■ Darunia, Agitha or Princess Ruto (random side characters)
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■ Ganondorf, Ghirahim or Zant (one of the bad guys!)
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■ Link "The Hero of Time"!!!
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■ Midna, Impa or Fi (a sexy sidekick)
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■ Princess Zelda/Sheik (the games are all named after her!)
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A yet to be announced character like "Old Man"!!
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While most are waiting until next year for a new Zelda game on the WiiU or for Smash Brothers to play as Zelda or Link, many seem to have forgotten that as of September 19th in the EU and 26th in the US you will be able to play as both and lots more beloved Legend of Zelda characters from throughout the many series of the games released so far.
Hyrule Warriors is a cross over (style) game created by Koei Tecmo and Nintendo combining the play style of Dynasty Warriors series with the universe of Legend of Zelda.
Currently there are 13 known playable characters listed for the game, each one with weapons and and skills that are upgradable as well as DLC costumes (for some) that have already been revealed.
■ Agitha ■ Darunia ■ Fi ■ Ganondorf ■ Ghirahim ■ Impa ■ Lana ■ Link ■ Midna ■ Princess Ruto ■ Princess Zelda ■ Sheik ■ Zant
(note you can unlock enimies as playable characters as well)
Zelda and Link have special preorder bounus DLC out fits from the following locations:
Ocarina of Time: Game Stop Twilight Princess: Amazon Skyward Sword: Target or Best Buy (not announced yet)
EU has been confirmed to come with a LoZ scarf in the initial release boxes:
Ganon will also have special outfits that will be given out as DLC to those who register the game on qualified club nintendo accounts:
Now for some gameplay information...
Overall HW is a hack n' slash game but includes many classic Zelda items to help complet puzzles and chalenges along the way.
The game also includes Local Co-Op multiplayer (like all Dynasty warrior games). One player will control their character on the gamepad and the other will use a procontroller using the TV (no split screen).
The online feature of the game and the only way of unlocking some of the characters is through the "Adventure Mode".
Set up to resemble the original NES LoZ game:
Adventure mode sets you up with challenges to complete and rewards you with special items and weapons. Though the setup is in traditional NES style the battles are in Hyrule Warrior fashion:
Though not all details of Hyrule Warriors have been revealed much of what has been seems to be quite interesting so far... anyone planning on picking it up next month when it releases? which character you most excited to finally play as?
With Hyrule Warriors now being officially released world wide they have announced one of the items to be released in the "Quest" pack in october:
Yup.. you can now use Epona! Epona will count as a weapon in the game being able to do several.. horse actions and get you around the maps very quickly.
The reasoning behind adding Epona was stated by one of the producers like this:
"By riding Epona, I was able to blow herds of enemies away and gallop swiftly through the fields, and I had a lot of fun trying out this re-imagined version of her in Hyrule Warriors."
"In the Zelda series, players never had a chance to tackle bosses by galloping around them with Epona like in Hyrule Warriors," he added. "So I hope fans will enjoy playing as Zelda characters in a game with a different type of action than you typically find in the original series."
I haven't played too much of this game, but so far it's hella fun. I've been doing Adventure Mode more than Legend Mode because I'm sort of obsessed with unlocking new stuff. So far from what I've played, the characters I enjoy the most are Shiek and Midna
I wish the multiplayer wasn't godawful. The frame rate is cut in half, the draw distance is reduced to a couple feet, and the quality of the textures is just abysmal. This could have easily been one of my favorite co-op games, but the hardware limitations just make it suck really badly. I was okay playing it on my gamepad, but my brother, who was on the big TV, had an awful time.
I've seen the slowdown problem on several warriors games also I've been through most of the game and most of the modes on multi... It's not been too bad for me overall, you can tell the difference but it still runs pretty well.
Got to say I do like all the extras and how much there is to do in the game. I've had several people over who didn't want to get or play the game, ended playing it for several hours. Do wish the additional downloads wouldn't be months out but it's an understandable way to keep people playing.
My quick overall opinion:
Gameplay: Battles are great and a good variety with all the characters but yeah, it's going to be the same thing throughout.. you beat stuff up, but you beat stuff up from the Zelda universe and that makes it cool!
Music: Great sound track! and the ability to play whichever music you want just adds that much more to it.
Gameplay modes: The story mode (Legend Mode) is really good showing the Zelda world in a single time line of sorts. It still keeps it to a mostly Dynasty warriors format though. One of my favotite things about the story mode is the story book (windwaker) art style.
