Hyrule Warriors Is a Dynasty Warriors-Styled Zelda

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Hyrule Warriors Is a Dynasty Warriors-Styled Zelda

The Hyrule Warriors spinoff game will launch in 2014 for Wii U.

Announced in Nintendo's last Nintendo Direct of 2013 was a new Legend of Zelda game, a spinoff named Hyrule Warriors. Developed by Tecmo Koei, known for franchises like Dynasty Warriors, Hyrule Warriors of course stars Link in a third-person combat game.

In Hyrule Warriors, Link uses his large arsenal of weapons to fight off giant hordes of enemies from Zelda games. There have been climactic moments in Zelda games when Link has needed to cut down group after group after group of enemies to get to the real baddie, and for anyone who's loved the combat in Legend of Zelda, it looks like Hyrule Warriors will have plenty of hack and slash action.

There's still no news on a new Legend of Zelda Wii U game, but a Dynasty Warriors-styled Legend of Zelda game sounds entertaining enough to be a solid spinoff title. On first reaction, it seems crazy. After a moment's passing, it seems like a fantastic idea. Legend of Zelda titles challenge your problem solving skills, but there's also quite a bit of combat for our legendary sword-equipped hero. Hyrule Warriors is not the in-depth Wii U Zelda title people have been waiting for, but it's the title we didn't know we wanted.

Nintendo notes that Hyrule Warriors is not a final title, so it may be changed. The game will launch next year for Wii U.

Source: Nintendo Direct

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Well, this is a thing. I played a ton of Zelda throughout my life, and I played some Dynasty Warriors as a kid, but I only thought of combining the two as a brain-fart at most. To see them actually doing this is well, surprising to say the least. It could work though, so I hope it pans out well.

Yes, please!

A bit of variety in the LoZ franchise is more than welcome. I just wish that I could also play as Sheik (maybe?). Other than that, I'll be following this with attention.

I've just got to say that this game looks awesome! It was a brilliant way to start off the Nintendo Direct. I expected the surprise reveal at the end but no, right from the start and bam!

Now I just hope that Tingle will be playable because... it would be playable Tingle in a Dynasty Warriors styled game, that would be just hilarious.

Welp, now I have to get a Wii U. I wonder if there will be enough playable characters to justify a full release or if Link will be the only one with different loadouts?

When I read the title I thought if was some sort of fan mod... happy it isn't.

I love Dynasty Warriors. I love Zelda. Having them both together is interesting.

funny, the human solders in this game will be just as useful as they are in all the other games, why have an army at all?!

Welp. I guess I start the current generation with a Wii U.

Hooray for dynasty warriors gameplay.

If anything, it looks really fucking cool. I wonder if we get to play as Gorons, Rito or even Gerudo thieves. I see potential here.

Let the record state that this is the only thing from either the Wii or Wii U that I've seen and instantly thought to myself "I want to play that."

Pri-tee damn cool.

Hm, this actually looks pretty interesting. That new blue scarf actually looks pretty good on link.

This looks pretty cool. This is the first thing I've seen that's made me consider someday getting a WiiU. I'll definitely be watching for more details on this.

Wait? This is real??!!! When I read the title, I was under the impression it was a fan made thing like that statergy LoZ game.

Well I do got to admit that the final part in Skyward Sword when you race down the spiral slope to reach the final boss but having an actual mob of moblins in your way (20+ in a screen as oppose to having 4 as the maximum enemies on the screen) was one of the highlight of that game! Now I think about it, why didn't they unleash that numbers onto Link in the first place?

Anyway this is pure awesome sauce!

when I saw the headline i assumed it was a fan mod. The idea of a main Nintendo series doing a spin-off by a whole different company... this is as much of a shock as Pokemon Conquest was!

I can only imagine what is going through Mr Croshaw's brain right now. After years of trying to persuade NIntendo to shake up the formula for their games, they've now gone and shaken up the most solidly set of the lot. I'll be curious to see how this changes during development.

I really like this idea, for some reason. Too bad I don't plan on getting the WHEEEEYUUU.

Oh my. A new form of crack skinned in Zelda goodness... it can only end in disaster... "EXCUSE ME..." No. We won't be having that either, Link.

HA, this looks fucken awesome, I'm so glad Im getting a wii u.

I hope it has local multiplayer like a lot of the other Dynasty Warriors games.

Link still needs to stay away from the Hu Lao Gate.

I definitely want more information. If I do buy a Wii U, this might be something I want.

