Hyrule Warriors Announced For The Wii U. Can It Help Save The Wii U?

Rich Drummond of Richie D Rants says:

"We all know the Wii U has struggled. Whether it be in terms of sales, lack of third-party support or the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, to say the Wii U has had it a bit rough would be an understatement. As of very recently though, that is on par to change. Maybe not immediately, but the Wii U has a very bright future ahead of it.

Between titles like Windwaker HD and Super Mario 3D World on the market now and titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. coming to the platform in 2014, the Wii U is starting to show a nice burst of life. This was only added to when during today’s (Dec. 18, 2013) Nintendo Direct the game Hyrule Warriors was announced."

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JackieCruise691614d ago

It's getting a lot of good feedback from what I've seen. It's something new, but not completely at the same time. Zelda has a lot of fans, and a lot of people recognize the dynasty warrior series.
Depending on how well the game turns out when it's done, I think if done correctly it'll move quite a few units.

cleft51613d ago

The WiiU doesn't need to be saved it is steadily gaining momentum. All the WiiU needs is more games and Nintendo is going to be delivering those come next year. I don't see the WiiU reaching the Wii numbers in sells, but the console will do fine. If Nintendo can deliver on all of the games they have promise for 2014 without delay then they will see a great surge in numbers. The question is what will 2015 and beyond bring for them if they deliver everything promise for 2014.

lilbroRx1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

Yeah, the moment the words "save the Wii U" came before my eyes, I knew I was about to see this wasn't worth my time.

Its always the same. Someone tries to elevate every arbitrary game to supposed system seller status far beyond Nintendo's projected sales or intended purpose for the game just so they can bash it when it doesn't sale as much as they inflated it to themselves and feed off of the negativity the trashy headlines generate.

I'm tired of all of these sites trying to generate negative presumptions for Nintendo, and cash in on it.

The Wii U doesn't need saving, its just needs more games and better promotion. We know it has the games in the making, and they will be here sooner or later. As for Promotion, that's all up to the heads of the company.

Muffins12231613d ago

Game looks great but this aint a system seller and not gonna make me buy a wiiu.

Metallox1614d ago

For it's own obviously not, but I think it's going to be a nice addition to the library, but nothing more special. Let's say by this way, since it's a Zelda game, it's going to sell quite well in Japan, and since it's a Dynasty Warriors game, perhaps it's not going to perform well in Western countries. Fortunately, it seems that this game can help creating more interest between Western players in the DW series, and and that Japanese players sit again attracted by Zelda games. (Yeah, I know, my spelling it's not good)

Trago13371614d ago

Relying on one or two games to "save" a platform is stupid. The sooner we get out of that mindset, the sooner things get better as a great library of games "saves" platforms.

We all don't look back on great consoles like the PS1, PS2, SNES, etc for ONE game.

C'mon people.

JohnnyTower1614d ago

Damn you and your logic! There will be no need of it here. This is the Internet.

NinjaRichParty1614d ago

That's not really what I'm getting at. I'm saying that 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3 and Windwaker HD will help the Wii U out of its slump.

I'm not saying that these titles will make the Wii U a stellar console, but it sure will give it a nice push out of the hole its been in.

Trago13371614d ago

I think we can agree there. It's nice to have these games in addition to the big heavy hitters.

Also, I was speaking about people bringing the whole "___ will not save the Wii U".

Your article was actually good haha.

Chrischi19881613d ago

That is exactly it, but I can see, how haters are coming and telling us, how we said, "wait till then" or "wait till this game" like we all rely on one single game... Ever single game added to the plattform, will increase the interest of people. Maybe Pikmin, Mario 3D World, Zelda U, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Donkey Kong cant make the system sell as a single game, but together they might do just fine. This is what makes Nintendo special, if in a year from now, somebody would buy a Wii U, he might pick up Pikmin 3 or Mario 3D World, even though it is an older game till then, thats a thing, many other dev studios cant do with their games.

Mario 3D World sold well till now, but it will sell steadily after that, because there will be no new Mario 3D World like title for at least 3 years, probably 4. You all can say milking Mario as much as you want, but as long as it are not the same games, who cares. The gameplay counts and it is always a + if there is some famous character in that game. Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Smash Football, Mario Power Tennis are all super fun games and are hardly the same, just because they feature Mario in it.

nope1111614d ago

I want a regular 3D Zelda dungeon-crawler, not Dynasty Warriors with Zelda's skin.

NinjaRichParty1614d ago

I think this game is a nice addition to the library as whole. If it's a solid game, I won't complain. Plus, do you really want an unfinished Zelda game? I'd rather them take their time and hit us with a polished, fun game! :)

Realplaya1614d ago

This game isn't by the great Anouma. It's by tecmo so we will not have the Zelda developement process impeded.

Trago13371614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

Software sells hardware.

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