Fi From The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Is Playable In Hyrule Warriors

By Spencer . July 8, 2014 . 2:31am


Fi, the sword spirit from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, will be in Hyrule Warriors as a playable character. Famitsu also reports enemies from Skyward Sword like Ghirahim and the Imprisoned are also in the Wii U game.


A small scan gives a glimpse of Link using a morning star somewhat reminiscent of Onox’s weapon from Oracle of Seasons.

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  • Malon

    Finally, something’s that isn’t from Twilight Princess.

    • D-Omen

      Well, aside from Link’s ball and chain. :P

      Loving Fi anyway! :D

  • Shippoyasha

    Damn. I thought I was done seeing her terrifying, emotionless face.

    • Thatguy

      Looking at pic with Fi and Link, Link thought that too

    • I detect a 0% chance that I will play as her

      • doubleO7

        Unless you’re forced to in a story mission! lol

  • LordHyper

    Okay, yet another female character. Step your game up, Ubisoft.

    • D-Omen

      Too many work hours to code in female movement, can’t do. On the other hand, Japanese developers are overworked by default so this is par of the course for them.

      • D-Omen

        To Cody Austrie’s comment: *yawn* But by all means, keep defending the undefendable if that’s what floats your boat. :-)

    • Aaron K Stone

      Fi’s genderless.

      • Ixbran

        yes shes is “physically” genderless, but she identifies as female mentally, being referred too with female pronouns, and the obvious female appearance.

  • Vash bane

    that’s un-expected (reminds me I need to look up that game…I have wii issues alright >.<) and holy crap that ball and chain

  • David García Abril

    Wait a minute!

    We know from the cover of the game that the Master Sword will be available.

    How the hell is going Link to fight with it if Fi is outside the sword?! lol

    In any case, maybe this is a chance for the character to redeem herself in the eyes of the fans. She’s one of the most despised characters in the entire franchise, and being she the spirit of the Master Sword, that has to be fixed.

    And stop with the percentages already! Seriously, the joke is not funny.

    On the other hand… OMG, SS Zelda costume!

    And Zelda can fight with a staff/spear? That’s neat!

    • TempestTwin

      The game is confirmed to be non-canon, so it doesnt matter if she is outside the Master Sword.

    • MagcargoMan

      They said Cia is creating portals to the other eras, so that explains Fi.

      Also, that’s not a staff; it’s just a long bar in the background of the page. Her second weapon is the Wind Waker.

  • Armageddon

    The roosters looking pretty cool. I wonder if they will add another male character.

    • Sperium3000

      Well Ganondorf is pretty much confirmed at this point, they’re just yet to release screenshots. And Zant is in too, though I’m not sure if he’s playable or not. And if they put in Fi and the bug princess, then anyone’s fair game at this point. Linebeck? Why not. Cole? Sure. Tingle? YOU F*CKING SERIOUS SON? WE’RE ALL OVER THAT SH*T.

    • Justin Graham

      The developers have said that the roster is half men/half women.

      • DS23

        Ah, so they’re just revealing the women cause they think that will generate more excitement of a certain kind…

        • Justin Graham

          Well, most of the women revealed so far are also major players. Zelda (of course), Impa (who is a long-standing figure in the franchise), Midna and Fi (Link’s helpers from the two most recent console Zeldas), and Lana (an original character). The only announcement of the group that really stands out is Agitha because she’s a sidequest character.

    • PreyMantis

      I do love me some chicken.

      Seriously, they should as more male characters like Zoras, Rito, or Gorons.

  • KenithTheGatherer

    So…Ghirahim’s not a character?


    • doubleO7

      Not necessarily. The assumption is that the villains are extremely likely to be playable, like in most Warriors games.

    • disgaea36

      yessssss people forgot about this awesomeness lol

      • Hell yeah! The sword is a double helix of a dna strand! N that makes me happy as his tranformation is a nod to his DNA strand turning him into adult link.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Oh come on! No playable villains?

    Nevermind that. No Tingle or Groose?

  • D-Omen

    Guys, we don’t know if villains will be playable. My guess is that humanoid ones will, therefore Zant, Ghirahim and presumably Ganondorf are going to be playable. Don’t lose hope yet.

    • DeadLineDance

      “enemies from Skyward Sword like Ghirahim and the Imprisoned are also in the Wii U game.”

      Don’t mean to burst your bubble…

      • D-Omen

        Yeah, that’s why I put Ghirahim in my post. It doesn’t tell us whether they’ll be playable or not.

        • J_Joestar

          well historically, DW games have always let you play as everybody, even if you have to beat the game to unlock them.

