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Nintendo announces Legend of Zelda/Dynasty Warriors crossover dubbed Hyrule Warriors

Earlier in today’s Nintendo Direct Nintendo announced their newest Legend of Zelda title in development by Tecmo Koei. Given the working, non-final title “Hyrule Warriors,” the game features the gameplay of the Dynasty Warriors series with the iconic items, enemies, and locations from the Legend of Zelda Series.

Specifically it looks like it takes its enemies and art style primarily from Skyward Sword, with Skyward Sword style Bokoblins making up the bulk of the enemies; but Link is also shown fighting a fire-breathing Skyward Sword-style Lizalfos and even a King Dodongo who seems to have the same moves he had in Ocarina of Time. Most of the action seems to take place in and around Hyrule Castle. The addition of King Dodongo gives off a very Ocarina of Time vibe to the game as well.

Link is shown taking out scores of these enemies at once in true Dynasty Warriors style using series staples such as bombs, the fire rod, the spin attack and even Skyward Strikes and some sort of upgraded spin attack.

So what do you think of this? Does it look interesting to you? Are you a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Laud

    This is awesome.

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    Aww, is it me or the graphics look … no so good ? I hope this has nothing to do with the next Zelda. Anyway, it’s great to see something new !

    • Laud

      It’s in it’s infant stages and youtubes compression really devoured it’s color.

      I wouldn’t judge right now.

      • Sydney Ultrasyd

        Yes, you are right. Let’s wait : )

        • John Stevens

          It did look a little rough compared even to the MK8 game play trailer, but you’re right it’s early. And yeah, this is just a spin-off not a sequel. Seems fun though, interested to see what they do with it.

          • Sydney Ultrasyd

            Yeah it’s exactly that, I watched this one right after the MK8 trailer so full of awesomness :D

      • BIG Franky

        it will be able to be put together relatively quickly as Tecmo Koei is taking an already created game engine and prettying it up with already established graphics/looks… i’m excited for it…

      • Rinslowe

        It won’t break any records. But it’s hardly an ugly game already…
        People complaining about the look are being pedantic… It’s set in Hyrule people! Loving that.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      They look great to me

      • juancamiloarq

        Really? Did you like the color pallet? I think it is over saturated, and the grass textures looked awful. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll be picking it up as soon as it comes out, it’s got Link in it and a Master Sword. Can’t fight it.

        • Nintedward

          Warriors games have always had bad graphics compared to more intense games… This looks like a continuation in terms of graphics to previous warriors games,

          It’s all about the number of enemies on the screen with this game, not the graphics.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          for a game that has so many actors on the screen, yeah, i thought it looked pretty good. I must just be easier to please XD

        • RyuNoHadouken

          its an alpha build…game probably wont come out until next fall

    • Jon

      I doubt it is the new Zelda as we were told we would not hear anything until E3 for that. This is just a spin off action game it seems and considering how it doesn’t even have an official title yet, It could be very easily improved upon visually.

      Also, it is being made by Tamco… So i doubt this is the full fledged Zelda game we were told would be coming.

      • Sydney Ultrasyd

        Of course it’s not the next Zelda, I’m talking about, maybe similar elements, for the art and design in both games.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Iwata said in the Direct “this is not the next main installment in the Zelda series” so it’s just a side-game. As you said it’s great to see something new

      I don’t think much of the graphics either, the cartoony style is fine as its supposed to look like Skyward but it lacks the watercolour effect, the textures looked poor and the locations don’t look all that colourful – but keep in mind this was only one place and is likely early footage of the game.

      • Sydney Ultrasyd

        Of course, it’s just a side game, but i’m wondering if they might use the same kind of “art”, generally speaking, for both games. Like for example Windwaker, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks – or Link’s Crossbow Training (side project too) and Twilight Princess, where Link had the same kind of design. But I believe the answer is no.

      • sharlo galmo

        This game don’t have a name yet, this is realy early footage, i think it will be waaay better then this, but don’t accept realy good good graphics, cause like Nintedward say,those types of games never had realy good graphics.

