Koei Tecmo recently released more exciting news regarding Hyrule Warriors. On top of multiple character announcements, the development studio behind Dynasty Warriors revealed that the story of Link's hack-'n'-slash will take place across three worlds from previous titles - Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess. What's more, we will be seeing other worlds incorporated through the appearances of the Wind Waker from the game of the same name and (as you may recall from earlier screens) the Moon from Majora's Mask.
Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma describes Hyrule Warriors as essentially an official title presenting itself as a gift to fans. With that in mind, Koei Tecmo has announced three long-suspected/anticipated characters - Ruto the Zora, Darunia the Goron, and Sheik, Queen Zelda's ninja assistant (or alter ego...). All three have very different battle styles, some that long-time fans may or may not have expected.
Sheik, traditionally paired with Zelda in some way, fights with her harp. While assigning elemental attacks to different strokes and tunes of the stringed instrument, a staple in both Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword, she aims to confuse her enemies with her mysterious ninja trickery. Darunia, leader of the Gorons, fights with his hammer and traditional Goron roll. As a Sage, he is also able to manipulate fire to his will to take down enemy fighters. Finally, Ruto, the Zora princess, was revealed. To counter Darunia, Ruto relies on water for her movement and attacks as she competes with her many enemies.
As a kid, I always wanted to use Link and friends to slice up everything that got in my path. Hyrule Warriors will finally give players that opportunity with overpowered popular characters. The Legend of Zelda spin-off will be available starting September 26, exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U.