Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Agitha Is Playable In Hyrule Warriors

By Ishaan . June 23, 2014 . 11:00am

This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reveals that Agitha from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be a playable character in Hyrule Warriors. (Hokanko via Game Jouhou)

 

The magazine also reveals that Zant and Argorok will appear in the game in some fashion.

 

Additionally, Famitsu mentions a playable character by the name of “Lana”. We aren’t certain who this is. Perhaps she’s the new character in the Hyrule Warriors box art in Japan?

 

Hyrule Warriors will be available in Japan this August. A U.S. release will follow in late-September.


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  • http://level6-shift.tumblr.com Level Six Shift

    I don’t know who this is, but cool. Shame that Zant’s not playable though.

    • Tyler Harwood Simpson

      She’s the bug collector.

      • $1392518

        Solely from Twight Princess to specify

    • AuraGuyChris

      The golden bug collector who also happens to rival Zelda in money business.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      He might be unlockable or something. I’d be surprised if they didn’t make at least some of the major villains playable, and Zant is up there.

      • J_Joestar

        yeah, as a DW styled game, if they appear, chances are they will be playable at some point, even if it is post-game unlocks.

      • idrawrobots

        He was cool until he became all goofy and lame.

    • Slickyslacker

      Ganon and Vaati are the playable villains that I have in mind. I wouldn’t think of Zant.

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        He’s like Zelda’s own Zhang He only crazier.

    • friendly neighborhood_dude

      I was scrolling the page aimlessly and really fast and the only thing I could identify was your avatar!
      Really awesome show.

  • Tyler Harwood Simpson

    Agitha is a strange choice. I wonder if she fights with bug based combat?

    • Pyrotek85

      I hope she’s charges into combat on a giant rhinoceros beetle or something.

  • Namuro

    This news got a loud “WHAT!?” out of me. LOL

    Awesome. so very awesome. She’s one of my favourite characters from the Zelda universe. What an unexpected choice!

    Let’s see… Next, I want Ashei and Fi, pretty please!

  • Strawberry Starlet

    Agitha? Weird. Okay, that’s it. Im waiting for Malon. She shall summon legions of horses that trample all who oppose her. And Cuccos. Many cuccos.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I love the attention that this game is getting; or should I say the positive attention that it is giving to it’s self. Can’t wait for the next surprise :)

  • TheGioG

    Lana, Lanayru, Nayru. The mystery girl on the cover art that everyone thought would be the Oracle Nayru could be Lana. Also, looking forward to summoning this 8-legged bastard as Agitha. *shudders*
    http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/7/79/Armogohma.jpg

    • ZnTxn

      That fight was hilarious. Twilight Princess had a lot of fun bosses.

      • Mastery

        Seriously. OH CRAP A GIANT SPIDER HOW DO I FIGHT oh. *squish squish squish*

    • Touma

      my fear of spiders thank you ;-;

    • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

      Do NOT remind me of that temple! As an arachnophobic, I can usually handle spiders in most games because they’re portrayed so unrealistically, but THAT temple had some of the most realistic and disgusting spiders I’ve ever seen in games. And watching that boss squirm like that when hit made me squirm as well. *shudders*

  • 하세요

    She knows damn well you have more bugs, and she’s had it up to here waiting for a confession.

  • Jadfish

    If SHE is in, this guy has GOT to be in it too!

    Imagine the moveset….

  • The Watcher

    I don’t know much about the characters in Zelda games because I don’t play any really but are there any notable male characters beside Link? All I see is females, Not that it matters but just seems like Link could use another Bro on the battlefield.

    • mojack411

      I would guarantee Skull Kid and Tingle being in there as well. Groose might also make an appearance if they change his art style to fit this game. A Goron will definitely make an appearance as well.

    • DaiRaiOh

      A pretty obvious one but Ganondorf.

    • Shippoyasha

      If you think about it, Zelda does have a lot of female characters Link meets. He does have some type of a light romantic interest or a childhood girlfriend in many games.

    • Suicunesol

      There will probably be a:

      -Chunky, Goron Tank (Darunia/Goron Hero)
      -Zora Mikau lookalike
      -A Deku Shrub
      -Tingle
      -Groose
      -Happy Mask Salesman
      -Sheik
      -Dampe the Gravedigger
      -Marathon MAn
      -We may see Gaepora The Owl

      …there’s a whole bunch of unique male characters in the Zelda games, but not many of them are warrior-types.

