One of the more surprising games that released last year was none other than Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U. Teaming up with Tecmo Koei, Nintendo supervised one of the more entertaining crossovers in recent memory – combining both The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors – and it seems that the team responsible for the first-ever Zelda hack-and-slash is keen on continuing work with the Big N.
Since Nintendo has a rich library of properties, there’s no limit to what else Tecmo Koei’s Omega Red studio could pair up with Dynasty Warriors (better known as Musou in Japan) next. During a recent interview between Eurogamer and Hisashi Koinuma, the producer for Hyrule Warriors, the developer stated that one property he’d love to apply the tried and true Warriors formula to is none other than Super Mario Bros..
“One of my ultimate dreams would be using that character with the red hat on top.”
When asked if he was sincere about those comments by Polygon, Koinuma reiterated that he actually believes that a ‘Super Mario Warriors‘ could work. Taking Mario away from his traditional hand-to-hand techniques, the producer invasions an arsenal of familiar moves that would “blast enemies off the screen or knock them unconscious.”Koinuma then claimed, “I suppose the game would be balanced so the kids could enjoy it as their first action game experience, whereas the adults could enjoy the game with friends and families as a group.”
While the producer of Hyrule Warriors would be content throwing the iconic plumber into the game, the producer behind the core Pokemon series, Junichi Masuda, is interested in giving the crossover a shot – provided the game maintains a kid-friendly demeanor.
Masuda also believes that players would needs to throw out a ton of Pokeballs to keep up with the immense battles featured within these types of titles. Of course, Masuda would like this proposed ‘Pokemon Warriors‘ spin-off to feature a handful of new gameplay gimmicks, but the producer of Pocket Monsters doesn’t seem too against the idea.
It’s not all that hard to picture either franchise receiving its very own Dynasty Warriors spin-off, and it sounds as if Hisashi Koinuma at least has some unique ideas in mind if he is ever permitted to work with future Nintendo franchises. In the meantime, however, the developer is still hard at work on making DLC for Hyrule Warriors, so there’s still plenty left for Koinuma and his team to do.
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