      • RICK

        if u have wiiu watch it in eshop it looks very good

    • Nintedward

      It’s made by Tecmo koei… All of the warriors games look like ass but they do the job. They’re just about having a large amount of enemies on screen at once. Even a warriors game on PS4 will look like ass except maybe it will have a high resolution…

      NIntendo make far better looking games then this. Remember the Zelda tech demo? that’s what the wiiu can do!
      I think tecmo ue these old proprietary engines because they’re so use to using them. Kind of how activision still use the same old engine…

      • RyuNoHadouken

        it will not look like ass on PS4…you went too far with that one…Have you not seen Battlefield 4, 64 player online Conquest matches?

        • Nintedward

          What has battlefield 4 got to do with anything?

          I was merely saying that if Tecmo make a warriors game for PS4 then it will look like ass. Why? Because Warriors games always look like ass, doesn’t matter what platform they’re on.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            i read it as he was saying it would look like ass because of all the character models on screen at one time

        • Pikachief

          Yes it will. Have you ever compared any Dynasty Warriors game to other games on the same console?

          • RyuNoHadouken

            yes, but those consoles couldnt render that many textures and character models at one time…PS4 can…MLB 14 has over 1,000 unique character models in the crowd at any given time…im pretty sure PS4 can handle Dynasty Warriors with ease and make it look great

      • sharlo galmo

        Yo Nintendward, this one looks better then Dynasty Warriors on the WiiU, and this are Pre-Alpha beald.

        • Nintedward

          True. I’m not knocking the Wiiu.,,, But when the real Zelda U comes out by Nintendo EAD, it will look MASSSSIVELY better than Hyrule Warriors. Tecmo just don’t care about pushing graphics.

      • RICK

        u have to watch it on wiius eshop to see the real graphics it looks great its just the ground lol

    • Ernie Sanguyo

      He just said at the very beginning that it has nothing to do with the next zelda. It’s a new one.

    • RICK

      the video is not clear but if you have a wiiu then watch it on eshop in high quality its1080p this games is gorgeous

  • palomino blue

    Wii U needs an action game like this. I think this is a perfect crossover for action and Nintendo fans.

    • Daniel Carvalho

      Now all we need is a JRPG and we’ll have almost every single genre on Wii U!

      • Ben English

        Well, X is supposedly coming this year

        • Daniel Carvalho

          I believe you mean next year, no?

          I really want X, Xenoblade was an incredible game, and ha one of the best stories and graphics I’ve seen this generation. The only thing I didn’t like on the X trailer is how there are no colors compared to its predecessor. I hope they change it on the final version, Xenoblade was amazing because of how colorful it was, graphically speaking.

  • Donaald

    I bet it takes place in the same continuity as Skyward Sword, personally I would prefer the dungeon Zelda. But this amazing while I wait for Zelda U.

  • juancamiloarq

    Am I the only one thinking that this Zelda spin-off was a bit of a rush to be shown? It could really take a hand of Nintendo’s own staff to work on the overall apperance of the game. On the gameplay side, it could be something good. I hope for the best.

    • sharlo galmo

      This is pre-alpha, game even don’t got a name yet,i think they show us this, so we know it is coming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LilMajerTheCartune Cartune

    WOW! Very surprising!!! I can’t wait for this now! Online should be implemented some how!

  • Jeffrey Debris

    Looks good! Can’t wait to see how it actually plays.

  • Jon

    Looks epic, i wants :D

  • majora :D

    Tecmo loves to add a fuckton of characters in their Warrior games, so I will play prophet here:

    Usable characters besides Link:

    - Darunia
    - Sheik
    - Impa
    - Midna
    - Ashei
    - King Bublin
    - Ralis
    - Rusl
    - Tingle
    - Sahasrahla
    - Tetra
    - Hero’s Shade
    - Groose
    - Pipit

    • Graeme Lynch

      Um where is Zelda in this list?

      • Guest

        it says: Usable characters besides Link at the top

        • Graeme Lynch

          this makes no sense.

        • Christopher Acuna

          Yes it does say that.

      • majora :D

        Does Sheik sounds familiar?

        • Graeme Lynch

          of course but Zelda is super magic lady. The only reason Sheik exists was to protect her identity.

          • majora :D

            You’re right, but I think that a SSB-style Sheik would be more fitting in the context of a Warriors game (then again, Link himself does not look like a good fit…)

          • Graeme Lynch

            Agreed. Regardless it would be awesome if this has online multiplayer. Running around kicking ass with Zelda and Link would be too good.

