Hyrule Warriors Details On Fi, New Weapons, And What Rupees Do

By Sato . July 10, 2014 . 1:58am


The sword spirit, Fi, from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, has been revealed as the newest playable character in Hyrule Warriors. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine shares a few more details on her and some of the game’s weapons.


According to the magazine report, Fi moves around with dance-like movements, while gliding around in the air, and transforms into a sword to cut down enemies.


The Ball and Chain weapon you got a glimpse of in the earlier report, that looks like the one Link used in Twilight Princess is one of the new weapons, is used with the Power Gloves,which can also be used to pick up heavy objects to crush enemies.


Additionally, the magazine shows Zelda using the Wind Waker as a weapon, that can be used to bring out strong winds to blow away enemies, along with some electric attacks. It can also be used to call out tornados that can keep enemies in place.


In addition to showing Ghirahim add the Imprisoned, it looks like Hyrule Warriors has some more to do with Skyward Sword, as the magazine shows the Skyloft and Pumpkin Landing.


You can level up characters by defeating enemies in the battlefield, but levels can also be raised with Rupees, and the higher the level is, the more it costs.


By using materials and Rupees, you can make badges that are helpful in combat. The badges with better effects require more Rupees and rare materials to make. While enemies are set to drop the same material for the most part, they can occasionally drop some rare materials, as well.


At the Badge Shop,  it looks like there are branches of badge slots, where you can look at them to see their effects, along with the required materials and amount of Rupees needed to make them.


Hyrule Warriors will be released in Japan this August and September in North America for Wii U.

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  • Ben Sylvia

    Come on Oracle of Ages/Seasons characters!! Subrosia as a playable map!

    Come on Tecmo Koei!! Keep to that promise that everyone’s favorites will be in!!

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Do I hear Rikki?!? :D

  • Namuro

    More characters!

    More stages!

    Leveling up system!

    Customization system!

    …and seeing someone beating me to the first post right as I’m typing…

    Anyway! Totally looking forward to hearing more news! And bring out a trailer for Fi soon, please and thank you!

  • My hype just leveled up!

    • Justin Graham

      My hype is at max level and challenging Chaos Mode.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    So I guess since Toon Link/Toon Characters would look highly out of place in Hyrule Warrior’s they’ll fill the gap with Stages and Weapons from those games?
    Sounds good to me.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Needs more Groose…

  • CozyAndWarm

    So Fi’s moveset will just be talking until all the enemies fall asleep?

    Man I hated Fi, and Skyward Sword in general. Needs more emphasis on the other 3D Zeldas.

    • Serge

      She will dance through the enemies.

    • Kouji Tamino

      You’re acting as if this game hasn’t essentially been a Twilight Princess spin-off up until now. That game is much more over represented so far.

  • DeadLineDance
  • Kornelious

    Level Up you say? Hyrule Warrioirs automatically reaches a 15/10 score! =D

    Guess my guess about Fi’s Leg/Sword morphing attacks was right….Wasn’t to hard to descern though :P And the game having more to do with Skyward Sword is a plus in my book :D

  • Brimfyre

    Glad the Leveing Up is confirmed though it was probably a good assumption it would be the case.

    Leveling up characters in these games are the major driving for for continuing to play. I’d get pretty bored quickly without that.

    • Helios373

      same here

  • Sentinel

    It was also recently seen that you can even hunt for Golden Skulltullas, just like in OoT.

    I’d say there’s no way you can’t call this a Zelda game anymore.

  • J_Joestar

    I Love the Power Glove.

  • Göran Isacson

    So first we get a bunch of Twilight Princess char reveals, Agitha and Midna as well as Zant and Argorok as enemies, now we get Skyward Sword… one wonders if they’ll drop Ocarina of Time characters next, or hold on to those characters for last in order to build up the drop of the mightiest hype bomb. I for one echo the sentiments downthreads here- Oracles characters would be AWESOME.

    At any rate- I do hope they announce Groose next! A Peatrice cameo (heck, playable Peatrice who could have learned from her dad and become a Zhou Tai-esque character would be really cool, don’t deny) would be fine too, but I really do hope we get playable Groose. They guy was definitely the best character in that game, and his glory deserves representation darnit!

    Also Fi. I guess that’s neat if you’re a Fi fan. Though I won’t lie: even if I came to groan whenever she piped in I think she could be fun to play with. I really wanted her to go Ghirahim and fight by morphing her limbs into weapon parts, like what was described in the concept art in Hyrule Historia. If we’ll see that in this game, I shall gladly accept Miss Percentages here.

    Also, leveling up with rupees. I approve of this- might help ease the grinding a bit.

    • Shippoyasha

      I feel a game like this is rife for all sorts of obscure Zelda characters to make it as well. Rooting for Oracle of Seasons/Ages and Link’s Awakening to be represented.

      • Göran Isacson

        One can hope so, yet I wonder what characters they would pick and how they would differentiate them from others? Perhaps Maple would, apart from flight, be able to summon the helpers (Ricky, Moosh and Dimitri the wiki tells me), and since Ralph does very little but fight with a sword… perhaps he’ll be wielding the four sword, to separate him from Link? Would be a pity if they include him and then just make him a clone of Link. At the very least one hopes they’ll include the villains, since it’ll be easy to give Veran and Onox unique movesets.

        As for Awakening… while it could be cool to see the Nightmare or the Wind Fish, perhaps as a stage hazard/summon attack like the Moon, the problem there is that the owl, Marin and Tarin are all represented by their “copies” in Ocarina of Time, and I’m pretty sure that the popularity of Rauru, Malon and Talon would give them a higher chance to be in the game than Marin and Tarin. And beyond those, there’re not that many other memorable characters in it…

        Save perhaps for the shopkeeper that insta-zaps you if you steal something. Wouldn’t THAT be one hell of a character reveal. Or maybe the picture taking guy or the nude model Hippo or painter crocodile… then again, that’d probably be a touch too obscure.

        • Shippoyasha

          It really is kind of shocking how many unique Musou ideas the Zelda franchise has. Didn’t even think about the summoning attack possibilities and that’s very exciting to ponder. But yeah, I’d be happy if Awakening just gets a winky reference.

  • Ganali Castillo

    My only problem with this is that there isn’t a 3ds version of it :(

    • LightZero

      The Wii U needs all the exclusives it can get. The 3DS is doing fine and has plenty of new games to look forward to.

    • HarakiriKami

      There’s a warriors game on the 3DS already. Go play that

    • There’s plenty of good games on the Wii U now. Just get one already.

  • Ziggy Wish

    No article about Ghirahim?

  • Yan Zhao

    If Din/Nayru from Oracles of Season/Ages dont make it in I will be a very sad person.

  • Bluevirage

    All this info makes me so happy.

    This game makes up, for me at least, the lack of a physical US release of Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn.

    Yes, I could import the European version, BUT that OO Quanta DLC is what I want and I do NOT want to make a European PSN account to purchase it.

    So I will just go without for the time being and totally buy the heck out of this game when it drops in English as a gift to myself.

    And to tear my brother away from Mario Kart 8. Seriously fun kart game though but man is he addicted.

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