This...this is just too much.
Maybe it's because I'm neck-deep in Dynasty Warriors 8, or maybe it's just because I never thought something like this would happen because the last time something like this was pitched, it was turned down. Maybe it's just because that last piece could truly mean this is Panic Mode Nintendo doing whatever the hell they can to try and spur sales. Or maybe it's just because they picked honestly one of their least ideal franchises to add the Warriors treatment to. I don't know what it is, but whatever it is, it just makes me laugh when I try to wrap my head around it.
There's practically no information on the game - even the logo hasn't been created, nor is "Hyrule Warriors" necessarily the final name of the product. So there's really not even that much for me to talk about beyond speculation. As far as speculation goes, well, I'm not really sure what to think. Being a Dynasty Warriors game means having access to -everyone- who is a unique character (and potentially even some who aren't), but being a Nintendo game means not...usually getting to be the bad guy. So Ganondorf might seem like a lock for the actual game, but I'm wary on saying he'll be playable. He should be, by all means, but I'm not sure. I can't imagine them saying "Oh, here's a Dynasty Warriors game where you only play Link" and being able to keep a straight face, but I also don't know quite how many characters they can scrounge up. Malon? Zelda? Shiek? ....Tingle? Perhaps the different -kinds- of Link over the years with different attacks based on the game, but even that's a bit boring.
It'll be interesting to find out about as it gets further along in development, as that trailer was clearly not from finished product footage. Beta at the -latest-, though I'm willing to bet it's still pre-beta. I guess if I'm taking a guess as to a release time, I'll say....Summer? Seems long enough to finish it up and put it out the door, depending on the amount of work involved, but what do I know? I can't see it taking til next Holiday season if it's meant to be a stop-gap between now and the next -actual- Zelda game, but it's clearly not ready yet either, so it's a hard guess. Still, Summer is what I'm going with. Who knows, maybe I'll have bought a Wii U by then! Probably not, but I think this pretty much confirms a purchase in the future unless it just looks -really- bad somehow. I...don't see that happening.
the only real worse candidates that I could think of were Star Fox and Metroid - can you imagine the dumb?