Adventure mode has a lot of unlockables like Zel said and has a great Original Zelda look to it. There's enough here to keep you coming back along with random appearances on the map by visitors.
There is a freeplay mode to use any unlocked character in the Legend mode and a challenge mode to face .. well chalenges that will keep increasing as you beat them.
Multiplayer is a great since it is available on any game mode and instead of split screen you have use of the gamepad and full tv. As stated by others you do get limited distance visuals but it's not really needed as most of the battle is only what is in front of you or displayed on the map. Also each player is pretty much free to go off and do as they please for the most part with player 1 still (gamepad) remaining the primary player... this does become confusing at times though as in Legend mode you'll get 2 of the second character if the 2nd player chooses one who is related to that part of the story. As far as speed on multiplayer... I didn't have that much of a problem even when both players had lots of enemies though there were some dips in graphics it seemed from time to time that were never noticed in solo play.
Extras.. There are a lot of weapon combinations, a decent amount of character upgrades and quite few extra free and paid DLC's.
The Villians update is suppose to release for Japan on the 30th (tomorrow) and for the west if I recall on the 16th of October.
^ No.. It has to be the one they are on (as it's a special battle) and it has to be within 24 hours. You can lose and play it as many time as needed until you win but only within 1 day of it appearing. I beat the challenge yours was on as soon as I could but.. it wasn't easy, none of them seen to be (not at my level anyways).
And I pretty much just did what had to be done without beating any of the extra commanders or keeps. Also, keep in mind if it's someone on your friends list the rewards are better versus just a ranson person.
You can go to that block to see who it is and if they are on your friends list. I am not sure how to claim the reward from someone who has beating a challengd for you though..
Ran into Zel again this time at Level 40.. Got a 3 slot 285 power harp for Sheik as the reward.
"Come on Zel I need something for Midna!"
More updates on the DLC:
So the Master Quest DLC is related to the Free Villians pack dlc and adds quite a bit of stuff for them.. They released a few videos but warn you now there are several game spoilers..
So the DLC is amazing. The Master Quest adventure map is the same size as original one, and I'm not even done with the original one. Goddam I think I just added 10 more hours of game by downloading this pack. I also pre-ordered the others soooo shiet. The time I'm gonna spend in this game will be gigantic. Still not bored though.
Also, Epona gets demon eyes when you use the Dark Link skin. Another reason why you should pre-order the rest of the packs.
Hell yes. Easily one of the best pieces of paid DLC (Cost wise) in any game ever. Good to see Nintendo knows how to handle DLC properly. New story missions were a little blech, but everything else looks immensely fun. I think it's pretty hysterical that they just gave the mount it's own weapon type instead of being a mechanic. I hope this means Fire Emblem Musou won't jump the shark in that area.
EDIT: Aww shucks. Epona doesn't completely change with each level increment. I was hoping level 3 would be like a badass warhorse with armor and shit.
... Mine is. Runs great. Even in multiplayer I rarely have anyproblems. On the gamepad I get less than the one using the TV but the game seems to favor the primary player overall. And if there is any issues it's hardly a problem.
Heck the only thing that's ever frustraited me in the game is those plasted link battles.. the one stage I keep having my keep taken over evem when I'm standing there in it with no ememies in site WTH?
Just when you already thought Hyrule warriors was an amazing game with it's great storyline, exstensive amount of free and low cost paid dlc, and challenging adventure mode!
Nintendo and platinum games announced today that a future update will add Amiibo support for the Link figure.
No confirmation has been given on which other figures may work or how they will be used but some speculations have been that they may be tied to the new moded added in the final DLC pack other believe it's just an additional "FREE" update.
So how the hell do skulltullas work? I know you've gotta use a specific character or weapon or whatever on hard mode, but even when I meet the conditions, the skulltulla will not spawn sometimes. Is there some kind of hidden condition that needs to be met?
There are the 2 different skulltullas, the first is the easy one that only needs the 1,000/1,500 kill requierment on most satges.
the 2nd is the Hard Skulltullas. Play on hard mode and meet the requerments.
for instance to get the first one:
Hyrule Field: play as Link with the Hylian Sword on hard mode. Execute Zelda's strategy while repelling the advance of the enemy forces. (The Skulltula will appear immediately after King Dodongo does.) The skulltulla will be located just east of the Castle Keep inside of the enclosed area. The skulltula is found along the southern wall.
Yeahhhh that doesn't help at all. I've tried certain things that might activate the hidden requirement (capturing all keeps, getting kills, activating the boss monster, speed running, letting the clock run for a certain amount of time), but some of the secondary skulltullas simply won't spawn.