‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Delayed but Here’s Our Consolation Prize

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Zelda fans lament the possibility of a delay in the release of Breath of the Wild. Again. Recent reports on the game and reputable sources at Eurogamer indicate the game will need several months of testing following the predicted completion date in December. This means it will likely be released in summer of 2017. Sorry, die-hard Nintendo fans, but the joint release of the Nintendo Switch and the highly anticipated addition to the Legend of Zelda series is not looking promising.

Consolation prize, anyone? How about the chance to live an adventure normally taken by your favorite Hylian hero? Nintendo has partnered with SCRAP, an award winning designer of escape rooms, to create “Defenders of the Triforce.” Nintendo describes the experience as more than your standard escape room, though:

“Instead of escaping from a locked room, participants work in teams of six to solve a mystery in a huge area, all within a set time limit. The experience will let guests interact with classic items and characters seen in The Legend of Zelda series like the Goron, Zora and Kokiri tribes. Discovered items can be used to solve puzzles and move forward into other areas, just like in The Legend of Zelda games.”

“Defenders of the Triforce” will tour 8 cities starting in January. Here is the schedule so far:

San Francisco – Jan. 31-Feb. 5
Los Angeles – Feb. 10-12
Phoenix – Feb. 15-17
San Diego – Feb. 24-25
Seattle – TBA
Houston – TBA
Chicago – TBA
New York – TBA

So, Legend of Zelda fans, don’t fret over the delay of Breath of the Wild. Instead, imagine the joy of standing face to face with an adorable Kokiri. Or the glory of opening a treasure chest to that infamous tune (you know the one). Fair warning, tickets are selling out quickly! Reserve your spot at scrapzelda.com, asap.

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