Hyrule Warriors surprised us all upon it’s announcement, with Nintendo unprecedentedly handing over development to external developer Tecmo Koei for a new Zelda spin-off. In a recent interview with Official Nintendo Magazine UK, the company revealed that they also have their sights set on some other popular properties.
Vice President of Tecmo Koei, Hibashi Kinuma, stated, “Disney, Star Wars and Mario are just a few of the various franchises we’d like to work with.”
This is simply wishful thinking at this point, of course. Depending on the success of Hyrule Warriors, though, maybe Nintendo would consider allowing them to handle another of their franchises if Tecmo are as interested as they say. Right now all I can think about is some unnecessarily gritty Dynasty Warriors-style Mario game — blood will spill in the Mushroom Kingdom.