Wii U Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct Announced for Monday; "New Details" Promised

Nintendo to reveal "new details" about upcoming Wii U game during special video broadcast on August 4.

Nintendo announced today that it will host a Nintendo Direct video briefing on Monday, August 4, featuring "new details" for upcoming hack and slash Wii U game Hyrule Warriors. The event begins at 8 p.m. PDT/11 p.m. EDT on August 4, and we'll bring you all the news as it is announced.

Hyrule Warriors is a collaboration between Tecmo Koei and Nintendo that meshes together the Dynasty Warriors and Legend of Zelda franchises. The game also features a local co-op mode where one person can play on the TV and the other using the Wii U Gamepad.

Due out September 26, Hyrule Warriors is one of a handful of upcoming Wii U games that Nintendo specifically called out earlier this week as part of its latest financial report, which was not so good. Nintendo says Hyrule Warriors, along with other marquee Nintendo titles like Super Smash Bros. and Bayonetta 2, should help the company get out of the red.

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g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Probably show some new characters.

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

Calling it now:

They'll show some new gameplay mechanics and explain a few things. Then, Ganondorf is confirmed to be playable. They show off his moves. He's the slowest character, but also the strongest. He fights using a big sword.

The screen goes back to Iwata. "We would rike to announce one rast surprise. Please take a rook."

*shink shink - fwoooo*

We see Bowser looking through a castle window, an evil look in his eye. Camera zooms inside the castle to show Zelda, imprisoned in a cage. A door is nearby.

Suddenly, the door is kicked down, revealing a tall, shadowy figure.

"Ganondorf comes back with POWER!"

Then we see Ganondorf destroy Bowser using his new moveset, inspired by his moveset from Hyrule Warriors. (He gets a newcomer video because he has a completely new moveset and uses a sword.)

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I'm looking forward to it. The Ruto as a playable character was a shocker. Now I'm hoping that Tingle or Saria get a shot at destroying hordes of enemies. Or even a darkside mode where you can play as Gannondorf or a fps blaster where you play a rogue Octorock. 

Mewtwo64
Mewtwo64

"Nintendo says Hyrule Warriors, along with other marquee Nintendo titles like Super Smash Bros. and Bayonetta 2, should help the company get out of the red."

That's not like Nintendo put it all on 3rd and 4th quarter releases. The plan's not gonna work. No doubt all three games will sell but the question is will it be enough? I doubt it personally.

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

Cool. Nintendo Directs are always welcome. They're always so exciting!

I just hope they find a way to make the gameplay less repetitive.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Would like to ear more about Splatoon please. Also more news on HW is always welcome.

PikminWorld
PikminWorld

I look forward to this game but, I'm not a huge fan of directs specifically around one game, feels a bit boring (though it is very informative) and it'd be more interesting to announce new games or tease stuff to us like they do in some directs here and there. 

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

I hate DW putting a Zelda skin on it is like lipstick on a pig

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

As much as I like this game I really would love to hear more about Zelda WiiU instead.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator moderator

I dont know if Hyrule Warriors will be a big help on getting Nintendo out of the red, but I'm looking forward to this game

gregglle
gregglle

seems to be typical of Nintendo lately.  making directs for stuff we don't care about.  i'm sorry but no one gives a hoot about this game

blackace
blackace

First!! This is one game I'm not looking forward to.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Indeed. Nintendo Directs are the best way to get the info out to your fan base when it comes to games unlike MS and Sony.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

The Gundam DW games are spot-on since I like Gundam Animes.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Girls who put that crap on are ugly, pigs are actually beautiful creatures.

blackace
blackace

@HonorOfGod Yes, I want more info on Zelda and Starfox then anything else at this point. Those are two of the reasons I'm thinking about getting a Wii U next year.

xboxinsanity
xboxinsanity

@freedom01 

People don't play Dynasty Warriors any more? Also Link in Hyrule is also an awesome factor, people that've never played the game might dig this.

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

@EasyComeEasyGo True. Very true. But then again, MS and Sony don't have as many exclusives coming out or 2 consoles to provide for.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Nice yeah, I would add fire emblem but since its getting mixes up with that other game it does not appeal to me as much unless an actual FE is on its way.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator moderator

@xboxinsanity @freedom01 I think there is a lot of people that still enjoy the Dynasty series, my personal favorite is the Samurai Warriors. And yes having a Hyrule setting Dynasty with Link in it is pretty cool. I for one know that I will be getting this game day 1

adsparky
adsparky

@freedom01 @daikkenaurora12 Dinasty Warriors type of games are fun, but they get old really fast; I was hoping this one to be a little different, but sadly it looks like this is going to be the same but with a Zelda Skin.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Why do you have 2 Moderator names tags? Should there be 1 right next to your name?

freedom01
freedom01 moderator moderator

@EasyComeEasyGo I was wondering that also...why?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Hmmm must be a glitch in the system. Better contact DigitalDame.