          • Simon Stevens

            Tetra is kinda a Zelda

          • YogiGRB

            Tetra IS zelda in WW :D

          • Simon Stevens

            I know, which is why I said kinda a Zelda, cause she is Zelda then she’s a awesome pirate ^^

          • YogiGRB

            i know you know, that’s why i thumbed your post in the first place :P

          • Wayne Beck

            SPOILERS! >.>

          • YogiGRB

            sorry :(

          • readypembroke

            That totally caught me off guard in Wind Waker HD, I was like WHHHHAAAT!??!?!!? Probably felt like the people who seen Samus take her suit off to reveal that she was a girl in Metroid 1

          • YogiGRB

            yeah exactly

    • Christopher Acuna

      effin tingle. >:

      • majora :D

        Why do you guys hate Tingle? D:

        • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

          Because Tingle is dumb, annoying, irritating, rupee horney and did I say dumb allready?
          That’s probably why, not my words but still I too really don’t like tingle.

          • Christopher Acuna

            This. lol

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Hmmm… why not take usage of races instead of characters? Or creating new characters based on races? Goron soldier, Hylian soldier, Kokiri ranger, Gerudo pirates/thieves, Skullkids, Sheikahs, Deku scrubs, Yetis, witches, Zora warrior etc.

      • Rinslowe

        Impressive.

      • GermGerm

        Yeah I think I like that way better…

      • majora :D

        That would be wonderful…

    • Victor Arroyo

      Skull Kid, Dark Link, Ganon and Fierce Jetty?

      • majora :D

        Holy Farore you’re right!

  • jhell

    it a must have

  • zoohero

    at first i was nearly exploding of rege. but then he said it was not a installment in the zelda series, and then it just becalm okey aging.

  • mojack411

    I never saw this coming. This is exactly the kind of “Why the hell not?” crossover that could only come from Nintendo and I can’t wait to try it.

    • Shota

      yep like FE x SMT

    • XypherCode

      Yeah in a way it’s not actually a cross-over like SMT x FE. It’s a musou-style Zelda spin-off game just developed by the same game makers (Omegaforce?). If it’s a cross-over then you’d have to see DW/SW characters in the game.

      • mojack411

        Which is still a possibility. DW/SW characters could still possibly be appearing. This trailer really doesn’t tell us a whole lot but I do see your point on the definition.

        • XypherCode

          Yeah you’re right it’s possible.
          On a side not at least Nintendo is overseeing things so the game could very well be awesome. I don’t want to be thinking “not another warriors game!”. xD

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I hope Rockstar will make a GTA crossover game for Nintendo too. Mario driving around in his go cart, beating up prostitutes and pushing magic mushrooms. Robbing bank for gold coins, watching Peach and Rosalin give a lapdance for Bowser in a gogo bar. I love what Nintendo are doing now. Much better to rely on the successful formulas of others than continue in their own old outdated tracks that everyone got tired from.

      • Rinslowe

        Yeah, there’s that cool little jpeg with Miyamoto, Reggie, Iwata and Yamauchi cruising around in a Jeep, drinking cocktails…
        Reminds me of that idea.

    • GermGerm

      I think it’s a risky move and I think it’s a risky move everyone is going to throw their money at. I hope this isn’t like a small mini game like Link’s Crossbow Training. I want a full on, 60 dollar slash-em up game. With a story and different modes and characters and unlock-able content and online play and some more of that awesome music.

  • Super Buu

    Darn son!

    • Nintedward

      That’s the spirit! This look like an essential addition to the wiiu library!

  • Ducked

    I didn’t see this coming, looks sweet. But will this mean we won’t get Zelda U in 2014…

    • sharlo galmo

      It is from a Temco not the Zelda team, but i don’think we get Zelda on 2014, if we gonna get it on 201 it will be on christmist

  • Christopher Acuna

    This game looks like shit….when can I preorder? :P

  • Hipster Victor

    O_____O I did not see this one comming at the Direct

    • JAYCEE989

      Lol no one did, I was very pleased with the direct today. I would have loved some bayonetta 2 stuff but hey at least we got something!

      • Josiah Parsons

        Mario Kart! So psyched.

  • Justin Clark

    Looks like very God of War like from the trailer…. Alright Nintendo, I’m in.

