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Defenders of the Triforce is a Zelda-themed live action role playing adventure built in collaboration with the Japanese company SCRAP.

Overview

Defenders of the Triforce created teams of six people who collaborate to solve puzzles, collect items, and save the world. The event was held in eight American cities and six Canadian cities beginning January 31, 2017, and ending July 9, 2017. The timing coincided with the release of the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild on March 3, 2017. The live action adventure used the puzzle solving aspect of The Legend of Zelda series to immerse players in the event which includes recurring items of the franchise. SCRAP boasted a 10% success rate of players who complete all of the challenges in its promotional material. It was available exclusively in English and French.

How to Play

The events lasted one hour each. Although 100 to 240 people played simultaneously, each team of six acted on their own and could not team up with or compete with each other. An MC guided the teams through the story and the goal.[1] Each team had its own table but needed to explore the entire game space in order to find all of the clues.[2] Teams which did not escape could choose to receive the solutions at the end of the event.[3] No prizes were given to those who completed the challenge, but all players were invited to an event following the game featuring video trailers and merchandise.

Schedule

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
Toronto May 10, 2017 May 14, 2017
Ottowa May 27, 2017 May 30, 2017
Montreal (English) June 8, 2017 June 11, 2017
Montreal (French) June 14, 2017 June 16, 2017
Edmonton June 23, 2017 June 25, 2017
Calgary June 30, 2017 July 2, 2017
Vancouver July 5, 2017 July 9, 2017

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Artwork

Merchandise

Video Gallery

Defenders of the Triforce trailer
Defenders of the Triforce Nintendo Minute

External Links

References

  1. "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.
  2. "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.
  3. "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.