Give Iwata A Medal, Then Section Him
Nintendo has announced a new developer crossover that literally no-one expected. A Project Aces-developed Starwing sequel? A Platinum/Metroid crossover? Nope. Instead, they've farmed out the Zelda license to Tecmo Koei who'll roughly shove it into the Dynasty Warriors mould, shave off the puzzles and adventuring, then release the following monstrosity onto Wii U.
I don't know whether to laugh, cry or spend another ten minutes headbutting the newsdesk... and whether Nintendo's top brass are pulling off an absolute coup or require immediate sectioning. What we can agree on, though, is that its remixed rock soundtrack will probably be worth the price of admission by itself.
Trailer below. You know you want to see this.
By the looks of things, Hyrule Warriors is set to be another colourful brawler hinging around insane AoE attacks and territory control, though using Hyrule for enemy inspiration and assets. Chests, bombs, and signature weapons should lend it some classic Zelda flavour. Expect cramped arenas and more moblins than you can shake a hookshot at.
Seeing as Hyrule Warriors is just a working title, there's no release date as yet, though it was announced during a presentation regarding Spring-Summer 2014 software.
We're having trouble agreeing on whether Hyrule Warriors is a good idea here in the Dealspwn office. I personally spent ten solid minutes braining myself on my newsdesk in an attempt to make the bad video go away. Then I got all... tired... for some reason. Now that I've regained consciousness, Matt has managed to convince me that it's a brilliant business decision at the very least, and it looks kinda fun. But maybe that's the concussion talking.
Nintendo will likely be watching Hyrule Warrior's quality like a hawk, and they'd better, because Dynasty Warriors licensed spin-offs are either fairly decent or atrocious filth.
What do you reckon?