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Hyrule Warriors  



Reviewed: 8.5/10: Great
( Wii-U version reviewed )





2:00 PM on 12.10.2014

Did you know there's a Chain Chomp in Hyrule Warriors?

I'm on track to put more time into Hyrule Warriors than any other videogame in 2014. This is coming from someone who has spent, at most, half an hour with Omega Force's past titles. I may not be a Dynasty Warriors fan -- and,...

Jordan Devore




2:30 PM on 11.21.2014

Link can wear skimpy shorts in the new Hyrule Warriors DLC

♪ I believe in miracles, since you came along, you sexy Link. ♪ Next Thursday's Twilight Princess pack for Hyrule Warriors will be one to remember. The DLC adds Twili Midna as a playable character, the Postman cos...

Jordan Devore




9:00 AM on 11.18.2014

Eiji Aonuma reveals Twili Midna character for upcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC

Hyrule Warriors is still one of my favorite games of 2014, and the DLC so far has been a large part of why I keep playing it. We've already seen the "Master Quest" DLC, but now Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma has spilled the bean...

Chris Carter




5:30 PM on 11.17.2014

Hyrule Warriors' amiibo support is boring

Nintendo has explained which amiibo toys do what in Hyrule Warriors and, frankly, the game's support for the near-field communication figurines is rather dull. With Link (or Toon Link), players can get the Spinner weapon from...

Jordan Devore




3:30 PM on 10.21.2014

The Link amiibo will work with Hyrule Warriors

While Nintendo has mostly talked about its upcoming amiibo figures in the context of Super Smash Bros., other games including Mario Kart 8 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will also support the near-field communication toys...

Jordan Devore




6:30 PM on 10.17.2014

Hyrule Warriors' 'Master Quest' DLC is worth the price of entry if you're already addicted

Hyrule Warriors is a massive game. If you want to 100% everything, get every weapon, and max out every character, it could last you roughly 200 hours or more. I'm hitting the 100-hour mark myself, due in part to the new ...

Chris Carter




10:30 AM on 10.16.2014

See everything you'll get with today's Hyrule Warriors Master Quest DLC update

To recap, there will be a free update today for Hyrule Warriors that will involve three characters -- Cia, Wizzro, and Volga. There will also be a paid DLC pack launching today that brings the Epona weapon for Link, a n...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 10.02.2014

Wizzro looks like a must-play character in Hyrule Warriors

As I've said in the past, one of my favorite things about Hyrule Warriors is how different every character is. This new video showing off Wizzro exemplifies that fact, as he mostly operates at a mid-range capacity with ...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 10.01.2014

Get a load of Hyrule Warrior's Volga, the dragon warrior

Hyrule Warriors is gaining a new polearm combatant soon with the addition of Volga, the badass fire-dragon warrior. In addition to changing into a freaking dragon, he also seems to have a wide array of attacks that mimi...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 09.30.2014

Hyrule Warrior's first DLC pack will highlight the villain Cia

Hyrule Warriors is out, and people seem to be really digging it so far. While a lot of you may be done with the campaign and are currently working on Adventure Mode, there's still more story to come with the first paid ...

Chris Carter




9:00 PM on 09.29.2014

My favorite part of Hyrule Warriors is not at all what I was expecting

I'm only several hours into Hyrule Warriors and while there's already a lot to like here, I think I've figured out what my favorite part of the game is: a song. Specifically, "Zelda's Lullaby." It has been featured prominent...

Jordan Devore




6:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Next month's Hyrule Warriors DLC adds Epona

Hyrule Warriors will have no shortage of DLC, that's for sure. The first major add-on, Master Quest Pack, hits on October 16 and includes a new weapon, scenario, Adventure mode map, and costumes. Funny thing about that "weapo...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 09.26.2014

Cucco's are still deadly in Hyrule Warriors

If you aren't familiar with the Zelda series, Cuccos are adorable little chickens who never attack the player character for any reason. Ok that's a lie, if you mess with a Cucco, you'll likely wind up dead, as they summ...

