I always love it when developers release teaser videos chalk full of information about their games that can be found if you pay attention, and Nintendo’s latest trailer for Hyrule Warriors just happens to be one of those releases.
Not only do we get to see all the current playable hero characters (including the newly announced Sheik, Darunia, and Ruto) but we also get a look at some of the boss characters as well. It’s a perfect mishmash of character game play as well as story. As it seems that the main disturbance caused by Cia has created a rift in the timeline allowing for characters from all different Zelda games to show up and do battle.
We’ve seen at E3 that there is a unique equipment set up where you can change the sub items and upgrade characters equipment. Yet it is expanded upon showing what items Link (and the other characters) can use from bombs, power gauntlets, hook shot, and even the wind waker itself. Yet, the most surprising element from this trailer so far is what appears to be a mission driven world map that is based on the map from the original Legend of Zelda.
The map itself seems to play like the original Legend of Zelda. The only real difference is if there are enemies on the square you must clear the area in Hyrule Warriors mode before you can search the square. Each square on the map seems to be a 1:1 reference to the original map from the Legend of Zelda. Holding all the bomb walls, and bush burning secret areas that hold either treasure or upgrades for the main game.
Tecmo-Koei has done a good job at mixing the game play of Dynasty Warriors with the lore and characters of The Legend of Zelda series. This game looks to be a promising addition and a refreshing departure from the normal Zelda.