During today’s surprise Nintendo Direct, the company has unveiled a new version of The Legend of Zelda spin-off Hyrule Warriors, which offers a more action-based perspective of the Zelda universe, taking inspiration on the musou genre of massive battles with multiple enemies. As the so-called “ultimate version” of the game, this new edition developed by Koei Tecmo will include every map, mission, and all 29 playable characters from the original game for Wii U and the 3DS iteration.
The game will offer 1080p graphics on TV and local multiplayer using the Joy Cons. And as a surprise for new fans, the game will also include brand new costumes for Link and Zelda inspired on their appearances on Breath of the Wild.
We gave the original a positive review, saying “Hyrule Warriors meets and exceeds any expectations set for the game. It offers a ton of gameplay through unlockables and various modes, and will entertain with its Zelda fan-service. However the gameplay is still repetitive and non-fans will likely want to avoid.”
The game is set to release for Nintendo Switch on March 22 in Japan, while it will be released in North America and Europe in the spring.