Chris Carter




5:00 PM on 09.24.2014

The Dynasty Warriors team dreams about doing a Star Wars game

Omega Force has gotten its hands on properties like Gundam, One Piece, and now The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Quest -- but, in an ideal world, the studio would be working on something bigger: Star Wars. Yes, a Star Wars Musou...

Jordan Devore




9:00 AM on 09.18.2014

Hyrule Warriors DLC contents confirmed, some characters are free

In my review of Hyrule Warriors, I noted that during the course of the experience I got a free update -- an additional mode that added extra levels. It looks like the free DLC parade isn't done yet, as an upcoming update will...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 09.17.2014

Review: Hyrule Warriors

We never could have imagined this mash-up in our wildest dreams. Nintendo, Team Ninja, and Omega Force together, co-developing a game based on the Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors series. Few stranger things hav...

Chris Carter




1:30 PM on 09.09.2014

There is a way to get the Hyrule Warriors scarf in North America

In Japan, there's a Hyrule Warriors collector's edition that comes with a scarf, among other trinkets like a miniature treasure chest. Europe is getting the limited-edition scarf, too. North America? Well, we're technically g...

Jordan Devore




9:12 PM on 09.05.2014

PSA: Hyrule Warriors is roughly a 7GB download

Hyrule Warriors is just around the corner, and I know a lot of you Wii U owners like to plan out how much space you'll need if you're going the download route. Today I can confirm that the game clocks in at 7.08GB. It's not q...

Chris Carter




12:35 PM on 08.30.2014

Opening a treasure chest as Ganondorf felt wrong

During a Nintendo showcase event at PAX Prime, I wanted to say "screw it" and just play Hyrule Warriors for an hour (or more) but with only two demo stations available and lots of other nice games media types eager to ch...

Jordan Devore




2:15 PM on 08.27.2014

This pixel sword and shield in Hyrule Warriors is just terrific

Hyrule Warriors is already out in Japan, though we have about a month left to go here in North America. Drat. An early update for the game scheduled to go live in Japan on September 1 will add a Challenge mode, the ability to...

Jordan Devore




11:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Hyrule Warriors spurs Wii U sales in Japan

Hyrule Warriors sold 69,090 copies at retail during its Japanese debut, tracking authority Media Create reports. The figure was good for a second-place finish behind Yo-Kai Watch 2, which has topped the nation's software...

Kyle MacGregor




2:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Long-term support for Hyrule Warriors planned, 'expansion' teased

One day many years ago, I went into Starbucks with a friend. The barista inquired as to whether or not he'd want to try a new bakery item they had just concocted, to which he awkwardly replied, "not unless it's FREE!" It wasn...

Chris Carter




7:22 AM on 08.14.2014

Zelda has a lot of unstable antagonists - Ghirahim gets a new video

Mulan's Mushu might not do that tongue thing, but Skyward Sword villain Ghirahim sure does! The vain villain joins the fray in a rather interesting trailer, which shows off his swordplay, diamond animations, and su...

Chris Carter




3:45 PM on 08.12.2014

Hyrule Warriors concept art of a lady relative to Link that looks just like him

Some people got real squirrelly when they thought Link might have been a woman in the new Legend of Zelda. None of you, I'm sure. Our community has a noted love for the idea of Link as a woman. Anyway, here's some pictures fr...

Steven Hansen




11:00 AM on 08.12.2014

Zant brings his craziness to Hyrule Warriors

Zant the Usurper King was confirmed for Hyrule Warriors recently, and man does he look wacky. In addition to flailing his arms around as his main method of attack you can also get a peek at the man behind the mask during a f...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 08.11.2014

Dumb: Skyward Sword DLC exclusive to Best Buy, Twilight Princess to Amazon

Hyrule Warriors' triforce of corporate garbage is complete. GameStop got the fan-favorite Ocarina garb, while pre-ordering from Amazon nets you Twilight Princess threads for Link and Zelda. Best Buy has Skyward Swor...

