New Hyrule Warriors Details To Be Revealed In Today's Nintendo Direct [UPDATED]

Nintendo's live stream to reveal more information on upcoming Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda crossover.

Nintendo will be announcing more details surrounding its upcoming hack and slash game Hyrule Warriors in today's Nintendo Direct. The livestream will begin in 2 hours from now, at 8PM PT/11PM ET. GameSpot will be updating this story as the live stream progresses, so be sure to stay tuned for more details as they are announced.

Hyrule Warriors is being developed by Omega Force and Team Ninja for the Wii U. The game is similar to that of Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warrior series, but draws upon The Legend of Zelda universe for its setting and characters. The game also features a local co-op mode where one person can play on the TV and the other on the Wii U Gamepad's screen.

Hyrule Warriors will launch in Japan on August 14, Europe on September 19, Australia on September 20, and North America on September 26. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Live update: Zant (Twilight Princess), Midna (Twilight Princess), and Ghirahim (Skyward Sword) are confirmed to be playable characters. Lana, a sorceress, has been introduced as a character unique to Hyrule Warriors. She fights using a book of sorcery and is described as a "key character to the story."

Lana, a sorceress of light, will be introduced as a character unique to Hyrule Warriors.

Chain Chomp, who originated from the Mario universe, will appear in Hyrule Warriors as a weapon.

Hyrule Warriors will include a badge crafting system, which can help to increase a characters statistics. Crafting uses items which are dropped by enemies.

Adventure Mode will be available. It will be set up like the classic 8-bit Zelda top-down style map. Each square that the player steps into initiates a challenge to be played out in the combat style of Hyrule Warriors. For example, kill five million enemies in 30 seconds. As each grid is completed new grids open, allowing players to unlock new weapons, items, and characters. It described as "a bit similar to classic Zelda games."

Adventure Mode.

Gold Skulltulas are back for players to collect.

To close off the presentation, Ganandorf has been revealed as a playable character. Preorder bonuses are also shown, which include costumes for select characters. No mention of whether these will be available outside of North America.

Nice do, Ganandorf.

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Tha540Animal
Tha540Animal

Something tells me Ganandorf is going to be the equivalent of Lu Bu AKA the dude you run from. Lol. Just a speculation. Game looks decent though, think I'll keep an eye on it. I'm still not quite sold yet.

hystavito
hystavito

"kill five million enemies in 30 seconds"

Good example of what Dynasty Warriors games are like :).

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

Is anyone else getting tired of all the playsation advertising?

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Ganondorf needs to have his own adventure game. I see it now.

StHapns247
StHapns247

They should have made this like the Kingdom Under Fire series with a real time strategy element. The GamePad would have been perfect for giving orders to units and surveying the battlefield.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

The most bad ass of bad asses has been revealed!!

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

This game keeps looking better and better.

ChunkyDrawers
ChunkyDrawers

They can use Lana in an adventure game using the Zelda world and would make more money than this.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

This has nothing to do with the actual reveal, I just happened to realize that the title should actually be "Hylian Warriors". Hyrule Warriors is like saying "America Warriors" or "Germany Warriors". It actually sounds more like they are fighting AGAINST Hyrule than for it.


Just noticed that... and now it bothers me.

seven7swords
seven7swords

Super Sayain Lvl3 Ganon is just too glorious.


I never liked Dynast Warriors but the hype is real for me, more than ever now.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I love the DW series, but Zelda characters just don't fit into them. I'm sorry, but whenever I see Link killing 100s of enemies on a battlefield it just looks weird to me

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

You know you're in trouble when you need to push a dw game

El_Zaggy
El_Zaggy

this game just look ridiculously bad.

paperwarior
paperwarior

Five million enemies in 30 seconds? I think you may be exaggerating the scale of Dynasty Warriors by a few orders of magnitude.

seriousgaming
seriousgaming

"Preorder bonuses are also shown, which include costumes for select characters." 

