The main Zelda rumor that made its rounds last week was that a New 3DS remake of Twilight Princess was in development. Although the rumor has since been debunked, it begs the question: on which platform would a re-release of Link and Midna’s adventure make the most sense?
Although The Legend of Zelda branches out with games such as Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors is arguably the series’ only veritable spinoff title. I mean, I guess the Tingle series sort of counts, right?
Regardless, Warriors is an excellent step in the right direction. Considering the core series’ emphasis on standalone entries with few recurring characters or story threads, it was refreshing to see such unabashed fan service.
Not only does the game celebrate my three favorite Zelda titles — seriously, it’s as if the developers were like “this is for you, man.” — but it also showcased a clear understanding of Zelda fandom. Similarly to The Avengers, it’s the rare instance of pandering that works.
Well, it hasn’t been quite a week since the previous article, either. Yeah, it’s barely accurate.
For many fans, dungeons and the overworld that houses them lie at the core of the Zelda experience. With each subsequent installment, though, more emphasis seems to be placed on one more than the other.