Category: Hyrule Warriors

The Zelda franchise has always been about quality over quantity. While other Nintendo mainline series release new games every year or two, Zelda fans typically have to wait much, much longer. Sometimes, over half a decade between releases. As we approach Breath of the Wild’s four year anniversary, we’ve had to fill the void in creative ways. Side games like Hyrule Warriors and Cadence of Hyrule brought us both fun and lore. But, sometimes, gamers have to look outside of the franchise in order to get…

The Legend of Zelda series has always revolved around three main characters – Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf (or Ganon.) The player classically plays as Link, the hero, and is typically the main character of any Zelda game. With the series turning 35 this year it begs the question would the series ever evolved to where Link was not the main character anymore, or became the secondary character? Honestly it would be odd to see another hero besides Link set off…

It’s finally over. After what seemed like several years worth of time in the last 365 days, we’re finally leaving the year 2020 behind us — a year that began with such promise and potential, but didn’t turn out the way anyone expected. As well as offering a big congratulations to everyone for simply making it through the year, we wanted to celebrate with one of our favorite annual traditions here at Zelda Dungeon: laying bare our hopes and dreams…

For those trying a Hyrule Warriors game for the first time, the weapon fusing mechanic in Age of Calamity likely came as a shock. The system for upgrading weapons is convoluted at best, and Koei Tecmo certainly doesn’t provide much guidance for players beyond the nebulous symbols on the weapons themselves. However, this recent video from Croton gifts Zelda fans some much needed assistance and is well worth watching. In describing his YouTube channel, Croton explains: “I am a passionate Zelda fan that…

Warning! Spoilers for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity ahead! When Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was unveiled this past September, I immediately became eager to see how the game would handle its roster. Considering the game was marketed as a Breath of the Wild prequel, I figured it would be difficult to include many playable characters beyond the ones who were initially shown — you know, without relegating those characters to a side mode separate from the main story. As…

Ever since I was a small child, I always looked up to my big brother. I can’t remember a video game he could not either beat or just plain kick butt at. Being the younger sibling, I of course wanted to play with him, so of course, our mother would make him get multiplayer games so I could play too. I remember playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2 for Sega and feeling I had the biggest role in the game. As…

*spoilers for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity* I see Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity as a success when it comes to placing the Hyrule Warriors-style of gameplay into the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The combat is fluid and matches well with fighting mechanics in Breath of the Wild. Each character varies in style and each enemy can be defeated in many different ways, creating, much like in Breath of the Wild, and open-world approach…

Spoiler Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. If you are avoiding information about the contents of this game, please bookmark our story and enjoy it at a later date. Rumors of possible DLC material for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity have surfaced as more content has been unearthed by data-miners. While it is nothing more than speculation at this point, fans of the new game will find these files very intriguing. As reported by…

While there’s going to be much debate about whether Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity deserves recognition as canon, the Zelda community has reached overwhelming consensus about one aspect of the game — it’s an absolute blast to play. Smashing through waves of Bokoblins, outflanking Hinox and Lynels, and fending off hordes of Guardian Stalkers is the stuff of dreams. Recent interviews with Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and Koei Tecmo’s Yosuke Hayashi revealed that, while Nintendo doesn’t anticipate Hyrule Warriors becoming a regular series,…

The early success of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has some asking if Nintendo and Koei Tecmo will partner for future titles and make Hyrule Warriors an ongoing series. The answer, according Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma, is that it’s unlikely — unless another perfect scenario again presents itself. In a recent exclusive interview, Joe Skrebels (Executive Editor of News at IGN) questioned both Aonuma and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity producer Yosuke Hayashi about the inspiration for the game. Hayahsi explained…