    • MasterScrub

      ACTUALLY, chances are they absolutely will be. The costume packs are Courage, Wisdom, and Power. Link has the Triforce of Courage, Zelda has Wisdom, and Ganondorf has Power. I can’t imagine there would be DLC costumes for someone who isn’t playable.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Skull Kid for playable character plz!

  • All I ask for is Medli. She is underappreciated and deserves a shot in Hyrule Warriors. Give me Medli and I will be satisfied.

    • The Watcher


    • DeadLineDance

      I don’t know how she’d fight, but she’s adorable, so I’m on board!

      • Medli is clever and has some guts, she’d figure out a way. If nothing else I’m sure she could clumsily fly into someone or strangle them with the strings of her harp…

      • MagcargoMan

        Wing attacks, and playing her harp to create soundwaves.

        I should mention there’s already a character in Dynasty Warriors who fights with a harp so this is very plausible.

  • Ixbran

    Zeldas weapon looks more like a Baton than just another staff, my bet is
    that shes using the Wind Waker. After all the back story of the Wind
    Waker baton in WW was that, originally, only those from the royal family
    could use it. So it would both fit, and make sense, for her to use it.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      What are you talking about? She uses a Rapier.

      • Ixbran

        Zelda was confirmed to have a second weapon at E3, with her having a Rapier in weapon slot 1, and a series of ?’s in slot two. This scan is showing off her second weapon.

        • NintendoPSXTheSecond

          Ah well then. I had to pull out a virtual magnifying glass for that one. Since part of it is cut off, it could be a spear but it looks more like a staff just from the shear length of it.
          Also, does this make Zelda Lu Bu?

          • Ixbran
          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            Hmm maybe, but if it is indeed the Wind Waker I doubt music would be it’s primary source of attacking. It’s the WIND WAKER after all, conjuring wind blasts and tornadoes would be more understandable.

          • Ixbran

            perhaps she attacks with electricity also? and the bolts and beams it generates take on the form of a musical bar? to reference its origins as a musical item from WW. Then again, Koei has gone and made musical instruments usable weapons in warriors games before, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the Wind Waker attacked with wind, lightning, AND music.

  • Warboss Aohd

    honestly, i want a character from one of the other tribes.

    • NeoMosko

      Somehow, Im sure they will come.

  • Link

    June was all Twilight Princess reveals, and July starts off with a Skyward Sword reveal. Hmmmm more SS reveals the rest of this month? That means Groose!

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    “Mari mas.”

  • LexKitteh

    Looks like in the second page of the scan there may be an image for Skyward Sword Link and Zelda DLC outfits, similar to the Twilight Princess ones. Can’t tell if they’re just reference images.

  • DeadLineDance

    As much as no one likes Fi, I’m curious to see how she’ll fight when she doesn’t have arms.
    The dancing ballerina shtick she’s capable of could be fun, at least.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      I love Fi :c
      I liked her through the entire game really. Plus I wasn’t dumb enough to use half dead batteries while playing a Zelda game lol.

    • lunchbox87

      I loved Fi as well..her only downside was the hand holding but other than that i liked her character and loved her speech style

    • 하세요

      I think the only thing people truly hated about Fi was the battery thing. I think she was great, only second to Midna.

    • D-Rev

      Well dang, I guess I’m no one.

  • ZnTxn

    I have to watch her sing again?

    • Mugiwara

      This image is indeed creepy. >.>

    • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • Colin Tosh

    Even though I still think Twilight Princess is the best Zelda.

    Fi > Midna

  • I’m more happy we’re getting characters that don’t follow one of the three common traits so far:
    1. Regular characters (Link, Zelda and Impa)
    2. All new characters (Lana and Cia)
    3. Twilight Princess characters (Midna and Agitha)
    I wouldn’t mind seeing more characters in any of those three (Ganondorf and new characters are always welcome), but I feel they should at least include one character from each game as best as they can. E.g. Malon from OoT, Skull Kid from MM, Medli or Mako from WW.

    • AkuLord3

      Who says they won’t and that’s a weird list of common traits with the little stuff shown

      • It may be weird, but you can’t deny the validity it had until this announcement. This kind of thing is bound to happen early in a game’s development.

  • David García Abril

    A lot of people ask for characters from the cartoon art style.

    If they deliver, I wonder how they will change their appearance.

  • PowerSerg

    Super exciting stuff I can’t wait to see more.

  • Christopher C

    If we’re getting Fi might as well start expecting Navi then…

    • Agito

      navi is already in the game. he speaks for link during the battle

      • Justin Graham

        And she says “Hey, Listen!” when tutorial text is presented.

      • Alexander Marquis Starkey

        That thing is never named as Navi.

