Hello internet! This is Smashchu reporting from E3.
As we mentioned on our day 1 recap, Spazzy and myself were going to try and get to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild earlier today. We figured that the line would be shorter today as, we assumed, many would have gotten a chance to play it yesterday.
Oh how wrong we were. In fact, the line was longer today than yesterday! When we got in, 30 minutes after the show floor opened, the line was already closed. When I spoke to the representative, they said they might open the later that day as they figure out how many people they could accommodate. The line is currently open, but just reaching a third of the way through the line would take about an hour and a half. The prospects for Zelda today seem slim.
Its no surprise this game was popular. Fans who have played it are enthusiastic. When speaking to one girl in line, she was gushing about how good the game is. Other fans have had similar remarkss for the game. According to Brandwatch, the game had 80,000 mentions yesterday. At the time of writing this, the trailer has over 3.4 million views on Youtube, It’s clear this game is extremely popular. The expansive snaking line is only proof of that.
Our best bet is to go all Black Friday on this and get to the convention center long before the show opens. Speaking to a Nintendo representative, they said folks were waiting outside as early as 6:30 a.m. in the morning (the show opens at 10 a.m.) Neo Zero has already played the game. Will Spazzy and I get a chance? We’ll have to see.
A big shout out to the staff at Nintendo who have been courteous and helpful to myself and others trying to get in and play the game. Stay tuned for more.