Hyrule Warriors Reaches Japan This Summer

By Ishaan . May 7, 2014 . 10:00am

Hyrule Warriors—or Zelda Musou, as it is called in Japan—is a Dynasty Warriors-styled game set in the Legend of Zelda universe. During the company’s financial results briefing earlier today, Tecmo Koei confirmed that the game will be available in Japan this Summer.


If you’re wondering why Tecmo Koei made that announcement and not Nintendo, it’s because Hyrule Warriors is only being published by Nintendo in the west—Tecmo Koei are handling publishing duties of the game in Japan, as previously noted.


Whether or not Hyrule Warriors will be released this Summer in the west as well has not yet been announced.

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  • Spirit Macardi

    I still want more news about this. Any playable characters besides Link? Is the main gameplay going to be on a wide-open battlefield, or will it be area-based like Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage?

    • s07195

      It would be interesting to see what could be done in Zelda Musou considering that both types exist in Zelda, with the ‘battlefield’ as the overworld and dungeons existing as different ‘areas’.

    • Slayven19

      Hopefully it won’t be as bad as one piece warriors 1 with their platforming if they must do that. Hopefully its just straight up brawling because that’s what people like best about the warrior games.

  • Ditto what the other person said, I want to freaking know more about this game. And it better come out soon. >_>;

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Already? We don’t even know there’s gonna be more playable characters outside Link.

  • Eder García

    uh oh… i have a bad feeling about this… hope the development process was not rushed

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Koei usually doesn’t start the actual marketing until a few months before release…though it’s the summer is coming soon, so it should start showing up in Japan’s magazines.

  • subsamuel01

    Looking forward to this game, hopefully they announce more news soon. All we know is that little they showed from the trailer.

  • Kelohmello

    What the hey? We haven’t even seen any footage past the initial trailer and it’s coming out that soon? That actually sort of worries me.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste


    • Farid Belkacemi

      It’s old news : the reveal trailer came with a summer release in Japan :p

      • Kelohmello

        That’s okay, but there’s still no footage up to now save for that reveal trailer.

        • Farid Belkacemi

          The “marketing mode” will be activated next month I guess ! :)

  • samsneeze

    I honestly wouldn’t expect more information about this game until Nintendo’s not E3 conference. It’ll probably come out in the west around the same time, maybe a few months later. Nintendo tends to only detail games that are close ( a couple of months away) to release.

  • James Enk

    interested but i need more details

  • Learii

    is this game is free realms? because all DW styled games is all about action or is this game like one piece pirate warriors?

    • DoctorButler

      That wasn’t a coherent thought.

    • ffboi7

      Compares DW game made by Koei to a One Piece DW game made by Koei…….. DOES NOT COMPUTE!

  • Blueberry

    Zelda’s facial expression and legs look so silly in that screenshot! :)

    • Gojira Twit

      Is Zelda in this game?

      • kagekiri

        I think Blueberry meant Link. Or it’s a sly attempt at trolling…

        • s07195

          You mean joking. XD

          • Symbol de Au

            I thought people who made jokes were all considered trolls these days. Oh wait…guess I’m a troll now. :(

        • Gojira Twit


          So is Zelda in this game?

          • doubleO7

            She was spotted in the background of the announcement trailer. Dunno if she’s playable or not yet.

    • Kaetsu

      I didn’t realize she had been announced yet. http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/250×250/48213346.jpg

      • Anime10121

        Maybe Zelda’s cosplaying as Link in the game… Ever think of that? HUH :P

        • Aaron K Stone

          Is that why his lips look so poofy.

    • Shuga Suenaga

      Zelda confirmed

    • Namuro

      *slow clap*

      Wow… Just wow…

  • Yan Zhao

    Wait its going to be out in just a few months and we still dont have more info on the game? Come on TecmoKoei stop teasing us!

  • Good to know it’s coming out at least. So the game will be finished and all Nintendo have to do is localise and publish. I know I make it sound easy when it’s not, but it’s still better than waiting a year for Japan’s release then another year for the localisation.

  • Scourge626

    Isn’t this coming out a little too soon? It was announced back in December. I’m sure they’ve been working on it for awhile, but it still seems early.

  • Mind0105A

    Can’t say anything, until I see a gameplay video for more info.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    I hope Midna is in it.

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    I am waiting to see Tingle’s fighting style in this one. It would be criminal to not add him to the rooster.

    • Göran Isacson

      I didn’t even consider this… this brilliance. Just wait and see, his magic spell will become some kind of crowd-killing musou attack.

  • Göran Isacson

    Man, looks like they’re gonna wait until the final stretch to start marketing this. On the one hand, that has been their custom. On the other hand I want to know if I’ll be tearing through enemy hordes by Goron-rolling NAO.

  • Hinataharem

    I wanna see tingle mow down 1000’s of Darknuts

  • Namuro

    Huh, I was expecting to see some more development news and screenshots before a release date.

    I hope to see a new trailer soon!

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