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Here's Another Huge Batch of Hyrule Warriors Screens to Enjoy

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Spare no-one

Hyrule Warriors is no longer a Japanese title that we hope to eventually see in the West, as Tecmo Koei's extravagant Dynasty Warriors / Zelda mash-up has been confirmed for a September arrival. It'll be all about wiping out hundreds of enemies, taking on a boss, and then doing that all over again, all within a world full of fan-service.

During E3, meanwhile, Zelda was shown in action as a playable character, as was Midna, and we saw much more of the game in action.The official website has also released a batch of new screens showing a variety of new areas and moves. We also have more grounds to compare these to gameplay, too, with a flashy E3 trailer showing more of the title's stronger aspects.

Check them all out, and the trailer, below.



So, are you excited about picking this up in September?

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Mega719

#3

Mega719 said:

Still prefer Zelda' s Twilight Princess look but she does look great in this game. It's great to finally play as the other main Zelda characters for a change

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

Has this game been confirmed as 2 player couch co-op, either split-screen or same screen? I haven't seen a single picture or video of it anywhere.

If this is single player we may never get it - still don't have Lego City Undercover but many other Lego games - but 2 player co-op it's day 1, so its kind of important that we know.

OK - the official website confirms 2 player, so that's good. Still looking for video but I guess split screen like all the other DW type games. 2 player Gamepad and tv would be nice though. And has anybody actually seen a HUD? Don't all these games usually play w/ a map always on screen so you can discern the red and blue areas and where all the bosses and mini-bosses are? Don't think I've seen it anywhere.

http://e3.nintendo.com/games/wiiu/hyrule-warriors/

MetalK9

#7

MetalK9 said:

Sexy Zelda
HD Midna
Link with a scarf
Other characters able to open chests and throw the item in the air
Amazing special effects
Wicked animations.
...
I should get a WiiU.

MajinSoul

#8

MajinSoul said:

@rjejr Yes, it has 2-player Coop. I think it was something like one player on the Gamepad and the other with a Pro Controller / Wiimote.

MoonKnight7

#9

MoonKnight7 said:

@rjejr

And to further answer your question, it's a single screen experience. One person's screen is the gamepad, while the other has the tv.

PvtOttobot

#10

PvtOttobot said:

My gosh so hyped!! I really want to preorder it now, but I'm waiting 'till my Uni schtuff settles and I've actually got my funding all done, then I'll go on a preordering spree :)

Laxeybobby

#15

Laxeybobby said:

This will be a definite purchase, as long as there is some skill involved in it and not just a one button masher like the LOTR gamess on the cube. Oh and it gets a good review.

Goginho

#16

Goginho said:

As much as the gameplay doesn't appeal to me, these are some really interesting and amazing-looking environments and locations.

King47

#17

King47 said:

Am I the only one who's not liking Zelda's clothing and design? I'm not hating it though.

MetalK9

#18

MetalK9 said:

@Goginho How does the gameplay not look good and only the environment and location looks good to you. For once. Zelda looks like a beast kick donkey princess. She looks amazing!! And Minda! In HD! Do I need to say more.

DiscoGentleman

#22

DiscoGentleman said:

@Dr_42o It really shouldn't be. The Dynasty Warriors games aren't. On the easy difficulty (or normal, if you're a good player), they are button mashers, but bump up the difficulty a spot and it's a real challenge.

steamhare

#24

steamhare said:

I've been liking impa's last few appearances. If she's as sleek in Legend of Zelda U, I'd say she'll be a shoe in for replacing sheik in the next Smash.

Sheik is even more of a weird legacy character now that she's her own separate character.

Goginho

#28

Goginho said:

@MetalK9 lol never have I said those words, carrot cake :P
I can cleary sense your young hype for this, as this seems to be the type of game that suits your preferences ;)

rjejr

#29

rjejr said:

Thank you all, too many to link to while on the tablet. Its day 1 now (or 2 or 3 depends) rest doesnt matter.

