During Nintendo’s Direct Mini, it was announced that a brand new port of the hack and slash sensation, Hyrule Warriors, will be available for the Nintendo Switch in spring of 2018, along with a whole slew of other great games.

Dubbed, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, the game is an upgrade over the original Wii U release and will boast enhanced visuals, with a 1080p resolution. All previously downloadable content will be available right from the begining. This means that it will have a character roster of 29 right from the start of the game. Along with this, all previous maps, missions, items and characters will be present when you boot it up for the first time. A new mode with a split screen will also be added for 2 player exploration, with each player using one of the Joy-Con controllers to play, which may provide a new angle to the gameplay.

Split Screen Mode in Hyrule WarriorsThe game also features content from the franchises’ latest outing, Breath of the Wild, which was released in early 2017. This includes costumes for both Link and Zelda in tune with their versions from the aforementioned game, with new weapons most likely to follow.

Link brandishes his bladeHyrule Warriors was originally released on the Wii U in 2014 as a spin off title in vein of the extremely popular Dynasty Warriors series. Notorious for large hordes of enemies and absolutely insane abilities, the transition to the Zelda universe worked. The game was a huge success, and was subsequently ported to the 3DS in 2016, with exclusive features which were absent from the Wii U version. This is the third and most likely final iteration of this series. DLC based off future games in the series will probably be available to download to this version of the game.

The announcement video featured at the Direct Mini for Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, can be found here:

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