Musou has never looked so great.
Like many, I too was inclined to simply dismiss Hyrule Warriors, the upcoming Zelda themed Dynasty Warriors spin off co-developed by Nintendo and Tecmo, as just an odd curiosity, one of the countless inane Zelda spin offs that Nintendo has commissioned over the years, this time in a desperate and misguided attempt to keep the Zelda brand’s falling popularity in Japan afloat.
After this E3, however, and especially after those forty minutes of footage that you see uploaded above (and that were showcased in Nintendo’s live and ongoing Treehouse streams), I’ve changed my tune- Hyrule Warriors looks great. It looks fun, it looks like an amazing action game, and it finally looks like the evolution of the musou style of game that we have all been waiting for since the PlayStation 2 days.
It also looks batshit insane, and looks like a fan’s homage to the series. Seriously. Just wait till you get to the part where the summon the moon from Majora’s Mask.