  • David Kumapayi

    This game look like shite. There no order just alot of enemies on the screen. If I was Nintendo I would say hell no. No wonder Iwata said this isn’t the game made by Nintendo coz he know it shit. It doesn’t even deserve to be on n64 let alone the Wii U. N64- major mask, ocarina of time. gamecube twilight princess windwaker crossbow training. Wii skyward sword. Wii U has windwaker hd so how did it end up here with a unnamed title looking like ass. I.REJECT BEING A VICTIM OF FRAUD FOR 2014.

    • Re-Master

      This is likely in Alpha phase. Those enemies are TEST dummies to show off game mechanics. This game looks like an incredible collaboration between Zelda and Warriors. This is a SPIN-OFF. He did not say “It’s not made by Nintendo”, he said it is not the main Legend of Zelda title for Wii U, just to reassure you that the gameplay hasn’t changed.

      Gamers like you show me that games have become TOO mainstream, just because a trailer showed some different gameplay, you take to the internet to slate it. People say “Nintendo never changes, that’s why I don’t like them”. Then others say “God, Nintendo changed my favourite franchise, that’s why I don’t like them.

      Can’t have it both ways.

      • David Kumapayi

        I understand and respect your opinion. I never asked for both ways, Nintendo has always been changing their design on games giving it more depth and prospective. I understand it a spin off but look at the video again between Zelda model and the enviorment that just below par. Im not here to slate the company but just to share my opinion for the new spin off. I am also here for the interest of my favorite game Zelda and I give my
        left arm to develop a game but to waste the opportunity with this I’m far from impress.

        • Pikachief

          It’s a spin-off designed to keep the Zelda interest going while they’re still trying to make the main game. Think of it like Link’s Crossbow training. It isn’t meant to hold the same quality as the main games because it isn’t.

          Also I do agree that the environment looks bad but I do like the character models. It looks exactly like what it is, a Dynasty Warrior’s game with a Zelda skin placed over it.

    • C4

      “crossbow training”

      This one already looks better then Link’s Crossbow Training if you ask me :)

  • cThreep

    That looks friggen awesome. I’d love it with some online play…

  • RyuNoHadouken

    first party shovelware…nice

    • Logic

      Because Knack, and Killzone have been receiving such great praise. Amirite?

      • NintenScience

        Both of you are fail trolls…

        • Logic

          So wait, I’m a troll because I simply have a statement that points out that the Wii U isn’t the only console with “shovelware”? I guess the inclusion of a reply button was made for something else then. Dammit.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        Killzone is dope and Knack is fun!! my son and I enjoyed playing that game in co-op…critics also said ZombiU sucked, but thats easily the best survival horror game ever created…dont listen to what other people say…play a game and if you enjoy it, thats all that matters

        • Logic

          No, I completely understand, there’s no need to justify the things you like. My point is that the Wii U isn’t the only thing that has something that can be considered “shovelware” by some people. You are entitled to your opinion and I apologize if I insulted the games you like.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            i didnt take it as an insult…its all good

        • NintenScience

          Thank you!

          Knack and Killzone are awesome!

    • Rinslowe

      Too quick to judge squire…

  • Fred

    I’ve never heard of Dynasty Warriors, but this game looks interesting to me. What can you tell me about the Dynasty Warriors series?

    • majora :D

      basically it’s a hack n slash game, you are some kind of general in feudal japan or china (most of cases) and you have to defeat single-hand a whole lot of weakling characters, using some ridiculously OP moves

      • Fred

        Do they ever get challenging at all or are they super easy?

        • majora :D

          the learning curve is not very slope, and yes, it’s somehow easy… not as easy as it looks at first glance, but still easy

          • Fred

            I’m glad to hear that it won’t be as easy as it looks. I’m interested to try this out when it comes. If only we knew when it was coming.

        • majora :D

          now if you’re interested in replay value, it’s nice to try to come up with better scores each time

    • Pikachief

      What you just saw in this trailer is basically every part of every Dynasty Warrior’s game. Over and over and over. Just large mobs of enemies and your attacks can wipe out large mobs of enemies at once.

      • Fred

        are they fun though? I mean it looked cool.

  • Shaggyrastaman

    Waaaaaaaaat?!

  • Sdudyoy

    Never played Dynasty Warriors, I’m willing to give this a try.

  • DeedsGaming .

    guessing wind waker HD wasn’t enough to postpone Zelda Wii U, ffs

    • JAYCEE989

      Zelda Wii U is supposed to be huge, infact the biggest Zelda game ever. So it’s going to take some time to polish game play and push the graphical capabilities of the system. We don’t want a half butt game do we? I for see Zelda Wii U being released Q1 2015. And it will be worth all the waiting.