Well, I actually just got a Wii-U today (the Legend of Zelda one) so colour me intrigued for this. I loved Dynasty Warriors and I love Zelda so this could be interesting.

Moloch Sacrifice:
I can only imagine what is going through Mr Croshaw's brain right now. After years of trying to persuade NIntendo to shake up the formula for their games, they've now gone and shaken up the most solidly set of the lot. I'll be curious to see how this changes during development.

He will complain about it. It is what he does. This happens quite often. Yahtzee makes a very specific complaint, that complaint is addressed with a new entry in a franchise, and he finds a way to crap all over the new thing despite it being exactly what he asked for last time around. This time I can easily predict the shape of the complaint: "They tried to fix a stagnant series by combining it with another equally stagnant series." The only question is if he wraps this criticism in a dick joke or an ass joke.

This is how Zero Punctuation works - Yahtzee pretends to be a massive hypocrite asshole. It is the online persona that he has fostered because it is a pretty good joke that never runs out of material. Negative criticism is easy to write and funny to read/watch. At this point bitching about the big 3 is literally how he pays rent and puts food on the table. If he stopped bitching about Nintendo his livelihood would be threatened.

Well, Nintendo was saying they wanted to shake up the formula a bit and removing everything that makes a Zelda game a Zelda game is definitely doing that. Can't say as it really persuades me much, though. If I wanted to have fun playing through a near mindless killing rampage, I'd probably just play God of War again.

In fact, I think I'll do that now.

DrOswald:
He will complain about it. It is what he does. This happens quite often. Yahtzee makes a very specific complaint, that complaint is addressed with a new entry in a franchise, and he finds a way to crap all over the new thing despite it being exactly what he asked for last time around.

I'd say that's proof that sometimes what you think you want isn't what you actually want.

Can I play as a Goron crushing all beneath my mighty, spiked tread like in Majora's Mask?

I think this kind of spinoff would have been better suited for a Fire emblem game but it still looks really cool

Spaceman Spiff:
This looks pretty cool. This is the first thing I've seen that's made me consider someday getting a WiiU. I'll definitely be watching for more details on this.

Just get a Dinasty Warrior game instead as they are all the same and its a lot cheaper, you can even get them with robots, anime characters or just a bunch of vanilla chinese dudes and dudettes.

My WHAT level is at maximum, this is batshit insane but looks amazing i can't even

I always wanted this but never knew

DrOswald:

Moloch Sacrifice:
I can only imagine what is going through Mr Croshaw's brain right now. After years of trying to persuade NIntendo to shake up the formula for their games, they've now gone and shaken up the most solidly set of the lot. I'll be curious to see how this changes during development.

He will complain about it. It is what he does. This happens quite often. Yahtzee makes a very specific complaint, that complaint is addressed with a new entry in a franchise, and he finds a way to crap all over the new thing despite it being exactly what he asked for last time around. This time I can easily predict the shape of the complaint: "They tried to fix a stagnant series by combining it with another equally stagnant series." The only question is if he wraps this criticism in a dick joke or an ass joke.

This is how Zero Punctuation works - Yahtzee pretends to be a massive hypocrite asshole. It is the online persona that he has fostered because it is a pretty good joke that never runs out of material. Negative criticism is easy to write and funny to read/watch. At this point bitching about the big 3 is literally how he pays rent and puts food on the table. If he stopped bitching about Nintendo his livelihood would be threatened.

Good sir, It's as though you took the thoughts directly from my brain itself :)

Jim Sterling's head is going to explode when he sees this.

One thing that I noticed all through out the trailer was that scarf Link has and that I think it looks really cool for some reason.

Wow, Nintendo is farming their stuff out to some really weird people (Other M with Team Ninja). All I can say is I'm praying Mario gets handed off to Suda 51.

Nintendo have come a long way with their commercial-like content.

^even better than the first smash bros commercial!

Well, it looks nice, and it's the first Zelda title I've seen that isn't horribly self derivative in years, I'll give it that.
But it also felt kind of...barren. Like the easier modes in Dynasty Warriors, where nobody is really attacking anyone else except you and the other officers. All that general milling about.

I have not the words to sum up my anticipation, this looks like it could be awesome, just ramp up the difficulty a bit and have the grunts, y'know, actually attack you, although I think featuring Link as a guest character in the Wii U version of a Dynasty Warriors game might have been enough, still I'm very interested to see what old Zelda enemies make an appearance, and my god I hope you can play as Shiek, you need at least one ninja, or similarly styled character, trouble is I struggle to think of many other Zelda characters, maybe they'll make a bunch of originals for the game

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