The Legend of Zelda series is expanding with the addition of what will be known as Hyrule Warriors for the Nintendo Wii U. The game will be full of hack and slash action similar to that of the Dynasty Warriors series. Team Ninja and Omega Force are teaming up with Nintendo to make sure the game has the best potential. Recently, it was announced that the game would feature a two-player mode that included Impa as a playable character. For those that have yet to see the initial trailer, here you go.
The Nintendo Wii U will have to wait for a while as the release date is not until August 14 for Japan and no other dates have been announced so far. During a previous Nintendo Direct there was mention of a new Zelda game that would be coming to the Wii U. That Zelda game has been confirmed as being something different than Hyrule Warriors; prepare for two Zelda games this holiday season.
More recently, a large amount of screenshots from Hyrule Warriors were shown. They give more insight into the game as well as reveal a few more characters: Impa, Varuga, and Shia. Characters such as Link and Impa look more fit for battle than previously, the stylistic changes are no doubt adding to the overall feel Hyrule Warriors is looking to solidify. Link and Impa look like they have a large repertoire of weapons and different attacks, especially Link who has tons of different items to make use of. This game could have a lot of potential, not to mention tons of games to pull characters from for both enemies and allies. From the screenshots given, the game already looks stunning. Here is the GameXplain video that complies all screenshots into one video, enjoy.
A release date for anywhere outside of Japan has not been given but it would be very surprising if a Zelda game didn’t make it to the U.S. Also, the Wii U can use all the help it can get, Hyrule Warriors is a fine example of the Wii U obtaining more games with multiplayer, which is what it needs. If fans begin to buy the Wii U it will likely be for more upcoming titles such as Mario Kart 8, but Hyrule Warriors does look like a promising future title if you enjoy mowing down crowds of enemies with a friend.
This move is a new one for Nintendo, the Zelda series has done a few different things but nothing quite like this. With the opportunity to pull from any game in the expansive Legend of Zelda Universe, who or what would you like to see make an appearance? Hyrule Warriors will be released in Japan August 14, 2014. We are currently waiting for other release dates, but they likely won’t be too far past the Japan release date. This support is what the Nintendo Wii U needs to survive, does it look good enough for you to buy?