Through an official post on Twitter, Koei Tecmo revealed plans for long-term support of their upcoming title, Hyrule Warriors. Fans may be excited to hear that the company has every intention of keeping the game alive for quite a while, possibly through the release of new characters, weapons, and stories.
Legend of Zelda games are already full of content that provide hours and hours of gameplay. Post-launch content and updates have been up to this point near nonexistent, however. As reference, the last downloadable content offered in a Legend of Zelda title was a game-breaking glitch fix in Skyward Sword. Koei Tecmo looks to capitalize on hungry adventurers needing more than that to tide them over.
Koei Tecmo's translated tweet can be found below.
“New information to commemorate the release. Hyrule Warriors is a “festive Zelda title” that was made with much effort. In order to have you folks enjoy it for longer, we’re currently planning long-term updates and a large-scale mode expansion. We’ve received a few bug reports, so we’ll be working on that as well.”
For these reasons, the development staff will be working in the midst of Obon (Japanese holiday). Keep it a secret from everyone!”
Knowing the Dynasty Warriors series, it is almost guaranteed that playable characters will be added to the title as time goes on. I doubt a hidden Moblin character will be released, but it sure would be fun to have more enemies added to the roster. It's a secret to everybody; sound familiar?
Hyrule Warriors will launch on the Nintendo Wii U starting September 19th in Europe, September 20th in Australia, and September 26th in North America. Hyrule Warriors is already out to strong reviews in Japan, but other parts of the world still have a little while longer before checking the game out.