The Legend of Zelda Meets….Dynasty Warriors?

Yes you read that right, and no, this isn’t a fever dream.

Announced at the most recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo has announced they and Tecmo Koei will be releasing a Dynasty Warriors/ Legend of Zelda crossover called, right now at least, Hyrule Warriors.  Not much is known about the project yet, but the trailer (seen below) makes it look exactly like you think it might.  The art style, even at this early stage, is beautiful; Link looks great in action, and the attacks and particle effects look particularly impressive.  True to form, the game looked very much like a Dynasty Warriors title as well.  Link can be seen mowing through dozens of passive enemies, but the big beast shown in the trailer looks like an interesting wrinkle to the formula.  Link can even be seen using what appears to be the fire rod at one point.

It’s not the strangest collaboration I’ve seen, but I think it is safe to say not many saw this coming.  Dynasty Warriors still holds a special place in my heart, though, so I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited about it, and there can never be too much Zelda.  Check out the trailer to get a glimpse of the craziness.

What are your thoughts on this mash-up?  Is it just too much?  Are you excited for it?  Leave us a comment with your thoughts.