Koei Tecmo confirmed via Twitter that there will be no Hyrule Warriors online multiplayer, stating that local co-op will be the only form of multiplayer.
Come in Nintendo. If you have a multiplayer game. Make it accessible online and off.
Yeah well... Nintendo still has catching up to do in the whole online department. It is what it is. As for Hyrule Warriors, I'm not even planning on getting it, and I'm a Zelda whore. I just never liked the repetitive nature of the Dynasty Warriors games, and this doesn't look like much more than that with a Zelda theme. I will be interested to see how it does in Japan though. If it does well there, Nintendo may have a spin-off franchise.
"I just never liked the repetitive nature of the Dynasty Warriors games, and this doesn't look like much more than that with a Zelda theme" You weren't alone judging by past review scores of Dynasty Warrior games lately. However even if this is the same it's going to get high marks just because it has a Zelda theme...proving that brand name can influence reviews.
I myself am not that interested in Dynasty Warriors or a Zelda Spin-Off. But I expect a little Nintendo flavour in that game, that might change a bit, just like with all game types, that get a Nintendo game.
Haha operation negative pr huh? Are you guys that afraid of hyrule warriors? Mariokart just did have enough wrong with it? No online problems huh? Hyrule warriors was never advertised to have online co op. Looking at the sales of warriors games not many people wanted it. The development team must have felt the same way. This is just another fine attempt to throw some negativity at nintendo because some other gamers are afraid of them becoming successful again. Maybe some of this is justified and genuine yet if that is so then you would have seen on the site of the game that online play is supported just not in the main story. I mean I really wonder why tlou doesn't have 4 player co op in the story also? If you can answer that then please use that same logic with this game and stop being silly. Like I said earlier I'm sure if this game sales even remotely close to Monster hunter expect ethier a patch or an update midway before zelda u drops. This is just an example of trying to nullify the hype for this game so that sony or your favorite company doesn't suffer. it is just a warriors game why are you guys so afraid? Most of you guys where not going to buy it anyway. Why the hell would we need rj45 connections when the wifi standard has been raised already? Also just like the other company you can buy one of those adapters. I mean it's not like sony makes you buy the ps eye or move or memory card or make you buy early because they always remove functions after the first year or so. Bayo has co op... our cod works just fine... need for speed works just fine. The thing even has video chat and you get a camera for talking to people online lol. Go back to playing that game you bought that took a new system to play it correctly oh and sorry about that bc thing it's not like you was going to play any of that crap over again.
I was hoping for some online four player co-op. 4 adult links with different colored scarves, fighting for Hyrule. It could have been a magical call back to Four Swords Adventures.
Would be cool yet not many people know if the online part will be just that yet. If it isn't there then I'm sure they can patch it.
Misleading title. Hyrule Warriors DOES have online multiplayer, it doesnt have online COOP. Too late to update the title and make it less flamebaity?
I don't care they'll have an online adventure mode i couldn't care less about online coop multiplayer
I could have sworn that this game was made by Tecmo Koei and that whether or not it was online would be their decision as a result(it also says this is from Tecmo-Koei, not Nintendo, in the article description) Why is Nintendo being attacked for this and not actual people who developed it who made the decision? Also, this article is false. It says on Nintendo's website that there will be adventure mode online for multiple people. Your agrees just go to show that facts do not matter though. So long as you bash Nintendo, everyone loves you around here.
There's a chance Nintendo could have influenced the choice to omit online since it's their IP and it's a joint developed game. Nintendo SPD is listed as a developer on the title. So it's a fair criticism for Nintendo as well as Tecmo Koei.
DAMMIT. I really want online play because most of my gaming friends from college are far away now.
I feel you. My friends are all over the place since we're all old and have families now, so online is important for us to hang out together. Amazing that not even 10 years ago it wasn't something we ever thought would be so important to us.
that's really not acceptable in this day and age
I don't get it, does every PlayStation and Xbox game have online co-op?
The post said no online CO-OP, just local co-op. They did not strictly say no online multiplayer. As far as I know, the game was confirmed earlier to have some sort of "online play". Hopefully it's more than just posting rankings.
Unfortunately, the game's page on Nintendo's website also confirms that the game is limited to local co-op. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/w... Online features, however, include: DLC, Miiverse, and an "adventure mode."
