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Legend of Zelda spinoff Hyrule Warriors is coming to the Nintendo 3DS

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Hyrule Warriors is one of the Wii U's more surprising games: it blends the world of The Legend of Zelda with the gameplay of Dynasty Warriors, to create an unexpectedly fun beat ‘em up. Now that experience is coming to the Nintendo 3DS.

We don't have much in the way of details, but publisher Koei Tecmo — which partnered with Nintendo on the game — posted a trailer for the game, which will presumably be revealed in further detail at E3 next week. The game itself looks largely the same as its console counterpart, letting you play as a wide range of Zelda characters while fighting off ridiculously huge waves of enemies. It also makes use of the 3DS's second screen to display the in-game map. While the Japanese trailer doesn't reveal when the game will be available, it does hint at some kind of connectivity between the Wii U and 3DS versions.

The news means that it's a busy time for developer Omega Force, the studio behind the Dynasty Warriors games. In addition to the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors, October will see the launch of Dragon Quest Heroes, a similar-style mashup set in the world of Square Enix's venerable RPG series.