You didn’t read the headline wrong, ladies and gents: Nintendo announced a new upcoming title, codenamed Hyrule Warriors, during their Nintendo direct event this morning. The game stars The Legend Of Zelda‘s leading man Link, and features the same crowd-dismantling hacking and slashing that the Dynasty Warriors series has become known for. But please, don’t take my word for it:
Hyrule Warriors is set to release sometime in 2014 for the Wii U. The President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, emphasized that this is not an installment in the Legend Of Zelda series, but rather a collaboration with the folks at Tecmo Koei. Dynasty Warriors isn’t as popular here in the states as it is in Japan, but anything Link is a part of has to be amazing, right? If anything, this should serve as a good hold-over until Nintendo announces a true Legend Of Zelda sequel for the Wii U.