  • KrazyBean

    Are they gonna put every single female character from the Zelda series in this game? The only male character I can remember in this game is Link himself…I ain’t complaining, I’m just stating.

    • Girl power representing!

      • KrazyBean

        Yeah, well these guys did make Dead or Alive so I’m not surprised to be honest. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s jiggle physics too.

        • DS23

          LoZ now with improbable boob physics!

        • Alexander Marquis Starkey

          Koei had nothing to do with Dead or Alive and Tecmo is only working on combat design so, no.

          • KrazyBean

            Team Ninja are making this game are they not? Tecmo Koei are only publishing it.

  • Kornelious

    Wait, we get Fi AND Girahim!? Pretty much every bad-ass in Hyrule is coming together for this game!

    I wonder how Fi fights…..probally a mix between kicks and Sword morphing. And of course Girhaim will be fun to fight….Either way, this is gonna ROCK! :D

  • Steven Higgins

    I LOVED Fi! Can’t wait to see her in action! I’m picturing a lot of spinning and kicking.
    I just wish I had a Wii U

    • Nagi

      Same :/ so many awesome games in diff consoles :<

  • It’s a long shot but I want Veran and Onox more than any other playable character

    • Shadowknight1

      I think it’s more of a long shot than you think. The Oracle games, as well as Minish Cap, were made with assistance from Capcom. Likely characters created for those games are still owned by Capcom.

  • raitouniverse

    I guess the OP didn’t play Twilight Princess (not that it really matters, anyway), huh, because that’s the ball and chain from that.

  • Yes

  • Brimfyre

    What’s with the SS Zelda and Link and the bottom of the second page? Does this confirm Zelda SS costume. Oh baby.

    • doubleO7

      Yes, confirmed SS costumes.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      They’re apart of the DLC costume sets to be releases with the special editions. Us Westerners might see them as Preorder DLC though.

  • fairysun


    • DyLaN

      I’m pretty sure I heard that in the E3 HW demo vids for the tutorials.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      She talks for Link’s dialogue.

  • Namuro


    Also, that Skyward Sword Zelda in the corner, I really hope that it’s a selectable skin! I really adore that Zelda.

    Groose may also have a chance to get in as well, seeing how we’re starting to get characters from other era, than Twilight Princess. Personally, I want Medli next!

  • Sperium3000

    That scan also confirms that there will be skins, and Zelda’s Skyward Sword skin is confirmed. That fills me with joy.

    • Chaos_Knight

      It’s been confirmed since TP Link and Zelda were revealed first.

  • AuraGuyChris

    “There is a 95% chance that I will obliterate everyone looking at me oddly using a massive attack that by no means I used to have in the past.”

  • Justin Graham

    I like. Yes, I like.

  • César H. Sandoval

    That’s cool and all, but could we get some male characters, please? this “Waifu” game would benefit for at least a couple…

    • Justin Graham

      Patience. There is a 100% certainty that they will come.

    • Nightstar1994


    • HarakiriKami

      They’re all villains (males)

      • César H. Sandoval

        Make some new characters then, they have invented new girls.

        • HarakiriKami

          For the Story yes.

  • Kevin Lima Ferreira

    It would be nice to see some characters from the “Toon Link” universe as well, like Tetra and Lineback, but I guess they didn’t find a way to make they look good since they are all cartoonish.

    • HarakiriKami

      You mean the adult timeline?

      • Kevin Lima Ferreira

        You mean the chronology from adult Link in OoT? I don’t remember if Wind Waker is from this time line, but since this game has characters coming from others time lines I think it would be nice to see characters from Wind Waker, Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks as well, but I don’t think this will happen because of the cartoon visual.

        • HarakiriKami

          That’s the adult timeline

  • OlimacFTW

    Just girls, girls and girls!

    And I couldn’t be happier….

  • oh yes! groose next please

  • Ergh…
    I guess as long as she shuts the hell up it’s good.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Ive been in play for 2 hours I think you need to rest,Master

    • Zero_Destiny

      “There is a 96% chance that I will defeat you.

      You are defeated. There is a 0% chance of you getting up.

      Over there, 200 degrees to the East, I spot the next opponent.

      But wait.

      Your GamePad looks low on battery. Please plug it in.”

      • For a moment I almost punched my laptop screen sir, please don’t do that again :V

  • DS23

    ..So are there any playable male chars besides Link? Didn’t realize dude had a pile of ladies.

    • Fastchrone

      Zelda Musou: Link of Harem

    • 하세요

      Didn’t realize? He gets bitches in every game, including fairy queens. Yu ain’t got nothin’ on Link.

    • J_Joestar

      Link in a Pimp outfit DLC.

  • Andar

    So when will they announce Ashei? She was made for this game.

