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Hyrule Warriors Is "Zelda Musou" In Japan

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Here’s an interesting little tidbit. This morning, Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, a Legend of Zelda spin-off being developed in collaboration with Tecmo Koei, who publish the Dynasty Warriors games.

 

While Nintendo haven’t settled upon an English title for the game yet—“Hyrule Warriors” is a placeholder—in Japan, the game’s title appears to be finalized. It’s called Zelda Musou, and it even has a logo.

 

That’s a fairly straightforward title, and it’s in line with most other “Warriors” games in Japan, such as Dynasty Warriors (Sangoku Musou), Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou), Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (Gundam Musou) and One Piece: Pirate Warriors (One Piece: Kaizoku Musou).

 

Hyrule Warriors—or maybe they’ll actually include “Zelda” in the title at some point in the west—is planned for release sometime in 2014.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.