Hyrule Warriors Details On The Game’s Heroes And Villains

By Sato . May 23, 2014 . 9:00am

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As previously reported, Nintendo and Tecmo Koei’s upcoming collaboration title Hyrule Warriors will have a 2-player, mode with Impa being one of the playable characters. The official website shares more on the heroes and villains of Hyrule Warriors.

 

Link:

 

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Link is a soldier of Hyrule Kingdom’s forces who has strengths beyond all others, to go with the power of the Triforce of Courage. He has the kindness in his heart that allows him to communicate with fairies, and the heart to go against evil, even if it’s much stronger than himself, thanks to his strong sense of justice.

 

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Link relies on his footwork on the battlefield, and uses various weapons in combat. He’s considered more of a speed-type swordsman, above all.

 

Impa:

 

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Impa is a new captain of the Hyrule Kingdom, who has the responsibility of protecting and watching over Princess Zelda. As the head of a tribe that has been supporting the Hyrule Kingdom from behind the scenes, Impa’s loyalty towards Princess Zelda is second to no other.

 

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Her fighting style revolves around the use of her giant katana to pierce through enemies. She’s a skilled veteran with the sword, who does everything from her footwork to behavior in a sharp manner.

 

Cia: (Official localized name)

 

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Cia is the embodiment of evil that extracted the good out of a certain witch’s heart. She’s honest but egotistical, provocative and aggressive. She has a strong desire of wanting to make everything in the world her own, and most of all, she wants the hero Link all to herself.

 

Wizro:

 

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There was a ring that has existed for countless centuries, that continued rendering numerous owners delusional, as it absorbed the power of darkness to create an ominous bright glow. Due to a magic of Shia’s, it has transformed into a wizard, named Wizro.

 

While Wizro remains loyal to Shia, he longs for more, as he searches for someone much stronger to follow. In battle, he uses explosive dark magic, along with other magic that has an effect on his surroundings. He specializes in three-dimensional magic, so you might need to keep stay sharp while facing him.

 

Valga:

 

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Valkga is Cia’s aide, who traded his heart for tremendous strengths in a contract with the evil witch. Unlike Wizro, Valga rushes in without thinking much, as he searches for a worthy opponent. During combat, he tends to get excited, especially while facing tough foes.

 

He uses a big spear that resembles a dragon’s claw as his weapon of choice, as he often lets out a loud roar to go with some heavy damage dealing hits.

 

Hyrule Warriors will be released on August 14, 2014 for Wii U in Japan and later on in the West.


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  • BillyMK

    I see, so this game does have a PLOT.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

      Of course. Every Musou game does in some form.

  • Roger

    Multiple villains acting on the same time, I like this a LOT (yeah, we have both Oracles too, but the games could almost be stand-alones..)

  • J_Joestar

    So does Cia refer to an evil entity possessing a witch or the witch herself?

  • idrawrobots

    Why was the spelling change necessary with Cia?

    • God

      To show just how evil she is.

      • idrawrobots

        I hope she always runs away from battles she is losing and yells, “Cia, wouldn’t want to be ya.”

        • God

          I was thinking more along the lines of the United States’s CIA, but that works too.

    • NeptuniasBeard

      Because she’s evil, but not SHIA evil

    • Thatguy

      I heard, that there is Shia in Islam… So maybe it’s that. Can be wrong, though.

    • David García Abril

      Technically it’s not a spelling change.

      “Shia” was written in Katakana in Japanese, and when a name is written like that, it’s supposed to reproduce the pronunciation using Japanese phonetics, not the actual spelling (Just like “Link” is written “Rinku” in Japanese).

  • Masa

    that cleavage…….kinda distracting, xD.

    • idrawrobots

      Sort of, I hope she is interesting and becomes more than just magic boobs.

  • samsneeze

    Valga confirmed to be Lu Bu.

    • idrawrobots

      He looks like Captain Falcon.

      • samsneeze

        Not in the least.

        • idrawrobots

          Really just at this angle.

          • David García Abril

            Oh, crap! Now I’ll never be able to unsee it…

          • Linhua

            … evil Captain Falcon.

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            You mean Blood Falcon.