    • LevenThumps

      The fact that two games are coming out to tide fans over until ZeldaU has hyped me up even more for the eventual release and the size of the game. I will gladly play Wind Waker to pass the time, and this new game looks great as well.

  • Kamon

    I used to love dynasty Warriors. I hope this game has a broad cast of characters as well. It would so cool to play as Sheik or Impa. Or Ganon for that matter. I actually wonder if this has anything to do with the hero from that Hyrule Historia manga..

    Also.. Lawd, dat scarf.

    • Pikachief

      maybe some side characters like a person for the guild or whatever from Twilight Princess. Girahim? Maybe even some Dynasty Warriors characters cuz they can. Let me be a Zora and a Goron too maybe?

      • Kamon

        Heck yes to being Zoras and Gorons!!! xD

  • HungryMetroid

    All I know is I saw the fire rod in a 3D Zelda, I will eagerly hand over my rupees.

    • Kamon

      THIS. Maybe they’ll give Link magic in Zelda U! :O

      • Pikachief

        Hopefully! That’s one thing that made A Link to the Past so awesome for me. Link was just so MAGICAL in that game.

        Magic Boomerang, Magic Hammer, Fire and Ice Rods, 2 canes, Magic Cape, 3 magic spells, Magic Powder etc.

        • Rinslowe

          Hmmm Magic Powder….

        • Ben English

          Fun Fact: in Japan, the Magic Hammer was called the M.C. Hammer.

          I’m not even joking.

  • crocodileman94

    With all of the games announced for a 2014 release, I really doubt they’ll discontinue the console by March

    • JAYCEE989

      With almost 5 million consoles sold to date and rising I don’t see Nintendo scraping the Wii U any time soon.

    • sharlo galmo

      nintendo never gonna discounting the wiiu,that story is from nintendo haters. have you ever seen someone saying that about the vita? vita two years and they sell around 6million,the wiiu one year selling almost 5million.

  • Super Buu

    I just noticed at the 40 seconds mark that there are some Hylian soldiers running around.

  • Simon Stevens

    2 of my favourite franchises come together :’) it’s beautiful <3 do not name it Zelda though…. please http://imgace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/my-name-is-not-zelda.jpg

  • Kirbyomega

    This games looks so cool!!

  • JAYCEE989

    Super excited for this, I’ve only played one of the warriors series installments and I believe that was on 3DS when it launched.

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    This might go down well with the beat em up crowd. Nintendo seems to be trying to cultivate that market at the moment. W101, tekken, smash bros, bayonetta, and now this. It seems to be the main hard core audience they’re going for.

    I’ve never played a dynasty warriors game. I do know the series is regarded by many as mediocre. Perhaps it has it’s fans, idk. Nintendo has always been very protective of Zelda so I find it hard to believe they’ll allow an awful game to use it’s name.

    Brand recognition does works on Nintendo console, at least with Nintendo brands. A Zelda themed COD would sell a lot more than 0.33%.

    My fears: Nintendo looked at the Link model lying around from that old tech demo and said, “Hey, who want to recycle a mediocre game by add a link character to it and making a ton of easy money.”

  • Agent721

    I didn’t expect it, but now I want it!!

  • BIG Franky

    its definitely an obvious cash grab (and I have no problem with that)…. but its also smart business aside from the financials of it…. it buys Nintendo time and allows them to release “Big Name” titles without utilizing their own resources (in this case partnering with Tecmo Koei) while they can focus on their own primary first party titles. its a great move in my opinion from both sides….. smart on TK’s part as well…. its easy money for them taking an already created game engine and prettying it up with already established graphics/looks and it should sell a lot of units. I love to see Nintendo making these kinds of moves… it gives me hope for the future…

    • Pikachief

      They know people want Zelda, so they’re gonna try pumping out side-zelda titles to keep people interested in the Wii U till the real Zelda is released.

