Nintendo has already confirmed most of its plans for next week’s E3 show, including a major emphasis on its long-awaited The Legend of Zelda game. Both Zelda and the upcoming Pokémon games will be showcased on the live Treehouse broadcast event during E3. However, the company announced a new social media campaign, which includes the highly popular mobile release, Miitomo.
Starting today, the company has launched a special Twitter campaign through its @NintendoAmerica account, where fans can tweet about The Legend of Zelda franchise and possibly earn free in-game Miitomo goodies, including “Link’s new hair wig” and a special in-app gift for all of its users. The company is shooting for 10,000 tweets for the promotion, which will likely happen right away, and also has an escalated award for 20,000 tweets, in which it will offer another “Link wig” for fans to wear in Miitomo.
The Legend of Zelda Retweet event begins! #Miitomo in-app gifts for RTs! ⇒ https://t.co/UFrnvGjLth #Miitomo_Zelda_RT pic.twitter.com/sDkgYt3iOr
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 8, 2016
That’s not all, because Nintendo will offer exclusive The Legend of Zelda goods in Miitomo next week, which gives players a chance to win pieces of Zelda gear and purchase particular items through the shop.
The company also outlined its plans for its Treehouse broadcasts from next week’s show. As expected, Zelda and Pokémon will continue to get a spotlight, but other games will be featured over the course of the broadcast on June 14 and 15, including Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. Fans can tune in on Nintendo’s official E3 page, as well as its official YouTube and Twitch channels.
As for those that are attending the show next week, Nintendo has already promised a heightened Legend of Zelda experience at its booth, which will recreate locations from the game. Nintendo will also provide hands-on opportunities for the Wii U edition, which is scheduled to release next year. The game has also been confirmed for the NX console, which doesn’t have a release date yet.