Update: Yesterday, another contest for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild @ Japan Expo 2016 was announced. You will find all the details below!
The Japan Expo is the biggest event dedicated to Japanese culture in France, and Nintendo has always had a strong presence there (ever since the very beginning). Naturally, this year will be no exception: the company will have the usual tournaments, but also several games playable on its booth… including one The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (on Wii U).
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Naturally, it’s the E3 demo that visitors will be able to try out (on Wii U). Unfortunately, there’s a catch: the demo will not be playable for everyone, and only those selected by Nintendo will have the opportunity to try it out.
There’s three ways to be selected:
- take part in the Legend of Zelda Cosplay contest (July 7th to July 10th, on Nintendo’s booth): in total, 40 winners will be selected [click here for more details]
- take part in the Legend of Zelda Fan Art contest (from June 28th to July 5th): in total, 30 winners will be selected [click here for more details]
- newsletter: fans have to send an email to Nintendo for this one. In total, 100 winners will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis [click here for more details]
- take part in the Legend of Zelda quiz (until July 7th). In total, 70 winners will be selected at random among all fans who answered all questions correctly. [click here for more details]
One thing to note about those contests is that only people living in France can participate. In other words, even if you will attend the Japan Expo event this year, you will not be able to try out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo will also have several tournaments on its booths (with games and consoles to win):
- Splatoon (with a new tournament version of the game): 1 copy of Pokkén Tournament (session winner) / New Nintendo 3DS XL + Monster Hunter Generations (daily finale)
- Monster Hunter Generations: 1 copy of the game (session winner) / Wii U + Mario Kart 8 (daily finale)
- Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire: 1 copy of Pokkén Tournament (session winner) / Wii U Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack (daily finale)
- Pokkén Tournament: 1 copy of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics (qualifications) / New Nintendo 3DS XL + Monster Hunter Generations (daily finale)
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS: 1 copy of Fire Emblem Fates (session winnner, played on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS) / New Nintendo 3DS XL + Monster Hunter Generations bundle (daily finale, played on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U)
Finally, Nintendo reveals that the live concert of the Squid Sisters will take place on July 8th at 1.45PM local time. Unfortunately, we don’t know if this will be livestreamed or not, but we’ll make sure to let you know if we ever get more details about that.
Japan Expo 2016 takes place on July 7th to July 10th, at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris. The Nintendo booth (B670) is located in Hall 6.