|[August 05, 2014]
Nintendo News: Playable Ganondorf Highlights New Details for Hyrule Warriors
REDMOND, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Video game fans will get the chance to play as the baddest bad guy of The
Legend of Zelda video game series. Ganondorf, nemesis of Link and
aspiring Triforce owner, will become a force to be reckoned with in the
Warriors video game, which launches Sept. 26 for the Wii
U home console. Nintendo revealed new information about Hyrule
Warriors during a Nintendo
Direct video. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.
Ganondorf, nemesis of Link and aspiring Triforce owner, will become a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors video game, which launches Sept. 26 for the Wii U home console. (Photo: Business Wire)
Hyrule Warriors combines two classic video game franchises, The
Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors, and challenges players
to face off against hordes of enemies in epic battles. Some of the
information discussed in the Nintendo Direct included:
Adventure Mode: Players are faced with a grid of challenges
that looks like the map from The Legend of Zelda on NES.
Completing each challenge unlocks a new region of the map, and with
it, a new level of Adventure Mode. Certain characters and weapons can
only be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
Costumes: Club Nintendo members who buy and register Hyrule
Warriors within four weeks of launch will receive a set of
alternate Ganondorf costumes as free in-game downloadable content.
More details will be made available on http://club.nintendo.com.
For certain other characters, Nintendo will make downloadable
alternate costumes available as pre-order bonuses from select
retailers in North America. Nintendo will announce more information
about how to get these cosmetic add-ons in the future.
Playable Characters: In addition to Ganondorf, players can opt
to play as various characters from The Legend of Zelda
universe. Each character carries his or her own specialty weapons:
Link (Hylian Sword), Princess Zelda (Rapier), Impa (Giant Blade),
Midna (Shackle), Sheik (Harp), Agitha (Parasol), Darunia (Hammer),
Princess Ruto (Zora Scale), Zant (Scimitar), Fi (Goddess Blade),
Ghirahim (Demon Blade) and Lana (Book of Sorcery).
Weapons: A Chain Chomp (News - Alert) will make a guest appearance as a
weapon. As the story advances, new weapons will become available to
some characters, such as the Magic Rod for Link, the Baton for Zelda
and Spear for Lana. Weapons have special abilities called Skills that
increase attack damage, or perhaps increase the chance of finding
Hearts. Filling the Focus Spirit magic gauge will temporarily increase
a character's abilities and help to mow down huge numbers of enemies.
And Bombchus are back, just bigger and more explosive.
Game Play: Players can level their characters up to increase HP
and attack skill, or they can grab materials dropped by defeated
monsters to craft Badges to increase a weapon's number of attacks,
create longer combos or extend Focus Spirit time.
Co-Op Mode: Two players can play a local co-op match, with one
player looking at the TV and the other looking at the Wii U GamePad
controller. Single players can also play on the TV, or using only the
GamePad in off-TV play.
Locations: Players will face down hordes of enemies in familiar
locations, such as Skyloft from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword,
Lake Hylia from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and
Twilight Field from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Classic Zelda Elements: Players will recognize items from their
favorite Zelda games, including bombs, arrows and a Hookshot. The game
is filled with familiar Zelda staples, such as Cuccos, Rupees, Gold
Skulltulas and plenty of grass cutting.
For more information about Hyrule Warriors, visit http://zelda.com/hyrule-warriors.
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