As previously teased, a Hyrule Warriors reveal took place this week but it wasn’t just for one new playable character as we previously reported. Darunia, Ruto and Sheik have been announced as the latest playable characters but are just the tip of a massive Ocarina of Time themed reveal of the game, making hype levels go into over drive!

Boomerang
You can obtain the boomerang from a treasure chest and use it as an item
If the boomerang hits an enemy, it will make it stand still for a short amount of time
You may also acquire strengthening item which transform the boomerang into the Gale Boomerang
Gale Boomerang springs forth a tornado which will make enemies float
If enemies are hit when they are midair they will take more damage than usual

Skulltulas
There are 100 Gold Skulltulas in the world
One will appear as an enemy if certain special conditions are met
If you slay one, you will get an illustration piece
You can find information about Skulltulas in the stage select screen
You will know that a Skulltula has appeared from a spider web like marker on the map which also pins down the location
Then you have limited time to find and slay it
If you are nearby, you will hear a rustling sound
In the picture, one of the Skulltulas is under some large boulder so bombs are needed to uncover it
Skulltula appearance is related to used weapon/character, at least in some cases

Sheik
Toys with her enemies with ninja like movement
Uses the harp as her main weapon
Also carries knives
With the harp she can play magical melodies to assign various elemental attributes and to attack with that attribute
With the power of flame Sheik can drop flaming boulders on enemies
If you perform “unleash of magical power”, you can use the power of lightning to sweep enemies
Sheik speaks in a mysterious way that has hidden hints of the future
Sheik is addressed as a brave warrior from the Sheikah tribe; there is no word that she is Zelda
In the story, Sheik appears before Link and co. and suggests cooperation

Princess Ruto
She uses magic to summon water, move and attack
Ruto can also unleash power that has been gathered from attacks to shoot water
She is proud but has a gentle heart

Lake Hylia
When Cia twisted dimensions, lake’s surroundings were influenced with ice
Sheik and Impa encounter hostile Zelda in the water temple
Zelda also has company in the form of some monsters
Sheik aims the lens of truth towards the person who looks like Zelda and… (Famitsu doesn’t finish the sentence)

Darunia
Has superhuman strength and handles the heavy hammer with ease
His specialty is a rolling attack
He can also summon the power of fire by hitting the ground

Death Mountain
Sheik and Impa walk towards Death Mountain to stop some monsters
On the way they encounter a fairy who tells them that unusual things have happened
Sheik and Impa then speed up their travel
But does that fairy shout “Hey!” with robust voice?

Impa
Uses halberd with a fire element
Can attack enemies with giant blades
Can also create walls of fire to pincer enemies’ movement or create dragon of flames to burn down enemies

Lana
Uses a big branch and lends the power of the Deku Tree
Uses seeds, leaves, and roots to attack
Can plant seeds into the ground
The seed will soon grow and when the transformation is complete it will unleash attacks; you can ride the Deku child
She can use the Deku Leaf from Wind Waker to blow enemies away from a large range

Faron Woods
Original stage for this game
The center piece of the forest is the Great Deku Tree which is huge and has many branches
Great Deku Tree acts as a guardian deity
People have built a village in the forest; they can take shelter in the caves of the great tree
Other
You can pick force shards or kill enemies to build up knockout/musou attack meter
When it is full you can unleash a powerful knockout attack which attacks enemies from a wide area
There are also items that build up a magic meter – When full, you can perform “unleash of magical power”
This effect lets you attack faster

Even more information has been revealed ahead of the game’s August 19th release in Japan. The North American release has been confirmed as September 26th whilst European gamers get to pick up the game a week earlier on September 19th. In the mean time, feast your eyes on literally dozens of beautiful new screens below…

Written by Andy W.

I’m the Developer Liaison at Nintendo Enthusiast, and when I’m not working my butt off at the toy store I manage, I’m talking with developers from around the world, promoting crowd-funding campaigns, conducting interviews and also offering advice and support to developers looking to bring their games to Wii U & 3DS.

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