The original Hyrule Warriors was an interesting experiment, blending the formula of Dynasty Warriors with the most fanservice-y tribute to the Zelda series imaginable. Wanna play as Tingle? Knock yourself out. Wanna play as a genderswapped version of Link? We won’t stand in your way. The mashup of characters from across the fractured timeline, however, meant you could never claim it was canon.
Link’s Awakening is this reporter’s favorite Zelda in all the world, and I waited impatiently for years for Nintendo to revitalize anything relating to the game. The company finally granted my wish earlier this year when a playable, modern 3-D version of Marin was added to Hyrule Warriors.
There have been many amazing games in the Zelda series over the years that could claim the award for Best Of Them All, but if you ask me, my personal favorite will always remain Link’s Awakening. Link was dumped on an island so packed with secrets that I was still finding them years later. Unusual for a Zelda game, it was packed with jokes and references to other games, and I loved that. It’s also one of those rare Zeldas where the story and writing were as strong and captivating as the gameplay — the series wouldn’t come close to this richness of character and undercurrent of tragedy until Majora’s Mask seven years later.
March is generally the time when publishers start to release high profile products again after the relative lulls of January and February. This March is no different, although there are few real blockbuster titles coming this year compared to others.
One of the more interesting things to come of the upcoming port Hyrule Warriors Legends, is the arrival of a character called Linkle. Who many are describing as the true “Female Link”, as she looks like the female version of the legendary character Link.
If you’re the rare type who finds being able to play in 3D a dealbreaker, it may be time to invest in a New 3DS. Developers seem to be hitting the limits of what the original handheld is capable of, and are starting to limit features to the New 3DS model. One case in point was Xenoblade Chronicles, whose port would only work with the New 3DS’s extra processing power. Now we hear the upcoming handheld version of Hyrule Warriors will have to leave 3D effects behind on the original model.
Ports are nothing new when it comes to video games. Sometimes a game starts out on one console, then moves to another after a period of time for one reason or another. During E3 (and leaked previously), Nintendo revealed that the Wii U title Hyrule Warriors, which mixed characters from the Legend of Zelda franchise with the gameplay mechanics of Dynasty Warriors, would be coming to the 3DS with new characters, a new story, and more in the form of Hyrule Warriors Legends. But what caused this port to happen? Apparently, it was fans liking the Wii U version and wanting to play it on the 3DS. At least, that’s according to producer Yosuke Hayashi, who spoke to Famitsu (which was reported by Nintendo Everything) about it:
Early this morning, Koei Tecmo released a video in Japanese revealing the impending existence of Hyrule Warriors for 3DS. Then, the video soon vanished. It looks like one of E3’s surprises was let out of the box by accident.
Nintendo has released a video for the final DLC release for the new hit game Hyrule Warriors. The main attraction will be Ganondorf (aka Ganon) as a playable character. The new video (via Nintendo Life) for the Boss Pack release is available below.
Koei Tecmo has announced that Wii U exclusive Hyrule Warriors has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Nintendo announced today that the Link Amiibo figure will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors.
Following the rundown of all the information from Day 1 at E3, we take a look at the events of Day 2 in our E3 Day 2 Rundown. Here goes …