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The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises and has interesting spin-offs that have worked. Hyrule Warriors is one of the formulas that Nintendo recently devised, which mixes the series with musou game mechanics. Although Nintendo has already launched 2 titles in this line and they have been successful, that does not mean that the company intends to turn this IP into a series.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity producer Yosuke Hayashi and The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma participated in an interview with IGN and were questioned about the possibility of this IP becoming a new Nintendo series.
While Aonuma mentioned that “circumstances could align again as now”, he made it clear that they do not expect it to become a series, in the sense that the decision is made to make a game of this style when conditions allow it and He mentioned that the same applies to other spin-offs in the series.
What Aonuma refers to is that they decide to work on a project not starting from the franchise, but from the creative possibilities. The opportunity to work on a new Hyrule Warriors game, for example, arose because an idea came up that would work with the game mechanics.
In case you missed it: you can try Hyrule Warrior: Age of Calamity thanks to a demo.
A new Hyrule Warriors was possible because its gameplay would adapt to the story
Recall that Hyrule Warriors, the first installment of the franchise, was rather a spin-off with more fan service detail, since it allowed fans to play with multiple characters from the series, but in Age of Calamity it was possible to make the narrative part of the Canon by using characters that were part of the battles prior to Breath of the Wild, such as the 4 chosen.
According to Aonuma, Hidemaro Fujibayashi, director of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the one who suggested the idea of making a new installment of Hyrule Warriors that would take place during the Age of Calamity, as it would make sense battles against numerous armies of enemies.
Subsequently, Aonuma discussed the idea with Hayashi, Koei Tecmo developer and producer of the project. According to this creative, they already planned what would be the next step for Hyrule Warriors, but they had not come up with any good ideas. However, when they heard the idea from the Nintendo team they knew it would work and they quickly developed the concept.
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This new game will not only allow you to see what Hyrule was like before the cataclysm and play with the 4 chosen to pilot the Divine Beasts, but it will also introduce new enemies.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is available exclusively for Nintendo Switch. You can find more news related to him if you visit his file.
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