Nintendo will be streaming Hyrule Warriors with Miyamoto and Aonuma
Nintendo will be hosting a live stream of Hyrule Warriors on Japanese streaming site NicoNico this Thursday. While the stream will be entirely in Japanese and showcase the game, some notable appearances from Nintendo developers include Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, and Koei Tecmo’s president Yoichi Erikawa. The stream will start at 2pm in Japan, but for the rest of the world that’s 1am EST/ 10pm PST.
If you want to see some of the action of Hyrule Warriors, you’ll be able to view the stream here. There’s no telling what Nintendo plans to show, but we suspect it will be several of the new characters they’ve revealed since E3, including Sheik, Ruto, Darunia and more.
hey look what I finally got!!!
I’m gonna be down in my dad’s Sports Basement playing this for a while, come find me, my network id is Stephanie_McB!
it’s really good and I’m pumped
from what i’ve been told by dynasty warriors players, the story roster =/= the whole roster, so maybe wind waker will be in a freeplay mode? i’d at least want to play as them and have stages and not be referenced only.
mmm, yeah, but I guess I wasn’t clear, haha - I know it’s almost guaranteed freeplay spots but I don’t understand what might be excluding it from the story mode
because it’s at pretty much exactly the same level of importance, relevance, and popularity as the other three games that’ve been getting a story focus? heck, it’s probably more important and relevant than Twilight Princess, since it just got an HD remake and since it was both the first toon game and the first game that had to have taken place in an alternate timeline from the others
so if it’s excluded from the story mode… eh, I dunno, it just feels like they’re passing over on a big part of Zelda history, Wind Waker is the fourth of five big Zelda titles and the last one that hasn’t been featured yet that has enough content to drive a portion of the story mode and I feel like it deserves more recognition then, say, Link’s Awakening or Majora’s Mask or Spirit Tracks, which are all games I can easily see only getting freeplay inclusion
also as long as I’m talking Hyrule Warriors design and reveals, I’m pretty sure that we haven’t seen all the roster reps from TP, SS, and OoT yet
it seems to me like they might show off some characters from the games in prerelease stuff and then save the others to be unlocked or used to promote the game after it comes out, so we’ve seen Sheik and Ruto and Darunia before the game comes out and we’ll get, say, Saria and Nabooru in the game itself later on
man, you know, I’m fine if the story mode of Hyrule Warriors only focuses on a handful of the most important games, but I genuinely cannot understand the lack of Wind Waker content so far - with any luck it’s just because they have a Wind Waker-themed update forthcoming but like
you know I have a certain set of classifications for Zelda games and I consider ALTTP, OoT, WW, TP, and SS to be the heart and soul of the series - it’s these games that create and define most of the series lore, have the most content, have the biggest budgets and the longest playtimes, etc etc
and I can understand choosing to reference ALTTP only in little extras and perhaps a character or stage in free play, not story, because it’s by far the shortest of all the core Zelda titles and it has a very minimal cast of characters and translating the 2D elements to a 3D backview perspective game could make for a rather shaky transition to base a large percentage of your story around - and it certainly has started to look like Hyrule Warriors is going to have a more complex story than I originally anticipated
but why would you leave out Wind Waker?? that doesn’t make any sense, the only things that really set it apart from the other three core titles that are already part of story mode are the toon art style and Link and Zelda’s younger ages. sure, that would make designing the alt costumes a little harder, but that’s kind of a copout reason to leave it out entirely - especially since all the alt costumes we’ve seen have enough differences from the original models that they’re probably more than simple reskins.
and they could easily find a middle ground for the characters between the toon style and Hyrule Warriors’ own visuals. if you look closely at the models for Fi and the Imprisoned and especially Ghirahim, you can see that they’re not rendered in Skyward Sword’s art style at all - the developers have just found a really well-done sweet spot that tricks you into thinking they look the same while also making sure they blend in well with the overall look of the game.
it’s probably one of my favorite things about the game so far, and it’s something they could also easily replicate with Wind Waker characters - make the eyes and heads smaller, make the limbs a little longer, add some more realistic Hyrule Warriors-style textures, keep the roundness and smoothness of the model edges and the simplicity of the outfits and use the same bright primary colors. it’d be simple
augh just give me a Wind Waker themed Famitsu update I want to play as Medli
It’s official. We’re making more episodes. A LOT more!
We’re renewed for 52 episodes, bringing the full total up to 104! There’s a lot of surprises ahead so get ready!
We better get to work!
kickstarter to buy me the fifteen-inch limited edition statue of Midna and Wolf Link that’s currently going on Amazon for just over 1,000 bucks