      • idrawrobots

        Sheik… male…

      • http://www.angryrabbit.com/ RamuneIgasu

        SHEik isn’t who you think. (゜.゜)

    • Mastery

      You have to admit, a lot of the major characters in the series are female.

    • http://level6-shift.tumblr.com Level Six Shift

      Ghirahim (does this count…?)

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    Agitha is so adorable. I can’t imagine how that would work, but I’ll totally play as her. As long as they keep her in sweet lolita styled clothes of course. x’D

    Lana as in LanaRyu though. . .?

    • Con

      If they take her out her sweet lolita we will create a petition! xD
      But omg yes I would have never connected Lana and Lanaryu.. I think you’re right!

      • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

        Yes! Though with the parasol info just revealed and the scan shared here, I guess it won’t be necessary. >u<
        Which is good~!

  • Cazar

    An obscure addition like this kind of makes me hopeful that there might be more than nine playable characters as was suggested in the e3 demo.

    Has there been any talk of potential dlc characters for this game yet?

  • ivanchu77

    wow, talk about unexpected, i think she was just a really minor NPC in just one game…

    But she´s the type of character design Tecmo likes to work with, so i guess i can undestand it a little, besides she was still a adorable character despite her little screentime :)

    If this character managed to get in then ANYONE can xD , hopefully they give Ruto some attention too :3

  • Ying

    I can’t even remember who this is. From the comments it seems she was just part of a small side quest or something. I agree with everybody else saying that if such a small character can get in then anybody else can get in.

    I wonder though if they are focusing on Twilight Princess more than the other games though. We got Midna and now this chick, but haven’t gotten any reveals from the other games. I mean I know there are others that are going to show up from the other games, but it seems like a focus is being put on TP right now

    • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

      I’m not sure about this but isn’t Twilight Princess one of the most successful games from the Zelda series?

      • Ying

        Not as far as I know. That would be Ocarina of Time, but I’d have to check a chart to make sure

  • MasterScrub

    Geez, they weren’t kidding when they said “if you like a character in Zelda you’ll be able to play as them.” I never would have guessed that Agitha would be playable.

  • LordHyper

    Now they’ve got to add Linebeck.

    • Kaetsu

      I really hate Linebeck so that’s why I want him in the game too because then I can play as him and get myself killed over and over again.

      • LordHyper

        Are you that guy from the Cathedral of Shadows podcast?

    • British_Otaku

      Never liked Phantom Hourglass enough to finish it despite liking Wind Waker and some other DS touch driven games like Kirby Power Paintbrush.

      Still would like to see Linebeck in this.

  • Mountain Smithy

    They need to confirm some male characters before too long.

    • 하세요

      Besides Groose, I really don’t care for any of the other males. I’m more interested in how these females will play.

      • idrawrobots

        You don’t wanna play as Dangoro or Darunia?

        • Ben Sylvia

          My money’s on Makar and Sakon.

        • 하세요

          I’m beyond satisfied with Midna. Anyone else is a bonus at this point.

      • Ixbran

        Mikau, Darmani, and the Deku Butlers son come to mind. the souls that inhabit the transformation masks in Majoras Mask.

        Quill from Wind Waker also comes to mind.

        • celery

          Oh my gosh I thought I was the only one who wanted Quill in this!

    • DeadLineDance

      Never thought we’d need to say that, did we? :P

  • jugss

    I think I remember her. Isn’t she the girl who likes bugs? I don’t she can fight in that game(TP). Is she gonna be summoing bugs? For male characters,maybe Groose? Ghirahim? Zant?

  • Ben Sylvia

    Okay, if they can make Agitha, AGITHA, playable in this, I want Ralph and Onox from the Oracle games.

    Heck, throw in Din and Nayru too.

    Edit: inb4 Agitha is stacked.

    • jugss

      Bard and Dancer? I would love that.

    • Morningstar

      Don;t forget Farore!

  • idrawrobots

    I hope Marin is playable, the 3 goddesses, Malo, Telma, and Tingle of course.
    Also, do you think that there would be a Chain-Chomp item in this game?

    • celery

      BowWow c: I would love to see him in this game somehow, lol! xD

  • Guest

    Do you think that there would be a Chain-Chomp item in this game?

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Agitha? She wasn’t exactly a major character in Twilight Princes but I’m happy if Zant is truly in it because he has mad skills. Emphasis on “mad”.

