Hyrule Warriors Will Have Downloadable Content

By Ishaan . May 22, 2014 . 8:30am

Hyrule Warriors will have downloadable content, the game’s Japanese website reveals.


Tecmo Koei have erected an official site for the game in Japan, and it includes a “DLC” section that isn’t yet open.


Just what form downloadable content will take in the game remains to be seen, but we do know that the premium box edition of the game in Japan will come with codes for six special costumes, so costume DLC is already more or less confirmed.

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  • grayson gee

    Cue the people who are leginamtley suprised by this. -_-

    • epy


      I predict that the best selling costumes will be designed by Team Ninja.

      • KingGunblader

        Zero Suit Impa confirmed.

  • Herok♞

    Well Nintendo has been doing DLC smartly so far so I will give them the benefit of the doubt

    • J_Joestar

      yeah but i’m guessing TK are the ones who would be handling that aspect of the game so i wouldn’t get my hopes too high beyond what you would expect from other Warriors games.

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Most of the recent Musou games have had DLC. This comes as no surprise.

  • fyi1191

    Costume hmm. Then, Xing Cai’s costume for Link.

  • Ann Weschenfeller

    Totally expected. As long as they don’t go too overboard with it I’m fine.

  • MagiusNecros

    Most Musou games generally have DLC content in the vein of costumes, extra maps and what not. Pretty obvious really. Honestly I would have preferred an article addressing what’s in the Special Edition “Boxes” that way you give more content and information. Since the most expensive one is giving you DLC codes, a triforce clock, and the scarf Link is toting.

  • Slickyslacker

    I want playable CD-i Impa, Nintendo.

    Make it happen.

    • Satori Satya

      Add the same wonky controls from the CD-i game and you’re set for an authentic nostalgia trip.

    • Spirit Macardi

      It’d be funny if they ever brought back the CD-i designs as an in-joke, like how Mega Man has the goofy US boxart version.

  • 하세요

    When it comes to this genre, I think folks would’ve been upset if it didn’t have DLC.

    • British_Otaku

      I don’t follow.
      The game should just have a ton of content from the get go like E.X. Troopers. DLC just means they can monetise and exploit us in strange ways for minimal content or work they already worked on for ages.

      • 하세요

        As others said, Musou games tend to have lots of DLC for costumes, maps, etc. Keeps Hack-n-Slash games fresh. I’m not going to get into the whole DLC debate. It’s done out the ass and won’t make a difference.

        • British_Otaku

          I see. I won’t bother chasing you or anyone else on this thread about DLC, but I pretty much can’t accept it in any case… >_>

          I suppose when the content is/seems low, it does seem to bolster the content.

          • Brion Valkerion

            Agreed, good thing the Warriors titles have a solid 60~100 hours to do “everything” in them though. DLC costumes and what-if stages are their typical brand of DLC. Nothing needed, just stuff for people who are enjoying the game which is perfectly fine. heh not like they are selling the ending of the game like Asura’s Wra…wait a minute…

      • Satori Satya

        “I don’t follow. The game should just have a ton of content from the get go like E.X. Troopers.”

        The E.X. game is not from the Musou genre, where DLC is always a thing and almost always expected.

        Its like asking “Why can’t The Sim games have everything already added (all the expansion packs) like in E.X. Troopers?”. Its how games are designed with the hooks that allow the dev to keep adding content.

        • British_Otaku

          We heard about preorder DLC before we heard about a release date and I feel cheated by almost any use of DLC to begin with.

          Lining up for (primarily paid) DLC from the before the game is out (and even after) is a no no to me regardless of the game genre.

          • Satori Satya

            I already gave you the example with THE SIMS. A game designed with expansion packs in mind. And thanks to those expansions, players stay with the game for years. At least until the next installment comes out.

            And you don’t see The Sims players complaining about those expansion packs either. Because they always expect them. In fact, they even get angry if they don’t come their way.

            Its similar with Musou games.

            In either case, no one is forcing you to buy the DLC or the expansion packs. You can always enjoy the game as it was sold to you at retail or digitally. The games work fine without any of that added stuff, especially when it comes to Nintendo games.

          • British_Otaku

            I just like complete game projects without the risk of any content being exclusive to one retailer, magazine or whatever. In the case of The Sims? I would want that to stop cutting out all of the content for the next installment. I could be called an extremist as far “Anti-DLC” goes, but my mindset is based on developers constantly overstepping trust.

            As I see it, whether the game “needs” the content or not isn’t the key issue even whether the content is good… The best case was Attack on Titan 3DS which made the only DLC free for months and 100 yen (200 yen collectively) afterwards).

  • Zer0faith
  • Audie Bakerson

    Amazon JP mentions “コスチュームセット” (Costume set), so…

  • David García Abril

    On one hand.


    On the other hand: Link skins with his previous designs?

  • leingod
    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Zelda the warrior Princess: “ehehehehehe!”

    • Satori Satya

      Love it, except that the ears are a bit too big. Cut those in half and you have a winner.

      (same with the feet)

    • Suicunesol

      Needs more high heels. *shot*

    • Yoshi Ayarane

      Reminds me of Tales of Vesperia’s Judith.

      • leingod

        And that’s pretty cool!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Wolf Link as DLC would be epic!

    • pokeroi

      More epic if it’s included

  • PreyMantis
    • idrawrobots

      But all my Rupees!

  • JMaster3000

    Just realized that it comes out on my BD

  • eilegz

    game not even out and they are promoting and thinking about dlc, i really hate the ways of koei, and knowing their habits 6 months later they release hyrule warriors plus or something like that

    • Slayven19

      They never do this with the licensed games, there’s no one piece warrriors plus or gundam warriors plus. They make sequels if needed but never plus for other companies media.

    • DaiRaiOh

      It’s almost like planning ahead instead of just winging it is the smart thing to do

  • otakumike

    DLC, everybuddy does it.

  • ivanchu77

    Koei is involved, of course this is going to have DLC.

    Looking their precedents i expect things like half naked catgirl zelda, nurse impa or something similar

  • Ms_Fortune


    Will there be a season pass?

  • pokeroi

    Lu Bu as dlc. Imagine that…

  • MrJechgo

    Takamaru from SW3 please ^_^!

  • shuyai

    Suddenly i am glad Team Ninja is involved. Maid/Binini/Bunny girl Zelda/Shia/impa! get to it TeamNinja!

  • Mir Teiwaz

    If it’s anything like other Warriors games, most likely more costumes, stages, music, and weapons.

  • This is bad…Nintendo have only recently picked up on the idea of DLC and have been gradually opening up, but this is Tecmo Koei. They are going to flood the eShop with extra costumes. And me being the Zelda fan and collector I am, unless a lot of it is free, I’m going to spend at least $500 on DLC for this game alone…

  • Elliot Roman

    Who’s the girl in the thumb nail?

    • Devonte Griffith


      • Elliot Roman

        Really?? God. She keeps changing I never recognize her.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Since Gust is a part of TK, I want to see a costume for Link of Arlen from Atelier Iris!

  • Yan Zhao

    I just want to know if the US will get a premium box/collector edition too!!!

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