    • Ryudo9
  • chibidw

    Cia has quite the… plot.

    She looks like a reject from a Korean f2p.

    • Aaron K Stone

      Correction. She looks like from Final Fantasy.

      • chibidw

        Well, that’s what I said originally, but even Final Fantasy villains typically aren’t that provocative – aside from the *needlessly* hot Jihl from FF13 who was way overdesigned for someone who got maybe 5 minutes of screen time before dying in the most anticlimactic way possible.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          There’s never a needless reason to be hot

        • buddyluv324

          Tifa, Vanille, Celes, Rydia, Rosa, Rikku, Yuna (FF X-2), Fran, Garuda, Shiva, Lulu, Cloud of Darkness…It’s a pretty sizable list im sure but that are FF characters that can be considered provocative to some extent.

          • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

            How can Celes, Rydia or Rosa be provocative? They were microscopic sprites when the games came out~.

        • J_Joestar

          What about CoD?

        • Aaron K Stone

          I think Ultimecia had a lot to say for herself. Even more so for the Cloud of Darkness.

      • David García Abril

        Correction. She looks like from “Ninja Gaiden”.

        (You can definitely feel Team Ninja’s hand in her design)

    • urbanscholar

      Her design makes me go yep tecmo, barf

      • Shippoyasha

        Cia looks good to me. Tecmo does pretty good designs. I am not going to lie and say she looks bad for being sexy.

        • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

          Cia already has more personality / depth than Zelda does in most games anyway~.

      • PlayStation4Life12345

        I like Boobs … So I don’t mind at all :P.

  • Aemette

    “and most of all, she wants the hero Link all to herself.”

    Sounds to me like if Zelda escapes from whatever imprisonment she’s in, she’ll want to tussle with Cia. With Impa being in this game, could this also lead to Shiek appearing?

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      nope. Wrong time period. Sheik is only OoT Zelda

      • http://themulti-classinggamer.blogspot.com/ Supergamesniper9

        IDK, they were tempted before to put Sheik in the Twilight Princess game…used the character model for Brawl…

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          probably because originally TP was going to be a not to far sequel after MM but instead it became 100 years later

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu (& Spyke)

    There is only one important question that we must ask that will be vital to the development of this game…
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    Can we pursue Valkga?

    • FivePointedTheStar

      You have earned an achievement!
      “Okay, you can pursue Valkga”

  • Spirit Macardi

    It’ll be interesting to see how they choose to tell the story. Ordinary Zelda games do it through facial expressions and text, where as DW does it through quick cutscenes with ham-tastic voice work.

    So will characters be silent but with various grunts and yells, or will they have voices of their own?

  • http://www.spaghetti.com Kaisenex

    HOLY TITS! cough…i can expect some you know whats on the internet when this game comes.

    • r4ind4nce

      Knowing the internet I doubt you’ll have to wait that long.

      • KoRLumen

        I bet it already exists.

        • crocodileman94

          it does

  • Namuro

    Wow, I thought people were joking about how Cia wants Link for herself in the older posts… I didn’t think it’s official…

    COOL!!!

  • Takane Shijou

    With this, MK8, and X coming out at some point. I might have to pick up a Wii U at some point in the near future.

    Really wondering if they’ll experiment with having Link talk, or is that still too far-fetched for him? Would be nice to see them at least attempt to ‘find’ him a voice. I know it’s some kind of tradition or what have you, but I guess I’m getting a bit grumpy when a main character/support character stays mostly mute. But that’s just me.

    • Namuro

      Oh, people will go mad, I tell ya. It’s better to leave him silent (as much as I’d like to hear him talk, too).

      There are bound to be loads of people that won’t like the voice, no matter the choice.

      • Takane Shijou

        Yeah, I’d expect people to get upset at it. Just saying personally I’d love to hear him start talking at some point in the future.

        • idrawrobots

          Excuuuuuuse me, but I want him to talk.

          • colorblindnightmare

            As do I! I’m just really struggling to figure out a good voice for him.

