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|Release date(s)||JP August 14, 2014|
NA September 26, 2014
EU September 19, 2014
|Genre(s)||Hack and slash|
|Media||Wii U optical disc|
Hyrule Warriors (ゼルダ無双, Zeruda/Zelda Musō), is an upcoming spin-off game for the Wii U. It is a collaboration between Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors series and Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. It is being directed/produced by Hisashi Koinuma and Yosuke Hayashi, with supervision by Eiji Aonuma. It was released in 2014 on August 14 in Japan, September 19 in Europe, and September 26 in North America.
The game’s storyline revolves around Hyrule once again being besieged by evil forces. At the center of this trouble is Cia, a witch who was once tasked with maintaining the balance of the Triforce. Although once a moral person, Cia came to harbor affections for the hero Link, which in turn transformed into jealousy towards Zelda for being able to be with him.
Eventually, Cia finds her mind under the control of an evil being thought to have been sealed away long ago, leading her to bring disaster to the kingdom. She, along with her subordinates Volga and Wizro, now stands in opposition to Link, setting a war into motion.
According to Eiji Aonuma, Hyrule Warriors exists in a different dimension from the main series, so these events are considered non-canon. That the characters revealed thus far come together from their own separate eras further supports Aonuma's statement regarding Hyrule Warriors's canonicity.
The gameplay is very similar to the Dynasty Warriors series. Players control Link, who must battle hordes of enemies in melee combat. Players can execute combos, and have access to many of Link's signature attacks and items, such as a sword and shield, the Fire Rod, Bombs, Red Potions, the Downthrust and the Spin Attack.
- Princess Ruto
- Princess Zelda
- Main Enemies
- Allied Units
- Neutral Units
- Common Enemy Units
- Dark Links
- Deku Baba
- Hyrulean Soldiers
- King Bulblin
- Unique Enemies
- Great Deku Sprout (appears in Lana's Spear moveset)
- Great Deku Tree
- Great Fairy (playable in Link's Great Fairy weapon)
- Zant Mask (appears in Zant's Scimitar moveset)
- Zant's Hand (appears in Zant's Scimitar moveset)
- See also: Hyrule Warriors/Gallery
- ^ 2014-6-11 Eiji Aonuma Addresses Hyrule Warriors’ Place In The Zelda Timeline, accessed on 2014-7-30
- Official Japanese Website, Official Twitter, Official Facebook
- Official North American Website
- Koei Wiki article