Hyrule Warriors: Legends

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Download version (Nintendo 3DS)

System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

24/03/2016

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

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Nintendo 3DS Game Card

System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

24/03/2016

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

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Charge into battle with Hyrule’s mightiest legends in Hyrule Warriors: Legends, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems. Cut down entire legions of enemies using powerful, over-the-top Dynasty Warriors-style moves, and switch between multiple fan-favourite characters to enhance your strategies. Enjoy all-new story elements and playable characters from The Legend of Zelda series and discover the ultimate Hyrule Warriors experience!

Hyrule needs heroes…

The delicate balance of the Triforce has been disrupted, and Hyrule Kingdom is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time led by Cia – The Dark Sorceress. Now it’s up to the legendary hero Link to face hordes of enemies and find the missing Princess Zelda.

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Enter battle

Take down swarms of familiar foes on the battlefield with an array of incredible moves, and chain together earth-shaking combos that can swipe out swathes of enemies in one fell swoop. As you defeat foes, you’ll build up a special meter, allowing you to unleash devastating special moves. If you gather enough magic, you can activate the Focus Spirit ability, temporarily boosting your capabilities and giving your special moves even more bite! Force the opposing army to retreat and keep your allies’ morale high – after all, you won’t be able to win this war by yourself!

Strategy and skill

Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft Badges, which you can use to bolster each warrior’s abilities. Use the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen to switch between different characters on the fly, allowing you to strategically position characters and defeat foes in new ways.

A story to tell

Advance the main story to unlock new chapters and playable characters, each with unique moves and weapon types! In addition to the full line-up of characters from Hyrule Warriors on Wii U, Hyrule Warriors: Legends introduces new heroes to play as, such as Linkle – a young girl from a small village who dreams of becoming the legendary Hero.

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Armed with a magical Compass and a pair of Crossbows, this newcomer tells her own tale in one of two all-new storylines created exclusively for Hyrule Warriors: Legends! In these epic new episodes, team up with a whole host of characters from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, with Tetra, Skull Kid, Toon Link and King Daphnes all making their debut on the battlefield.

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Adventure awaits…

Replay previously cleared missions with any of the available characters in Free Mode – experiment with each character’s unique movesets and find your favourite to fight as. You can also explore the map of the original The Legend of Zelda in the unique Adventure Mode – can you find all the hidden secrets? During Adventure Mode, you'll also find hidden fairies, which can be customised and brought into battle to aid you on your mission!

Unleash your inner warrior and dominate the battlefield in Hyrule Warriors: Legends, only on Nintendo 3DS family systems.

  • The definitive Hyrule Warriors experience comes to Nintendo 3DS family systems, packed with brand new content
  • Enjoy all-new story elements, locales and playable characters from across The Legend of Zelda series
  • Think tactically and switch between characters to complete missions in the most efficient way possible
  • Lay waste to your opponents with brutally efficient attacks and intense combos

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Discover New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL

While this game can be played on all Nintendo 3DS family systems, including Nintendo 2DS, the built-in C Stick of the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems can be used to control the camera and look around the battlefield.

3D images will only be displayed on New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems.

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Story

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As Princess Zelda and the Hyrulean General Impa watch over their sparring soldiers-in-training, including a talented young trainee named Link, a dark army marches upon Hyrule. Quick to react, Zelda faces the assault head-on with the full might of her army, but the swarm of otherworldly invaders soon begins to overwhelm the Hyrulean army.

Unable to sit back as war erupts outside, Link leaves the confines of Hyrule Castle to join the battle. During an encounter with a powerful foe, the Triforce of Courage awakens within Link, saving both his life and Impa’s, who recognises him as the chosen hero of Hyrule. After a long battle, Link and the Hyrulean Forces push the threat back, only to learn that some of their enemies were able to creep into Hyrule Castle, and Princess Zelda has gone missing.

Impa and Link prepare for battle and set out to find Zelda, meeting new allies such as the mysterious Sheik and a young sorceress known as Lana. Their journey takes them across time through different Hyrules of the past, each equally troubled, where they team up with skilled fighters from each world. They’ll need as much help as they can get – it’s going to take all the strength of Hyrule’s greatest warriors, past and present, to reveal the cause of the chaos and bring peace back to Hyrule…

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Exclusively in Hyrule Warriors: Legends, see new story branches in three further tales. Meet an all-new character, Linkle, and join her on her adventure to become a hero, or take to the seas in a story based on characters from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, including Toon Link and Tetra. Finally, get Cia's side of the story in levels only previously available as downloadable content in Hyrule Warriors on Wii U.

