Hyrule Warriors trailer offers character recap

A new trailer for Hyrule Warriors helpfully recaps all the characters revealed to this point, while showing off a few of the game's other features.

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Nintendo and Tecmo Koei continue to make a strong push for the upcoming action-fest Hyrule Warriors. One of the longest trailers to date has been released, recapping the game's playable characters and offering a look at some of the game's features.

Many of the previously-revealed Hyrule Warriors characters were on display, including Link, Zelda, Impa, Midna, and the newcomer Lana. Other newer characters were also revealed, such as Zelda's alter ego Sheik, the Goron Fire Sage Darunia, and the Zora Water Sage Ruto. There are also some other features shown off, like local co-op through the Wii U GamePad and a retro mini-game based on the original Legend of Zelda.

Watching the trailer, it's hard to shake the sense that this really just feels like a Dynasty Warriors game with a Zelda coat of paint slapped over it, but maybe that's a harsh assessment. Give the trailer below a look and judge for yourself.

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    July 24, 2014 2:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Hyrule Warriors trailer offers character recap.

    A new trailer for Hyrule Warriors helpfully recaps all the characters revealed to this point, while showing off a few of the game's other features.

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      July 24, 2014 8:27 PM

      Honest question: Is anyone actually excited about this game?

      I'm a card carrying Wii U fan and I'll be the first in line for that open world Zelda next year, but I can't figure out whether or not this looks like fun...

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        July 24, 2014 8:29 PM

        It seems like a poor choice for Nintendo. People know what to expect from a Zelda game and I'm imagining a lot of people being let down by "that new zelda game"

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          July 24, 2014 9:04 PM

          Ah, but that's why you don't see "The Legend of Zelda" in the title.

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        July 24, 2014 8:36 PM

        I'm excited as fuck, and will probably play this more than any other wii u game I have so far.

        And I've played my wii u a ton.

        Hack and slashes like this are the big kid party/casual games, and I love them.

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        July 24, 2014 8:44 PM

        I'm in that exact same boat. I'm really unsure of this one.

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        July 24, 2014 9:03 PM

        I'm stoked. Zelda is my favorite game series, but it requires you to play so conservatively. And that's fine. That works for the Zelda formula. But Link's arsenal is so iconic. I've always wanted to cut loose with bombs, fire rods, and the Master Sword. Hyrule Warriors will let me do that. It will be a fun diversion, a game I'll play for 20 minutes here and there when I need to turn off my brain or blow off steam. Better yet, it's got multiplayer, so my wife can play with me.

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        July 24, 2014 9:14 PM

        I'm not, but I'd give it a shot of the reviews were solid.

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        July 24, 2014 9:34 PM

        I can't wait for it. I was skeptical at first, but seeing in on the E3 Treehouse video turned me into a believer.

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        July 24, 2014 9:39 PM

        The Dynasty Warriors series is so fucking terrible, I don't know how some Nintendo characters will change that.

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        July 24, 2014 10:21 PM

        I'll buy it when/if it's like 20 or 30 bucks.

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        July 25, 2014 6:06 AM

        i'm in the same boat as you. i'm a HUGE Zelda fan, but this doesn't really appeal to me at all.

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        July 25, 2014 6:17 AM

        It will be a wait and see reviews game for me.

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        July 25, 2014 6:23 AM

        Absolutely. It's the summer action flick of video games.

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      July 25, 2014 5:02 AM

      I don't play the Dynasty Warriors series enough to burn out on them like a lot of people, but I still very much enjoy playing the ones that I do play. So I'm in a happy middle ground where I can enjoy all of the good aspects of the Dynasty Warriors series without the franchise fatigue. The fact that it's Zelda only makes me even more excited!

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      July 25, 2014 6:22 AM

      I am incredibly excited for this. It is Dynasty Warriors with a Zelda skin. It's not lying to you or promising to be something else. If you want to turn your brain off and go ham on some moblins then look no further.

      Plus ever since I was a wee lad I always wanted to play as Darunia and crush some skulls.

      *Sniff* sometimes dreams do come true.

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      July 25, 2014 6:24 AM

      Consensus is all over the map apparentlY