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Platform Wii U Publisher Nintendo Developer Tecmo Koei Games Release Date 2014-09-26 Price at Launch $59.99

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Wii U game pre-orders see the largest increase during Gamescom, says Amazon UK

Amazon U.K. pre-orders of Nintendo Wii U games experienced the largest percentage increase during this year's Gamescom conference, MCV reports. According to the publication, Wii U game pre-orders rose by 8.67 percent during the European convention. Comparatively, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game pre-orders rose by 5.16 percent and 2.81 percent, respectively. The biggest game pre-order spike came from developer Slightly Mad Studios' Project Cars which rose by 42.53 percent, followed by developer Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider, which saw an increase of 30.25 percent. You can view the list of the 10 games whose pre-orders increased most below. Interestingly, Nintendo was the only platform holder not to hold a press conference during the event, while Rise of the Tomb Raider...

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Hyrule Warriors lets you play as Ganondorf, fight with a Chain Chomp

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo's Zelda spin-off action game, Hyrule Warriors, will let Wii U owners play as the bad guys. In a new Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo confirmed that Ganondorf will be a playable character, as will Ghirahim from Skyward Sword and Zant from Twilight Princess. Link will also be able to use one of Mario's longtime enemies, the Chain Chomp, as a weapon. Link previously used a friendly Chain Chomp in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening as an item. Ganondorf will have multiple costume options in Hyrule Warriors. Club Nintendo members who register a copy of Hyrule Warriors by Oct. 23 will be able to unlock his Demon King costume set. Other costumes based on Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess will be available for Link and Zelda, but as retailer...

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Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct coming Aug. 4

Nintendo will host a special Nintendo Direct video presentation focused on upcoming hack-and-slash game Hyrule Warriors, according to a tweet from its official account. The presentation will be broadcast through Nintendo's website on Monday, Aug. 4 at 11 p.m. ET and will feature new details on the Wii U title, which will launch in Japan on Aug. 14, Europe on Sept. 19 and in North America on Sept. 26. Hyrule Warriors, developed in collaboration with Tecmo Koei and created in the vein of the Dynasty Warriors games, features characters heralding from across The Legend of Zelda franchise duking it out and crunching through mobs of enemies. The current roster includes Link, Princess Zelda, Impa, new character Lana, Midna and Agitha from Twilight Princess, Fi from Skyward Sword, and...

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Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time favorites join the Hyrule Warriors roster

The roster of Nintendo and Tecmo Koei's Zelda-themed hack-and-slash Hyrule Warriors is three more strong today, with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto added to the ranks, according to Famitsu. Warning: Some spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ahead! All three characters first made appearances in 1998 Nintendo 64 title The Ocarina of Time. Darunia is the leader of the stony, mountain-dwelling Goron race, while Ruto is the headstrong young princess of the waterbound Zora people. Sheik's presence in Hyrule Warriors is interesting, as in Ocarina of Time Sheik is the alter-ego disguise for Princess Zelda. Sheik has been included as a fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series since 2001's Super Smash Bros. Melee, but as a completely separate fighter from Zelda. Sheik's gender...

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Nintendo bringing Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros., Shovel Knight and more to Comic-Con

Nintendo fans in San Diego during Comic-Con International 2014 will be able to get their hands on nearly 20 games from the publisher, Nintendo announced today. The lineup encompasses titles on Nintendo 3DS as well as Wii U, and includes recent releases along with upcoming games. Here's the full list: Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo Pokémon Art Academy from Nintendo Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Nintendo Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from Sega Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call from Square Enix Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo Hyrule Warriors from Nintendo Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Nintendo Yoshi's...

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Hyrule Warriors' Fi shows off her dancing sword techniques in new gameplay video

Fi, the latest character to join Link and the woman warrior-heavy cast of Hyrule Warriors, does most of her damage with dancing kicks — and by transforming into the Goddess Sword then slashing through hordes of enemies — according to the game's latest trailer. The co-star of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Fi is the seventh confirmed character for Hyrule Warriors, the Wii U action game from Koei Tecmo, Team Ninja and Nintendo. Hyrule Warriors will be released this September in North America and Europe. Fi joins The Legend of Zelda characters like Agitha and Midna from Twilight Princess, as well as series regulars Link, Zelda and Impa. Original character Lana will also be playable among other fan favorites.

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Midna from Twilight Princess is wolf-hurling trouble in Hyrule Warriors

The latest trailer for Tecmo Koei and Nintendo's hack-and-slash collaboration Hyrule Warriors highlights Midna, the Twilight Princess and one of the central characters from 2006 title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. As demonstrated in the video above, Midna rides around the arena on wolf back, summoning packs of wolves to dispatch masses of enemies and obliterating crowds by turning her hair into an arm and fist. The Princess can also take on her Fused Shadow form to deal out damage. Check out the trailer for the game's first character, Lana, and overviews for other The Legend of Zelda franchise heroes Link, Zelda, Impa and Agitha. The Wii U-exclusive title will launch on Sept. 26.

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Agitha from Twilight Princess is no pushover in Hyrule Warriors

The latest trailer for Tecmo Koei and Nintendo's hack-and-slash collaboration Hyrule Warriors highlights Agitha, the ten-year-old self-proclaimed "Princess of Bugs" from 2006 title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. In her original Twilight Princess appearance, Agitha collects Golden Bugs, which the player can hunt down and bring to her in exchange for Rupees and a bigger wallet to carry them in. But in Hyrule Warriors, Agitha's passion for bugs extends to her combat abilities. The little girl uses her parasol as her standard weapon, smacking enemies around the battlefield, but she can also summon bugs to fight alongside her. Agitha can call to her a massive beetle to clear swathes of enemies or ride around the ring on a giant butterfly. Check out the trailer for the game's first...

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Nintendo has secret ideas for The Legend of Zelda on 3DS

Nintendo has ideas for a new Legend of Zelda game for Nintendo 3DS, though series creator Shigeru Miyamoto isn't sharing what those are just yet. In response to a question during the company's 74th annual shareholders meeting, Miyamoto said that there are "a few titles under development" in the long-running adventure game series. Those include Hyrule Warriors, the Dynasty Warriors-like action game from Koei Tecmo, and the unnamed open world Zelda game for Wii U that premiered during E3 2014. Miyamoto said that  Nintendo is "gradually changing the structure of The Legend of Zelda series," as it did with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the 3DS entry from 2013 that let players tackle dungeons in whatever order they liked. "In addition to that," he said, "we have ideas for...

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See Hyrule Warriors' first original fighter Lana in action

The latest trailer for Koei Tecmo's The Legend of Zelda-themed hack-and-slash Hyrule Warriors introduces newcomer Lana, a sorceress who uses magic spells to sweep away her opponents. The trailer above shows Lana in action, summoning spells from a tome she carries. Lana can create glass-like structures that allow her to flit above her sea of enemies, then shatter these structures to disband them — turning them into piles of rupees, Hyrule's famous currency. In addition to some light punching and kicking, Lana can also summon giant cubes and build walls that squash and push enemies back, giving her numerous tactics for quickly clearing the battlefield. Hyrule Warriors will launch exclusively for Wii U on Sept. 26. Check out Tecmo's previous trailers, which feature Link, Impa and Zelda...

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  • Wii U
    • Released 2014-09-26
    • Price at Launch $59.99
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Tecmo Koei Games
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