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There's a brand new adventure being made available for The Legend of Zelda. However, it's not quite what you think, because while it's an adventure you can partake in with the whole family it's not an actual video game. Is your interest piqued yet?
The news was made recently over on the Nintendo of America Twitter account, explaining that gamers would be able to join forces with others in a real life role-playing adventure. There's a site called Scrap Zelda where tickets being sold for $5 as an early bird special for those who want to get in on the adventure ahead of everybody else.
If you're still confused about the whole thing, they have a brief teaser up of the experience over on the Realegame YouTube channel, featuring the 49 second promo that's in the tweet above that Nintendo sent out. However, in addition to the teaser, the YouTube description also reveals that teams of up to six people will be working together to solve puzzles and interact with iconic characters from the Legend of Zelda franchise. Each team will be on a time limit and will have to scavenge for clues in a large open area designated for the live-action role-play. There will be classic items and objects from the Legend of Zelda that players will be able to acquire in order to complete the quests.
These events will take place at various locations sprinkled across the the United States during select dates, such as San Francisco, California between January 31st and February 5th; Los Angeles, California between February 10th and February 12th; Phoenix, Arizona between February 15th and February 17th; and San Diego, California between February 24th and February 25th.
There are four other cities and dates that will be revealed on January 3rd at the start of 2017, including Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; and New York City, New York.
If you're still kind of confused about the whole thing, they actually have a detailed FAQ on the website, where they breakdown that the SCRAP staff will help organize teams of five or fewer at the door, otherwise teams of six will be allowed in to play and participate in the live-action puzzle solving. The game will be the same across each of the cities, so you can only play it once. They suggest that if you plan on going with a group of people to organize which day you're going to go so you can all meet up on the same day.
They also suggest arriving at least 15 minutes before the game starts so you can get situated and introduced to how this live-action take on The Legend of Zelda will be played. The game will start at designated tables for each team, which they suggest will work as a base of operations of sorts. You'll want to write down clues and gather information at your table, but the actual game will require getting up and venturing around to find clues.
After the game is complete there will be a separate Legend of Zelda-themed area with trailers and merchandise that will be available for sale.