And I dont see how any Zelda fan wouldnt want this, if just for the music alone. Sure the DW games amd the like are simple button mashers, whats wrong w/ that for a change, not like Zelda U is releasing the same week. Just have some fun.

taz1121

#32

taz1121 said:

OMG!!!! Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors meets Smash Bros. This game is going to be AWESOME!!! :-)

sinalefa

#34

sinalefa said:

That Zelda design is my favorite, along with SS Zelda. Please Sakurai include one of those in Smash!

I have never played a DW game, so I am happy that it will be a Zelda themed one. Midna and Impa are the icing on the cake.

As I think I mentioned before, one of my favorite parts of SS is when Ghirahim is making the ritual and you have to make your way through hundreds of Bokoblins, it felt so epic to face a huge army on your own and I am happy to see a game made out of that, kinda.

Shambo

#39

Shambo said:

@Technosphile The three goddesses might be playable?

Oh god, I'm falling in love with this game! Zelda, Impa, Wolf Link and Midna, hopefully Sheik and Tetra, maybe the goddesses,... As playable characters? Local dual-screen co-op? HELL FRIGGIN YEAH!

Fun fact: I just started wishing to be able to play Sheik in a game a la Metal Gear Rising, when they announced out of the blue this game would happen!

BoobooMama

#41

BoobooMama said:

I was watching the tree house coverage of this. The game looks very polished, even better than the reveal trailer.

Link506

#44

Link506 said:

The only thing I still don't like is the witch or whatever. She doesn't seem to fit in the zelda series. Mostly because of her design.

biglittlejake

#45

biglittlejake said:

This intrigues me. Is this like the Nintendo Land game or...? Are we able to fully control our character? Or just the weapon like in Nintendo Land?

AJWolfTill

#46

AJWolfTill said:

@Technosphile
Presumably an original playable character or someone from Dynasty I've never heard of.
This game has come a long way in a short period of time!

nf_2

#49

nf_2 said:

The screens look great, but it's still basically a Dynasty Warriors game... I want to like this game but I just can't see it being fun when all you'll be doing is hitting one button in every scenario.

raffledraw

#50

raffledraw said:

a fighting game between the Soul Calibur universe and The Legend of Zelda universe would be a nice addition to the crossovers...

faint

#51

faint said:

@nf_2 apparently you have not played thes games on high difficulty. If you button mash on high difficulty you'll die in seconds.

ChessboardMan

#52

ChessboardMan said:

So… when are they going to announce Tingle and the Happy Mask Salesman as playable characters?

In a more serious line of questioning, do you think they will have some evil "general" characters playable for a versus mode?

MetalK9

#53

MetalK9 said:

I would like a luegue of super evil. Zant, Ganondorf and Vaati all team up and take over the world and such.

JM12321MJ

#54

JM12321MJ said:

@sinalefa @AJWolfTill @Shambo @Technosphile I've been coming to this site for a while now, but I finally made an account just to reply to you guys!

In my opinion, I think that girl on the cover's actually Cia! If you look at the accessories around her arms and legs, they look pretty similar to the ones on Cia's outfit. They both also have feathers incorporated with their costumes. Finally, if you compare both of their hairstyles, it's exactly the same color and length. Try imagining Cia without her helmet on and it should be pretty easy to see the girl on the cover. I'd guess that you can probably unlock her as a playable character after you defeat Cia and help her turn back to normal or something like that.

Trikeboy

#55

Trikeboy said:

I had hoped they would fit this game on the timeline but by not doing that has meant they can do so much more with it. Including adding my favourite character, Midna. I will play as her more than Link.

sinalefa

#57

sinalefa said:

@JM12321MJ

Hey, welcome to the site, then!

Interesting theory. Or maybe she is Cia's younger sister, who is fighting to bring her big sis back to her senses.

JM12321MJ

#59

JM12321MJ said:

@sinalefa Thanks for the warm welcome! I really appreciate it! =D

Yeah, I could see something like that. Whatever the case might be, I feel like she's definitely connected to Cia since their similarities are uncanny!

Xiao_Pai

#60

Xiao_Pai said:

They said if you have a favorite character, chances are that character will be playable. What if those favorites of mine happen to be villains? >.> lol

Zombie_Barioth

#61

Zombie_Barioth said:

@Shambo
I don't think thats wolf Link, at least technically its not. It looks like a shadow creature stand-in for him, look at his eyes. I guess they don't want more than one Link in the game even if its basically a cameo.

