I guess Nintendo is pleased with the response to Hyrule Warriors. Interviews show that those behind it are shocked with the positive praise, making me wonder if that is a good or bad thing, and ever since E3 Nintendo has been pumping out trailers to keep the game on the forefront of fans’ minds. Either that or it is gauging to see if this interest is genuine.
Well, I called it my most anticipated game this year after E3, so it is at least for me. As long as Nintendo keeps dishing these trailers out, I’ll be bringing them to you.
The latest focuses on Impa, Commanding Officer of the Hyrule Imperial Guard, and wielder of one magnificent huge sword. You would think the size of her weapon would make her slower than the more nimble and agile Link, but not in the slightest. Her muscular stature doesn’t stop her from being a total acrobat as she is able to flip, twirl, and combo her way through huge armies without the slightest bit of slowdown.
Along with the megaton punch that her sword delivers, Impa also sports an ice element that can rain blades from the sky and blind her foes in an icy helmet of snow. How cute.
She’s gone through quite a few redesigns over the years, starting off as the old maid of Princess Zelda. This character design adheres more to her Ocarina of Time design, but I’d also like to see her Oracle of Seasons/Ages design pull off those moves too.
You can probably expect a lot more from Nintendo in the coming weeks about this game. My guess is Nintendo is surprised by the response and wants to determine if something is really there to make this more of a major hit than it had planned. I’m hoping that’s not the case. This just seems like a goofy little game and fun celebration of all things Zelda. It doesn’t have to be anything bigger than that.
Hyrule Warriors will be released for the Wii U on Sept. 26.