After 28 years, Princess Zelda is finally getting her promotion to queen. Hyrule Warriors, the Dynasty Warriors crossover created for the Nintendo Wii U by Tecmo Koei, will put an unexpected spin on the Legend of Zelda series. Fans recently received more news regarding the game and the changes, especially concerning the relationship between Link and Zelda, and the lack of Amiibo figurine inclusion. All this comes from an interview with producers Hisashi Koinuma and Yosuke Hayashi of Tecmo Koei, and Eiji Aonuma of Nintendo.
Though Mr. Hayashi himself revealed that there was no Amiibo inclusion on the books for Hyrule Warriors, stating that he didn't even see the figures until E3 two weeks ago, he did say that the Zelda that players have come to know and love will not be the princess for Link to save in the next Zelda installment. In fact, the former princess is now the Queen of Hyrule and in charge of an army, which Link just so happens to be a soldier in. Mr. Hayashi also confirmed that Queen Zelda and Link appear to be simply acquaintances at the beginning of Hyrule Warriors, though the relationship evolves as the storyline of the questing beat-'em-up unfolds.
In Hyrule Warriors Princess Zelda is actually Queen Zelda. She has an army, as a Queen would, and Link is a trainee, but as the story unfolds the relationship between the two greatly changes.
Although it looks like players will not be getting a nifty Impa figurine anytime soon, fans of the long-lasting Legend of Zelda series will be able to see Zelda as a Queen for the first time soon. Hyrule Warriors is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Wii U on September 26, 2014.