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Video: Nintendo reveals Hyrule Warriors release date

Zelda themed Dynasty Warriors spin-off coming in September

Hyrule Warriors, the Zelda-themed Dynasty Warriors game developed by Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja, has been given a release date for Wii U.

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The game will arrive across North America retail and on eShop from September 26, Nintendo announced.

During Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, the corporation also announced that Zelda and Midna will be playable characters in the action spin-off.

Hyrule Warriors E3 2014 fact sheet:

  • The delicate balance of the Triforce has been disrupted and Hyrule Kingdom is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time led by Sorceress Cia.
  • Heroic Link carves through a huge onslaught of enemies as he executes flashy moves with combat attacks. This also marks the first time that many other iconic characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise are playable for any length of time, including Princess Zelda, Impa and Midna.
  • Protect and reclaim recognizable landmarks from multiple games in The Legend of Zelda series, including such classic areas like Hyrule Field and the Palace of Twilight.
  • Push back armies of classic enemies from The Legend of Zelda, as well as powerful enemies making their debuts in Hyrule Warriors.
  • Advance the story to unlock new playable characters, each with unique moves and weapon types. Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which players can use to bolster each warrior's abilities.
  • Two warriors are better than one: Battle armies with a friend using local co-op mode, with one person playing on the TV and the other on the GamePad, providing each player with his or her own screen.
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