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Nintendo of America apparently had concerns about Hyrule Warriors

Posted on June 1, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Switch, Wii U

Hyrule Warriors concerns

Hyrule Warriors has become a fairly successful sub-series for The Legend of Zelda, but prior to its release, Nintendo of America was apparently concerned about the game.

That news comes from Kit Ellis, who has many years of experience working at the company. He mentioned during the latest Kit & Krysta podcast episode how people within Nintendo of America were worried about the quality of Hyrule Warriors and the possibility of it dropping the status of Zelda. Some even felt that it shouldn’t be released in North America.

Despite those concerns, Hyrule Warriors ended up doing pretty well on Wii U. A few months after launch, Koei Tecmo announced that it had sold one million copies worldwide.

Hyrule Warriors also ended up being re-released twice. It came to 3DS in 2016 and Switch in 2018 with a Definitive Edition.

Additionally, there was a new take on Hyrule Warriors with Age of Calamity in 2020. Rather than a celebration of the series as a whole, it’s instead a spin-off prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild specifically.

What did you think about Hyrule Warriors? Do you want to see the series continue? Let us know in the comments.

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