At some point and time, someone comes up with an idea so off the wall that it just…works. Ideas that seem poor in theory, but work in execution. This is how we can thank society for things like potato chips, Penicillin and the last 5 Saw movies. I don’t think there were a lot of people out there that were completely onboard with the idea of Hyrule Warriors at first. While a longtime Legend of Zelda series fan, I’ve never been a Dynasty Warriors series fan. The play style was alright, but the context hadn’t appealed much to me, so it was with a lot of skepticism that I went into the idea of this game. So far, my skepticism has been tested so much, and this game has gone from being a footnote to a serious contender.
Hyrule Warriors finds you in the traditional Dynasty Warriors 1 vs 1000000-style scenario. Chock full of ridiculous and over the top combos, and a fast paced, punchy style, Hyrule Warriors is unlike anything you’ll have experienced from your favorite Hyrulean characters.
The storyline is familiar – You as Link (and numerous playable characters) have to rescue Princess Zelda from the clutches of the debuting sorceress Cia. In one of the more bizarre Legend of Zelda storylines, Cia turns evil after being possessed after falling in love with Link and becoming jealous of his relationship with Zelda. You’re then tasked into facing a massive army to get her back.
The game itself is, in a word, big. Conceptually, you may never run out of things to do. There are so many items to collect, and ways to power up and level up your characters, and discover different weapons and combo moves that you feasibly be playing the game for months or years before you see everything through to completion. In the meantime, you can enjoy the trademark melee combat that Dynasty Warriors brings with the quirky antics and rich storylines that Link and friends provide. Evidently, the idea of a Dynasty Warriors crossover with Nintendo characters is something that had been kicked around for a long time before it was decided this would be THE go-to franchise. After looking back, can you see any other Nintendo franchise that would mesh as well? I don’t. The idea of Mario drop kicking 20 goombas at once just doesn’t have the same clout as a sword swinging Link doing havoc on a massive army.
Then there’s your Pre-Order bonus for getting your order in early. Pre-Order Hyrule Warriors online at BestBuy.ca and get access to the Skyward Sword Costume Set for Link and Zelda while supplies last. The costume set is available through your online pre-order at BestBuy.ca.
Quantities are pretty limited for this Pre-Order, and the offer is only valid until September 25th at 11:59 PM.
Starting September 26th when the game releases and you receive your download code, you’ll just have to follow some simple steps to get the costumes, as outlined below:
1. Connect your Wii U console to the Internet and make sure your Wii U has the latest system update.
2. From the Wii U Menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon.
3. Select “Enter Download Code” located at the top of the screen.
4. Enter the Download Code.
You’ll have until March 31st 2015 to redeem the code, however.
It won’t be an easy battle, and at times, it won’t be a pretty one. However, Hyrule Warriors is definitely shaping up to be a fun one, and it’s almost time to bring it home. Join the legions of baddies, and the very few good guys on September 26th, when Hyrule Warriors releases exclusively for your Nintendo WiiU