Zelda Escape Room Announced

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  1. Prans
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    Ever fancied some Zelda-esque exploration, adventure and puzzle-solving in real life? Well, Nintendo has got you covered!

    Nintendo just announced Defenders of the Triforce today. It's a partnership with the award-winning escape room designers SCRAP "to create a unique multi-city Puzzle Tour inspired by The Legend of Zelda series".

    The news post described Defenders of the Triforce as "so much more than" an escape room experience:

    “At Nintendo, we’re always looking for ways to offer new experiences for all of our fans, and expose our characters and franchises to new audiences,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Partnering with SCRAP allows us to offer a new perspective on this legendary series.”

    “We wanted to make sure ‘Defenders of the Triforce’ felt as authentic as possible,” said Doc Preuss, Real Escape Game Producer for SCRAP. “Fans of The Legend of Zelda series will adore the tour and won’t want to miss it.”

    The “Defenders of the Triforce” Puzzle Tour will be hitting eight cities all around the U.S beginning in January. Tickets for the first wave of locations are available today and can be reserved here.

    The full schedule is as follows:
    • San Francisco – Jan. 31-Feb. 5
    • Los Angeles – Feb. 10-12
    • San Diego – Feb. 24-25
    • Seattle – TBA
    • Phoenix – TBA
    • Houston – TBA
    • Chicago – TBA
    • New York – TBA
    After completing the main puzzle experience, attendees will enter an area with amazing photo opportunities and a promotional lounge, where fans can purchase exclusive merchandise based on The Legend of Zelda.

    Yet another approach by Nintendo to diversify its reach beyond that of the console market. And it strikes as a positively surprising one. Too bad it's U.S-only as I'm sure hordes of fans would be interested in trying those Zelda-scape rooms (rhymes, right?).

    :arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp mailbox
     
  2. The Real Jdbye

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    I would love to try this, too bad I'm not in the US. I've always been a fan of those "escape the room" type things.
     
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  3. Sliter

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    this is very interesting XD
    hope this "prchase" is like you can buy with rupees you can find whithm the puzzle right? hhaha
    I mean, a prize if win the game? idk is kinda sad you pay to play an challenge and your prize for win is being able to buy something :v
     
  4. Yandere-chan

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    Saw this on Facebook before it was posted here. Either way, good news!
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  5. RustInPeace

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    Oh God I had a scary thought that this was a mobile game. Phew, yeah they can do, fine.
     
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    "Classic items"

    Somehow I don't think they'll allow a hookshot anytime soon.
     
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  7. Arras

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    Or bombs, for that matter.
    Really though, this seems cool. I've done a few of those real life escape room thingies and they're quite fun. If you've never tried one, I'd recommend getting some friends/family, finding a nearby one that's not too impossibly hard and trying it.
     
  8. huma_dawii

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    Not Florida? Wtf
     
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  9. Pecrow

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    That is known, gbatemp always posts things 1-2 days after it has been announced, its normal.
     
  10. mashers

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    This sounds great, except for this part:
    :glare:

    Also, I like how you emboldened Doug Bowser's surname :P
     
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  12. RemixDeluxe

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    Why not Florida?
     
  13. Pluupy

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    Damn I got excited and thought this was going to be a Zero Escape x Zelda crossover game.
    That would kick serious ass.
     
  14. TheVinAnator

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    NO COFFEI!
    WOAH THIS LOOKS SO COOL!
     
  15. eduall

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    The youtubers will be there?
     
  16. Hells Malice

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    Seems pretty cool except for the team of 6 thing. Though if I had money i'd be able to get 6 people for it... buut i'm broke as hell. It's surprisingly cheap for the actual ticket though. $35? wtf.

    Isn't Florida just where all the old people go for the winter.
    I always imagined it as one big retirement home.
     
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    Not really... I dont think so, not even close. xDDDDDD that's the Florida Keys, not the whole Florida
     
  18. VinLark

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    Oh it's not coming anywhere near the south.
    Nothing comes near the south

    I hate my existence
     
  19. daxtsu

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    That feel when you live in a somewhat major city in Ohio, yet it's just not quite as big as those others to justify Nintendo coming here.
     
  20. bradzx

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    Damn. All of them are too far to drive. I don't think I can make it.

    It will be nice if they do that. Because I went Ohio most of time.
     
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