This Day in Video Game History – September 26th, 2014 – Hyrule Warriors Released for WiiU

A game that combined real-time strategic combat with the popular Legend of Zelda universe was released two years ago today.

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Hyrule Warriors, developed by Omega Force and Team Ninja and published by Nintendo, was released exclusively for the WiiU on September 26th, 2014 in North America. This came after a release in Japan a month prior. Courtesy: Nintendo

Hyrule Warriors, developed by Omega Force and Team Ninja and published by Nintendo, was released exclusively for the WiiU on September 26th, 2014 in North America. This came after a release in Japan a month prior.

The game features the style of gameplay seen in the long-running Dynasty Warriors series. A player controls a character and uses a variety of weapons against swarms of enemies (and occasionally bosses) across a wide map. When certain conditions are met, a portion of the map is given to the player’s control.

These characters include many from Nintendo’s extremely-successful The Legend of Zelda series, each with weapons and moves based on a variety of games in the series. A wide variety of downloadable content adding new characters, weapons, and more was released throughout the years following its release.

A portable version, featuring downgraded graphics but some new content, was released for Nintendo’s 3DS handheld in 2016 called Hyrule Warriors Legends.

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