Omega Force and Team Ninja's upcoming Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U has received an official release date of September 26th, 2014. That's right, the game will be on store shelves in just a few short months, exclusively for the Wii U.
Made in association with Nintendo's beloved Legend of Zelda property, Hyrule Warriors will contain many favorite characters from the franchise in a playable form, including but not limited to Link, Zelda, Impa and Midna.
Each character will have their own set of special maneuvers, weapons and Muso attacks. Any fan of Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors series will easily find themselves right at home with Hyrule Warriors. Just as well, there's probably also a lot of people who are completely and entirely tired of the Dynasty Warriors games and having a new one made for the Wii U – even with a Legend of Zelda reskin working as the main theme of the game – may not be enough to win over skeptical and burned out gamers.
Even still, Nintendo wanted to at least give gamers a chance to like the game by releasing a brand new E3 2014 trailer to help convince the doom-bringers and naysayers that second-party support is still pretty strong for the Wii U. Check it out below.
Very much like the other Muso-themed games that helped put Tecmo Koei and Omega Force on the map, Hyrule Warriors will allow players to hack and slash through thousand-army NPCs as they uncover plenty of treasure, new weapons, new special items and take down larger-than-life bosses.
In all honesty I can't say that I'm at all excited for this game. Writing about it oftentimes feels like shilling the typical advertorial bull-crap that you would find anywhere else or on a press sheet that has a bullet-point of all the stuff you're supposed to talk about when shilling a game.
The biggest problem is that there's nothing I've seen of this particular game that makes me care. I may not be much of a fan of The Legend of Zelda but that upcoming Zelda game for the Wii U looks mighty fine. Heck, that game looks so good I would watch someone play it, and that act alone in the world of gaming is about as bad as buying a case of beers and watching someone else drink it all right in front of you.
Will Hyrule Warriors step up its game to win over people who are too nonchalant about its features and discontent with laying down their wallets in front of a register with a freshly, plastic-wrapped copy of the game on the counter at a local retailer? I have no idea. Nintendo only has up until September to up the hype levels to a high enough margin to get non-Muso fans excited.
I mean, this isn't Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends where you get tons of characters, lots of multiplayer options, plenty of customization and so many other side-quests, weapons, armor and unlockables that cheat codes from 1995 would get jealous.
Even still, Hyrule Warriors is coming September 26th exclusively for the Wii U and you'll be able to learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.