Alright Nintendo fans, you’ve waited years for the announcement of a new Zelda on the Wii U and today via Nintendo Direct, we got it. Introducing Hyrule Warriors; a crossover between The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors being developed by Tecmo Koei. Check out the intriguing announcement trailer below.[youtube http://youtu.be/o2pFh6zzbWc]
Satoru Iwata emphasized that this is not Nintendo’s new Zelda, but it gives fans a way to experience the Zelda universe in an entirely new way. There is still no word regarding the next official Legend of Zelda title.
I love the Legend of Zelda and I love Dynasty Warriors, so in theory I should love Hyrule Warriors (name pending), but I can’t shake the feeling that this could be an incredibly mediocre release. Tecmo Koei did some really great things with the Dynasty Warriors: Gundam series, but this doesn’t exactly bolster my faith in this project. We can guarantee that many Zelda fans will be hyper-critical of this release. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for a fantastic game nobody saw coming.