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Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct Arriving Next Week

Posted by Alex Olney

A Link to the future

The recent live stream on Niconico for the upcoming Hyrule Warriors was sadly not fit to burst with new information on the game. Despite the A-list cast of special guests it was a fairly pedestrian affair, re-iterating knowledge already known to most fans who have been following developments.

Luckily though, the stream did reveal one interesting titbit, which has now been confirmed by Nintendo, which you've probably worked out from the title. Hyrule Warriors will be getting its own Nintendo Direct event on Tuesday 5th August.

Make sure you're around for the potential smörgåsbord we hoped this morning's presentation was going to be, which is 8pm Pacific (4th August) / 11pm Eastern (4th August) / 4am UK (5th August) and 5am CET; the presentation is being hosted by Nintendo of America. The broadcast will be made available a few hours later on YouTube, but we'll be covering the whole broadcast live, as always.

Nintendo Direct returns, then — are you excited about this Hyrule Warriors Direct?

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MixMasterMudkip

#3

MixMasterMudkip said:

If it's anything like the stream that happen tonight it's going to be awful. Granted, Directs are always announcement focused. So hopefully it's finally time they reveal Groose.

midnafanboy

#4

midnafanboy said:

I'm excited for this, but i hope they show some modes for the game then the character reveals.

bistricky

#8

bistricky said:

I suspect this Direct will announce all playable characters (maybe even Groose ... which would be great). And maybe add to it ..... another tease trailer for the upcoming Zelda U (which would make this Direct even better).
:D

ZettaToad

#9

ZettaToad said:

@Mecha_Boo I feel like the only thing everyone agrees is great about Skyward Sword is Groose. No one can deny Groose's amazingness.

xerneas

#11

xerneas said:

Yeah!!! Just when I was complaining about them only releasing Japanese videos but nothing for the west about this game.

Grumblevolcano

#12

Grumblevolcano said:

I'll be interested in the length of this Direct as I don't want it to basically be a cut and paste from the Niconico streams but rather actual new content. Also yes I agree with @Azikira's post as Nintendo can't go a single event without going over the top with Smash info and there's obviously going to be a Zelda villain playable.

Kolzig

#17

Kolzig said:

Would be nice to see the Japanese special edition version get released also in Europe and North America.

AJWolfTill

#18

AJWolfTill said:

It would have been nice to of had a full direct not revolving around a single game. At least it's a game I'm interested in though.

Emblem

#20

Emblem said:

I'm more interested in what modes other than story and free mode will be included. Koei have been getting ambitious lately with the awesome versus mode in Orichi 3, ambition mode in DW8, the new 5 man tower mode in Orichi 3 Ultimate, and the vagrant mode in SW4.

I expect Hyrule warriors to have something similar.

Edit: Extra mode/s confirmed via JP website. Awesome now I just need details.

BlackSpy

#23

BlackSpy said:

It'll be interesting to know more about this game though I have no plans to pick it up.

Artwark

#25

Artwark said:

I'm not really into getting this game so I wonder how the Direct will tell me otherwise?

Genesaur

#26

Genesaur said:

It bothers me that we're not getting a true Direct; to me, it indicates that they have diddly-jack to announce for a while, and that worries me.

Jamester0722

#27

Jamester0722 said:

11pm on a Monday? Seriously? I guess I will be watching it on Tuesday. Some of us actually have to get up early for work during the week!

Mega719

#33

Mega719 said:

Are we getting a regular Nintendo Direct too? Hope they are bringing that special edition overseas

Jellitoe

#34

Jellitoe said:

Still waiting on Groose or some other cool male character before I decide to buy this. None of the characters they have shown so far besides Link and Zelda interest me. I have the cash for it, but if I do not see more male playable characters, I will skip this and get Dynasty Warriors Extreme on Steam instead.

SphericalCrusher

#37

SphericalCrusher said:

I'd rather another game got the Nintendo Direct spotlight, but oh well. Especially since we got all the new info on this game recently and it's finished.

rjejr

#38

rjejr said:

That does seem like a weird time but it is the start of TV prime time at Reggies house so maybe he wants to play it up as a prime time event.

The game comes just out a week later in japan so this is there chance to surprise the west before it all gets revealed on Youtube.

I'm not one for swag myself but if they dont announce something I expect disappointment.

ricklongo

#39

ricklongo said:

I'd much rather get a multi-title Direct, but oh well, we take what we can get. :)

(Not a fan of announcing Directs one full week early, though.)

Ralizah

#40

Ralizah said:

Not terribly excited about this game. I'm a little disappointed that their first post-E3 direct is focused specifically on this game.

Yosher

#41

Yosher said:

@Ralizah Not to mention the last couple of Directs before E3 were specific-game focussed ones too, the last general Direct we had (not counting the E3 Digital Event) was back in February. Everything after that were game-specific Directs.

So yeah, I'd much rather get a more general Nintendo Direct that doesn't focus on one title again, the only exception for me would be another Smash direct, because c'mon, it's SMASH. But.. even then I'd still prefer a general one. It's been too long.

That said, I'll still be watching this one and will enjoy it!

FlaygletheBagel

#42

FlaygletheBagel said:

Still haven't decided on whether or not Hyrule Warriors will be a purchase for me. Hopefully Nintendo can sell me on it during this direct. And if not, I guess I'll be waiting for reviews.

