Hey, listen! Have you ever wanted to be a part of your favorite The Legend of Zelda game? While that isn't an actual option, Nintendo is providing fans the opportunity to be a part of a massive Zelda-inspired adventure. Nintendo is teaming up with SCRAP, a well-renowned escape room developer, to bring a one-of-a-kind experience called "Defenders of the Triforce" across the country next year. This experience is much more than a standard escape room, however—it's "a fully hosted, story-based escape event."
Traditional escape rooms see participants locked in a room or series of rooms as they solve puzzles and find hidden objects with the ultimate goal of escaping within a set amount of time. Nintendo promises that Defenders of the Triforce will be much more than that. According to a press release, players will have an hour and will work in teams of six to solve a mystery within a huge area. To do so, players will be able to interact with classic items and characters (such as the Goron, Zora, and Kokiri tribes) from the Zelda franchise to solve puzzles and progress further into the story. Unlike traditional escape rooms where your group is the only one playing at that moment, Defenders of the Triforce will feature between 100 and 240 people playing simultaneously. Despite sharing a space, these groups will not be facing against each other—the clock is the only real enemy. Nintendo's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Doug Bowser, had this to say about this exciting collaboration:
"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." — Doug Bowser
Doc Preuss, Real Escape Game Producer for SCRAP, also commented on the event, saying it's something that Zelda fans won't want to miss:
""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." — Doc Preuss
Defenders of the Triforce is currently scheduled to run at eight cities across the United States. From January 31st through February 5th, the adventure will be hosted in San Francisco, before moving on to Los Angeles from February 10th-12th and San Diego from February 24th-25th. Other scheduled stops on the tour include Seattle, Phoenix, Houston, Chicago, and New York, but dates have yet to be announced for these locations. Early bird tickets for some locations are currently available for sale and start at $30 (price varies by location). In addition, you can upgrade your ticket to the Silver or Gold Packages to get some exclusive Defenders of the Triforce merchandise. If you're interested in participating, you can head over to the official website for specific ticketing information, including locations and times for your selected city.
Defenders of the Triforce certainly appears to be a truly one-of-a-kind experience. I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to make it to one of these, though I'm certainly going to try. What do you think of this idea? Are you going to go? Let us know!
Source: Nintendo Press Release, Defenders of the Triforce Official Website