Defenders of the Triforce: Zelda fandom meets real-life escape challenges

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There are rumors that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won’t be ready in time for the March 2017 release of Nintendo’s Switch console — HEY, LISTEN! Here’s something else to talk about!

Announced today and coming in January to select cities, the Defenders of the Triforce “real escape game” will give Zelda fans and real-life puzzle lovers a chance to try their skills in a new escape challenge:

“It is a fully hosted, story-based escape event designed for puzzle fans and fans of the Zelda franchise,” reads the Defenders of the Triforce FAQ. “There will be multiple teams in the event space all participating at the same time, and each team will have their own table to work at when not exploring.”

Defenders of the Triforce is coming to San Francisco Jan. 31-Feb. 5; Los Angeles Feb. 10-12; Phoenix Feb. 15-17; and San Diego Feb. 24-25. Dates for Seattle, Houston, Chicago and New York will be announced in January.

No Zelda-specific knowledge or specific skills will be strictly necessary, though you’ll need to understand English to a degree. There are various ticket packages available, including bonuses like a premium poster and exclusive coin.

UPDATE: Legion of Sand has the locations for Phoenix’s leg of the tour: 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16, and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

SCRAP Entertainment is producing the touring event. Here’s a taste of what they do:

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