Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hyrule Warriors - The Ganondorf Update

They updated the website with the images and infos from the Hyrule Warriors Direct and the final roster:


That's it, everybody. No more "Coming Soon" placeholders on both the character and the stage section. HOWEVER, there are still some things left, which most likely will be the bonus weapons and characters unlocked in Adventure Mode, which is what they said during the Direct. Also, the Prima Guides includes information on "over 15 playable characters" (source), so I'm guessing that Cia, Valga and Wizro will be available in the Adventure Mode as playable characters.

Ganondorf, Zant and Ghirahim seem to take a more important role inside the Story Mode, where they probably also oppose Cia and her forces. Cia, Valga and Wizro could be unlockable extras, together with some of the unrevealed weapons.

Lana's portal weapon, which spawns Cuccos, seems to be one of them. I'm guessing that this is some kind of joke/fun weapon only available in the Adventure Mode. We still haven't seen Midna's 2nd weapon, where I still expect to see her in her true form, which also will most likely be part of the Adventure Mode and not the story, assuming she won't get uncursed until the end. And Link's 4th weapon type is also an open question. It could be that we get another update next week and that Link's final weapon is actually something meaningful and part of the story mode. Since the Fierce Deity Mask wouldn't make any sense as a "weapon type", I'm still thinking that a water based whip would make the most sense, together with a Fishing Rod as a joke skin. Water is also the element that got only mained by three weapon types so far, the others all are used by four (Shadow has six users counting Cia and Wizro).

But there certainly won't be Nabooru or Groose or any character from Majora's Mask. I really hope that they will immediately start working on the sequel. Actually they released One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 one year after the first game with twice as many characters, where fans also weren't fully satisfied with the basic roster of the first installment. The same could happen here: Hyrule Warriors 2 in September 2015 with characters from Majora's Mask and A Link Between Worlds, but also some missing characters from the first three games. I basically could just copy paste my previous wish list to the sequel, but I will wait until everything has been revealed.

About what we get: I like, what they did with the Gerudo Desert here. This was actually a place from Twilight Princess that I wanted to see, but except for the Hero's Spirit there weren't really any potential characters for it. But they actually made it into a place from the world of Hyrule Warriors and Ganondorf's stage. Very good choice. Overall Ganondorf here is pure win. They did everything right with him.

I'm also looking forward to the Temple of Souls. If that's not the craziest idea for a final Zelda dungeon, then I don't know... :D

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