Hyrule Warriors Releasing In Japan This August, New Screens And Co-op Details

Although it seems likely that we’ll have to wait a while before we can get our hands on a proper Wii U entry in The Legend of Zelda series, Hyrule Warriors is looking great, and definitely feels as though it’s a good solution to tide us over.

Basically, Hyrule Warriors takes the themes and settings of The Legend of Zelda, applies some creative liberties, and then mashes it up with the Dynasty Warriors gameplay, meaning that you’ll be fighting hordes of enemies across Hyrule.


According to the latest edition of Famitsu, as translated by Siliconera, the game will release in Japan on August 14th. There’s no word on a Western release date but given that Zelda games traditionally do not feature voice acting, localisation should be text-based and they won’t have to go to extensive lengths to find voice actors for each language, meaning that we could see it as soon as September. That’s fairly soon, considering that the game was only revealed five months ago.

Oh, and the Warriors bit? That means something too: as well as Link featuring as the protagonist, there will be a secondary playable character. You see, someone will play as Link on the TV and another as Impa on the GamePad, which is a novel use of the Wii U’s technology. We’ve also got some new screens, via CVG, which you can see in the gallery below.



  1. There’s supposed to be a surprisingly large amount of playable characters, although I expect to a lesser degree than the Dynasty Warriors games. Personally hoping they take liberties and add characters from various Zelda titles. Impa is looking badass!

    I’m loving the art-direction, and you can tell Team Ninja is involved….

  2. I think this is looking great – another reason to pick up a Wii U besides Mario Kart and Smash Bros!

  3. Is Link traditionally left handed? I’ve only played Ocarina of Time on the 3DS a bit and wasn’t blown away, but I can’t remember which hand had the sword and which the shield.

    • Always left, except in Twilight Princess and Skyward sword as it had to match up with the Wii remote.

      • Ahhhh, strange. Also strange that in the picture on the right of this article, he’s holding it in his right hand unless the picture is flipped.

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