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It has been confirmed recently that Princess Ruto will be playable in Hyrule Warriors. We now have the gameplay trailer showing off several of her moves. She uses what appears to be a form of magic as well as the power of water. Gorons appear to accompany her throughout a lot of the trailer. Be sure to check it out after the break...
Nintendo World Report have been uploading some very appealing content to their YouTube channel of late, providing us with new footage of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. The team have provided gameplay for multiple stages of the game, and were even kind enough to include direct-feed 3DS audio!
The most interesting out of the bunch is the Gerudo Valley stage. Before we even touch on what’s happening in the game, it has to be said that that arrangement of the Gerudo Valley theme sounds fantastic.
Some time into the battle, the bridge collapses, leaving a hazardous pit in the centre of the stage. Koume and Kotake fly around above, with the former casting flames across the entire left side of the stage. It remains to be seen if Kotake will also affect the environment in some way; perhaps she’ll cast icicles all over the right side of the stage?
You can also catch similar brief gameplay snippets for the stages Reset Bomb Forest, Golden Plains, Arena Ferox and Battlefield on Nintendo World Report.
The features trailer for Hyrule Warriors has been released. It shows off several of the newly announced playable characters as well as some of the old. It shows off a feature that appears to be Legend of Zelda inspired mini-game as well as the Gold Skulltulas. Check it out after the break...
Prima Games, renowned for their excellent in-depth strategy walkthroughs, will be releasing a hardcover guide for Hyrule Warriors. It will be released on the same day as the US launch of the game itself, September 26. It is now available to pre-order on Amazon US for $28.06 and Amazon UK for £17.12.
The book cover in the image above isn’t the final design, but the Amazon listing does hint at what content you can expect to find within the pages. The guide will provide “Complete breakdowns on how to unlock each character” and “Details on how to prepare for each battle”.
As well as the guide, the book will also include a “bonus section” which provides a behind-the-scenes look at Hyrule Warriors‘ art, and you will receive a free digital version of the guide to use on “any PC or mobile device”.
A behind-the-scenes look at Hyrule Warriors art, and [...] a free digital version of the guide
As you may have gathered from the headline, that isn’t the only strategy guide that Prima will be publishing later this year; there will also be a hardcover guide for Bayonetta 2.
So why should you care? Well, aside from it being a promising sequel to an excellent game, you might recall that the original Bayonetta will be packaged with the game; wherein Zelda costumes and sound effects were revealed as unlockable. It’s unclear whether or not the guide will provide a walkthrough for the original Bayonetta as well as its sequel, but if so, then this guide might be a consideration for you hardcore Zelda collectors.
A release date hasn’t been revealed for the Bayonetta 2 guide, though we’d assume that it will coincide with the game’s eventual release. It is available to pre-order on Amazon US for $29.78 and Amazon UK for £16.99.
Nintendo Everything has unleashed a ton of new information about Hyrule Warriors by translating a few pages from the latest Famitsu magazine. Below is a bunch of info about some of the game’s items, areas, characters, and more.
Obtained from a treasure chest and used like the Bombs are, as shown at E3.
The Boomerang will stun enemies it hits
The Boomerang can be upgraded into the Gale Boomerang which creates a tornado launching enemies into the air.
Monsters take more damage if hit while mid-air.
100 Gold Skulltulas hide throughout the world.
They will appear if certain conditions are met throughout the game.
Killing a Gold Skulltulas rewards you with an illustration piece
Skulltulas information is presented in the in the stage select screen
Spider web shaped markers will appear on the map to indicate a Gold Skulltula’s location.
You have a limited amount of time to find the Gold Skulltula, so you better move quickly.
Can be acquired from enemies you defeat. You can pick weapon bags from slayed enemies
The weapons in these bags are random and revealed at the end of the stage.
-”Sealed Weapons” can be found inside of treasure chests. These weapons enables your characters to use more kinds of weapons.
