Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2019:

Set to release on Nintendo Switch this spring, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition definitely looks as though it will live up to its name. Along with all of the content from both the Wii U and 3DS version of the game, this iteration will feature Breath of the Wild-themed costumes and Joy-Con share play. Perhaps I should have expected this, but I’m pleasantly surprised that Koei Tecmo went beyond simply re-releasing the Wii U version with only the additional characters from Legends. Having access to all ten Adventure Mode maps in a single game is going to keep me busy for a long time!

Indeed, the original Hyrule Warriors was easily the highlight of the Wii U for me; and as excited as I am about the additions to the Switch version, there’s always room for improvement, right? In a recent interview, Producer Yosuke Hayashi said that the team “adjusted the balance so that the game becomes easier to play.” This could refer to a variety of things, but I can only hope that this means that progressing through Adventure Mode will be less of a hassle.

Again, I love how much extra content this mode brings to the game overall. I’m also not inherently opposed to level grinding, but in the later stages of the original map, at least, I found that the game required far too much of that. History Mode from last year’s Fire Emblem Warriors struck a much better balance, having trimmed off much of the fat typically found in Adventure Mode. I’m not necessarily expecting Koei Tecmo to adjust these maps that heavily, but if they could take a few pointers from their previous Nintendo spin-off, that would definitely be appreciated.

What about you, though? What other changes, improvements or additions would you like to see from Definitive Edition? Let us know in the comments below!

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