Steven Hansen




1:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Hyrule Warriors GameStop-exclusive DLC finally confirmed

We've known that Hyrule Warriors will have some form of outfit DLC for some time (as well as how to get it in Japan), but info has been scarce in terms of how to grab it overseas. Well, this week the details have been sp...

Chris Carter




10:30 PM on 08.05.2014

European limited edition of Hyrule Warriors includes that awesome scarf too

In all of the Hyrule Warrior Nintendo Direct coverage we never got around to mentioning the limited edition Europeans will see. Which is that you all will be getting that awesome looking scarf that Japan will receive too...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Grass cutting CONFIRMED for Hyrule Warriors

Cutting grass is an important part of The Legend of Zelda, you know. So, we were happy to hear series producer Eiji Aonuma confirm during tonight's Nintendo Direct that this time-honored tradition would be making a glorious return in Hyrule Warriors. Who needs online multiplayer when you can chop up grass by your lonesome? Hyrule Warriors Direct [Nintendo]

Kyle MacGregor




10:58 PM on 08.04.2014

Ganondorf brings a long red mane to Hyrule Warriors

Those flowing red locks rival Amarant, whom I always thought was some sort of chicken man rather than a pasty dude with red dreads, but whatever.  In a nice appeal to nostalgia, Hyrule Warriors also has an Adventur...

Steven Hansen




12:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Lana's Deku Stick has some major flower power in Hyrule Warriors

In addition to operating as what looks to be one of the most traditional weapons yet in Hyrule Warriors, Lana's Deku Stick power has a bunch of tricks up its sleeve. It can summon giant roots from the ground, shoot projectil...

Chris Carter




8:15 PM on 08.01.2014

Something's missing from Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo may have dropped the ball

Nintendo confirmed that Hyrule Warriors will not have an online co-op story mode. A lot of Zelda fans have been excited for this creative treatment of the series, but how much of a blow will this news be to the hype? If nothing else, this at least sucks a little.

Bill Zoeker




11:00 AM on 08.01.2014

Hyrule Warriors confirmed to not have online co-op

With all of the good news rolling in on Hyrule Warriors, this new information comes with a fair bit of disappointment -- there will not be online co-op for the game's campaign. Confirmed on the official Japanese Twitter accou...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 07.31.2014

A Hyrule Warriors-centric Nintendo Direct is coming on Monday

Nintendo is planning a Direct presentations soon, and it's going to be all about Hyrule Warriors. You can catch it next Monday (August 4th) at 8PM PST at this link. We've seen a ton of character reveals so far, so I wouldn't ...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Yep, Sheik is definitely getting some Hyrule Warriors playtime from me

Sheik's character trailer is out for Hyrule Warriors, and I'm satisfied. With equal amounts harp carnage, ninja moves, and speed, Sheik is a forced to be reckoned with. Out of all of the fighters I've seen so far, Sheik is one of the fastest, if not the fastest in the game. I love that "ninja run," where characters have their arms backward, while destruction is happening all around them.

Chris Carter




7:00 AM on 07.25.2014

Princess Ruto looks like one of the coolest characters in Hyrule Warriors

We've seen nearly every other character in action so far in Hyrule Warriors except for the newly announced Sheik, Darunia, and Ruto, and now it's the latter princess' turn to show her stuff. Like Fi, her moves have a bi...

Chris Carter




1:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors receiving hardback game guides

A new Amazon listing has confirmed that both Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors will be receiving hardcovers guides published by Prima Games. The Hyrule Warriors guide will feature a bonus section with behind-the-scenes material...

