New Zelda game Hyrule Warriors gets release date for Japan

Hyrule Warriors scheduled to launch in August this year for Wii U.

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Hack and slash action game Hyrule Warriors will be released in Japan in August this year. The game is set in the Legends of Zelda universe, and is a collaboration between Nintendo and Dynasty Warriors series developer Tecmo Koei.

According to Siliconera, the most recent issue of Famitsu magazine reported a scheduled release date of August 17 for Hyrule Warriors. There has not been confirmation on whether the game will be released outside of Japan. The game is reported to be in development exclusively for the Wii U.

Hyrule Warriors will be set in the Legend of Zelda Universe. In it, players will control Link in melee combat to fight a large number of enemies. The game will also feature common weapons from prior games in the Legend of Zelda series including swords, bombs, and Link's signature spin attack.

For more on Hyrule Warriors, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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