Yesterday, the official Twitter account for Hyrule Warriors tweeted a cryptic message hinting at a ground-based character addition to the roster of the anticipated title. Roughly, the bulletin states, “The grounder…the new character, [will be] announced this week.”

This has some speculating that the character may be that of the Goron variety, making it the first time the species would be a playable character in the Zelda franchise. The game is set to be released on Wii U consoles in August for Japan, with the rest of the world having to wait until September to get their hands on it.

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  • Uhhh Majora’s Mask you were able to play as GORON Link.. so it’s not the first time!

    • Victoria Fiorenze

      Very true! Although I am leaning more towards Gorons separate from Link entirely.

      • B-rad

        no in spirit tracks you briefly play as a goron in one of the temples, his name is Gongoron

        • Allie

          He’s from Phantom Hourglass, actually. 🙂

          • B-rad

            oh yeah haha thanks im slipping up

    • DarkStaples

      She could’ve meant as a separate entity from link?

    • Guest

      Yeah, GORON LINK. With the Goron mask. Not an actual Goron. <3

    • Ryan Haynes

      Don’t forget Phantom Hourglass.

  • justinpr1234

    you could play as a goron in phantom hourglass in a temple and a minigame

  • KilpiBan

    Could it be… Darunia?!

  • Allie

    Uhh, are we forgetting Majora’s Mask? Regardless of the fact that it was Link, we STILL got to play as a Goron. That just made the article seem unprofessional is all. We also played as one in Phantom Hourglass.

  • kitten

    I think they mean that it’s the first time you can play through an entire LoZ game with a Goron. Not just temporarily. You guys all need to chill out hahaha

  • Ryan Haney

    I think it’s gonna be Metoo, or who ever it is people keep begging Sakurai for on the Miiverse.

    • JaidynReiman

      Whose Metoo? Honestly, the only real option is Darunia, he’s the most notably and most important Goron character from any one game. No Gorons have ever appeared cross-game, and now is the ideal opportunity to have an OOT-related announcement.

      • Ryan Haney

        I was kidding. If you look at the comments on the pick of the day from the developer of the Smash Bros games, you will see lots of requests for all kinds of characters. I doubt Sakurai even reads the English comments. I looked it up, I meant Mewtwo, a Pokémon, gets a lot of requests.

        • JaidynReiman

          I thought it sounded kinda like Mewtwo… 😛

          • justinpr1234

            MEtoo 🙂

  • KilpiBan

    Sheik, Darunia and Ruto confirmed! CALLED IT! http://www.famitsu.com/news/201407/22057624.html

  • Fabian Rosas

    Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto from the acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be playable in Hyrule Warriors.