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Koei Tecmo looks to licensed titles as six-month results fall flat

Koei Tecmo has reported six-month financial results showing dips in both revenue and profit, though the company believes the strong performances of its collaboration titles” will lead to better-than-expected full year results. The firm brought in $20.45m in profit for the first six months of its fiscal year (ending March …

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Female version of Zelda’s Link officially revealed

Upcoming Zelda spin-off Hyrule Warriors Legends will officially introduce a female version of lead hero Link to the franchise. Legends is the expanded release of Zelda-cross-Dynasty Warriors 3DS title Hyrule Warriors, and is set for release on March 25th next year. Linkle is among five new characters set for the …

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UPDATED – NINTENDO: Hyrule Warriors is coming to 3DS

UPDATE: Nintendo has confirmed that Hyrule Warriors is coming to 3DS under the monikor Hyrule Warriors: Legends. This was confirmed as part of Nintendo’s 3DS media presentation. Original story: It seems that the Wii U Dynasty Warriors and Legend of Zelda crossover title Hyrule Warriors is coming to Nintendo’s 3DS. …

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Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors has shipped a million copies internationally since its launch last year, publisher Koei Tecmo has announced. A Koei Tecmo Europe representative confirmed the milestone to Joystiq, and the company is celebrating by releasing a batch of desktop wallpapers based on the fighting mash-up. Hyrule Warriors originally launched last …

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Amiibo support being added to Hyrule Warriors

Nintendo has revealed that existing Wii U title Hyrule Warriors will support its Amiibo figure range. Nintendo of America says that the Link figure specifically will be in some way compatible, although the nature of the functionality has not been revealed. Upcoming title Super Smash Bros will offer Amiibo support …

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Destiny sales drop 78 per cent in second week, but holds No.1

Activision Blizzard scores its second consecutive No.1 for Destiny this week, despite the game’s sales dropping by 78 per cent. It’s a big drop, but it’s generally in keeping with what happens the week after a big game launch. PS4 remains the dominant platform for Destiny, and over 72 per …

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Miyamoto wanted Hyrule Warriors to be less Zelda and more Dynasty Warriors

Upcoming Wii U title was once a far more traditional Legend of Zelda experience. That all changed, however, once Nintendo’s development boss Shigeru Miyamoto intervened. At first, when [Koei Tecmo development producer] Hayashi-san approached me, he wanted to make this title closer to a Zelda game than a Dynasty Warriors …

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UPDATED: Wii U pre-orders increase the most after Gamescom, says Amazon

UPDATED: It turns out Call of Duty was accidentally left off the list. And it’s made us question all the below information. For an update, click here. Those guys and girls over at Amazon have crunched the number to reveal the impact Gamescom had on its pre-orders. And the results …

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Wii U sales surge in Japan on Hyrule Warriors launch

When two icons of Japanese gaming unite, you can guarantee a big reaction. And that is what seems to have happened with the launch of Hyrule Warriors. The combination of Koei Tecmo’s Warriors franchise and Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series has resulted in unit sales of just under 79,000 …

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Hyrule Warriors Special edition comes with a scarf

Nintendo’s quest for an original item to bundle in its Hyrule Warriors: Special Edition has led to the inclusion of a scarf. The turquoise and orange garment carries the Hyrulian crest. Japanese gamers are instead getting an LCD Triforce clock while American gamers are getting one of a selection of …

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