Nintendo announces “Hyrule Warriors” for Wii U – collaboration with Tecmo Koei, first trailer

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4 months ago by (@NE_Brian)


Hyrule Warriors will launch next year. Note that this is not related to the next core entry in the Zelda franchise – that one remains in development.



  • Tommy Faust

    Okay, I’m confused.

  • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

    No mention of a US version? Also what the heck is this?

    • Carlos

      It’s supposed to be released in the US. It was in the North American Nintendo direct. Why wouldn’t it come out in the US?

      • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

        I missed the first few mins of the Direct. Didn’t see it in there. The trailer on here had a British flag.

  • BooDiddley

    It’s a Dynasty Warriors with Hyrule characters. It could be fun. How many characters are available? How fun would it be to take out the hoards with Zelda, or Ganondorf as well? :)

    • TheChatWraith

      It could be fun like whack a mole is fun. at 0:20 link like….machine-guns bombs out of his hands. What the hell is that? I don’t think this game was ever about destroying fields of enemies. To that end, I really don’t understand dynasty warriors either other than “THERES LOTS OF ENEMIES AT ONCE!”.

      So what? It makes the combat completely meaningless to be like “Welp, link’s a superhero now and cuts armies in half. He can also rapid fire explosives out of his face (?).”

      And to anyone who says “The game isn’t finished, they haven’t even settled on a name yet!” Really? Do you really want this game to be finished?

      Really..?

      • Rowdy

        This is not an entry in the Legend of Zelda series, Nintendo was quick to point that out in the Nintendo Direct and the press releases they have issued since the Nintendo Direct. Like BooDiddley said, this is just an entry in the Tecmo Koei Dynasty Warriors series, set in Hyrule with LoZ characters. Don’t worry, this is not an entry in the LoZ series. We should know more about the next (official, developed by Nintendo/Eiji Aonuma) LoZ entry during E3 2014!

      • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

        Did you get pissed about Soul Calibur 2 as well? WHEN LINK CUTS YOU, YOU TURN INTO A PUFF OF SMOKE, END OF STORY

        • TheChatWraith

          That’s different. His cameo only even appears on gamecube, and it isn’t a zelda title.

      • Spookoyo

        I’ve never played a Dynasty Warriors game, but I think the concept is that it looks and feels insanely cool.

        I don’t quite see how the combat is meaningless because in this game Link clearly needs to use those impressive powers in order to defeat the evil army. The machine bomb attack makes bombs seem even more useful honestly. Besides it’s a game; If they never bent the laws of reality we wouldn’t have as many great games as we do today.

        Plus this game looks like it’ll offer the same charm of fighting enemies in past Zelda games as well. For example at 0:25, link has to dodge that enemy’s fire attack and later on in the teaser he has to dodge a rolling Dodongo which could add much more gameplay other than slicing up all of those goblins.

        I hope this game is still semi in development because it still looks a little buggy and could use a lot more polishing to make it even better.

        And I’d love to see it finished! What Nintendo/Wii U fan wouldn’t want a potential great game to come to the Wii U? I’ve been wanting to see a Zelda game like this for years: A Zelda game that starts out with a maxed upgraded link after one of his adventures, saving Hyrule yet again.

        Lastly, Yeah it’s been declared a spin off anyway. I could however see a mini story being shown because it seems Link gets a ton of upgrades somehow over the course of the trailer.

        I see this as Nintendo’s way of offering players who buy a Wii U solely for Bayonetta 2 something else they can play while also getting them hooked on the Zelda Franchise in order to further promote the major Zelda Wii U game coming in 2014 or 2015.

        • TheChatWraith

          Play a dynasty warriors game and edit your comment.

      • gimmegimmekevin

        Dude, Iwata literally said this isn’t the next Zelda 5 seconds after the trailer ended.

      • Elem187

        Why would you think this is a main entry?

        Dude, Iwata trolled you hard.

      • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

        Relax. I would be pissed as hell too if it was THE new Zelda. But it’s not.Is a spin-off game with Dynasty Warriors’ gameplay.

  • Jason Mounce

    This could go horribly wrong or horribly right.

    It’s better to try to diversify Nintendo brands than Nintendo sitting on their ass and stagnating all of their brand names by repetition and relying on nostalgia too much. Nintendo doesn’t have a good history of trusting the right people with their brands though.

    “I wonder what’s for Dinner”

    • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

      The Capcom Zelda games were fine.

      • Jason Mounce

        One company :l The only other arguably being Metroid Prime devs. Anyone else or that it :L?

        • sonicfan1373

          Rare with Donkey Kong 64 and Star Fox Adventures. Next Level Games with Luigi’s Mansion. Hudson Soft with most of the Mario Party series. And arguably Grezzo with Ocarina of Time and Start Fox. Tecmo Koei with Pokemon Conquest.

          Although I do admit that I am not expecting this game to be a heavy hitter in terms of western reviews or sales in the US because the game quality looks subpar (frame rate drops, low res textures, same Worrier based gameplay) compared to Nintendo games and the Worrier series is very niche here. However, I think this would be a good tactical title in a place like Japan where the Worrier and the Zelda series is quite popular.

          I also disagree that Nintendo’s current brands are not diverse. In fact, I feel they have one of the most diverse gameplay styles as a software company. Their games might reuse character IPs (in order to promote a sense of familiarity for the players) but the gameplay styles and genres are completely different. For example, Mario Kart, Super Mario, Paper Mario, Luigi’s Mansion, Mario Tennis might all use characters from the Mario series but they are completely different genres of games; plus Nintendo has different IPs for almost every genre (very few companies have something like that). Although I do agree they can always diversify more (as can other companies), but this should not be done at the expense of existing franchises.

          • Jason Mounce

            Well, for sure we can’t bring up Rare, of course they Were awesome :( R.I.P. Though, didn’t know others worked on Luigi’s Mansion or the whole Grezzo ordeal.

            I’d think it would do fine enough since it simply uses Nintendo mascots….maybe 500K to 1 million? Which is more than successful.

            How is, Mario Kart or Mario Party ‘different’ from one another? Which Mario Party and Mario Kart are we at or how many have they made and with what minor differences?

  • PachterStation

    Lost for words. This looks crap. Despo times down at Nintendo HQ. Same old from Nintendo. Now it’s using another developer to continue with their same old. Shocking.

    • TheChatWraith

      you been mass thumbdowned by the DW fanbase.

  • henrik

    Tecmo Koei’s warrior games are pretty mediocre.

    • TheChatWraith

      true, but careful, the fanboys will rage.

      • henrik

        Yeah it’s just I’m not really sure what Nintendo hope to achieve with all these joint ventures I mean bayo 2, W101, Fire emblem x Shin megami and hyrule warriors all seem to be niche titles at least in the west.

        • TheChatWraith

          Don’t forget metroid other M. Nintendo brags that it has “better/more games” than sony and microsoft, but they’re simultaneously handing their games to other developers.

          Why do they keep trying to 3rd party all their games?

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