It Looks Like Tecmo Koei Will Publish Hyrule Warriors In Japan

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Here’s an interesting tidbit we found in one of Nintendo’s financial results briefing documents this evening: in Japan, Hyrule Warriors will seemingly be published by Tecmo Koei, as it is listed under “third-party software” in Wii U’s release schedule for 2014.


Hyrule Warriors was revealed late last year for the Wii U and is a Warriors-style game that features characters from The Legend of Zelda series. A trailer for the game depicted Link fighting off a large number of foes similar to the Warriors series, which focus on the concept of a single character fighting an army.


In Japan, Hyrule Warriors is titled “Zelda Musou,” keeping with the naming convention of the Warriors games over there. While Tecmo Koei will publish the game in Japan, Nintendo will be publishing the game in the U.S. and Europe, as it is listed under “Nintendo products” for both those regions.


In contrast, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, an upcoming RPG that features Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem characters, is listed under “Nintendo products” for Japan, the U.S. and Europe, which means it will be published by Nintendo in all three regions.

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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.