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Characters

Hyrule Warriors: Legends is packed with characters from all over The Legend of Zelda universe. Meet some of the heroes you’ll fight as, and the villains you’ll fight against…

Heroes

Villains

Gameplay

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Hyrule Warriors: Legends blends the lore of The Legend of Zelda with the over-the-top action of Dynasty Warriors – you’ve never seen Hyrule like this before! Take down swarms of familiar foes on the battlefield with an array of incredible moves, and chain together earth-shaking combos that can swipe out swathes of enemies in one fell swoop.

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As you defeat enemies, you’ll build up a special meter, allowing you to unleash devastating special moves. If you gather enough magic, you can activate the Focus Spirit ability, temporarily boosting your capabilities and giving your special moves even more bite!

But it’s not all about simply taking down the most bad guys; it’s more important to retain control over the battle as a whole. Capture castle keeps by conquering the Keep Boss to increase your hold on the field, defeat key enemies to force the opposing army to retreat, and assist your allies to keep their morale high and ensure that they don’t back down. After all, you won’t be able to win this war by yourself!

Keep command

While most of the opposing army are only threatening in sheer number, look out for certain enemies that you should try to take down immediately. Outpost Captains will continually send more foes forth until they are beaten, while Raid Captains will march forward and try to wrest control of any keeps that you hold.

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Enemy commanders also stand between you and victory. You’ll need to be fast on your feet to dodge their blows and hit them hard when a window of opportunity opens. Some commanders will even summon huge monsters to do their bidding – the only way to win is to expose their weak points and hit them where it hurts!

Weapon of choice

To the victors go the spoils – and in Hyrule Warriors: Legends, that means weapons! Additional weapons can be found during battle, each with their own properties. You might find a stronger sword that hits harder, or maybe even one that restores your health when you defeat enemies. At the Smithy, you can even fuse weapons together to create your ideal arm.

Each character can get to grips with entirely different weapons that completely change their fighting style. Link is comfortable with a sword in his hand, but he can also incinerate his enemies with the Magic Rod or send the world spinning with Gauntlets.

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On your travels you’ll also acquire familiar items from The Legend of Zelda series, which can be used to carve out new routes or smash down your enemies’ defences. Blow your way through boulders with bombs, slice down pesky plant-life and stun enemy soldiers with the boomerang, or give Gohma an eyeful with a well-aimed arrow!

Skillful shopping

Your power increases as you level up through combat, but you can also bolster your abilities by visiting the Bazaar. Take to the Training Dojo to level up characters that are lagging behind, mix up helpful potions in the Apothecary, or fuse weapons at the Smithy. Track down Gold Skulltulas during battle to unlock upgrades for your Bazaar, allowing you to improve your characters further!

Using materials and Rupees found on the battlefield, you can also craft Badges that expand your skillset nicely. Badges can be created for each character, and once applied their effects are permanent. Attack Badges can teach new combos, Defense Badges give you a hand when you’re taking the hits, and Assist Badges offer you an extra advantage by letting you use health potions or expanded special meters.

Direct control

Now you can take control of any allies on the battlefield instantly with a tap of the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen! Switch between up to four allied warriors to open up more strategic options and stay engaged in the heart of battle at all times. You can also issue commands to computer-controlled allies, directing them to head to specific locations or to take on certain enemies.

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My Fairy

As you explore the map in Adventure Mode, you might find fairies in jars. Rescue a fairy from an occupied Keep and you'll be able to bring them into battle with you, allowing you to use their powers to help you on the field. You'll need a full Magic gauge to summon your fairy, though!

Every fairy has affinity with a certain element such as fire, water, lightning, light and darkness. As your fairies grow, they'll level up and learn new Rental Skills. Up to four players can connect together via Local Play to exchange Rental Skills between their fairies, too!

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You can customise your fairies by feeding them to develop their affinity with elements or Rental Skills. You can also dress them up in clothes, including tops, headgear and accessories, to get different bonuses, such as increased elemental damage.

If a fairy reaches the maximum level, there's still room for improvement. Refresh your fairy to return them to level one, with the benefit of a permanent stats increase, and continue to level them up!

Modes

There’s more than one war to win in Hyrule Warriors: Legends! Venture into different modes and battle on multiple fronts, each with their own paths to victory. Each character’s level, Badges and created weapons carry over to all modes, so if you’re having a tough time in one mode, switch to another to train up before returning to the mode that was giving you trouble.

