quest.
Although the website lays out the company’s plans for this year’s show, the real kicker is the site’s main loading screen. It features only a blue Sheikah symbol. Combined with the symbol’s presence in the recent piece of official artwork, it’s safe to say that Impa’s people will play a prevalent role during our next trip to Hyrule. Head past the jump for a better look at the press site.