      • Rinslowe

        It also indicates their confidence in the next core Zelda title. Something tells me fanboy nonsense aside that given the size of the team and the disclosure that Zelda U is receiving the largest backing of any Nintendo title to date – the next core Zelda will be massive, detailed and plastic melting gorgeous…
        Wii U is quickly shaping up to be a pretty good JRPG platform. Can’t wait for X as well as Shin Megami Tensei X FE…
        Just knowing that Zelda U is coming is good enough. There’s plenty of great titles on the way – biding time should be easier…

  • Shota

    maybe all link’s will be playable

  • SleepySkullhead

    My money says this is the Link in the Hyrule Historia Manga. I won’t say why, because of spoilers, but that means this is gonna be really awesome! Possible branching paths! ;D

    • Pikachief

      Seeing as this isn’t a main game in the series, and its more of a Dynasty Warriors type game, I don’t think its part of the timeline.

      • SleepySkullhead

        The fact that it’s not a core title kinda backs what I said in the sense that we don’t have to do the cannon story choices. Without a doubt, it’s the first Link from the HH manga.

  • Cahone

    This horrible idea had me scared for a second. I almost died and threw my wii u against the wall thinking this was the next zelda.

  • discuss

    Hej looks its a crap game with a link skin in it. This isn’t a Zelda game.

    • Pikachief

      No it’s not, its a “_____” Warrirors game.

      • discuss

        “Abomination” is the word you are looking for.

    • CyanideInsanity

      Mario kart and mario party weren’t ‘mario’ games as you’d describe them. They are a kart racer and a board game/video game hybrid with a mario skin on them, yet are great games.

      • discuss

        Exactly those are great games. Quality games. This trailer doesn’t show quality and niether does the simple minded Dynasty Warriors gameplay complement Link.

        • NintenScience

          What?

          • discuss

            I see NintenScience loves Dynasty Warriors games. Your posts are so simplistic and meaningless.

          • NintenScience

            “simplistic and meaningless”

            Wow, what a religious fundamentalist…

            Get a life.

          • discuss

            Hey, you can write more then 1 word! Well done boy!

          • NintenScience

            Why don’t you play with your Failbox One, instead of trolling me.

          • discuss

            Yeah, first delete your 1 word posts and then call me a troll. Either you just succesfully trolled me or you are incredibly stupid.

          • NintenScience

            Wow, you sound like @Donaald:disqus…

            When I mentioned the word “What”, it NEVER implied anything positive or negative, but still, you, as you usually do, you “blow it out of proportion”.

            I have got an easy to read for you: PLEASE STOP REPLYING TO ME!

          • discuss

            You are the one who replied to me stupid. Now get lost and go misbehave somewhere else.

          • Guest

            FUCK YOU

          • discuss

            Who would this mysterious guest be …….

          • NintenScience

            But you are also replying to me.

            Stop blowing things out of proportion.

          • discuss

            Bye

          • http://akimoto.co.vu/ ilovegoogleglass

            lol

          • NintenScience

            lol

    • NintenScience

      No.

  • Sdudyoy

    It may not be Zelda U but seeing King Dodongo in HD is pretty awesome!

  • Sdudyoy

    Now I’m just wondering if this game will be cannon to the story.

    • RayMarioSonic

      It’s not. At least I think it isn’t canon

      • Sdudyoy

        Yeah, I don’t think It’s canon either.

  • Mendoza Manuel

    Awesome, but…Is this the Zelda game we have all been waiting for on the WIi U?
    or is it some kinda of side project

    • Toadlord

      This is different from The Legend of Zelda that is in development for Wii U right now.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Oh no, not at all. It’s just a side project. If this was the actual Zelda game we’ve all been waiting for…I’d be pretty upset.

    • NkoSekirei

      the main zelda their working isnt this one

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    NOW I NEED A WII U NOW SAVE MY MONEY !!!

  • Lars Jansen

    Are you guys seriously excited about this game? Holy crap.. :) This looks and feels horrible, unfortunately.

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    Nintendo if you can hear me don’t listen to the fans make games how your want

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    It Seems interesting but forgive me what or who are Dynasty warriors? Can’t recall I have ever heard of them. Nonetheless I think this game.could be loads of fun for sure.

  • Marcus Larsson

    I hate dynasty warriors, i love Zelda.
    Why Nintendo?

  • Adam Porter

    T_T why can’t they just release a proper zelda game, FFS.

    • Matt Elgie

      Yes this, please release…they can call it UNFINISHED ZELDA U. But for real, it’s coming so why be angry?