Well, hopefully they'll explain everything in the Hyrule Warriors direct next week.
actually i think you're right because you know the part at the back of the cover where it shows you the nnid features well here they are *Purchase of additional content *Automatic posting of play status to Miiverse *Play special battle in adventure mode
Nintendo treats online multiplayer the way the rest of the industry treats local multiplayer.
As a Nintendo fan, I gotta say: sad, but true. Well put.
Except for the fact that Koei Tecmo is the one who developed Hyrule warriors not Nintendo. And being as it's nothing more than re-skinned Dynasty Warriors which does have online, there is no excuse other than they clearly just didn't feel like it
They developed it with Nintendo. Aonuma was involved in a lot of the design of the project so Nintendo are just as responsible.
Well, it's disappointing, but understandable. Online servers do cost money, after all, and since they don't have any guarantee as to whether or not this experimental collaboration will succeed massively or not, they likely didn't include it to cut costs on the off-chance that it doesn't reach sales that are pleasing to both parties.
I know you're quite a big Nintendo enthusiast (as I am), but... no. Just no. You are now just being apologetic when you shouldn't be. Demand more, man... demand more. Just like you do from multiplatform games, do the same for exclusive games. Tecmo Koei isn't some small team, Nintendo isn't some small publisher, and the Dinasty Warriors DEFINITELY isn't some small, unknown IP, let alone Zelda. If Hyrule Warriors has local multiplayer, there's no reason not to include online multiplayer as well. This is just them being lazy.
And other Warriors games have online co-op. Heck, even THE ONES THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON WII if I'm correct. Kinda weird if you ask me. It's even weirder when you know that a game like Bayonetta 2 will have an online co-op option, when this game fits better for a single player experience whereas a Dynasty Warriors would be cool with a multiplayer option.
Okay, fair enough point, so I'll make a compromise here: If Hyrule Warriors sells big enough to justify an online multiplayer mode, you can count me in on the front lines with people asking Nintendo to patch the ability in. It's not like I'm opposed to the idea, after all. Heck, I'd love it! I expect the game to sell well, but it's going to take some impressive numbers for a petition to become effective.
@ metallox bayonetta 2 doesn't have online co-op, and I wouldn't rule hyrule warriors having something similar. They did confirm some sort of online play, its just not the story mode. But I think everyone should wait for the direct before jumping to conclusions. I know I'm dreaming but I hope it has a 5v5 MOBA mode
I have to agree with deafdani. This news is very disappointing. Tecmo Koei has done online Warriors games before, so this game should have online co-op as well. If it's true that it does have some online mode then that's awesome but it's disappointing that the co-op mode couldn't at least have the option.
even indie studios games with little money..especially in comparison to nintendo have online multi-player. Hell you got all these no name studios making mobas and mmos like no bodies business
...And the enabling begins. No wonder Nintendo still captivates the hardcore audience and third party devs. So long as we enable pre-historic ideas such as the omission of online multiplayer, inclusion of ethernet ports on consoles, last gen hardware, and dismal networking, enablers will always be there to make sure that Nintendo never has to try any harder. Bravo fans.
Don't get uppity with me, Don. I never said this wasn't a mistake on their part; I just said that I can understand their reasoning. Understanding their reasoning doesn't equal agreeing with it. So, no, I'm not "enabling" anything. I actually do agree with everyone here saying it's lazy of them to not put one in. I just like trying to see things from all angles before making a judgement.
I was kind of mind blown when I first opened my Wii U.. I was like where is the ethernet port.. The Dreamcast for god sakes had one. Sometimes I don't understand why Nintendo has to be so cheap in certain areas, everyone always talks about how they have billions sitting in the bank. Well invest that into your actual consoles so they have the same features consoles have had since 1998. Luckily I have good wifi, but regardless it just isn't as reliable as a direct cable and I know many people struggle to keep a good wifi signal.
Sure, generalize based on ONE comment here (and the commenter already conceded the point, btw). Ignore every single other Nintendo fan here actually speaking their minds against the lack of online play. Hater much?
@DonDon Nobody is saying anything like that. wonderfulmonkeyman even conceded to what deafdani was saying. Do you really hate Nintendo so much that you have to lie about what the fans are saying? A lot of Nintendo fans are disappointed by this.
Nintendo and patches? Besides so many great games that could have online co-op, them and taking forever to patch games is a problem I have with Nintendo also. The only time they seem to patch much is when it absolutely breaks the game, other than that they never update anything enough. While everyone else you get updates all the time to fix little things here and there or improve the game but not with Nintendo. Plus petitions and Nintendo are a complete waste of time when Reggie has said numerous times, they don't let fans influence them.
