Following all the slew of Hyrule Warriors news, the Japanese website for the game released several new screenshots that highlight gameplay, characters, and stages. Included in the images are Twilight Princess‘ Kakariko Village and Eldin Bridge, as well as an enemy appearance from Zant. There are also new fire-based and ice-based stages and screens of Lana and Agitha in action.

Nintendo’s Facebook page posted descriptions and plot details for Lana, Agitha and Zant as well. They describe how Zant was pulled into the world of Hyrule Warriors by Cia, and how Lana ends up rescuing Agitha. You can read the captions and view the screens below.

Stages

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Zant

Nintendo posted the following, along with images of Zant on their Facebook page:

“Zant is the usurper king of the Twilight Realm. Once Cia used the Gate of Souls to open a portal to his era, Zant was free to continue his shadowy misdeeds in Hyrule and beyond. Dual-wielding scimitars is Zant’s style, allowing him to swing wildly about or dash with intent toward his enemies. He also possesses a great deal of magical attacks, so approach him with extreme caution.”

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Lana

Nintendo posted the following, along with images of Lana on their Facebook page:

“Lana is sorceress with a deep knowledge of spells, monsters, and using spells on monsters. She’s very energetic and ready to give the war for Hyrule everything she’s got. Lana and Cia have an unspoken hostility, even beyond the normal anger that war brings out. Lana is fiercely determined to put a halt to Cia’s plans, even at the cost of her own life or happiness. Don’t underestimate Lana just because she’s usually so optimistic! Her natural athletic energy serves her well and allows her to quickly dive around her enemies and attack with her book of sorcery, which utilizes electrifying spells that her enemies never see coming.”

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Agitha

Nintendo posted the following, along with images of Agitha on their Facebook page:

“While searching for the Gate of Souls, Lana takes a detour to rescue Agitha from a horde of monsters, ultimately recruiting her to the greater cause. Agitha is the self-proclaimed princess of the insect kingdom, late of the Era of Twilight. Agitha keeps a bright smile on at all times and looks at the world through a sweeter lens than her allies. But just because she’s so cheery doesn’t excuse her from battle! Agitha’s parasol is her standard weapon, though her real strength resides in the bugs she summons forth in times of need, such as a giant beetle or a magnificent butterfly. Never underestimate the power of an insect princess!”

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Hookshot

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We’ve been bombarded with Hyrule Warriors news as of late, and we have recently reported on character trailers for Link, Impa, and Zelda. We also know Agitha and an original character named Lana will be playable, thanks to Famitsu Magazine. You can see the Zelda Universe staff try out the E3 demo of the game here.

  • Erunion

    Seeing Agitha playable gives me a bit of hope that I’ll be able to play as the greatest hero Hyrule has ever seen. I speak, of course as the one – the only – Error.

  • Guest

    Still too much TP in this game, and for God’s sake, Agitha? Really? She’s not even important, what about Skull Kid, Kafei, Nabooru, Fi, Navi, Impa, Kaepora Gaebora, the King, Linebeck, Malon or Beedle? Even The Great Mido and Tingle had better roles than Agitha. I mean, fair, one more character is a bonus, right? I’m still a little disappointed in this poor choice, even though I liked her in TP.

    • Deva Ashera

      There’s probably going to be between 30 and 40 playable characters…Dynasty Warriors games usually have HUGE rosters. They’re likely saving some as surprises while revealing Agitha to show that no one is really to be counted out for possible playability.

    • DTM

      The Dynasty Warriors series are known to have a vast amount characters (I think the most recent one had around 80 playable characters). I’m sure there are a huge amount a characters yet to be revealed. Aonuma has even said some of their character choices surprised him so there are plenty more to come!

    • Art1st4786

      Don’t forget that this game is pulling from multiple Zelda games. We’ve only seen one game so far. I have a feeling Agitha (and Midna, for that matter) might be stage-specific characters.

    • Guest

      How could you forget Tingle? lol.

    • Valroy

      oh dude, Tingle would dazzle fersure. *crosses fingers*

    • Meow

      It makes sense that they are using the TP-verse’s large vast maps to do some of these battlefields or levels though.

    • Ameowlia Singapura

      I agree, plenty of better characters to pick. I feel there is way too many female characters so far. I hope the male to female ratio balances out.

    • Erik Kek

      Rather have 50 playable characters to choose from that give me memory nostalgia from playing various zelda games then only have just link, zelda and 3-4 others that only “Register” as important characters.

  • Tova Rischi

    why is miku vocaloid in my zeldo?

  • Oreo

    I’m personally THRILLED to see Agitha… now they just need to announce Telma and I’ll be content.

  • Russ

    I’d be happy if Hyrule Warriors was, at the end of the day, a Twilight Princess HD mash up.

  • Russ

    Btw, can we just talk about HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS GAME IS? Has the LOZ ever looked better?? I hope HW has a slow motion mode so I can have proper time to marvel while I play!

  • Trinosaur

    Yeah, I really love that they’ve included Agitha!

  • smcrzgi

    i hope somewhere there is a playable goron in this game, or a zora…. that would be sick.