While Nintendo blew the lid off of Hyrule Warriors earlier this week in the Direct video, they aren’t done yet. On the official Japanese site for the game, new screenshots reveal enemies and features we haven’t seen yet. Included are Link’s Master Sword, three new stages, and a new enemy: Manhandla.

Manhandla

Deep in the third dungeon of The Legend of Zelda on NES was a giant, four-headed, Link-eating plant. While Manhandla has been seen little since, appearing briefly in Oracle of Seasons and the Four Sword series, the beast will get a much-appreciated return in Hyrule Warriors.

Manhandla is an enemy boss in the game. Appearing much like a union of four massive Deku Babas, Manhandla’s carnivorous mouths will be on the hunt for prey.

As it did in Four Swords Adventures, Manhandla will appear in different colors. It is not yet known what affect the colors will have on its power, attacks or means of defeat.

Hyrule Warriors Manhanndla

Hyrule Warriors Manhanndla

Hyrule Warriors Manhanndla

Hyrule Warriors Manhanndla

Hyrule Warriors manhanndla

 

New Stage: Gerudo Desert

The first of three new stages is Gerudo Desert, based on its Twilight Princess incarnation. New details from an upcoming edition of Famitsu Magazine explain how the stage is in the eastern part of Hyrule. It will include a Gerudo village that is home to monsters during the course of the game. Also seen is an area much like the Mirror Chamber from the Arbiter’s Grounds.

Hyrule Warriors Stage Desert

Hyrule Warriors Stage Desert

Hyrule Warriors Stage Desert

 

New Stage: Temple of the Sacred Sword

The second stage is the Temple of the Sacred Sword, an original area in Hyrule Warriors. Looking much like Hyrule Castle, the area is now more like a ruin than a palace. Famitsu explains that the temple is the remains of a once beautiful city, but during the events of the game it appears that time here is frozen. Hidden in the level is the Master Sword, which of course will be found by Link.

Hyrule Warriors Stage

Hyrule Warriors Stage

Hyrule Warriors Stage Master Sword

 

New Stage: Palace of the Mind

Another original stage is the Palace of the Mind. According to Famitsu, the palace exists in a different space from Hyrule, but suddenly appeared, as if a manifestation of someone’s warped mind. The palace contains a rose garden that is always in bloom. The rooms of the palace are also twisted and strange, and the stage is riddled with deep holes that lead to an endless abyss.

Hyrule Warriors Stage

Hyrule Warriors Stage

Hyrule Warriors Stage

 

Master Sword

A few images posted on the website show Link in action with the Master Sword. The hero will draw the Blade of Evil’s Bane from within the Temple of the Sacred Sword. Check it out below!

Hyrule Warriors Master Sword

Hyrule Warriors Master Sword

Hyrule Warriors Master Sword

  • Toledo Jones

    That cathedral-like building looks exactly like the Temple of Time.

    • JaidynReiman

      It basically is. It appears that it might be the original Hyrule Market and Temple of Time, with parts of the forest growing up in it as well, so it takes nods from Ocarina of Time, Link to the Past, and Twilight Princess (moreso TP and than LTTP, as TP was basically combining OOT and LTTP anyway).

      Parts of the areas inside the temple are straight out of TP as well, namely that second screenshot.

      Oh, and that third screenshot of Temple of the Mind somewhat resembles the twisted rooms in the Forest Temple, although that’s probably just coincidence.

      • Toledo Jones

        It might draw inspiration from the Forest Temple, but, yes, I thought so as well.

      • Alek Fleischer

        Considering how chock-full of Zelda references HW is, I doubt that was coincidence.

    • eByTech

      Yeah, it really looks like a ruined version of Hyrule Castle Town, perhaps.

  • 18esundstrom

    the palace of the mind seems really alice in wonderland themed. i mean, roses, deep holes, mind, and checkerboard floor.

  • Talmor

    Everything looks so pretty…..