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Nintendo says Hyrule Warriors isn’t expected to become its own series after Age of Calamity

IGN managed to chat with long-term Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma andΒ Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity producer Yosuke Hayashi on the eve of the launch of the long-awaited Warriors game. The site was interested to see whether Nintendo had plans to make Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity its own standalone series which would work alongside future mainline Zelda games. Here’s Mr. Aonuma and Mr. Hayashi’s response.

“I do think circumstances could align like this again,” explained Eiji Aonuma, “but I don’t think we’re expecting this to become a series. We’d make that decision based on its creative merits, just like we did this time.”

“I think it depends on whether we get an idea that’ll make all the fans happy!”, added Hayashi.

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  1. Makes sense. If Breath of the Wild hadn’t featured a big war in its lore, the opportunity to make a Hyrule Warriors tie-in game wouldn’t have been quite there. The chances that ideas align as perfectly as that again in the future are realtively slim.

    That being said, I do of course hope Nintendo Warriors games keep being a thing, even if not tied to a specific Zelda game. They could take literally any Nintendo franchise and it would probably still be a fun game.

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    1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

      I don’t Nintendo Warriors is going to be a thing. As you already wrote, the concept of a war in Breath of the Wild is somehow told in Link flashbacks but the true is a warriors game is always related to a war.

      Take a look at Mario and Kirby. I don’t see both franchise going to have a warriors game.

      Star Fox was going to have a Warriors game and Nintendo refused to do make it happen, and imo it was a good choice, even if Star Fox has “war situation” between Corneria’s forces and Andross forces.

      But what I’m trying to say is it’s ok to have those games but imo the original Hyrule Warriors is better than this one for various reasons.

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      1. I’m not even so sure about Mario and Kirby, honestly. I mean admittedly, it’s unlikely to happen, but I don’t think the idea can’t work at all. They probably wouldn’t make those a game about “war”, nor call it “Warriors”, since both of these sound too violent for Mario or Kirby, but talking just gameplay, I think it could absolutely work. Just think about a game where Mario, Luigi, Peach and co. go against an army of hundrds of Bowser’s minions, and let’s say instead of “Mushroom Kingdom Warriors”, they’d call it something silly like “Mario VS Bowser” or whatever. I think that could absolutely work. Wouldn’t really be more violent than Mario’s appearences in Smash games.

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  2. This game is basically an excuse to delay the long awaited successor to BotW. They needed more time so they thew this snack our way to distract us from the mainline game.

    I know better than to play AoC. Better to wait for this to be ported on a future console and play it with less performance issues.

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  3. Thing is, there is at least two other major wars in the series lore that would make great basis for Warriors titles and I am sure fans would be hungry to see, the conflict set before the events of OoT and the first was against Demise that the manga covered as well as the first true incarnations of Hylia and Link.

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    1. I honestly think such games should stay away from the Zelda lore. If anything the treatment of the story in Hyrule Warriors taints it and cheapens it.

      Keep the Zelda story in the main Zelda games.

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  4. I think this should be considered on a case-by-case basis, maybe have other types of spin offs and not just “warriors” games (Cadence for example was a great game imo)

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  5. Am I seriously the only person that would love a Fire Emblem Warriors 2? The first game was good but man they screwed up abit too much for it to be a great game.
    If a sequel was made; They could iron out a lot of the issues with the first game while also giving us a new experience. Sadly the first game didn’t do too well for Fire Emblem Standards so a sequel is unlikely.

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      1. Agreed. The 3 main games from the first one already got plenty of representation. A focus on games like Sacred Stones, Path Radiance, Gaiden, The Blazing Sword, and even Three Houses would really help the game.

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  6. one thing to note is the games can get repetitive so doing em en masse is a bad idea and can undermine success and enjoyment of ones that come out when situation is optimal like this

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