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The team over at Koei Tecmo has wrapped up development on Hyrule Warriors. The game is due out in Japan on August 14, and will arrive in North America/Europe about a month later.

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Update: Bumped this to the front page. Finally got a working version!


Siliconera posted a new preview for Bayonetta 2 today, revealing details about the game’s second chapter. Read on below for a summary of the report.

– Titled “A Remembrance of Time”
– Takes place in a town
– Fight with an Enrapture at the beginning of the level
– Enraptures can make other Angels go berserk
– This is indicated by an enemy turning red
– When enraged, Angels’ defense and attack are increased
– Enraptures themselves do not go berserk
– Carry two sets of weapons in Bayonetta 2
– Can change them on the fly
– Demo had the option of swords and guns like the E3 demo
– The game has Angels that look like Centaurs
– You can ride them in Bayonetta 2
– Stun a Centuar and then walk up to it for a contextual command that says “Ride”
– Bayonetta jumps on after pressing a button
– The Centaur violently tries to knock Bayonetta off, but kicks other enemies in the process
– Bayonetta finishes her ride by tossing the Centaur which kills it
– The game has hidden black portals; Nintendo won’t comment on what these are
– Demo has a hidden mission where Bayonetta had to fight three Centaurs in a small space
– End of the chapter has you fighting a huge boss that spit poison blobs at Bayonetta
– This boss also had a stomp attack that dishes out serious damage, but it can be easily dodged
– Can use a spear from a fallen Centaur during the fight and the Umbran Climax, a new move that lets Bayonetta use her Wicked Weave hair attacks when her magic gauge is full
– The final blow came from a frog-like familiar that wrapped the boss with its tongue

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Siliconera has shared a new round of Hyrule Warriors details pertaining to the recently unveiled character Darunia. You can find a roundup of information from the site’s report below.

– About the same speed as Link
– His attacks appear to have more impact on screen, but since most enemies fall after a few hits it’s unclear how much more damage Darunia does
– Can use a speedy rolling attack in which he bowls enemies up
– Darunia will continue to roll and scoop up more enemies if you keep mashing the attack button
– Darunia can also use a giant hammer with a wide swing
– His special move is an over the head slam
– Demo starts off with Darunia, Link and Impa in the Eldin Volcano which is full of baby Stalfos
– Regular enemies pose little to no threat in Hyrule Warriors; instead you knock out the leader
– In this case, the leader is a larger Stalfos classified as a Keep Guard or a Lizalfos
– After a leader falls, morale for the Hyrulian Army rises and the small fry enemies just wander around
– Darunia had bombs equipped
– These can be used to open a secret path
– The path is obscured by a wall which looked like any other wall inside the volcano
– Breaking it down makes it easier to roll to the next checkpoint
– Main goal in the level is to escort Bombchus to stone spires
– Bombchus automatically move to their destination
– They do stop if they run into a wave of enemies
– After bringing one Bombchu to the right spot Hyrule Warriors played the classic Legend of Zelda puzzle solving chine and the Bombchu detonated
– Another area has you fighting a Poe
– The Poe can teleport out of danger
– You’ll also find a Wizzro enemy
– Wizzro throws a spread of purple orbs
– When you fill the focus meter with Darunia, your attack power goes up and Darunia gets “super armor” since he can’t be hit stunned by enemies
– Focus also changes your special attack into a more powerful move
– Darunia does a little dance at the end
– Sheik shows up and talks about going to Faron Woods
– Darunia has a treasure chest animation where he peeks inside and holds the item towards the sky just like Link
– Weapons like the bombs and boomerang can be powered up by picking up an item drop
– As previously mentioned, the powered up boomerang is the Gale Boomerang
– Throwing this will knock out smaller enemies
– The regular boomerang only stuns enemies
– The bow fires a single arrow that does a small amount of damage
– It is possible to kill a leader by sniping
– The powered up bow is the Light Bow and it shoots five arrows in a spread
– This build won’t be playable at Comic-Con, but attendees can try Midna

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