One hour to go, and I am pumped.
It just wouldn't be E3 without Nintendo, and while the Japanese giant has a diminished presence it's still demoing what's set to be one of the highlights of the show. We'll be seeing plenty of the new Zelda, a little on Pokťmon and hopefully a little more besides. Join us here from 5pm BST to see it all unfold.
(Full of coffee in a vain attempt to stir from this awful E3 slumber I'm in right now after two nights that have dragged on to 5am).
I do love Zelda and his pointy green hat. He is my favourite Nintendo.
Anyway, I'm going to spend the next 30 minutes playing my 3DS in an attempt to wake myself.
I feel a bit smug as I'm currently playing one of the games that's going to be in this conference/show.
Sorry, I'm awful.
Re Zelda: I'm from Poland, and we did not had nes or snes there ( ther then korean nes pirate called Pegasus, with completely wicked names, sometimes even completely misused ), but I was lucky, and got snes from my wanderful, but unfortunately now late, grandmother, and i got ALTTP. But it was in German and I couldn't understand a word! So I have created my own mythos for this game as a kid. That was fun! Now I'm grown up, and trying myself in game design, and bringing up the mythos back!
This is a beautiful story!
Or even better Reggie's?
Reggie's nipples are definitely, definitely pierced. Steel rods right through those things.
Seeing as Everything is Dads at this year's E3, I wonder if Nintendo's gone a similar direction with Zelda.
Dads and grappling hooks! Hello all!
I was trying to sum up trends, BTW, rather than kick off a new Captain Haddock-style catchphrase.
Dads and Grappling Hooks! Whatever next? Etc.
My dad just shouted at me to turn this horrific music off..
I wish your dad worked at Nintendo.
We're up and running.
Classy from Nintendo. And they won't follow it with showing lots of gun games
I just saw Link's nipples. Just sayin'.
Also, tameable horses, climbing rockfaces and, most excitingly, twitching deer ears.
And Link's right handed? Sacrilege.
An old, beaten-up Master Sword glimpsed too - this seems to be late in the Zelda timeline.
I was watching Obama on Jimmy Fallon, and I think he's left-handed.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
I appreciate this isn't relevant.
Love that nod to LTTP at the very end.
A huge open world - and they're only showing a small section during today's stream.
I think shirtless diving Link won the E3 nipplewatch.
Don't forget Norman Reedus and his little foetus. He brought some big nipples. We'll do a face-off later this week.
Before we see more Zelda, we're going to see some Pokemon Sun and Moon.
And yeah, Team Rowlet all day every day.
Perfect time to announce a Drilldozer reboot.
What's with all the nipple comments lol??
You tell us.
Oh man, poor Popplio. He can't catch a break.
Professor Kukui is so goddamn hench.
Heliocentric Pokemon model confirmed.
Is Pokemon set on Earth anyway?
If only Tom Phillips was here to tell us.
The Zelda trailer is about to hit the site.
Who would have thought Pokemon would have so much time devoted to it.
It's Nintendo's biggest game of the year.
A word of warning if you're just here for Zelda - I think we're going to linger on Pokemon for a little while.
The fact you're not typing Pokémon with its proper accent means I'm not going to tell you, Martin.
This is a Treehouse - not a Direct, not a conference - and they take things slowly.
How much was she paid to pretend she picked Popplio?
Sorry, Tom. And thanks for typing that out so I can copy and paste the accent. *Pokémon* it is.
Why does everyone hate Popplio? ITS A FRIKKING SEAL. Stupid owl or cat.. they can do one.
I think Martin, Christian and Tom have fallen asleep.
Ha, actually I'm just watching the Zelda trailer again.
Hope you get well soon, @megatronix!
Clown seals makes me uneasy..
Hope that wasn't a Game of Thrones spoiler, @ecco.
Probably my favourite thing about the new Zelda is how it so fully evokes the NES original.
The art-style is pulled straight from the manual, the more open-ended design from the game itself.
I don't want to talk too much about it yet as I don't want to disrespect Pokémon - which looks ace.