AltDotNerd

#62

AltDotNerd said:

@Technosphile It couldn't be Marin from Link's Awakening, could it? A humanized Ruto? I would agree with the goddess theory, but presumably a goddess wouldn't need a spellbook.

Genesaur

#64

Genesaur said:

Holy--! Is that dismemberment I see? My interest in the game may have just doubled.

Shambo

#67

Shambo said:

@JM12321MJ Cia was already shown in a full outfit, in earlier shots, if I recall correctly. It may of course be another version of her, but I'd rather have her be one of the goddesses. Imagine what powerful attacks the goddesses could unleash... Also Cia appears to have white hair.

@Zombie_Barioth You're probably right, does look like the fused shadow stuff, but it doesn't have to be Link, as long as it's a wolf ridden by Midna, I'm happy! :D

Action51

#68

Action51 said:

I miss that guy...I can't remember who...always going on about "doctored" Hyrule Warrior screenshots and the inevitable "downgrade" from that early trailer...

This game is looking really good. Is has just enough injection of style and beauty to distinguish itself from the Dynasty series...but I'm really hoping this game cuts down a little on the button-mashy speed and sheer number of mindless enemies and gives us something a little more tactical and elegant.

Mahe

#69

Mahe said:

This does look cool. Was hoping Nintendo would have had something with a similar out-of-the-box thinking from some other series, too.

JM12321MJ

#73

JM12321MJ said:

@Shambo Obviously I was talking about the girl being Cia in a different outfit. I was just saying that if you compare the metal rings around the arms and legs of the girl with the pictures of Cia, they are clearly the same even right down to the gemstones on them. Once you look at how both of their hairstyles are the same length and color, it's pretty much certain that the two girls are either the same person or directly connected with each other in some other way.

It would be cool for her to be one of the goddesses, but it seems like it would be a waste of three character slots if each goddess were to be a playable character. I'd rather see them as special moves or something like the Great Fairy rather than separate characters!

JM12321MJ

#74

JM12321MJ said:

@Hamguar @AltDotNerd In my opinion, I think that girl on the cover's actually Cia! If you look at the accessories around her arms and legs, they look pretty similar to the ones on Cia's outfit. They both also have feathers incorporated with their costumes. Finally, if you compare both of their hairstyles, it's exactly the same color and length. Try imagining Cia without her helmet on and it should be pretty easy to see the girl on the cover. I'd guess that you can probably unlock her as a playable character after you defeat Cia and help her turn back to normal or something like that. No matter what, it's pretty much certain from the evidence that the two girls are either the same person or directly connected with each other in some other way.

Shambo

#75

Shambo said:

@JM12321MJ very plausible assumption, but the three goddesses playable wouldn't be anywhere CLOSE to being a waste in my book :D Well, whoever it turns out to be, Midna is playable. So I'm pretty sure who my first choice will be anyway.

JM12321MJ

#76

JM12321MJ said:

@Shambo It just makes more sense to me if they were just special attacks and summons rather than separate playable characters. I wouldn't mind if they even combined all three of them into one playable character, but I want to see other characters making appearances over them and they would pretty much take up the rest of the female character slots if they were each their own character.

I agree with you though when it comes to Midna! She's definitely going to be my first and favorite character to use in this game no matter what! =D

Shambo

#77

Shambo said:

@JM12321MJ Yeah it'd be great if they were some sort of 'swap-force' 'tag' 'Pokémon-trainer in Smash Bros Brawl' kind of character.

Since we're hopefully brainstorming: Vaati, a Zelda Spirit-posessed Phantom, the bird-beak girl from Wind Waker (forgot her name), the witch-in-training from Link Between Worlds/Oracle games (forgot her name as well...), Skyward Sword's Zelda, Four Sword Link team,... So many possibilities, I wonder what the creators came up with? Oh, maybe something with Ezlo, that'd be great! Maybe as a power up, or just SOMETHING.

JM12321MJ

#78

JM12321MJ said:

@Shambo I like the way you think! I'm really excited to see who the other characters are and how they were implemented into the game! I just can't wait to get my hands on the game! Lol.

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