Ganondorf in a bikini, please!!!



xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

The designs are cool. That's where my interest ends.

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

I enjoyed the Direct. Although we already knew about most of the info.

Still, you have to admit it's freaking awesome going around killing creatures as your favorite Zelda characters!


I don't have high hopes for the gamespot review...Still should be a decent game though.

fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

I just can't get hyped about this game.

Qmajinbuu
Qmajinbuu

@phantom_eidolon Then why are you here?  To complain how the Wii U sucks because the game you want to play isn't for your systems?  Oh boo hoo..

sanchango
sanchango

@StHapns247 well unless the developers of that game were working on it, then it would go that way. Since it's being developed by the creators of Dynasty warriors it makes more sense it will be like Dynasty warriors

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

@g1rldraco7 if only he was this badass in the smash bros series and not a captain falcon clone, he deserves more as he's the better known character, i agree with you this trailer shows how badass he truly is

Samus12345
Samus12345

@ExtremePhobia Hylian is a species (the pointy-eared humans like Link) while Hyrule is a Kingdom.  So if anything, it'd be Hyrulian Warriors.

sanchango
sanchango

@seven7swords and if you register the game on club nintendo FREE GANONDORF COSTUMES DLC!!! :D

sanchango
sanchango

@b74kd3th that makes no sense since Playstation has sold this game for years(with a HD of 8 coming out soon for the PS4)....are you saying they're in trouble because they have dw games?

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@El_Zaggy Not as bad as your horrible-looking face.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@paperwarior i think the news editor was poking fun at the game and exaggerating a bit.

now, if this was asura's wrath, that could be doable :D

Hurvl
Hurvl

@paperwarior That made me go "what the hell!?". Asian games are often quite grindy and while it may seem like you have to kill millions of enemies to get anywhere, there's no time limit. I wonder what kind of weapon of mass destruction would be needed to achieve such a massacre.

svaubel
svaubel

Gamespot hates Nintendo in general, so their biased reviewers will score it low regardless.

I'm going to heavily enjoy this game though. I already love dynasty warriors so what not to love with this game.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

@HonorOfGod Have fun killing the same 5 characters over and over and over and over and over and over again.

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

I actually didn't mind that game, and I'm a Metroid fan..

cachinscythe
cachinscythe

@Deadlysyns87 @HonorOfGod @EasyComeEasyGo Forgive me for a bit of nitpicking, but I think this is actually a rather important point. You don't mean "genderless"; you mean "sexless." Gender has been incorrectly attributed to physical anatomy by much of the public when it actually has more to do with social roles and personality traits. In fact, there are more than two of them, including "trans."


But in any case, though I can respect your concern, why would it be so bad to have a Link that the player can choose to be man or woman? They've always kept him from speaking because it allows the player to feel like s/he is functioning as the character, so why not let women gamers play Link as a woman? I wouldn't personally mind that at all. Just my opinion.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@Deadlysyns87 @HonorOfGod @EasyComeEasyGo People who think he looks like a girl are into the same sex and there is prob no changing people like that. When I first seen the trailer at E3 I knew it was Link and I knew it was a male. There are allot of sick and perverted people out there who have a nasty mindset so yeah.. as for the art style I was a bit turned off but after a bit it grew on me but I must admit I like the style in Hyrule Warriors better.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@cachinscythe @Deadlysyns87 @HonorOfGod @EasyComeEasyGo I would call him androgynous. The Japanese are crazy about making androgynous characters, just like the Western are crazy about making awfully muscular dudebros and oversexualized females. It's either one extreme or the other.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

@Deadlysyns87 @HonorOfGod @EasyComeEasyGo True you have a point there it does change allot. With Skyward the creators said they finally found the perfect blend between realistic and cartoon and said it was what the world of Zelda should have looked like all along but yeah not everyone agreed and it looks like they are keeping the full cartoon look this time. Don't worry i get where you're coming from with the art its ok not to like it.