Hyrule Warriors, the exciting cross-over of Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda, is now just over a month from release in the West. Join us for Nintendo of America's special broadcast that'll show it off and reveal new details.
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Hit up the front page for some articles breaking down new info from the Direct, and we'll provide more coverage during the next day or two as well.
We've now written up key news from the broadcast, thanks for joining us!
We've uploaded the vid, so you can watch again.
Right, we'll write up some odds and ends, thanks for watching with us!
So, what did you think?
Now it's finished. Some good stuff right at the end
OoT, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword costume packs as pre-order bonuses
Register game on Club Nintendo before 23rd October, get Demon King DLC
Woah, he's not messing around
Ganondorf confirmed as playable character in Hyrule Warriors
Off-TV mode is available in single player
Resolution drops in two player, unsurprisingly
Two player co-op, now showing the dual screen play
Skulltulas, previously shown off in Japan. Find them, get an illustration piece.
Find treasure in exploration, then battle to retrieve it. Some weapons only in this mode.
Each stage has set requirements. Win and the grid is unlocked, so you move forward. Using search you can find hidden items in a retro area.
All new adventure mode, combines Zelda items with Hyrule Warriors, overview map with blocks that represent stages
Now, Adventure Mode is being discussed
Majora's Mask moon, we've seen it before - still awesome
Acquire new weapons in battle, some have skills attached - you can fuse two weapons to increase skills.
Character levelling - level up through winning, grab materials to craft badges and enhance stats - increase combos etc.
Chain Chomp is a deadly weapon!
Skyloft, Lake Hylia, Twilight Field, and more...
Now we'll be shown some stages
Bombchus are also a thing in Hyrule Warriors - though they're massive
Focus Spirit increases your abilities in battle.
Special attacks are a nice visual treat in the game.
Fire Rod for Link, Wind Waker for Zelda, Spear for Lana, and many more.
New Weapons now being shown off
Grass cutting is a thing in Hyrule Warriors
Lana is a new character, wielding a Book of Sorcery
Ghirahim is also playable
Fi looks useful with that Goddess Blade
Zant is playable, which is cool
Agitha uses her parasol as a weapon, of course
Midna - hair is a weapon to grab, punch etc
Princess Zora rocking the Zora Scale
Darunia looks SERIOUS with that hammer
OoT characters now being shown
Sheik - with the image of a ninja and Harp / martial arts as weapons
Impa - Giant Blade
Princess Zelda's signature weapon is a rapier, with arrows of light as an extra
Playable characters, which we've seen before - Link with the Hylian Sword
Cucco's will come after you if you hit them, but they can be allies in battle
Gohma is weak to arrows, of course, so bosses will incorporate mechanics from the main series
Bow and arrow, hookshot, boomerang and more
Items are next up
Earn rupees and materials when beating a level
Victory conditions will often change.
The map - enemies are red, allies blue. Capturing Keeps is an important part of expanding territory.
Bombs are included, of course.
The basics of gameplay are being shown first
We're getting walked through some basic gameplay details. Run around, slaughter hundreds of enemies. Lock on to tackle tougher enemies.
DIRECTLY... to you
We're kicking off with a trailer that, I think, was previously released from a Niconico broadcast
I think this broadcast will be fun, here's hoping for plenty of humour
Oh, all right then, here's an image we all want
Five minutes now, find a comfy seat and watch with us
Midna's got attitude
Aonuma-san is excited
Agitha's inclusion is still surprising, right?
10 minutes and counting, get those snacks in
Darunia looks up for a fight
Who's your favourite character out of those revealed so far?
To be fair, Team Ninja can't be blamed for this one
15 minutes to go, we're posting silly pictures as build up in our live blog
That is actually a character from Hyrule Warriors. News of Team Ninja's assistance in development arrived at roughly the same time. No joke.
Nintendo: "Fine, Team Ninja, you can design ONE character"
"I hope Tingle isn't behind me"
I don't want Tingle in this one any more!
Let's do this while we wait!
Are you as hyped as this young fan?
30 minutes to go now, where are you on a hype scale of 1 to 10?
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We'll swap the feed to YouTube, give us a moment.
The Hyrule Warriors Direct will be 26 minutes long, small snacks required
Time for Tingle Hat DLC?
45 minutes to go, we think it's time for some wacky predictions
Hype will keep us awake.
It's after 3am, I'm back in the office (home broadband is iffy right now) and I've got coffee. PLEASE KEEP ME COMPANY.
That was meant to say blog, but character limits. Must do better...
One hour to go until Hyrule Warriors Direct, and we're kicking off our live blog