If there was one video game that people could experience in real life, it is a safe bet that many gamers would put the Zelda franchise at the very top of their list. Who wouldn't want to run around in that sweet Link costume with a sword solving puzzles and saving the world? Well, that dream is coming very close to reality next year with the Defenders of the Triforce escape room game.
SCRAP, who have designed a ton of awesome escape room games and were even awarded "Best Escape Room" by USA Today, have teamed with Nintendo to make the world of Zelda a reality for fans. Defenders of the Triforce will be a totally unique escape room experience that will be touring the U.S. starting in January of next year in San Francisco. This won't be your average "locked in a room" experience, as fans will get to solve puzzles inspired by The Legend of Zelda in a massive area in teams of six. Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, had this to say about it in a statement.
"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."
Defenders of the Triforce will also include a promotional lounge that visitors can check out once they have completed the main puzzle. There will be tons of exclusive Zelda merchandise and some pretty cool photo opportunities. SCRAP has a really good track record with designing these attractions, but SCRAP game producer Doc Preuss seems confident they nailed it this time around.
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."
Zelda fans, and fans of doing fun things in general, who decide to give Defenders of the Triforce a try will have quite a bit to look forward to. Once the team of six is assembled, they will enter the game area where they will have a time limit to solve the big mystery. Players will get to interact with classic Legend of Zelda items and characters like the Goron and Zora tribes, just to name a couple. Just like the video games, any items that the team discovers can be used to gain access to other areas.
Nintendo even released a little trailer for the event on their YouTube channel, which you can watch for yourself below. Tickets for the first wave of cities are on sale now and can be purchased at ScrapZelda.com. As of right now the tour will kick off in San Francisco on January 31 and runs through February 5 there. It then moves to Los Angeles from February 10 through 12 and San Diego for the 24 and 25. The tour will also be making stops in Seattle, Phoenix, Houston, Chicago and New York, but dates for those cities have not yet been announced.