A bunch of new information regarding additions to the characters in Hyrule Warriors has been posted online. Here are the latest Hyrule Warriors news.
In a report by Nintedo Everything, This week’s issue of Famitsu has another update on Hyrule Warriors. They have stated that news about a pair of new playable characters in the game as well as ones that will be making return appearances from the Zelda series.
Famitsu reveals two new playable characters. The first, as far as I can tell, might be Agitha from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. There’s also someone called “Lana”, though it’s unclear who this might be at present. Original character? Princess Lana from the Captain N: The Game Master animated TV series? It probably wouldn’t be wise for me to speculate since the information isn’t detailed. Take this part of the update with a grain of salt for now.
Aside from playable characters, Famitsu also confirms that Argorok – who we’ve seen previously – and Zant from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be appearing in Hyrule Warriors.
Speaking about the upcoming Hyrule Warriors, series producer Eiji Aonuma hinted that the multiplayer from that game may be something that could make its way into the next full Zelda title.
“The two-player functionality of Hyrule Warriors is actually something that has traditionally been done in the Dynasty Warriors series, but they’ve changed because of the hardware and the second screen on your GamePad. Instead of having a splitscreen on the television, you have one-player playing on the television and one on the GamePad,” said Aonuma. “When I was talking back about making Zelda more than just a single-player experience? That’s something you will see in the future, maybe next year.”
Multiplayer isn’t new in the Zelda series. In fact, there have been previous releases that have focused on multiplayer over single player such as Four Swords. However, there has never been a multiplayer aspect in any of the main games of the franchise. Aonuma didn’t go into any detail as to what type of multiplayer we could see in next year’s game, although some sort of co-operative gameplay would seem most likely.
Hyrule Warriors is a mash up of Zelda and Dynasty warriors. Players will be able to take control of a variety of characters from the series as they battle waves of enemies. The hack and slash gameplay focuses much more on combat than previous Zelda games. It is set to release in September for the Wii U.
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