Brittany Vincent




10:30 AM on 07.24.2014

See Sheik, Princess Ruto, and Darunia in action in Hyrule Warriors

This newest batch of Hyrule Warriors screenshots is pretty insane, and shows off the newly announced Sheik, Darunia, and Princess Ruto characters in all their glory. Darunia seems to have a giant hammer, most likely pinning h...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 07.23.2014

Niconico to stream Hyrule Warriors tomorrow

Japanese video streaming site Niconico will be sharing some live footage of Hyrule Warriors tomorrow, in an official capacity that could show off new characters or new stages in the game. If you're interested, it'll be s...

Chris Carter




11:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Link suplexes giant rock cylinders and smashes in Hyrule Warriors

The most fun bit here is definitely picking up enemies as they flail ineptly. The rest is pure carnage as Link wrecks underlings and even a giant mouthed boss worm with these clobbering gloves and ball and chain.  Much more brute force than Zelda with the wind waker.

Steven Hansen




7:30 AM on 07.22.2014

Sheik confirmed as playable in Hyrule Warriors

Well this is a surprise! According to Koei Tecmo we were supposed to get one character reveal today for Hyrule Warriors, and instead, we got three. As people expected since the start, Sheik will be making an appearance in a p...

Chris Carter




10:30 AM on 07.17.2014

Zelda even kicks ass with the Wind Waker in hand in Hyrule Warriors

We've already seen [Queen] Zelda with her signature sword in Hyrule Warriors, but now Koei Tecmo is showing off footage of her conducting death and destruction on the battlefield. It looks like an area-of-effect weapon ...

Chris Carter




10:30 AM on 07.14.2014

Behold Fi in all her Hyrule Warriors glory

The Hyrule Warriors trailers keep coming, and now the final video for all of the announced characters has rolled in -- Fi. Her acrobatic style fits right in with the Dynasty Warriors series, and it looks like ...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 07.10.2014

These Hyrule Warriors screens are 'hnngh' worthy

A new batch of Hyrule Warriors screens have dropped, and man are they great. The bulk of them show off Fi and Link in action, with a host of items as well as Fi's vertical grace and aeriel maunveres. We also get a good look a...

Chris Carter




7:30 AM on 07.08.2014

Fi revealed to be playable in Hyrule Warriors

As I've discussed many times before, I like the idea of Fi in theory, in terms of her character design (that skating was awesome), and her place in the story. But in practice, she ended up being a 40 hour long tutorial that w...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 07.07.2014

Ride wolves & sticky hand slap fools with Midna in Hyrule Warriors

Midna is pretty brutal in Hyrule Warriors. PETA won't be happy about her riding wolves. Less happy about tossing one as a projectile. Then there's the 25 cent machine sticky hand coming out her head. It'll be covered in dirt and won't stick to a thing in a day.  Check out trailers for Link, Zelda, Impa, Lana, and Agitha.

Steven Hansen




3:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Agitha the Bug Princess looks fun to play in Hyrule Warriors

So far we've seen footage of Link, Zelda, Impa, and Lana, and now Agitha from Twilight Princess is up. Although everyone else seems to follow the traditional melee and caster roles, Agitha is a bit of a wildcard, summon...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 07.01.2014

Lana is next up to show her stuff in Hyrule Warriors

Lana will be playable in Hyrule Warriors, and will be bringing her witch-powers to wow Link and Zelda. Her main gimmick is creating magical barriers (rectangles of sorts) that can push enemies back as well as explode for ext...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 06.26.2014

Can't get enough of these Hyrule Warriors screenshots

This is one of those games that's just plain fun to look at, wouldn't you say? The Japanese Hyrule Warriors website has been updated with loads of new screenshots, and a look at (premium) alternate costumes for Zelda and Link...

Jordan Devore




10:15 AM on 06.25.2014

Zelda gets a chance to shine in this Hyrule Warriors featurette

When I posted videos featuring Link last week in Hyrule Warriors, everyone responded -- "great, but where's Impa and Zelda!" Well, we've already seen the former, but now Zelda's moves are on display for all to see in this ne...

Chris Carter








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