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Legendary warriors

Enjoy an epic tale and fight your way through Hyrules of the past in Legend Mode. Play as some of Hyrule’s greatest warriors from the past and present, track down Princess Zelda and lead your forces to victory against thousands of enemies. Thwart The Dark Sorceress Cia’s plans for the sake of all Hyrule! Plus, in Hyrule Warriors: Legends, you can explore exclusive new story content based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and an all-new character, Linkle!

Go your own way

Find your own favourite fighter in Free Mode, where you take on the missions from Legend Mode using any characters you’ve unlocked. Replay stages with different characters, weapons and items and discover new strategies – or perhaps they’ll make for a tougher challenge.

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Path to adventure

Explore the map from the original The Legend of Zelda in a new way in Adventure Mode. Select map squares to face unique challenges: you might have to defeat several boss characters, or beat a certain number of enemies against the clock! Ultimately, you’ll have to summon all your skill to defeat the Dark Ruler…

Earn higher battle ranks and you’ll be able to open more paths, allowing you to explore more freely. As you progress, you might even unlock new warriors or win Item Cards, which can be used to search map squares to find powerful weapons, additional routes and more!

If you encounter other players via StreetPass, differently coloured Links will appear around the Adventure Mode map. Take them on and win to earn rewards!

Links from other players are also distributed via SpotPass. If you encounter one of these Links on your map, help them out by winning battles for them – you might get something good!

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You can enhance your battle prowess in Hyrule Warriors: Legends with amiibo. If you own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can use amiibo on the NFC area on the bottom screen. You can also use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS via the NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately)!

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If you tap a The Legend of Zelda character amiibo in Hyrule Warriors: Legends, you'll unlock strong weapons for the relevant in-game character to wield! You can also tap any other amiibo once a day to receive random materials, weapons and Rupees.

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Downloadable content

You can expand your adventure with downloadable content, offering new characters, weapons, Adventure Mode maps and more! Each pack of content will be available to purchase individually, and the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass is also available to pre-purchase from launch, which gives you access to all of the DLC content in one purchase, plus an exclusive The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker-themed Ganondorf costume to download straight away.

In addition, some of this content will also be made available to owners of Hyrule Warriors on Wii U via a similar season pass.

Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass

The Legends of Hyrule Pack will be available in three forms:

Available March 24th 2016:

Nintendo 3DS Only Season Pass: DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Legends on Nintendo 3DS only

Nintendo 3DS + Wii U Season Pass: DLC for both Hyrule Warriors: Legends on Nintendo 3DS and Hyrule Warriors on Wii U

Available summer 2016:

Wii U Only Season Pass: DLC for Hyrule Warriors on Wii U only

Downloadable content packs

There will be four DLC Packs for Hyrule Warriors: Legends on Nintendo 3DS, which can be bought separately or all at once in the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass.

 
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May 19th 2016: Master Wind Waker Pack (DLC Pack 1)

If you purchase the Master Wind Waker Pack, or have purchased the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass, you can download the following content:

  • 16 new My Fairy costume pieces
  • The “Master” Wind Waker map for Adventure Mode with one new adventure battle scenario

 
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June 30th 2016: Link’s Awakening Pack (DLC Pack 2)

If you purchase the Link’s Awakening Pack, or have purchased the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass, you can download the following content:

  • 15 new My Fairy costume pieces
  • A new map for Adventure Mode: Koholint Map
  • A new playable character: Marin
  • A new weapon for Linkle: Boots

Autumn 2016: Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack (DLC Pack 3)

If you purchase the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack, or have purchased the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass, you can download the following content:

  • 15 new My Fairy costume pieces
  • A new map for Adventure Mode with one new adventure battle and two new challenge battle scenarios
  • A new playable character
  • A new weapon for Toon Link

Winter 2016: A Link Between Worlds Pack (DLC Pack 4)

If you purchase the A Link Between Worlds Pack, or have purchased the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass, you can download the following content:

  • 15 new My Fairy Costumes
  • A new map for Adventure Mode with one new adventure battle and two new challenge battle scenarios
  • Two new playable characters

Downloadable content for Hyrule Warriors on Wii U

In addition to the previously released downloadable content, there will be three DLC Packs for Hyrule Warriors on Wii U, which can be bought separately or all at once in the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass.

Summer 2016: Link’s Awakening Pack (DLC Pack 2)

  • A new playable character
  • A new weapon for Linkle

If you have not previously purchased the Legends Character Pack or used the download code provided with Hyrule Warriors: Legends, then you will download a version of Linkle who will only be able to use this new weapon.

