The Legend of Zelda is being turned into a live action escape game - in North America, at least.

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Titled as Defenders of the Triforce, the experience has been created by Nintendo and escape-the-room game company Scrap to tour the US in spring 2017.

Eight cities across the US will host the game from the beginning of next year: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston and New York.

Players will take on the game in teams of six. Multiple teams will play the game at the same time, in a large room. The goal isn't to unlock the room, per se, but more to solve the "fully hosted, story-based event".

Plot details are scarce (and no, we don't know if it's canon).

We'd put our money on Ganon being up to something, though.

There's no word of a UK tour, but it does mean there will be a new Zelda game to play next spring after all - despite Breath of the Wild arriving after the Nintendo Switch launch.

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