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Rumor: Nintendo’s E3 booth will be reflective of the next Zelda game in development. Huge layout, very colorful, and varied…sources tell Paul Gale Network.

April 27, 2016

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed that at E3 this year, the only playable game on the show floor would be the next Zelda game that is currently in development for Wii U. (Yes, this same game is also in development for their next console, codenamed NX, but that version will not be playable at the show.)

What I am hearing right now from sources is that the actual layout of the booth is going to be not too dissimilar from Nintendo’s E3 2005 presentation of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. For reference, you can look at these videos that I took 11 years ago at that show, of the Zelda section in Nintendo’s booth.

The idea of the new Zelda game is that of a very open world adventure with an enormous Hyrule field that has multiple layers to it, which connects to a vast amount of other lands and scenarios. It’s taking this concept and applying it literally to their booth. During E3 2013, Nintendo had different sections for Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, and Bayonetta 2. They had big props and playable demos of those respective games, surrounding them.

This year at E3, expect Nintendo’s booth to look like Hyrule field, with there being several different sections of different playable Zelda demos, each matching each other in theme: ice, fire, etc.

I’ve chosen to label this as a rumor, because even though I believe my sources are giving me accurate information, simply due to the fact that things can change, I would rather play it safe. Anyways, I for one think this could make for one very grand and highly memorable booth. What do you all think?

Below are pictures taken from Nintendo’s booth at E3 2013 to give you an example of what to expect from the quality of work in backgrounds/plastic models that will translate into the new Zelda-centric Nintendo booth this year.

E3 2013 Mario Kart 8 at Nintendo's booth on Paul Gale Network

E3 2013 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze at Nintendo's booth on Paul Gale Network

E3 2013 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD at Nintendo's booth on Paul Gale Network

E3 2013 Super Mario 3D World at Nintendo's booth on Paul Gale Network

E3 2013 Pikmin 3 at Nintendo's booth on Paul Gale Network

E3 2013 Bayonetta 2 at Nintendo's booth on Paul Gale Network

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