    Who’s next? Tingle? Ghirahim? Gross? … King Harkinian?

  • Arcana Drill

    Since they are adding so many characters, i hope to some of the oracles from ocarina of time be playable.

    And tingle, i cant wait to see tingle.

  • Brandonmkii

    This reminds me that i should play Twilight Princess sometime. I have the wii version, and a wii u, but no numchuck :c

  • Blackburn7

    Okay, for some reason, I want Medli to be in this game as well now. I don’t have any clue how to use a harp to fight, but… uhm yeah, please include Medli as well.

  • Linhua

    … wow… this is a pleasant surprise… I really liked Agitha and was pretty bummed that I only could see her in one place… as an NPC… lol.

    … and so my selections of interest increases by one.

    … I already said i’d buy the game, Nintendo… you can stop whenever you’re ready… but by all means… please, continue.

  • SlickRoach

    I haven’t been keeping up with this game since I don’t have a Wii U (yet) but I hope the Goron, Zora, Deku, and Fierce Deity Link from MM make it to the playable character roster, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

  • Snorlaxation

    I’m so happy they did this. I can only hope her design and how she fights are fun. (I’m also kinda hoping Agitha doesn’t get the full Team Ninja makeover, if you know what I mean.)

    • AndyLC

      “Hi Team Ninja, we’d like you to design this girl character who loves the feeling of slime on her bare skin”

      • Touma

        thats totally what nintendo said XD. skrew reality, this is what they prosuaded team ninja with. that single sentence XD.

        • Snorlaxation

          God only knows what we’ll get from that…

  • Kornelious

    That’s pretty cool, I always like Agitha Heck her Bug fetish (While creepy) is kinda adorable :P Makes me wonder what her weapon wil be :P

    It looks like Lana might be the girl on the cover……But whether she is Cia or not is still a mystery……

    • Steven Higgins

      Butterfly net?

    • AndyLC

      Throwing slugs, it can be like Splatoon where she slimes the battlefield and glides through it.

  • Spirit Macardi

    I seriously think Nintendo have been paying attention to the call for more playable female characters in videogames, since so far Link is the only male character that’s been confirmed. And of the female characters so far you have a princess, a bad-ass bodyguard, an imp-like creature with reality bending powers, and now a bug collector. Talk about diversity.

    • kylehyde

      So Nintendoes what Ubidon’t

      • Ixbran

        Someone needs to make this catchphrase known throughout the world <3

      • Tonton Ramos

        LOL Netherrealm should take notes from Nintendo on how to make beautiful women especially faces…

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with that and they are just pulling out the most popular characters.

      • Spirit Macardi

        I’d hardly consider Agitha to be one of the most popular. Even Tingle has more recognition simply due to being in more than one game. Hell, not even Ganondorf has been formally announced yet.

  • ShootThatWay

    So uh… no Gorons yet. T-T

  • Kayriss Wins

    All these female playable characters, this is great, I have a thing for female protagonists.

  • Rick Hawkins

    B-but where’s all the dudes? This game is gonna be a total taco fest! (I’m taking the piss here.)

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    That’s a cool character to put in the game.

  • Istillduno

    All these people pulling their hair out trying to think of male Zelda characters

    resorting to the bottom of the barrel Deku brothers or whatever, (to be fair Agitha just came from there) and only a couple of mentions of Ganon?

    Man that’s like forgetting about Bowser in a Mario game.

  • Quan Chi

    OoT sages should be playable (the ppl with the town names in Zelda II). If only the Great Fairy was playable but she’s probably not since she’s a summon.

  • Quizler

    Yup, I’m buying this game now.

  • Touma

    o goodie the lady with a bug fetish :D

  • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

    any scans?

  • Evil-Antho

    everyone seems to be thinking about what male zelda characters could make into this game. personally I’m jsut praying they add Nayru from Oracle of Ages x.x for males, well there’s Ralph (also from Ages)
    DEMON LORD GIRAHIM! (yes I also want him in hyrule warriors)
    Vaati
    Yuga
    Onox
    Happy Mask Salesman
    Tingle (oh gods help us)
    King of red lions (aka Boat. )
    The Old Man from the first zelda game
    Guru-Guru (the guy playing the song of storms)
    the Postman (he would run through fields and throw letters at enemies)
    the possibilities are endless!!! I am aware that some of the characters I said are pure nonsense but….Agatha got in. There really isn’t anything that can prevent me from believeing any of those guys can make it in the game now

  • Seth Rich

    Wow. Zant. Master of the Mindless arm flailing technique. Definitely playing as him. I like his swagger.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    So, I keep seeing that Japanese logo. Is it just called, “Zelda Musou” in Japanese then?

