The Legend Of Zelda 'Hyrule Warriors' News: Nintendo Reveals Two New Playable Characters At E3 2013, Zelda & Midna [VIDEO]
Nintendo started the second day of E3 2014 off with a bang, showing off a bevy of projects that 3DS and Wii U owners have to look forward to in the months to come. Among them was the team up between Nintendo, Tecmo, and Team Ninja, the Dynasty Warriors styled Hyrule Warriors, for which Nintendo announced that Impa of Twilight Princess and the titular princess herself would be joining the game as the third and fourth playable characters.
But with Zelda playable, that does pose some interesting questions. According to a feature in Famitsu, the story revolves around a new villain, the Black Witch Shia. At one time, she was in charge of protecting the equilibrium of the Triforce. But because of a penchant for green tights, she developed feelings for Link, and becomes jealous of his relationship with Princess Zelda, kidnaps her, and sends Hyrule into chaos.
But with Zelda playable, it seems as though the witch isn't too good at her job, which brings up another point. Towards the end of the trailer, there's a noticeable set of eyes and bushy brows hinting that Shia may not be the game's big baddie after all. Or, there's another playable character on the way.
Beyond character news, the footage also showed off their abilities, like some devastating area attacks, as well as some recognizable gear, like Link's hookshot. See for yourself in the trailer below.
Joining in Shia's conquest are her two lieutenants: the dark sorcerer Wizro, and evil warrior Valga. You can see their official character descriptions below.
- "Wizro, The Dark Sorcerer - A ring that increased its power over many centuries by luring in numerous owners and absorbing their powers, Wizro was reborn as a sorcerer with Shia's dark magic. It has pledged allegiance to Shia, who is effectively its mother, however, it has a tendency to follow those in power thanks to its many experiences. Wizro will attack with magic pulses like bullets, or magic from up above."
- "Valga, The Incandescent Evil Warrior - Valga is a close associate of Shia's. He traded his good soul for incredible strength in a deal with her. Differing from Wizro, Valga will face you head on like a true soldier, believing he can win. He looks for strong opponents and 'heats up' any battle he is in. With his lance, reminiscent of a dragon's claw, and a bellowing war cry he will come at you with heavy blows repeatedly."
Hyrule Warriors is scheduled to launch on the Wii U this fall, September 26.