Many of us have lost interest in Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors franchise and as a result sales of the games have been seeing a steady decline, this may be because of the over use of the franchise in the past years and things are getting dull and repetitive.
However a renewed interest in the Warriors brand may just be coming all thanks to Hyrule Warriors. According to Koei Tecmo producer Akihiro Suzuki spin-off games like the recent Hyrule Warriors are bringing new life to the dying franchise. Koei Tecmo must continue to satisfy players while keeping the series fresh, he has said. So as it appears a lesson can be taken from Hyrule Warriors about what needed to be done, especially considering as far as Koei Tecmo is concerned the Wii U exclusive was a commercial success.
Talking with MCV Suzuki had this to say:
Over the years we’ve seen a sales decline. The Dynasty Warriors series is targeted towards the core fans. But we’ve had a few collaborations recently that have given the franchise a second wind because they’ve brought in new fans that hadn’t given Dynasty Warriors a chance. So Hyrule Warriors gave the series some freshness. Now our task is to keep the new players happy now that they’ve had a chance to play. But overall with the franchise, we need to keep it fresh, both the Dynasty Warriors and the Samurai Warriors brands.
I m still personally hoping for a Hyrule Warriors 2 in the future.