Nintendo has debuted the launch trailer for their “Legend of Zelda”/”Dynasty Warriors” hybrid game Hyrule Warriors, players control Link as he faces a powerful new enemy – the evil sorceress Cia – and her army to rescue the captive Princess Zelda. For the first time ever, Princess Zelda’s loyal Hyrulean Captain Impa makes her debut as a playable character. Impa equips a huge sword and can perform powerful combos to defeat enemies. Many other surprising playable characters make appearances in Hyrule Warriors, and each playable character will have signature weapons and action animations.
The first stage of the game takes place in Hyrule Field, a location that will be very familiar to fans of “The Legend of Zelda” series. The game-play structure of most of the stages bears a close resemblance to the “Dynasty Warrior” games. Players must defend or reclaim areas by fighting against hordes of enemies and using different types of flashy and powerful moves. Players will encounter new enemies such as Sorceress Cia, but some familiar enemies like Bokoblins and Lizalfos from “The Legend of Zelda” series will also appear in the game.
Hyrule Warriors is available now exclusively for the Wii U.