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Hyrule Warriors
Box artwork for Hyrule Warriors.
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD
Omega Force
Team Ninja
Distributor(s) Nintendo eShop
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Hack and slash
System(s) Wii U
Mode(s) Single player, Co-op
ESRB: ESRB T.png Teen
CERO: CERO B.jpg Ages 12 and up
PEGI: PEGI 12.png Ages 12+
Series The Legend of Zelda
Dynasty Warriors
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Hyrule Warriors, known in Japan as Zelda Musou (ゼルダ無双 Zeruda Musou?, lit. "Zelda Unrivaled"), is an hack and slash game developed by Omega Force and Team Ninja for the Wii U. The game is a collaboration between Tecmo Koei and Nintendo, and will contain elements of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series and Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors series. The game will be released in Japan on August 14, 2014, with a release in Europe, Australia and North America on September 19th, September 20th and September 26th, 2014 respectively. The game was released both in physical form, via discs, as well as digitally via the Nintendo eShop. A remake for the Nintendo 3DS titled, Hyrule Warriors Legends will be released in the Japan on January 21, 2016 and the U.S. on March 25 the same year.


The game is set in the fictional kingdom of Hyrule, and stars a new incarnation of series protagonist Link as a Hylian soldier-in-training. At some point in the story the Princess of Hyrule, Princess Zelda, is kidnapped by a witch named Cia. Formerly the protector of the Triforce, Cia, a good person at heart, becomes corrupted when she falls in love with Link and grows jealous of Zelda's familiarity with him. Sending out her subordinates Wizro and Valga, who are modeled after the Wizzrobe and Volvagia enemies from previous games, she wages war against Hyrule and prompts Link, and Zelda's protector Impa, to restore balance to the land.


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