Nintendo doesn't patch their games often because they usually release with a lot more polish than the majority of games out there. Your criticism here isn't valid. They don't do broken releases like Skyrim (PS3). This is why they take their long damn time to release their games: because they don't believe in releasing incomplete games and patch them later. If anything, we shpuld demand this from more game developers / publishers. As for Reggie saying that Ninty doesn't let fans influence them with opinions, that's just plain bullshit. Reggie spews bullshit all the time, and it baffles me that people insist on believing him. Nintendo doesn't concede to fan petitions? Yeah... Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora's Tower, The Last Story, Earthbound and the upcoming Starfox game all say otherwise. Don't act surprised if F-Zero makes a comeback for the Wii U as well. Nintendo knows fan want it. Actually, Miyamoto himself knows fans want it... and Miyamoto even went to ask the fans directly (via Kotaku) what they would like to see on the Wii U. Yeah, Nintendo definitely listens, and Reggie is full of shit. Don't mind him.
Hmmmm while we are asking for it online nintendo land would make a lot of sense also. Online mario 3d would be interesting also. I think they could just provid a patch to add value to this game. Or even add an online part to zelda u that runs similar to hyrule warriors. I'm not sure online would be a value and if it would be supported years after wards. I do like the added content. It sales are not there then online shouldn't be a priority, content is what I wanted. Yet both can be added later. I'll get the game and be sure to make a big fuse on the miiverse. It's nothing like fake supporters wanting something when they weren't going to buy in the first place.
Never saw anything about there being multiplayer anyway.
But the game just screams for it. This makes me sad.
I wasn't expecting online anyway. Warriors orochi had it but I barely ever used it. I play these solo or very rarely co-op with my friends.
That stinks a friend of mine is getting a Wii U for holidays and is really looking forward to this and I am planning to pick one up as well but it looks like we won't be doing online co-op. Oh well I am much more excited to play SSB
It might not have been nintendo's idea, they funded the project and supervised it but koei's people made it, so ultimately I think it was their decision.
Well I think Nintendo could have still requested it if they wanted to. It's their money. Besides, other Koei beat-em-upsfeature 9nline co-op so I doubt that on that basis it was Koei who would make such a foolish move. Mario 3D World on the other hand (a co-op centric modern Ningendo game) neglected to include online multiplayer. Nontheless, the enablers kept on enabling. Wake me up when Iwata's Nintendo decides to wake up first. He needs to get the portables division to head the console division, because even the 3ds has more network enabled games (or so it feels like it does). *Goes back to playing TLOU Remastered*
*goes back to playing TLOU Remastered* - unnecessary I think. And while it's a good game it's a remaster of a game that came out barely a year ago with very little done to it other than slightly better graphics.
I've always thought the 3DS has better everything in terms of functionality, the Wii U OS amazingly is slower than the 3DS's and on top of that lacks so many convenient little features that the 3DS OS has. One example, just pressing the X button to close a game after pressing the home button, but nope not on the Wii U. Such a simple feature is not there and you are forced hit the close software button which makes it a longer process than it is on the 3DS. I don't know how you go backwards on the OS and feature sets but they did. I also completely agree that Super Mario 3D World should have had online co-op, main reason I didn't buy the game as I wanted to play it with others but I don't have people who can come by and sit at my house just to play a game. No reason they can't add both or what about even people who prefer local co-op but their friends aren't there, wouldn't it be nice to have an online co-op mode for late nights or something by yourself so you can at least play with someone? I'll never understand why so many act like online features are the devil when it comes to Nintendo's systems or aren't worth it.
Hey DonDon, I know you cite a lot of rumors so here's something that might throw a wrench into your hatred of Iwata. Look at this NeoGAF post. http://www.neogaf.com/forum... According to this Iwata has full control of the company and thanks to him Nintendo will absolutely avoid putting their games on smartphones. Management at Nintendo is very unhappy about this. I don't agree with all of his choices for Nintendo like how he doesn't embrace the internet and online gaming just like you but it looks like he's a lot better for the company and the fans than you think.
.....are you freaking serious?!
I wasn't planning on using it, but it stinks for those who were. Should have been . . .