If you purchase the Legends Character Pack or use the code after downloading this DLC Pack, then Linkle will also be able to use her Crossbow weapon.

Autumn 2016: Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack (DLC Pack 3)

  • A new playable character
  • A new weapon for Toon Link

If you have not previously purchased the Legends Character Pack or used the download code provided with Hyrule Warriors: Legends, then you will download a version of Toon Link who will only be able to use this new weapon.

If you purchase the Legends Character Pack or use the code after downloading this DLC Pack, then Toon Link will also be able to use his Hero's Sword weapon.

Winter 2016: A Link Between Worlds Pack (DLC Pack 4)

  • Two new playable characters

New characters in Hyrule Warriors on Wii U

All new copies of Hyrule Warriors: Legends (including downloads of the game via Nintendo eShop) will come with a download code that allows Wii U owners to download Linkle, Skull Kid, Toon Link, Tetra, King Daphnes and Ganondorf’s trident weapon into Hyrule Warriors on Wii U.**

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Free downloadable character: Medli

You can download the playable character Medli from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for free* on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems, regardless of whether you have previously bought DLC or a Season Pass. Medli will be available to download when The Master Wind Waker Pack (DLC Pack 1) launches.

FAQ

Why is there a difference in content between the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Season Passes?

With Hyrule Warriors: Legends, we wanted to provide extra content that takes advantage of the game’s new features for those enjoying the new My Fairy Mode and enhanced Adventure Mode on Nintendo 3DS family systems.

How much will the DLC cost?

DLC Pack Nintendo 3DS Only Wii U Only Nintendo 3DS + Wii U
Master Wind Waker Pack (DLC Pack 1) £1.79 / €1,99 Content unavailable on Wii U Content unavailable on Wii U
Link’s Awakening Pack (DLC Pack 2) £6.29 / €6,99 £4.49 / €4,99 £8.09 / €8,99
Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack (DLC Pack 3) £6.29 / €6,99 £4.49 / €4,99 £8.09 / €8,99
A Link Between Worlds Pack (DLC Pack 4) £6.29 / €6,99 £4.49 / €4,99 £8.09 / €8,99

What’s the benefit of getting a Season Pass over purchasing the individual DLC packs?

As well as receiving an exclusive The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker-themed Ganondorf costume when purchasing a Season Pass, players will save money in comparison to buying each DLC Pack individually.

Purchase option Nintendo 3DS Only Wii U Only Nintendo 3DS + Wii U
Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass £13.49 / €14,99 £8.99 / €9,99 £15.29 / €16,99
All DLC Packs when purchased individually £20.66 / €22,96 £13.47 / €14,97 £26.06 / €28,96

I already have Hyrule Warriors for Wii U and don’t plan to purchase Hyrule Warriors: Legends for Nintendo 3DS. What are my options?

Owners of Hyrule Warriors for Wii U can purchase the Wii U Only Season Pass to access upcoming downloadable content for £8.99 / €9,99, or download each pack separately for £4.49 / €4,99 each.

The Legends Character Pack, which costs £10.79 / €11.99 and will launch in summer 2016, includes Linkle, Skull Kid, Tetra, Toon Link, King Daphnes and Ganondorf’s trident weapon. This pack is not available as part of the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass. Tetra, King Daphnes, Skull Kid and Ganondorf's new trident weapon will not be available to purchase outside of this pack.

Where can I purchase the various Season Passes?

The Nintendo 3DS Only and Nintendo 3DS + Wii U Season Passes can only be purchased within Hyrule Warriors: Legends on Nintendo 3DS. On March 24th, Hyrule Warriors: Legends will receive an update that adds the “Add-On Content” option in the “Extras” menu that will allow players to purchase DLC and the Season Pass.

The Wii U Only Season Pass can be purchased via Nintendo eShop on Wii U or within Hyrule Warriors by pressing the + Button on the main menu to be taken to the Hyrule Warriors Nintendo eShop page. Nintendo eShop is also where customers must input the download code given with Hyrule Warriors: Legends to download the new characters into Hyrule Warriors.

*Internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.

**Characters transferred to Hyrule Warriors on Wii U are only available for use in Adventure Mode and Free Mode.

Limited Edition

Available from launch day, Hyrule Warriors: Legends Limited Edition includes a copy of the game and a compass watch replica of Linkle's family heirloom compass.

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Please check with your local retailer for information on current availability.