  • Justin Ordoñez

    I think it will be fun. I loved Survival Mode on Plants vs Zombies. This kind of seems like a survival mode Zelda. How many enemies can you handle being thrown at you at one time?

  • Skelterz

    i think as i said earlier on to a friend its very early days at the moment it looks rather tacky and a bit tasteless i don’t want them whoring out the zelda franchise like its nothing but at the same time only time will tell and content its content dosen’t look like my cup of tea at the mo but like i say bring on 2014 and then we’ll talk.

  • companyoflosers

    I just hope they add in some unique stuff that isnt already in the dynasty warriors games. Nothing would dissapoint be morevthan finding out this is just a reskin of dynasty warriors just with a zelda twist and no other actual changes to their formula. I love zelda, not so much dynasty warrior. Maybe theyll surprise me.

  • Jan

    Not really my kind of game but…why not? Keep going Nintendo!

    With a proper 3rd party support the WiiU would be so damn epic!

  • Squid

    Exciting!

  • ThePolarKuma

    Link in the Trailer looks like the Link from the Manga hmm Prequel perhaps?

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Good idea. You make some good points about the art style and the how similar the Links look.
      But Iwata said it’s not a main Zelda title and so probably wont fit into the Zelda canon and if it’s a prequel to Skyward Sword how come Hyrule Castle (TP) is there? But you never know :)

      • classicgamer20

        In the manga Hyrule is an ancient kingdom that got abandoned by the Hyrulians before they left for skyloft

    • ThunderGod_Cid

      Glad someone else noticed this too.

    • Leo

      Its all about that blue scarf! Very cool addition!

  • Oliver Barraza

    Very excited to see this. Was a the big shocker of the show for me and really looking forward to seeing more!

  • Petri

    Liking this, better have online coop though.

  • prettypinkpanacea

    This could definitely be on my too buy list. It looks fantastic! :)

  • Con

    What the he’ll is a dynasty warrior

  • jrob23

    LOL at people saying this looks terrible. It looks to be in its infancy and they revealed very little. This could be a lot deeper than you think. I highly doubt Nintendo would allow anything but a top notch game to use one of its signature characters. There could multiplayer, co op, story mode, etc for all we know. Can’t wait to hear more

  • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

    People, just calm your tits.
    DO NOT EXPECT A GREAT GAME.
    I repeat… DO NOT EXPECT A GREAT GAME…

    If not you are going to get pretty dissapointed when you play this game.

  • ronalsk

    No real Zelda game for 2014??? I have a feeling it’s not happening, ugh!

    • NintenScience

      “no real Zelda game”

      Lol, what an ignorant person. Please read an Internet-based dictionary.

  • Leo

    I think it’s a smart idea, considering that Nintendo wont deliver the main Zelda title until 2015, this is clearly a spin of to keep people interested.

  • PS4/WiiU

    This game looks ******* AMAZING!!!!!

  • classicgamer20

    I shit my pants from awesomeness when I saw this

  • brian murphy

    i would like a legend of zelda game like dragons dogma

    • C4

      I’d really like to see Monolith work on a new Zelda “RPG” game after they finished X. They were already involved in ALBW for example.

  • Rinslowe

    It’s hard not to see the awesome in this! :)

    • Guest

      =D

    • oontz

      Concept is great but it’s fuggly!

      • Rinslowe

        Ah…. It’s not that fuggly. And it’s Hyrule.
        It doesn’t need to be “that” cutting edge. We have Zelda U for that one… :)

  • TheGamerGeek128

    An interesting prospect, to say the least.

  • Akatosh

    This Nintendo Direct was actually moderately interesting. This looks like fun. And I’m digging Link’s blue scarf.

    • Leo

      I love that blue scarf! They should keep this addition on the main series!

  • Juilen Cardenas

    Is this the new ZELDA U weve been waiting for?

    • Rinslowe

      Nope. But it is the title we didn’t know we wanted. And now many do…. :)

      • Juilen Cardenas

        So… we are still expecting A HUGE Zelda game in 2014?

        • C4

          No this game feels like “sorry Zelda U will take longer then expected”…

          That Zelda U will hopefully be shown at next years’ E3 and then the real wait begins anew.