  • colorblindnightmare

    Really now. Huh. An interesting choice. Also badass cover is badass.

  • Mc-kun

    Mfw you haven’t played any Zelda game after Link to the Past and you have no idea who that is.

    • Morningstar

      Haven’t played Twilight Princess. but Agatha is an NPC from that game who asked Link to return bugs to her. a little creepy, alittle cute, self proclaimed princess of bugs and that;s all i know about ther.

      Now I want to see Naryu, Din and Farore (The Oracles, not the goddesses) playable! Maybe Ravio and Hilda too. Oh Medii and Malon too.

  • GreenKura

    So far only 1 playable male character. I hope they put Groose, Orca, and Tingle to balance the cast :D

    • k.b.a.

      Vaati, Ganondorf, Young Link, Ghirahim, Skull Kid.
      am i wrong though?

      • GreenKura

        Yeah there are plenty male chars that can be added. Those 3 that I mentioned are my personal fav thou :D

  • Chiupon

    Lana Del Rey is playable?????

  • Warboss Aohd

    need more Gorons…..and Zoras…….and Dekus……and Gerudo……etc.

    heck i want a Moblin Defector.

  • k.b.a.

    am i the only one slightly worried that with so many awesome characters being announced the cream of the crop may not make it in? i know it’s silly but i’m still anxious
    i don’t know how many characters are normally in these warriors games, and i’d be hyped if they were all unlockable. but so far no ganon, no skull kid… i’d like to see a redesigned Fierce Diety Link, i mean look at what they did with Impa. Midna is playable too…

    i’m holding out for bad guys more than anything. Skyward Sword rep like Ghirahim and Maybe Vaati… some secondary young link. that’s all i need to round it out. couldn’t care much for playing as many of the of the supporting characters/races from the games history, but many of the major players from each iteration should be playable

    • http://www.vivazapatero.nl/ Arthur Jarret

      I don’t think we’re going to get any of those (except Ganon).

      The one major thing I’ve noticed is that they have only announced characters that are either brand-new or from Twilight princess – which leads me to believe this game will either take place after or be an alternate take on Twilight princess.

      • celery

        Impa is from Skyward Sword, not Twilight Princess.

        • http://www.vivazapatero.nl/ Arthur Jarret

          Impa was in almost every Zelda game.
          She was in Ocarina of time, too. She was in the manual of Zelda I and II. She was in Oracle of Ages (or seasons, can’t remember),

          Like Link and Zelda she has different incarnations.

          In fact, a backstory has already been confirmed:

          “Impa is the Commanding Officer of the Hyrule Imperial Guard and a playable character in Hyrule Warriors. She is the attendant and vassal of Princess Zelda. The leader of a family charged with supporting Hyrule’s royal family from the shadows.”

          In other words: it cannot be the same Impa from skyward sword, who guarded the temple of time.

          • celery

            Her design is clearly based on her SS incarnation. And we’ve seen enemies from OoT, TP, and SS so far in Hyrule Warriors.

    • Deva Ashera

      There tend to be a ton of characters in Warriors games, like 50-70, so we may get a ton of characters made playable…all bets are off now.

  • Ixbran
    • Vash bane

      O_O bug girl…that’s a big surprise

  • MagiusNecros

    Hope this inclusion doesn’t bug anyone. Ha ha.

  • Phantom R

    ngl I’d love Groose or Hilda, and any good OoT and Majora’s reps too.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Come on, don’t crap the discussion up with this stuff. It’s getting a little annoying seeing some of you guys constantly post smut at every opportunity.

    There isn’t anything inherently wrong with the image you posted, but I think we can do better than posting smut every time a piece of news about a popular female character is posted.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    (シ_ _)シ I think most of them see an opportunity and take it.

  • Blesmi

    If there was nothing wrong with it, why was it deleted?

  • Ixbran

    Given the fact that Agitha is underage, 10 years old precisely, it was probably removed for that. It may have been a nice picture in an artistic sense, but still the levels of creepy were probably high.

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