Any word on multiplayer? (I don't think it's in but I thought I'd ask because you mentioned "other game modes." Being able to play co-op in this game would be amazing and add all kinds of fun to the Zelda formula... Demons' Souls, also by From Software, gained so much from having a coop mode. Even just being able to go into a quick deathmatch with your leveled up character would be amazing.)
For me, the hype is slowly building at this point, because I'm pretty sure and English release is at least seven or eight months away, but it's going to become an obsession once we get a release date. I've got a special place in my brain reserved for being excited about this game... I think it's just that kind of game. I'm not excited because it's going to get me an RPG fix, or an action game fix. I'm just excited for the game itself -- I don't even care how good the take on Zelda's gameplay is, I just want to play the game in all of its unique zaniness.
Not sure on multiplayer yet to be honest, although I could seriously see it work. When I mentioned other gameplay modes, I was talking about Spelunker mode, where you play with the main character from the NES title "Spelunker" as your main character and even the shortest of falls can damage you. More info should arrive on this mode + an others if they exist.
Just keep those fingers crossed.
My hype is already way past the "building" stage. I was at hyper mode for hype the moment I found out it played similar to old school NES + SNES Zelda. I have seriously been wanting a game like this for over 15 years now.
Just like you I just want to play this game and I enjoy spending plenty of my time inserting as much info as possible into my thread, that way when I post it (Hopefully once we get some Asian release info w/English dubs and/or Western release info) people will know everything there is to know and I can try to generate as much hype as possible. I want this game to sell well, that way we possibly see more games like this in the very near future. New games that pay homage to old school gameplay is a BIG plus in my book.
Yeah, people may end up making "Why is X game hyped?" threads, but I won't care.
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