Who the hell cares if there isn't. Its not Nintendo's fault. Koei has released games in the warriors series that didn't have Online play. Move on.
Video from 2010 http://m.youtube.com/watch?... Koei has been making online dynasty warriors games. No reason why they wouldnt do it for this one. Also even if they didnt want to, Nintendo could have pushed for 8t since they are funding it. Having the multiplayer/co-op be online doesn't hamper the gameplay. There isn't any good reason why it should be omitted. Even if peoplee prefer couch co-op, there 8s no reason why they should be denied the possibility of BOTH couch and/or network multiplayer. This is truly dumb. They better patch it in later if they have any sense. In the meanwhile, the enablers will keep on enabling. I ignore them. Nintendo deserves better than this.
Yeah I know they have been but most of them have been gimped down to crap. Look at Warriors Orochi 3, the online was horrible in the game. Your coop partner has to have beaten that stage first in order to play it with someone else online? REALLY? also look at DW7, before the corrected the problem with Xtreme Legends, Conquest online coop was crap and annoying. There is a chance they can patch in but highly doubt it. If Koei happens to release an Xtreme legends down the road. Then perhaps but for now. Whatever. The best online they have done for any DW game was the one that is hated mostly by fans and that is Strikeforce.
These are crazy times, single player games that require you to be online, multiplayer games that have no online features. :O
Nintendo just doesn't get it ultimately they had the final say why not add it in? Wouldn't surprise me if this game sold poorly because of this ;)
Who the hell was getting this for the online? Nobody. Now if they remove online from splatoon, then we got a problem.
I don't think it will affect sales, but yeah... it's friggin disappointing.
Nintendo is once again making themselves irrelevant. Online multiplayer should be there from the start.
I honestly think this is due to the fact that Hyrule Warriors is such a high-octane game with a lot of stuff going on at once. I guess they probably ruled it out because of it's intensity on the system. You know how hard it must be to compute all that data across 2 (or more) connections, all of which are at different speeds/strengths? Just a thought, though.
Mario Kart 8 works just fine and that can get pretty hectic sometimes. Seeing it has been in past Dynasty Warrior games on lesser hardware it doesn't really make sense that the Wii U couldn't handle it.
I know MK8 has it's moments, but Hyrule Warriors has hundreds of enemies on screen at once. It's kind of an unfair comparison. But like I said, it was a passing thought. I'm unfamiliar with the Dynasty Warriors series, so, I didn't know it had om in the past.
Akr... the wiiu supports mesh and animation cloning which means you can load about 60 models and then clone them till the gpu starts to take a hit. Ati supports this feature and many use it. The servers could possibly be ran off dev kits also... they have way more ram. Almost every thing on the wiiu can be compressed anyway.
I don't mind I wasn't planning to play this game online anyway
I really hope it isn't something stupid like beating scores of peoples ghosts or something along those lines, I really hate that. Shovel Knight is awesome but the online part was just stupid. Sadly I am fearing just that because when you say "local co-op will be the only form of multiplayer" I guess that is pretty specific in saying, that is the only multiplayer aspect of the game. So it is bit worrisome. Sigh.. Will still get it but would have been a great feature to add to the game, I can only hope somehow somewhere this is being misinterpreted, maybe well find out Monday what this adventure mode even is.
I heard there is an online mode just not co-op. Also lol at the people who come out just to complain who had no plans of playing this game anyway. Nintendo should also realize that they should go all in on online whenever they can. At least they will have online in the only place that really matters to me, Smash.
first i hear theres no onlinen ow there is on front page make up your minds people which one is it
Well if people actually read the articles instead of just the titles, you might have noticed the previous article never stated anything about online co-op, nor did it even say online multiplayer. It just said there was a mode in which you could play online and that could mean anything really. It could be something as simple as player scores, we don't know.
It's kinda hard for some people to read this article considering that it's a tweet written in Japanese...lol.
Lets face facts - most of us would use online co-op once, maybe twice within a few weeks of owning this game. In six months time, it'll be a miracle if there were still over 2,000 people still using online co-op regularly. It's like renting a place with an extra room, just in case a friend comes and visit for a weekend later that year. It's not practical or financially smart. Online gameplay is not what will make or break this game one way or the other. If you're one of these morons who're proclaiming you're not going to get it because it lacks online co-op, you're one of two things: A liar, and you're still going to get the game anyway. Or two, you were never going to get it to begin with and this is the excuse you've latched onto.