Defenders of the Triforce
|Defenders of the Triforce|
Defenders of the Triforce is a Zelda-themed live action role playing adventure built in collaboration with the Japanese company SCRAP.
Defenders of the Triforce creates teams of six people who collaborate to solve puzzles, collect items, and save the world. The event will be held in eight American cities and three Canadian cities beginning January 31, 2017, with dates still to be determined. The timing coincides with the release of the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild on March 3, 2017. The live action adventure uses the puzzle solving aspect of The Legend of Zelda series to immerse players in the event which includes recurring items of the franchise. SCRAP boasts in its promotional materials a 10% success rate of players which complete all of the challenges.
In order to keep the event competitive, little information is available about what players will face in their trials. Participants are encouraged to take pictures but not to share spoilers online.
How to Play
The events lasts one hour. Although 100 to 240 people play simultaneously, each team of six acts on their own and does not compete with each other. An MC guides the teams through the story and the goal. Each team has its own table but will need to explore the entire game space in order to find all of the clues. Teams which do not escape may receive the solutions at the end of the event. No prizes are given to those who complete the challenge. All players are invited to an event following the game featuring video trailers and merchandise.
No special skills are required for participants, however, all activities are conducted exclusively in English. Although movement is required, the event is designed to be accessible for those in wheelchairs, with only service animals allowed at the event.
|City||Start Date||End Date|
|San Francisco||Jan 31, 2017||Feb 5, 2017|
|Los Angeles||February 10, 2017||Mar 12, 2017|
|Phoenix||February 15, 2017||February 17, 2017|
|San Diego||February 23, 2017||February 25, 2017|
|Seattle||March 17, 2017||March 19, 2017|
|Houston||April 6, 2017||April 9, 2017|
|Chicago||April 14, 2017||April 16, 2017|
|New York||May 4, 2017||May 7, 2017|
|Defenders of the Triforce trailer|
|Defenders of the Triforce Nintendo Minute|
- "Enjoy the introduction from our talented MC, who will explain the game's story and your goal to escape." — How to Play, Defenders of the Triforce website, retrieved February 11, 2017.
- "During the game, your team will have their own table. This is your base of operations, but you will need to get up and explore the game space in order to find all the clues." — How to Play, Defenders of the Triforce website, retrieved February 11, 2017.
- "Hey, listen! to the solution walkthrough at the end - just in case you aren't able to escape." — How to Play, Defenders of the Triforce website, retrieved February 11, 2017.