[VIDEO] Nintendo Reveals New Zelda Game Hyrule Warriors
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.18.2013
Plus details on Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze..
In the latest edition of Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced a new Zelda game called Hyrule Warriors and gave some more details on Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze for the Wii U, as well as Yoshi's New Island for Nintendo 3DS.
Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, said: "Today's announcements reinforce that Nintendo systems are consumers' best options for enjoying quality games now, and will continue to be in 2014. From new upcoming games in the Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. series to original Nintendo eShop content like NES Remix, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS provide a combination of value and variety that only Nintendo can offer."
Hyrule Warriors was developed by Tecmo-Koei and will launch in 2014. It is a separate project from the next Legend of Zelda game that is in development for Wii U by series producer Eiji Aonuma and his team.
Here are some of the highlights:
Mario Kart 8: "New playable characters include Rosalina and various "Baby" Nintendo characters, like Baby Mario and Baby Luigi. New course settings include an airport, the desert and high in the clouds, and vehicles include UFOs, four-wheel ATV buggies, standard karts and bikes."
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: "Veteran Cranky Kong joins playable characters Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong as companions for Donkey Kong. Cranky Kong comes with his own set of special moves that allow him to bounce off enemies and obstacles using his cane. Players who collect 100 bananas in a stage can execute a new move called the KONG-Pow, which turns all enemies on the screen into items. Now that Cranky Kong is setting off on an adventure, instead of overseeing the in-game shop as he did in the Donkey Kong Country Returns game, the aptly named Funky Kong will assist players by offering them items for trade in the game. The game launches Feb. 21 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop."
Yoshi's New Island: "The game launches this spring, and will be produced by Takashi Tezuka, the creative director of the original Yoshi's Island for Super NES."