Hyrule Warriors

Type

Wii U

System

Wii U (European version)

Release date

19/09/2014

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Type

Download version (Wii U)

System

Wii U (European version)

Release date

19/09/2014

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Download size

7429.06 MB



Hyrule’s greatest warriors charge into battle in Hyrule Warriors on Wii U! Cut down entire legions of enemies as Link, Impa and other The Legend of Zelda characters using over-the-top powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. This tour de force through the beloved locales of Hyrule will have you battling the fiercest enemies in Zelda history. Think tactically and conquer missions in the most efficient way you can to save Hyrule!

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.

Advance the story in Legend Mode to unlock new playable characters with unique moves and weapon types. Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which you can use to bolster each warrior’s abilities. Then unleash the full power of your attacks with intense combos to clear wave after wave of Bokoblin hordes. You’ll have to get your gloves dirty to save Hyrule this time.

Take on armies all by yourself in solo play, or team up to fight side-by-side with a friend in co-operative multiplayer in all modes. 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?

  • Play as fan-favourite characters like Link and, for the first time in the series, Impa, Zelda, and more!
  • Team up with a friend and battle fierce enemies from The Legend of Zelda in two-player co-op
  • Lay waste to your opponents with brutally efficient attacks and intense combos
  • Think tactically to complete missions in the most efficient way possible across Hyrule's most famous locales

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Story

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.

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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.

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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 three 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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Characters

Hyrule Warriors 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

Hyrule Warriors 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, 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!

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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.

Use your amiibo!

In Hyrule Warriors, tapping the Link amiibo on the Wii U GamePad’s touch point will unlock a brand new weapon to play with: the Spinner from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess! Tapping the Zelda amiibo once a day will unlock a strong weapon for her to use. You can also tap any amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection once a day to receive random materials, weapons and Rupees.

Tapping the amiibo of a character from Hyrule Warriors once a day will unlock a strong weapon for that character to use!

Find out more about amiibo

A software update is required to use amiibo functionality in this game. A system update may also be required to use amiibo functionality.

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Modes

There’s more than one war to win in Hyrule Warriors! 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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Enjoy an epic tale and fight your way through three 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!

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.

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…

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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!

Tag team

You can join forces with a friend in co-operative multiplayer, available in all modes. Two players can work together to save Hyrule, whether they fight back-to-back or split up across the map to cover more ground. Thanks to the Wii U GamePad, each player has their own screen; while one person plays using the GamePad screen, another can pick up a Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote and Nunchuk to play on the television.

Add-on Content

Several packs of add-on content are available to purchase for Hyrule Warriors.* The Hero of Hyrule Pack is also available to purchase, which includes Master Quest Pack, Twilight Princess Pack, Majora’s Mask Pack, Boss Pack and a Dark Link costume. In addition, after the release of Hyrule Warriors: Legends on Nintendo 3DS family systems, further add-on content will be available to purchase in 2016.


February 26th 2015: Boss Pack

If you purchase the Boss Pack, or have purchased the Hero of Hyrule Pack, you can download the following content:

  • Two new Challenge Modes:
    • Battle against boss characters in Boss Challenge
    • Play as the huge, demonic beast Ganon in Ganon's Fury
  • You can also obtain five alternative character costumes through these Challenge Modes.

A free software update is required to use the Boss Pack content. Please visit our Support page for more information.

January 29th 2015: Majora's Mask Pack

If you purchase the Majora's Mask Pack, or pre-purchase the Hero of Hyrule Pack, you can download the following content:

  • Two new characters: Tingle, and the young Hero of Time, Young Link
  • A new map for Adventure Mode: Termina Map
  • A new costume for Lana: Skull Kid's Clothes
  • New costumes for Sheik and Impa: Era of the Hero of Time Outfit

A free software update is required to use the Majora's Mask Pack content. Please visit our Support page for more information.

November 27th 2014: Twilight Princess Pack

If you purchase the Twilight Princess Pack, or pre-purchase the Hero of Hyrule Pack, you can download the following content:

  • A new character: Twili Midna
  • A new weapon for Zelda: Dominion Rod
  • A new map for Adventure Mode: Twilight Map
  • A new costume for Link: Postman
  • A new costume for Zelda: Ilia

A free software update is required to use the Twilight Princess Pack content. This free software update also adds amiibo functionality. Please visit our Support page for more information.

Find out more about amiibo and Hyrule Warriors.

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October 16th 2014: Master Quest Pack

If you purchase the Master Quest Pack, or pre-purchase the Hero of Hyrule Pack, you can download the following content:

  • A new weapon for Link: his trusty horse, Epona
  • Five new Legend Mode scenarios
  • A new map for Adventure Mode: Master Quest Map
  • New costumes for Lana and Cia: Guardian of Time
  • Six 8-bit weapons

A free software update is required to use the Master Quest Pack content. This free software update also adds three new playable characters: Cia, Volga and Wizzro! Please visit our Support page for more information.


Further downloadable content for Hyrule Warriors on Wii U

Hyrule Warriors: Legends is out now on Nintendo 3DS family systems, and will receive its own downloadable content. Some of the downloadable content from Hyrule Warriors: Legends will also be made available for Hyrule Warriors on Wii U. 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.

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

Find out more about downloadable content in Hyrule Warriors: Legends on Nintendo 3DS.

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.**

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.

*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.

***Please note: The Master Wind Waker Pack (DLC Pack 1) is only available for Hyrule Warriors: Legends on Nintendo 3DS family systems.