Who hasn’t wanted to explore dungeons and solve puzzles in real life while playing The Legend of Zelda? Nintendo announced this morning via a press release that they are giving fans that very opportunity, teaming up with SCRAP in order to build a real-life escape experience. Fans will be paired in groups of six in Defenders of the Triforce in order to solve a puzzle in a large area within a time limit. Participants in the experience will be able to interact with classic Zelda items and characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise, such as the Goron, Kokiri, and Zora tribes. Just like in the traditional Zelda experience, items are discoverable throughout the experience to solve puzzles and advance throughout different areas.

Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, spoke about the new 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.

“Partnering with SCRAP allows us to offer a new perspective on this legendary series.”

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

The Defenders of the Triforce tour will hit eight cities around the United States starting in January. Tickets are available today by visiting http://scrapzelda.com/. After the experience is over, fans will be whisked away to a special area with unique photo opportunities and have access to a special promotional lounge, where they can purchase exclusive merchandise for the fabled series.

The schedule for the tour 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

This is incredibly exciting! As Zelda is one of the most popular, if not the most popular Nintendo franchise in the states, this is sure to be a huge success on Nintendo’s part and is a great marketing tool for the upcoming Breath of the Wild.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VGCultureHQ. He has been writing about games for over six years and has written over 2,000 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture and Tetsuya Takahashi games. He is also a huge anime and Star Wars fan.

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