Friday, July 11, 2014

Next Hyrule Warriors Updates: Ocarina of Time & Majora's Mask?

So, every two weeks we get new infos about Hyrule Warriors in the Famitsu, which leaves two big updates open until the release of the game. It also seems that these updates follow some patterns and revolve around one game, at least from judging the last two ones:

Twilight Princess Update

  • New Playable Characters: Lana and Agitha
  • New Humanoid Villain: Zant
  • New Boss Monster: Argarok
  • New Stages: Twilight Lands
  • DLC Costumes: Twilight Princess Link & Zelda

Skyward Sword Update

  • New Playable Characters: Fi
  • New Weapons: Ball & Chain for Link, Wind Waker for Zelda
  • New Humanoid Villain: Ghirahim
  • New Boss Monster: The Imprisoned
  • New Stages: Skyloft, Sealed Grounds
  • DLC Costumes: Skyward Sword Link & Zelda
  • New System: shops, hearts, bow

So, based on that we could make a prediction like this:

Ocarina of Time Update

  • New Playable Characters: Darunia and/or Nabooru and/or Sheik
  • New Weapons: Biggoron Sword for Link, Time Portal Magic for Lana
  • New Humanoid Villain: Ganondorf
  • New Boss Monster: King Dodongo, Gohma or maybe Twinrova
  • New Stages: Lon Lon Fields, Gerudo Fortress + Desert
  • DLC Costumes: Ocarina of Time Link, Zelda & Ganondorf, Twilight Princess Ganondorf
  • New System: Gold Skulltulas

Majora's Mask Update

  • New Playable Characters: Mikau and/or Deku Princess
  • New Humanoid Villain: Skull Kid
  • New Boss Monster: any of the MM bosses
  • New Stages: Clocktown / Termina Field

Don't think that any of the other Zelda games are going to get in the spotlight with Hyrule Warriors for two reasons: it's the realistic 3D Zelda games, where they can use models, textures and other assets to mash them together. Also, the story states that the evil spirit was split into four parts, three of them hidden in space and time. Cia opens the Soul Gate to three different eras to retrieve: the world of Skyward Sword, the world of Twilight Princess and probably also the world of Ocarina of Time & Majora's Mask, which are linked to each other anyway, so you basically hit two games with one stone here.

With the DLC packages, it's quite obvious that the remaining costumes will be Ocarina of Time outfits for Link and Zelda. Also, it's quite suspicious that the "Power" package only has two costumes. So, it probably will have the Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess versions of Ganondorf, while the ingame Ganondorf gets his own new design. Impa on the other hand could also get two costumes, one for Skyward Sword and one for Ocarina of Time. Maybe she has the Power Pack, but then they probably would have shown it already.

I could also imagine that Ganondorf will be introduced as a playable character from the start. He could even "join" the good guys as the ultimate fanservice, because he wants to prevent the resurrection of the ancient evil (maybe Demise?) as much as the heroes.

Also, note how the system page shows a Gold Skulltula symbol next to the stages! I bet this will be explained next time with OoT update.

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