THAT’S RIGHT!! The Legend of Zelda & Dynasty Warriors LITERALLY had metaphorical sex, and Hyrule Warriors is born unto us all! PRAISE HYLIA! Grab some extra underwear, cause if you’re a FRACTION of as big a fan as I am of the Zelda series, you’re gonna need to change your pants from all the geekgasms! There’s A LOT of info to cover all around, so let’s start with tackling the few things in the “and other Zelda stuff” category!
FIRST UP: ZELDA MONOPOLY!!!
Or, “Zeldapoly”, as I call it… Ok, here’s the deal: Zeldapoly has been available for pre-order for some time, and was set with a 9/15/14 release. Along with a few GameStop bonus exclusives, the price if you pre-ordered it is significantly lower, at $39.99. There are also alternate bundles varying in price that contain different Zelda goodies to choose from – Hyrule Historia, 6 special edition guide books, a Zelda puzzle… and what not. The GameStop pre-order also comes with an exclusive ocarina player token, lithograph map of Hyrule, as well as 6 “power item” cards – that no one really knows what they mean by that, but it somehow changes the game play, and reactions online convey that people don’t really give a crap about them… ANYWHO, if you were unable to pre-order or this is your first time hearing of Zeldapoly, and you’re bummed you missed the Spirit Train, NEVER FEAR! There is a SECOND wave release available for pre-orders, set to ship for October 1st!
The corners of the board game are the same with the GO, FREE PARKING, JUST VISITING & GO TO JAIL spaces. This has surprisingly sparked some dissatisfaction in complainy people boo hooing that they left it the same. Personally, it’s Monopoly, so having the corner staples is not an issue for me. *shrug*
The properties to own have been replaced with landmarks and locations from various Zelda games. For example, if you’re one that goes for accumulating the pricey “death row” set up, you’ve got Temple of Time & Hyrule Castle standing in for Boardwalk and Parkplace, and the green properties have a Skyward Sword theme with Skyloft, Faron Woods & Eldin Volcano.
Other Zelda-y changes include:
- Treasure Chests & Empty Bottles as Community Chest and Chance
- Spirit Train, King of Red Lions, Loftwing, & Epona as the Railroads
- Mask Merchant & Door Fee as Luxury and Income Tax
- Potion Shop & Bomb Shop as the Utilities
- Deku Sprouts & Deku Trees as houses and hotels
Ok, I get that you could live in a Deku Tree… I guess… but HOW ON HYLIA’S GREEN HYRULE are you supposed to live in a SPROUT?! Not complaining, just pointing out the impossibility of it.
Also, just a fun thought, since Monopoly’s theme is to accumulate all the properties and wealth you can, aren’t you TECHNICALLY playing as a villain who wants to rule all? MUH HA HA HA HA HA!
Aaaand that’s that. Coming up on page 2: MORE ZELDA-Y GOODNESS! (hey, I’m not gonna spoil the mystery of it all)
Ok… yes, good, ON WE GO!