I think ever since February, when Nintendo had their last general, non-game-specific Direct, Nintendo was building up ammo for E3. And now that E3 was a success for them, they've probably shown everything they've got, save maybe a couple surprise games. It's disappointing, no doubt, because even if there isn't any retail game news, they could at least be working on their miserable Virtual Console. You know, the one Nintendo announced we'd have N64 games for LAST January.

On the retail side of things though, I don't really have a whole lot of complaints. I mean, Nintendo demoed almost every game they had announced during their Treehouse event. What else would they have to show? It seems like they expended themselves a lot already. It makes sense that their next Direct would be game-specific. Although it does unfortunately rule out any VC announcements.

Gerbwmu

#44

Gerbwmu said:

I was hoping for a more general Direct but I'll still catch this one when I wake up Tuesday morning.

Maybe they will throw in a surprise for us that isn't Hyrule Warriors related

Retro_on_theGo

#46

Retro_on_theGo said:

BOOO!
We know so much about this game already. Make a direct about upcoming games or unannounced reveals. Even an update on Splatoon.

Emblem

#47

Emblem said:

FYI online play (special battles?) and Adventure mode confirmed via JP website.

DJSmith99

#48

DJSmith99 said:

I think there will be another Super Smash Bros. Direct either mid-late August or early-mid September.

Shy_Guy

#49

Shy_Guy said:

11 PM? Why so late? I have to work the next morning but I'll try to catch the direct.

blaze8937

#50

blaze8937 said:

Im already really hyped about this game. I really dont like dynasty warriors and fine them pretty boring but when they incorporate it with a cool license like zelda I find it pretty interesting and after what they have shown so far it looks like it definitely differs from the standard dynasty warrior gameplay. I just hope they announce the chest.....but not as a nintendo world exclusive I really dont want to go to the city to get it XP

Melkac

#52

Melkac said:

BOO! I wanted an actual Direct, not a Game-specific Direct! >:C
I feel like we already know too much about Hyrule Warriors...where's my Bayonetta Direct?

MoonKnight7

#53

MoonKnight7 said:

@blaze8937

"but not as a nintendo world exclusive I really dont want to go to the city to get it XP"

I assume you mean the whole Mario Kart 8 and Spiney Shell thing. That totally seemed last minute when they announced that. Lol. Hopefully its places more accessible if they do something like that.

C-Threep

#54

C-Threep said:

A Direct all about Hyrule Warriors is a smart move by Nintendo, it's likely what will convince me to get the game. Up to this point I haven't been to hyped.

dkxcalibur

#55

dkxcalibur said:

It's cool that we get a new "Direct" next week, but I wish it was for general Nintendo releases instead.....or for some new 3DS games!

Haxonberik

#56

Haxonberik said:

I got hyped thinking it was going to be a regular NDirect when I read Nintendo's tweet :/. Guess we won't have another chance for a Monado Monday then.

Ibrahim77X

#57

Ibrahim77X said:

Ugh. THIS is what our first Direct is for after E3? Sorry to all the fans, but while I love Zelda, I REALLY don't care about Hyrule Warriors. I really thought that the endless trailers was enough to keep the fans of this game hyped.

Ryno

#58

Ryno said:

Why are people complaining about this Nintendo Direct??? Lately, Nintendo has been doing specific directs to games that are just about to come out.

VIIIAxel

#60

VIIIAxel said:

I was really hoping we'd get a usual Direct, not one focusing on one game... I hope this isn't the only one we'll get next month, because I really want a new Smash Bros reveal.

brewsky

#61

brewsky said:

10 PM my time. I'll be tuning for the live broadcast. Should be no more than 20 minutes, I expect.

IceClimbers

#63

IceClimbers said:

Good to see a Hyrule Warriors Direct. I imagine there will be a Bayonetta Direct, a Smash Direct, and an amiibo Direct before the year is over. Maybe a Pokemon ORAS Direct too.

If we get any general Nintendo Directs, don't expect them to announce any new retail Wii U games outside of a possible Fatal Frame localization. Any new retail games announced will be for 3DS, as its the system that needs it.

Emblem

#64

Emblem said:

@Ryno People want a general direct with new games and information, ignoring the fact we just had E3 which pretty much gave us a forecast into 2015 and a ridiculous amount of info on all the games shown.

Only info a general direct can give us at this point is an update on Eshop and indie titles which would be welcome but its not a must.

RickyNGmr

#65

RickyNGmr said:

No matter what, is good to see another Direct coming to the west. And yes, am all in that a special edition will be show to impulse preorders of the game!! AND, commonly they always includes little thing from other kind of stuff not necessarily main presentation related. Perhaps a Smash sort of acknowledgement.

Mr_Video

#68

Mr_Video said:

I was kind of hoping for a multi-game direct, considering all we've gotten for the past few ones are game specific directs. Ah well, still nice to see more information about this game, despite how much they've already given, I still can't make up my mind on whether I'll be getting this or not.

NickieBoy

#71

NickieBoy said:

Out of all tge days they could have done this, they pick my first day of school! Ugh...

blaze8937

#72

blaze8937 said:

@MoonKnight7
Yeah I would have love to get i the mario kart 8 collectors edition... it's not like I live far from the city...but like you said they announced it last minute and I didnt like how you couldn't preorder it they told me it was a first come first serve when I asked them XP

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