Weapon information screen
There is a new weapon information screen with information such as weapon name, rarity, attributes, attack power, skills, sealed skills, and empty slots.
Weapons can use elemental powers such as fire and lightning.
There are many skills, including one that increase the amount of Rupees found.
There is a Junk Shop in which you can compose newer and stronger weapons.
You can switch skills from one weapon to a next. The weapon in which the skill was extracted is turned into scrap pieces and is lost.
Sheik’s primary attacks comes from her Harp, playing magical songs to deal elemental damage.
She will also carry a variety of knives.
She has a “power of the flame” attack which drops burning rocks onto enemies.
Her “unleash of magical power” uses lightning to sweep through enemies.
Sheik speaks in a secretive way, often hinting at hidden things to come.
Sheik is addressed as being a warrior from the Sheikah tribe, as of now there is no confirmation that she is Zelda in disguise.
Princess Ruto can use magic to summon water moves and abilities.
She can gain power from attacks to shoot a stronger shot of water.
Cia uses her magic to surround Lake Hylia in ice.
Sheik and Impa run into a hostile Zelda inside of the Water Temple.
Sheik uses the Lens of Truth and see that it is actually not Zelda, but is actually…..(thought is not continued in the magazine.)
He is very strong and uses a heavy hammer as a weapon.
He can roll around to attack.
He can use fire attacks by slamming the ground.
As Sheik and Impa head towards Death Mountain a fairy stops them and delivers some information. As they are walking away the fair yells, “Hey!”
Is this Navi?
Her primary weapon is a fire-based halberd.
She can use giant bladed weapons.
She can create walls of fire and a “dragon of flames” to cut through her foes.
Seems to use earthly elements in her attacks, such as leaves, roots, and seeds.
She uses a large branch and is aided through the Deku Tree’s power.
She can plant her seeds which will grow into a full crop capable of attacking enemies.
Lana uses the Deku Leaf to blow enemies from afar.
The Faron Woods is the first stage of Hyrule Warriors.
The Great Deku Tree sits in the center of the forest and is its guardian force.
Killing enemies releases force shards which goes towards a “knockout” meter.
When the meter is filled you can unleash a powerful attack which kills a ton of enemies in the area.
It has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Darunia, Princess Ruto, and Sheik will all be playable in Hyrule Warriors. All of these characters are from Ocarina of Time 3D and should prove interesting to find out what kinds of attacks they wield. It has also been revealed that Lana and Impa will have at least 2 additional weapons that have yet to be announced. Gold Skulltulas will also make an appearance in the game in some form. The full issue of Famitsu is set to release in Japan later this week.
When you work in a place like this, you eventually get used to seeing multiple Majora’s Mask 3D rumors per month, but even I must admit that this one, posted on Gonintendo.com on the 14th of July, bears a certain credibility.
This time around we have a photograph of a store shelf in a Canadian Target store labeled with “3DS ZELDA MSK,” an obvious reference to the long rumored Majora’s Mask 3D.
This should all be taken with a grain of salt, as it could be a hoax. This NeoGAF thread, however, seems to answer a lot of questions and lend credibility to the rumor.
In a move that we have long been expecting, a series of Ocarina of Time characters have been revealed as part of the Hyrule Warriors roster. Three new characters, each from the N64 classic, have been revealed in the latest release of the popular Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.
The first of which is Zelda’s alter-ego, Sheik. This choice, while a definite popular one, is still odd seeing as Zelda is already playable in the game. The final two characters are the Goron and Zora sages, Darunia and Princess Ruto.
Are you excited about the new characters? Who else would you like to see in Hyrule Warriors? Let us know in the comments below.
The latest trailer for Hyrule Warriors shows off the Ball & Chain weapon for Link. He can use it to devastate several foes at once. We also see footage of the Imprisoned in this trailer with Link using the tactics from Skyward Sword to defeat it. Check out the trailer after the break...