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.