          • Twilleppac

            I feel like if they do give him a voice it would probably end up being somebody like Yuri Lowenthal, and as cool as it would be to give Link a voice that doesn’t suck, they would and maybe should keep him a silent Protag. Everyone else however I think should talk and I say Jennifer Hale should totally voice Impa. and I bet Cia will be voiced by Laura Bailey with her Cloud of Darkness/Lust voice.

          • colorblindnightmare

            Patrick Seitz for link.

          • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince
        • Namuro

          Even if they decide to make him more vocal, I don’t even know if he’ll be speaking in Japanese/English at all.

          All the characters in Zelda games always speak in made-up languages. I don’t know if Nintendo wants to break that tradition…

    • Jonah Paley

      Last time Link talked was in the CD-i games, right? No wonder I have reservations about him speaking…

      • Aspenharls

        “I can’t wait to bomb some dodongos!”

    • Kaetsu

      I feel like everyone in this game is going to talk except Link lol.

    • NimbusStev

      I don’t care if Link talks, I just hope everyone else does. This game will feel really weird if we have to read all of the dialogue.

      • Aaron K Stone

        I wouldn’t mind if they did it like in Metroid Prime 3, which is what you described.

  • Jonah Paley

    So…is Cia the big bad, or are we gonna see some other original character who is even eviler? Or is this gonna be another “hijacked by Ganon” plot and it turns out to be Ganon after all?

    • David García Abril

      Just by reading at her description you can tell she will be hijacked.

      The question is whether it will be by Ganon or someone else.

      Keep in mind that Link’s arch nemesis hasn’t really be in a Zelda game since “Twilight Princess”, and that was 8 years ago.

    • fool

      “most of all, she wants the hero Link all to herself”

      If she gets hijacked by Ganon, I guess Link x Ganon will be canon HEH heh #OTP

    • Spirit Macardi

      Technically every game is hijacked by Ganon, since he and all the other villains are born from the same evil force that was left over from Demise.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I think she’ll likely be pushed out of focus at some point from wizro’s description. He’s likely to betray her the moment he sees someone stronger then her.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Wizro tries to summon Ganondorf from whatever sealing realm he’s in this time.

  • David García Abril

    Oh, god!

    I just realized that shipping wars between Link/Zelda and Link/Cia supporters are all but guaranteed to happen…. As if the franchise didn’t have enough of those already!

    lol

  • Jettythesunfish

    “While Wizro remains loyal to Shia, he longs for more…”

    Wizro for next Disney Princess?

  • Strawberry Starlet

    Part of me wants Cia to be Zelda’s dark side or something like that. I mean, this is a princess that sits around in towers without ever getting any from link. If her dark passionate side emerged, it’d want Link all to itself, ya?

    • NeoMosko

      Cia:
      I’M A SHADOW.
      THE TRUE SELF.

      EVERYTHING IS MINE… ESPECIALLY YOU, LINK.

      • Soltrigger

        Link: ….

        I’m completely cool with that.

        • Kaetsu

          Link=Narukami?

      • Ric Vazquez

        LOL nice reference to P4

    • David García Abril

      You only say that because you wish Zelda had… such a big plot.

      lol

  • Eder García

    i don’t see Cia/Shia s pics in the NOA’s site… censorship wins another round?

  • Slickyslacker

    Okay. NOW it looks a lot more like a spinoff.

    …Can Link use crossbows again?

  • alixraen

    I don’t mind the plot.
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    I’m not going to be playing this since I don’t own a Wii U, but I don’t mind the plot.

  • Kango234

    this just became one of the few wii u games I’m interested in.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

    Can’t wait. Loving all of it.

  • FivePointedTheStar

    Valga sounds like Lu Bu. Hopefully this won’t mean he’ll be the most broken character in the game as well.

  • Kornelious

    This game looks Amazing! It makes me wanna play my Wii U again :D (And I will with this and Super Smash bros. this year) I only hope that we aren’t “Required” to use he Gamepad, this seems like the kinda game that I would play with my Pro Controller. I hope the U.S release date isn’t far off :)

    “And most of all, she wants the hero Link all to herself”……….Well as long as I get a better understanding of the “Plot” that’s fine by me! XD

  • Kevin Lima Ferreira

    Something tells me the North American version will have changes in Cia clothes.

