E3 2014: Princess Zelda Joins The Battle In Hyrule Warriors

Plays differently than Link

Plays differently than Link

Hyrule Warriors

Yesterday was certainly a major news day for Nintendo, and obviously they gave a lot of promotion to the highly anticipated Hyrule Warriors. We learned that Midna was going to be a playable character, but that was not all as it was revealed that Princess Zelda was also joining the battle.

Princess Zelda will not just be a skin replacement as she will play every differently from Link in this game. Zelda uses a glowing rapier to fight along with her magic spells. Thanks to Nintendo Everything, we have a full rundown of the news from E3 for the game, which you can see below.

-At least 50 enemies on-screen at once
-Most of them don’t attack
-Most stand still until Link strikes them
-Y button: weak attack
-X button: slower but more powerful heavy attack
-Can do combos such as YYYX or button mash
-B button: dodge
-A button: special attack
-Different weapons in the game
-Link throws a bunch of bombs at once
-Can equip one item to the Zr button such as a health bottle or bombs
-D-pad cycles through items
-ZL: guard
-When you find the bombs, enemies stop attacking and the game cuts to Link doing his classic treasure finding animation where he holds the bombs to the sky
-Zelda has a similar animation
-Link’s spinning sword technique is flashier and knocks enemies up in the air
-Link completes the move by slamming enemies to the ground with a downward stab
-His special move (aka Musou Attack) is a spinning slash with more reach. Special moves are charged when you attack enemies
-While Link is fighting, Hylian Troops also fight
-They don’t mind if you accidentally hit them in the heat of battle
-Impa is in the demo and she gives Link tips
-Tutorials also have the classic “hey, listen” line when they pop up
-Castle Keep has a power up bomb
-This is a one use item with a huge blast radius
-Link can also collect Rupees dropped by enemies and glowing hearts to restore his life
-E3 demo ends with a King Dodongo boss fight who appears at the North Square
-King Dodongo breaths a cone of fire Link has to dodge
-The trick to beating him is throwing bombs in his mouth when he inhales
-Then Link can follow up with a combo ending with a fatal downward slash
-Zelda uses a glowing rapier to fight
-Has a combo where she darts left and right
-Zelda has 3 orbs
-You can charge these by pressing heavy attack and then use orbs as combo finishers like creating a golden triangle on the ground that damages all of the enemies inside it
-Zelda also has a combo ending with a barrage of arrows from a golden bow
-Zelda’s special move is a charged bow strike that knocks enemies back
-Lizardos was the first enemy with a weak point and if you hit him on the head you’ll knock him down
-Fill up your Focus Spirit meter with magic jars
-When this is full you can press R to get a speed and attack burst
-Your character will glow yellow and get a new combo too
-Zelda can use three elemental magic spells as her Focus Spirit combo
-Hyrule Warriors says “Zelda defeated Moblin” when you knock out a general

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