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‘The Legend of Zelda’ is coming to life via an escape room, which tours the U.S next year

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While indulging yourself in one of the classic titles in the beloved The Legend of Zelda series, you’d be lying if you said you haven’t wanted to break through screen and experience the exploration, adventure, combat and puzzle solving in real life.

With Defenders of the Triforce, that dream of yours will finally become a reality, well, most of it will. Nintendo is currently partnering with SCRAP, the well known designers of most of the popular escape room experiences and 2016 winner of USA Today’s “Best Escape Room” in the states, to create a one-of-its-kind multi-city Puzzle Tour which will be inspired by The Legend of Zelda series.

Although the words “escape room” make it sound like just another normal interactive puzzle solving experience, Defenders of the Triforce is so much more than that, at least according to the company:

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. 

Doug Bowser(anyone else get the relation between his surname and the company?), Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing had this to say of the upcoming real life Zelda 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, Real Escape Game Producer for SCRAP further added:

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 Puzzle Tour will be launching in eight cities all around the United States beginning in January next year. Tickets for the first wave of listed locations can be purchased as of today by visiting SCRAPZelda.com. The full schedule that has been made available till now 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


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