Famitsu confirms new playable characters, Zant appearance in Hyrule Warriors

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June 23, 2014 by (@NE_Brian)
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This week’s issue of Famitsu has another update on Hyrule Warriors. We have news about a pair of new playable characters in the game as well as ones that will be making return appearances from the Zelda series.

First, Famitsu reveals two new playable characters. The first, as far as I can tell, might be Agitha from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. There’s also someone called “Lana”, though it’s unclear who this might be at present. Original character? Princess Lana from the Captain N: The Game Master animated TV series? It probably wouldn’t be wise for me to speculate since the information isn’t detailed. Take this part of the update with a grain of salt for now.

Aside from playable characters, Famitsu also confirms that Argorok – who we’ve seen previously – and Zant from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be appearing in Hyrule Warriors.

We should have more (and clearer) information soon. Only preliminary details have leaked out of this week’s Famitsu so far.



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  • Operative

    Wow, that’s awesome…but Agitha, the princess of bugs? Don’t you think there much more iconic characters in the Zelda Universe that would probably make better fighters? Ah well, at least Zant’s in the game. He was a cool villain before his craziness was revealed.

    • Inkerius

      Exactly. If Agitha’s in, imagine how many other characters must also have made the cut.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Agitha? How would that work out? Throw giant bugs at enemies? Anyways, I’m so glad Zant is back and I think this “Lana” could be the blue-haired girl on the boxart?

    • JaidynReiman

      Might be.

    • Anonymous

      It could be. Lana could be short for Lanayru. Nayru is the Goddess of Wisdom, who’s color just happens to be blue. Could be the Goddess in human form, the same way Zelda is Hylia in human form. Definitely a possibility.

      • JaidynReiman

        That’s the best theory about it. I never considered that, Lana being short for Lanayru, and ultimately she’s actually Nayru.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve actually had that idea in my head for the longest time. lol. The Goddesses in human form and everything. I even had the name Lana. lol. If it’s true, it’d be cool to see it come to life.

          • JaidynReiman

            The Goddesses have already done that technically, they’re called the “Oracles” but they use the goddesses original names. Frankly I don’t expect all three Goddesses to be playable as separate characters, I only anticipate one. We could get three, but I doubt it.

            Still, though, if this Lana thing is accurate, I’m going with you on this, its probably the blue-haired girl and its probably short for Lanayru.

          • Anonymous

            very true. I didn’t forget about the Oracle games. But yea, you’re right. They used their regular names.

            Anyways, it’s just a gut feeling. My only other theory about the blue girl is a good version of Cia, but I’m not too confident in that one.

          • JaidynReiman

            I don’t think the blue-haired girl is Cia at all, Cia has white hair anyway.

          • Anonymous

            well, her hair could easily change color once evil takes over her, so I don’t see that as a problem. But yea, though it’s one of my theories, I’m not exactly sold on it either.

          • disqus_pMsQpsXlMr

            lanaryu isn’t the goddess but the light spirit and dragon in skyward sword.

          • JaidynReiman

            Well duh, I’m well aware of that. “Lanayru” is still based on the name “Nayru,” though, and if the blue-haired girl is named “Lana,” she probably actually is Nayru in this case, they just went with “Lanayru” instead.

    • Aiddon

      actually insect users are a recurring element in Japanese fiction, especially with ninja stories such as Ninja Scroll or a ton of stuff by Futaro Yamada.

  • Anonymous

    If we get Agitha, then we BETTER get Tingle. He’s so much cooler than she is. lol.

    • JaidynReiman

      Lol no. Please no. Tingle is the worst Zelda character ever concepted.

      • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

        I feel neutral about Tingle. He isn’t that bad, imo. He makes me laugh at least. However, I’ve heard people saying he is the Jar Jar Binks of the Zelda series. lol

        • JaidynReiman

          ‘Eh, if Tingle is playable and we’ve got lots of other great characters (Saria; nature powers FTW), I won’t care. Tingle is still the worst Zelda character ever concepted, though. :P Agitha is kinda weird at times, but she’s cute and still way better than Tingle.

          • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

            Well as far as weird is concerned, isn’t the Zelda series full of weird characters? Tingle being of of the top ones.

            But I agree with you. If there are like 30 characters in the game, I don’t care if Tingle is there. But if there are like 12 and Tingle is among them, I’ll be mad, no doubt.

          • JaidynReiman

            Even if there’s 18-20 characters, I wouldn’t mind too much.

      • moomoo

        You probably mean conceived. Can’t really blame you though, with a name like Jaidyn your parents were clearly illiterate

        • JaidynReiman

          Its called an alias. Everyone has one. :P

    • BearlyLost

      hey… it’s everyones favorite “?” lol and one of the developers loves Tingle, i forgot his name so maybe.

    • Chaos_Knight

      No, not Tingle. We need GROOSE! Have him drive around a kart version of his almighty Groosinator.

      • majora :D

        ..

      • JaidynReiman

        I think Groose is more likely than Tingle because of his popularity, but frankly I can’t stand either of them.

  • Windstar

    I would totally be excited about Zant but now I’m excited a minor character like Agitha is going to get a big role.

  • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

    Zant. Nice! He better be playable. I don’t care much for Agitha though. And I would assume this Lana is the one who appears in the cover of the game aside Link and Zelda.

    • JaidynReiman

      If Zant is an “enemy” character, then yeah he’ll probably be playable. I’m pretty sure all the villain enemies will be playable at some point. They’re only promoting the heroes, but the villains would work identical to the heroes. The bosses obviously are not.

  • Aiddon

    Well, for Agitha we all know the reason: BEEEEES!!!!

  • Chico Maroto

    Japanese games and lolis. I’m not surprised.

  • Chico Maroto

    This game has to have at least one loli. Why? Because Japan.

    Sorry if my english is wrong.

  • Josh

    Y’all think this game could potentially be exclusive to the Twilight Princess universe?

    • Vigilante_blade

      Honestly, knowing Techmo Koei, I believe they’ll have a lot of characters from many universes. They tend to have crazy-large rosters.

    • Shadowknight1

      Not really possible. There are already mixed universes with the enemies, Link, Zelda, and Impa are new variations, and there’s that concept art of Skyloft hovering over Hyrule Castle.

    • JaidynReiman

      No, they’ve already referenced several other games. Valga and Cia are based on OOT bosses (Cia on Meg from the Poe Sisters, Valga on Volvagia), King Dodongo from OOT, Stalchids from OOT have been spotted, etc. Plus we know Skyloft is going to be in the game as well as SS Bokoblins.

  • Carlos

    I’m still waiting for Skull Kid to get announced.

    • paradeofzombies

      omg me too!

  • Vigilante_blade

    I’m still waiting on Malon with a pitchfork obviously.

  • Coarse

    Somehow I doubt Nintendo and Koei would go so far as to get a license from DIC for Princess Lana.

    • JaidynReiman

      Its probably short for “Lanayru” if anything.

  • TalesOfBS

    Zant and… Lol Agitha. Quite nice to see a usually unknown NPC making it to the roster.
    I wonder which other awesome characters they are hiding there.

    • TaintedXGamer

      inb4 Agitha has #Shino blood running in her

  • paradeofzombies

    Ah yes! Zant was my faveourite! so much tp love!

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