Warriors Orochi 3 Gets Hyperactive on Wii U

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

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Beyond Nintendo’s own offerings at the company’s Wii U press event this past Thursday, numerous third parties were also on hand to either show off or announce their own Wii U projects.  Many of these games are, perhaps unsurprisingly, ports of existing titles that have either already been released or are due for release on rival platforms.  One such game is Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, a Wii U-exclusive update to Tecmo Koei’s hack-and-slash crossover title Warriors Orochi 3. Like the original version, Hyper is a crossover between the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises, with additional appearances from characters such as Ryu Hayabusa and Ayane from Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden series, as well as additional historical and mythological figures included specifically for this game.

The trailer makes mention of a couple of interesting Wii U-specific items.  One is a new Duel Mode exclusive to Hyper.  Duel Mode is a head-to-head battle mode that combines the standard fighting action with some form of card battling.  This particular mode can also be played online.

The other new feature highlighted is related to local multiplayer.  One player can play the game on the Wii U Gamepad display, while the second can use the TV.  It’s unclear how this experience will work out for both players, given the stark disparity in screen size, but it does alleviate the issues inherent to split-screen multiplayer displays.

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper is due for release in North America this holiday season.

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Justin joined Oprainfall through…belligerence. (Note to others: This is not a good way to get noticed. This sort of thing only works once.) When he’s not writing about games or waxing nostalgic about anime older than a large portion of the site’s audience, he can be found playing JRPGs or beating up lots of dudes in Dynasty Warriors.




  • I like the way this game is looking. The elimination of splitscreens especially is something I think is awesome. I also quite like the music and the look of the battle system.

    •  Not everyone is a fan of these games, but I just can’t get enough of them.  I’m looking forward to seeing how well the use of the gamepad replacing split-screen actually works.

  • The logo makes it look like Warriors Orochi Hyper 3.

  • Wait, Warriors Orochi Hyper IS releasing in N.A. this holiday season?  I was under the impression that it was another Japan only title.  WELP, time to get that third job.