Posted on January 23 2018 by Savannah Gault
Nintendo’s recent Direct announced that Hyrule Warriors is coming to the Switch in spring of 2018. This will now be the third port that the game has been released on, alongside the Wii U and 3DS. The new release will be bringing the characters and maps from the other two consoles together, as well as adding in outfits for Link and Zelda from Breath of the Wild.
While I do believe that combining each game’s content and adding in a two player mode is a great idea, I’m not sure many people will jump to buy it on a third console. Especially if they’ve already purchased it for either the 3DS or Wii U, if not both. And while I thoroughly enjoyed the game on the 3DS and spent many hours playing it, I’m not 100% convinced that its three-different-consoles good. Perhaps a sequel would have been better and more sought after, instead of going in the direction that another well known company took with one of their best selling games. (You know, the whole releasing the same game onto seven different consoles in the course of roughly six years. Yeah, I’m looking at you, Bethesda.)
Perhaps it’s not necessarily a debate on whether the game is good enough, but are people willing to spend $60 on it when they’ve already played it before? What do you guys think? Is three ports too much? Should they have gone an alternate route for it? Let us know in the comments below!