    • k.b.a.

      made for this game? dunno about that but people who normally play warriors games tell me both sides of the conflict are usually playable and those numbers usually reach 30 or so. it looks like they put alot more work into this game frankly but that could just be the art style talking. i could see there being less characters because they put so much care in detail into the rest of the game, but i’m hoping that’s not the case and they were able to hit both out of the park. ashei would be fun to play is they expand upon her like everyone else. as a hunter i can see her using a variety of link’s weapons but she’s got to bring more than her sword and… owl… cloak.

      • Andar

        In the game, Ashei was shown to have at least a sword and a bow, and the sword she has is of a very different style than Link’s or Impa’s (but similar to the one they gave Zelda). Impa’s giant blade gives her a very aggressive approach to combat, whereas Link’s variety of equipment gives him a balanced but varied approach. Ashei’s longsword and bow could lend themselves very well to a defensive, punishing pay style.

        That said, they did give Zelda a longsword and bow, so maybe there’s no longer a good place for Ashei to provide variety.

  • Riku Lucifen

    Ah… Well it was nice dreaming of a playable Ghirahim…. T___T
    Still, this was pretty unexpected news. But cannot wait to see how she fights now! :D

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    wait the weapon is going to swing itself

  • Superior Spider-Man
    • HarakiriKami

      I want to play malo so bad

      • Andar

        Malo wearing the Magic Armor.

  • Linhua

    … okay, I don’t care how many people hate her, I had been hoping for her to return as a playable character ever since Agitha was announced.

    … I am SO pleased with this game right now that I don’t even.

    … as if I wasn’t sold enough on it already… @//@ …

  • kmantle

    Makes more sense than friggin’ Agitha.

    Well, now I’ll wait for Groose, Maple and Ralph , hahaha

    • HarakiriKami

      Groose wont be in

      • MagcargoMan

        And you know this, how?

  • freezestar

    “Link using a morning star”
    Um…. isn’t that the Ball and Chain from Twilight Princess?

    • Elliot Roman

      a morning star is a ball and chain my friend, its essentially a club on a stick, like a mace, but it can also be attached to a chain

      • freezestar

        I know that, but the item is literally just called Ball and Chain in Twilight Princess.

        • Elliot Roman

          guess they wanted to give it an epic name rather than the old ball and chain weapon

          • Snorlaxation

            I totally thought morning stars were just the spike ball on a stick or attached to a small chain, like those put the ball in a cup games. Did they ever make them bigger? (Not Twilight Princess big, of course) but yeah.

          • Elliot Roman

            from what ive read, there usually not to big, just big enough to kill someone but small enough to handle

  • Snorlaxation

    I do agree that I’d like to see more male characters, but still, I’m very pleased with the roster, and even more so with their fighting styles. No matter how you feel about Fi, this is her chance to redeem herself/make a name for herself, and show off some intense sword base skills! Or something

  • E15

    “Hyrule Warriors”?
    More like “Link’s Hyrule Harem”.

  • WyattEpp

    And it’s…another woman!

    I didn’t even remember Zelda HAD this many girls…

    • Shadowknight1

      Think about this. The Sages in Ocarina of Time had only two males. The sages consisted of Rauru, Darunia(the only two males), Nabooru, Ruto, Saria, Impa, and Zelda.

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        Link’s harem in OoT consists of Saria, Malon, Zelda, Ruto and Nabooru.

    • There were like 8 princesses in LTTP alone

    • HarakiriKami

      Most of Zelda’s important NPC’s are female.

      The men are all inferior to LInk

  • E.T.993

    …If Fi’s in there. I WANT GROOSE!

  • Yan Zhao

    Older Zelda games needs a nod too. Hope it gets a rep.

    • Shadowknight1

      Link’s Magic Rod and the loading screen are classic game nods.

      • Not happy til old man in cave is playable

        • keithmaxx

          Shh, he’s an unlockable character!

        • Xinen

          Hahaha that would be awesome! Nobody to take this? So he beats the baddies himself. Or he gets pissed of by being conflagrated by Link in the first game and is out for vengeance. NVM…

  • Ultimaniacx4
  • Kayriss Wins


  • Ric Vazquez

    Hyrule Warriors? More like Waifu Warriors.

    • God

      Link is the new Kirito.

  • SakuStar Light

    if females werent on the game ppl would complain.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Link got a morning star in Twilight Princess

    • k.b.a.

      I now I wasn’t the only one who fought that first, though I think it was only called like bail and chain. Good catch

  • Bio_liquid

    Playable Ganondorf with WW alt please!

  • k.b.a.

    Dark knight. Vaati. Skullkid. Ganondorf. Sheikh. Toon Link’s hammer. GOTY. Fight me.

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