Nintendo and Tecmo Talk about the Creation of Hyrule Warriors

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In a recent interview with Japanese gaming website Famitsu, Nintendo’s very own Legend of Zelda Director Eiji Anouma talked with Hyrule Warriors Producer Hisashi Koinuma and Yosuke Hayashi about the creation of the unimaginable crossover.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

“Warriors has teamed up with series such as Gundam, Fist of the North Star and One Piece, and I thought about doing something with Nintendo,” explains Koinuma. “While thinking about what would make for a good collaboration, it was Hayashi that proposed [the idea] by saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting to do a collaboration with The Legend of Zelda?'”

They spoke with Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto, whom agreed on the collaboration. Aonuma apparently considered the idea of a cross over years ago when Tecmo announced the One Piecegame. “Miyamoto told me, ‘The folks at Tecmo Koei are talking about a Zelda Musou. Are you interested?'” Aonuma said, “and I responded with ‘definitely!'”

“You can say that luck also played a role,” Koinuma said. “The title that our company wanted to do a Musou game collaboration with the most just so happened to be the one title that the folks at Nintendo said ‘we can entrust them with this one’ to, so we were both able to come to an agreement regarding The Legend of Zelda.”

From the looks of it, both Nintendo and Tecmo had been very open to the idea of a crossover and the result of this collaboration is stellar. If you’re interested in reading more, why not check out the entire interview? There’s bound to be a ton of new info!

Via: Destructoid, Siliconera

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