          • Juilen Cardenas

            Oh ok thx! :D

        • Rinslowe

          Yes and no. Hyrule Warriors looks to be huge. But the next true Zelda title will likely launch in 2015…

  • Quicksilver88

    Seems to me Dynasty Warriors best games were ps2 era. The game grew stale with two few innovations or additions. The formula is fun for those that like 3D beat em ups. Link will introduce a lot in the way of new life and it will have some sort of minimal non-mainline story. I don’t think it will blow as Nintendo wouldn’t allow that. This type of colaboration is what they need more of…..how about farming out games like f-zero or waverace…..even mario baseball….as long as the end product is quality I would love to see it.

    • Rinslowe

      I think there is still a lot of potential in realistic wave mechanics and racing. I hope that waverace gets another shot this generation…

  • hahahero

    …my god…

  • Nathan Verbois

    This is cool. I’ve always liked the Dynasty Warriors games, but have never really gotten into them enough to pick one up for myself. This has changed all of that.

  • SomeFluffer64

    I’ve never played the Dynasty Warrior games, so I just wonder…. will this game have way less exploration and puzzle solving compared to other Zelda games? I know its a spin-off, but I really hope it still has the sense of adventure and discovery.

    • alex toschi

      Honestly? It’ll be combat beat em’ up style gameplay with a small bit of tactical commanding of units on the battlefield. I think that part will be great on the gamepad, being able to move and command units of soldiers with the touch screen and see it in real time.

  • Brent Young

    Graphics look like a Gamecube game. Get your shit together Nintendo.

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      Techmo made this! Do you really think they would even bother to utilize the Wii U’s full potential without guidance from Nintendo? You need to get your sh#t together.

    • Rinslowe

      No way…

    • oontz

      Agreed, compared to other wiiu games I am enjoying this looks really bad.

  • XypherCode

    It’s not a cross-over. It’s a musou-styled Zelda spin-off game.

  • Fifi Larns

    Cant wait for this game to come out :D !

  • josh

    This doesn’t look that exciting.. unfortunately.

  • Caitlin♂

    I must say, in my opinion this is probably the best thing besides Smash, SMT x FE and X Nintendo is bringing to the table. Of course there is Zelda U, but this is the perfect precursor for Zelda U a risk free (maybe) way of “trying something new with the franchise”.

  • JetPacman

    Aren´t Hyrule soldiers supposed to be cowards :D

  • prettypinkpanacea

    This game looks fantastic! :D

  • Trevor

    I can’t believe Nintendo hasn’t taken my money yet.

  • alex toschi

    Two things:
    1.) This game is clearly still in Alpha, I don’t expect much graphically from a Dynasty warrior, but Nintendo always brings us beautiful games to look at. Patience is a virtue, the game will be worked on and we will learn more. The concept is great and I think it’ll be a great game.
    2.) If you look right before the camera changes as Link uses the Fire Rod, Zelda is standing in the doorway. This pretty much is clear that other heroes in the Zelda universe will appear, if not be playable characters.

  • MissFlesh

    I really hope they hot up the graphics for final release, they don’t look too good right now and the wii u can show much better stuff than that, but it still looks really fun! I’ll probably get it.

  • Dell Goodman

    I couldn’t say that I’m excited for this title. Not really grabbing my attention as a need to buy. Hopefully as this gets closer to release, I may grab a copy. But from the video above, that’s an unlikely chance.

  • WarioForever

    ???
    At first, I was confused when I saw the title, cause I was thinking if this game is for PC, or something. But now, when I saw the trailer, I was like “Wow, this could be fun!. And finally will Link fight with other knights of Hyrule.

  • D’Angelo Joyce

    Am I the only one who thought Link’s combat looked incredible?

    • RyuNoHadouken

      yes

    • Leo

      No! It’s pretty awesome! I hope this combat system inspires the main series as well!

  • gmanextreme9

    This………this is………….AWESOME.

  • Aaron

    Down the future I wonder what would happen if Platinum Games developed the next Legend of Zelda. For some reason I can see that happening.

    • Mithiragi

      They should make the next Starfox.

      • Aaron

        Yes, I definitely agree.

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    Next crossover Nintendo should do… Metroidvania!

  • blindtiger

    online and wiimote plus support please!

  • Ryan Jordan

    i think for multiplayer they should have Links in different colored tunics

  • Itzo

    I’m a sucker for the Dynasty Warrior games so I’ll definitely get this. Now if we can get an Kingdom Under Fire game for the Wii U, that would be better.

  • Wiiluigi

    This is interesting. Looks amazing.