I have a true fucked-up clown story. If you ever corner me at a show, ask me and I'll tell you Anyway, fuck clowns. Even seal clowns.
Now seems as good a time as any...
I just watched the Zelda trailer again. Nintendo remain the only game makers in the world who know how to deploy an accordion in a soundtrack. Respect.
Nothing funny about a Popplio after midnight.
Oh God, am I really going to type this clown story out? It's quite long...
We've got plenty of time 'til Zelda's up again.
There's a schedule on the Nintendo site:9:00 AM PTReggie Kicks Off E3 2016 for Nintendo9:15 AM PTPok√©mon Sun and Pok√©mon Moon10:00 AM PTThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Introduction12:25 PM PTThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 'The NES Connection'2:10 PM PTThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 'Beyond the Plateu' Gameplay
This is very useful, thanks.
Zelda is back at 6pm?
Yup, 6pm and 8.25pm.
MrTomFTW, I salute you for making this all more bearable.
Everyone has just left the office.
It's just me, on my own.
And this stream.
Ulp. Daughter almost home so I'm off too! Love to all!
Enjoy Zelda, everyone!
Ooooooh, well - I do have a hipflask with some bourbon in my bag. Not that I've got a problem or anything. I've just got some whiskey.
The Zelda section is being prepped. Ten minutes to go 'til the main event.
And here we go (damn you for trolling me MrTomFTW!)
(But thanks for the clown story and the nipples and everything else).
This Zelda's all about breaking the conventions of Zelda.
Hopefully those load times will be slightly shorter on the NX.
Wait, does he even have nipples?
This is the very start of the game, with Link waking up in an almost sci-fi environment.
A fully-voiced Zelda, it seems, but Link remains mute.
You can play this new Zelda nude, if you want.
That's my takeaway. Well, I think I played Twilight Princess fully nude as well, but I don't think it's quite the same.
There's loot and armour and full load-outs.
The logo, while harking back to the original NES game, also has a strong Nausicaa/Ghibli vibe.
As does the soundtrack, which could almost be Joe Hisaishi.
There's a stamina bar - which featured in some small way in Skyward Sword - and scaleable environments.
I don't know if I like this newfangled voice-acting thingy
I think it's being used sparingly. I still prefer the old text approach, for sure.
Well, this is certainly a stronger opening to a Zelda than that of Twilight Princess. Not a goat to be herded.
I'm just waiting for this old man to say 'It's dangerous to go alone...'
Is this a prequel?
It looks more like a very late Zelda game, with everything in ruin.
Haha, I fell for that...
This is a proper sandbox Nintendo game, which is what really fascinates me.
Holy holy the Koroks from Wind Wakers return.
I'd like all of those people whining about how the world was going to be lifeless and empty to come here, right now.
In fairness to them, the Zelda they showed back then looked very, very different to this one.
Zelda bombshell: rupees and hearts no longer come out of grass.
Weapon durability is in.
The absence of hand-holding is impressive.
Discovery of systems seems organic.
It does feel Souls-y.
Souls games always felt like what Zelda could have evolved into, if Nintendo took a different path.
This looks like a beaten-down peahat to me.
I'd happily take a Nintendo Light Souls.
The demo just timed out - so I think that suggests there's a brief 15-minute window on the E3 demo.
Bill Trinen looks like he's about to vomit.
Trinen's relying on his art degree to get him through the cock-up.
Run, Link, run! They're desperately trying to catch up with where they were before the demo time limit kicked in.
Bill Trinen's lost it.
We're just being told you might have to reinstall Miitomo after deleting it two days after launch as there's some Zelda stuff coming.
Someone give Bill a hug while the cameras are off.
I think that's it for a short while. Hopefully we'll be able to bring you more on Zelda shortly.
Apologies for the silence. Anyway, here's our in-depth Zelda preview from Tom, who got to play it on Sunday. Lucky sod.
We're logging off in the Brighton office to head to the pub. But! Over in LA things are just getting started.
For now, and from us here in the UK, it's TARA!