Fans wanting a more traditional-looking Ganondorf in Hyrule Warriors will be pleased to know that the King of Evil is getting his own costume set. Revealed first during the Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct, the Demon King Costume Set DLC will be made available through Club Nintendo.

Nintendo has clarified how the offer will work. Fans who purchase and register Hyrule Warriors to Club Nintendo before October 23, 2014 (that’s four weeks after the game launches), will receive a free download code for the costumes. Once redeemed, the download code will add two costumes for Ganondorf, based on his Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess getups. The offer is only good in the United States and Canada. Fans in Europe and elsewhere will have to wait to see if the costumes will be made available via some other method.

Meanwhile, the Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword costumes for Link and Zelda will be made available in the U.S. as pre-order bonuses through certain retailers. More details will be revealed at a later date.

You can see all the costumes in the Nintendo Direct below, at precisely 25 minutes in.

  • Toledo Jones

    That’s great and all, but who would want to play as anything other than the Ganondorf with the beautiful mane?

  • Nick

    looks like im not getting any of the dlc costumes :/ is it just me or has nintendo been a little more about the cash for all the games content than usual? well at least its not like microsoft XD but it does look like a slippery slope for them… hopefully dlc doesnt become as expensive as other companies make it. i dont even mind spending, but i kind of get annoyed when i have a window of time to spend money that i dont have, you know?

    • Ryan Haynes

      Preorder bonuses are nothing new, and registration bonuses have been around since the wii. You don’t have to pay extra for the costumes.

      • Nick

        i suppose its just never directly affected my game purchases. ive always been fine with buying dlc, or getting something free in a window of time (like promotional downloads like they do all the time in pokemon). i suppose ive always been a bit of a baby when it comes to money AND time limits when theyre together because they can be rather impossible for me, and then i feel like ive missed out on playing the full game simply because of money. im gonna be stupid and say that its terribly classist… but then again videogaming in general is, i mean im lucky enough to even afford a videogame yeah? its just new (for me) to see in game content being changed like this. you know i usually just buy the main stuff, kirby, mario, pokemon, zelda. the bonuses have always been like action figures and such. its only been pc games where ive really had to pay for expansion packs or extras, and then i dont have to deal with these promotional time limits.
        you see how frustrating it is? i mean not everyone can afford these games right when nintendo tells them to. i mean one of the times i felt most betrayed by the company was when they gave out minish cap for free to people who had bought the 3ds before the pricedrop (along with a ton of other games) but had never told anyone of this beforehand. then i figured, “oh theyll just sell them later” but instead they just made them completely unavailable. that was the same year i couldnt afford it because, even though i had saved up a lot of money to buy one, i had to spend most of the year spending money on hospital bills.
        i love being able to spend money on things i love, but im not gonna have that cash on command. i have to save up, and that takes more time than is being given to me. in game content is a different thing then the out of game content, like getting a toy for a preorder. i can just buy that on ebay. once that window of time is closed, that piece of the game will be completely cut off from me, absolutely impossible to get unless MAYBE i buy an entire f**king wii u with that bonus downloaded. it seems unfair.
        the term for “loyal gamer” is slowly becoming rich gamer, and seeing that happen to nintendo is heartbreaking.

        • Ryan Haynes

          JESUS that’s quite the wall of text.
          Anyway Nintendo once did a preorder promotion for Wind Waker, where you got The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition. Nobody Complained. I don’t see bonus COSTUMES as a bad thing. If it were say, a bonus weapon that made you unkillable. or an extra character that couldn’t be downloaded any other way, (Mirco$oft & $ony I’m looking at you) then it would be a problem.

          • Nick

            yeah those are all good points honestly, sorry for the text wall hahaha. idk its not that big a deal to me i just get obsessive with this stuff, i love collecting zelda games :/ also i forgot about that collector’s edition thing, mostly cuz i think i was like 3 years old

          • Ryan Haynes

            Whoops, got confused for a second… It was Master Quest that came with WW. CE came from my parents buying me a 2nd Gamecube JUST for the game.

          • Nick

            maybe thats why preorder bonuses arent that big a deal for you??? just sayin

    • Toledo Jones

      It’s not Nintendo, though. It’s Tecmo Koei. That’s how they do things.

      • Nick

        ah yeah thats true too i hadnt thought of that

  • Rustin

    Did anybody else see Cia at all in the Nintendo Direct? I’m wondering if they are changing her look like they did with Catwoman in Arkham City….

  • Leonardo Viegas

    That’s not true, in the European version of the Direct, it was announced that the DLC costumes for Ganondorf will be available too through Club Nintendo, just like in America.

  • The Puppet Mistress

    I want to touch Ganondorf’s new hair. He has a beautiful mane! Why would you want a different costume when you have that!?