New Official Screens and Details on Nintendo’s Hyrule Warriors Revealed

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I’m really looking forward to the Wii U’s Hyrule Warriors, and not just because it’s another Legend of Zelda game.  To be entirely honest, I haven’t enjoyed any of the LoZ games on the primary console in years.  Yep, I said it.  I couldn’t get through them and they bored me to death.  With Hyrule Warriors, however, Nintendo is finally taking the franchise in a new direction and showing that they’re willing to diverge from the norm with their high-end licenses.  It’s a good sign, and these new screenshots make it look even better:

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Hyrule Warriors, the imaginative upcoming game for the Wii U console, combines the action-packed game play of Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors series with the iconic characters and worlds from The Legend of Zelda series. In addition to the focused action game play of leading one soldier against a massive horde of enemies, the Dynasty Warriors series is also known for its epic storyline. In this game, players control Link as he faces a powerful new enemy – the evil sorceress Cia – and her army to rescue the captive Princess Zelda. For the first time ever, Princess Zelda’s loyal Hyrulean Captain Impa makes her debut as a playable character. Impa equips a huge sword and can perform powerful combos to defeat enemies. Many other surprising playable characters make appearances in Hyrule Warriors, and each playable character will have signature weapons and action animations.

The first stage of the game takes place in Hyrule Field, a location that will be very familiar to fans of The Legend of Zelda series. The game-play structure of most of the stages bears a close resemblance to the Dynasty Warrior games, so Hyrule Warriors is a game that can truly be enjoyed by fans of both The Legend of Zelda and the Dynasty Warrior series. Players must defend or reclaim areas by fighting against hordes of enemies and using different types of flashy and powerful moves. Players will encounter new enemies such as Sorceress Cia, but some familiar enemies like Bokoblins and Lizalfos from The Legend of Zelda series will also appear in the game.

Expect even more information at this year’s E3 2014.  What do you guys think of Hyrule Warriors so far?  Is it a title you’re looking forward to playing?

-Jordan