    • Twilleppac

      I don’t think I’d mind that, really, her design seems too Team Ninja-y for Zelda to be honest.

      • Shippoyasha

        Um…. really? There are more Zelda characters who have more cleavage or are even totally nude.

        I think people are going way overboard with Team Ninja hate.

        And censoring this level of clothing would send a terrible message to the industry.

        • Ms_Fortune

          Yea but you see it offends me personally so clearly it needs to be covered up.

          Sarcasm aside, yea I agree, there’s been Zelda characters with way more revealing outfits, I have no idea why this one is causing such an uproar.

          Team Ninja is just a very convenient scapegoat now.

          • buddyluv324

            Probably on the the same reason why people were loosing their shit over Zero Suit Samus’s look on the new Smash Bros game, despite the fact that ZZS has been cannon since Zero Mission. Kinda makes it difficult to take any complaints seriously if there little to no valid argument against certain designs and instead only going with some sort of trigger warning going off.

          • DragKudo

            People were losing their shits because of her boots.

          • Twilleppac

            The combat heels are kinda unnecessary… I dunno why they didn’t just put her in the high-jump boots or something, it would have looked cooler too.

          • Shippoyasha

            Kind of makes sense if they want to give Samus her boost rocket ability though. I think people are not giving that enough heed in regards to why Zero Samus has those heels. At least better than attaching a rocket pack to her back IMO.

          • http://www.ihasnowebsitez.com Satonaka CP-Four

            ZSS complaints for the new smash were never meant to be taken seriously… but you know… “Therefore Aliens” yadda-yadda :O

          • Twilleppac

            I guess her outfit makes sense within the context of her character with how she wants to like seduce Link. I will admit her design did kinda annoy me cuz it feels kinda juvenile and unnecessary to me but I wasn’t like offended by it. I also figure if they do censor it there will be less bitching about it once the likes of polygon and tumblr set it in their sites. And after the whole damn Tomadachi Life thing getting blown WAY out of proportion, I’d heard enough from polygon.

      • Thatguy

        Some Zelda characters looks more Team Ninja-y even for Team Ninja, to be honest

        • buddyluv324

          You may wanna look up the Great Fairy in the Ocarina of Time.

          • Twilleppac

            This is true…

    • Ms_Fortune

      Those images of Cia are clearly CGI quality, they aren’t going to redo those for a north american audience because of a tiny but very loud minority.

      That design is also perfectly in line with Dynasty Warriors stuff.

      • Kevin Lima Ferreira

        I hope so. But it’s strange that they didn’t show any image of her in the north american site.

  • DragKudo

    So is valga the human volvalga?

    • Twilleppac

      I’m gonna bet he is.

  • LordOfLies

    New enemy characters, instead of Ganon? or Vaati?

    • fairysun

      They probably show up as playable characters.

  • MrJechgo

    “Impa is a new captain of the Hyrule Kingdom, who has the responsibility of protecting and watching over Princess Zelda.”

    Huh… is it safe to say that she… kinda failed that the task at hand?

  • Mir Teiwaz

    Would be kind of awesome to see a hidden hypothetical route where Link actually falls for Cia. Wishful thinking I’m sure.

  • Dexterino

    I can hear the “possible” Japanese voice actors for Shia voiced by Ryoka Yuzuki and Valga voiced by Tetsu Inada.

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    I wonder if Tingle and The Bridge Builders will stand a chance of being playable characters.

  • PlayStation4Life12345

    kool

  • PlayStation4Life12345

    Is this game rate for Teens+ or Everyone ? Since that Cia look is kinda disturbing for some kids I believe :P.
    I really liked her design though. It’s defenitely look like something come out of Team Ninja ;D.

    • Vash bane

      disturbing for kids? kids these days se…. er let me stop

      • PlayStation4Life12345

        I know how kids these days XD. But still, there are alot of innocents one that are still out there ;D. Also some strict parents wouldn’t allow this on living room!

  • Göran Isacson

    Kinda wonders if Cia actually KNOWS Link and cares for him in any way, oor if she’s just “man eff reason mama needs a harem”.

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