This week, Koei Tecmo accidentally let it slip that Hyrule Warriors will be coming out for the Nintendo 3DS and will be announced at E3 this year. Hyrule Warriors was released on the Wii U this past September and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. A spinoff of the proper Legend of Zelda series and the Japanese Dynasty Warriors series, the game featured characters from all across the Zelda mythos, though it did have some original characters to add to the Zelda universe.

Lana is one of the most memorable characters to be introduced to the Zelda franchise in quite some time. One of the protagonists of Hyrule Warriors, the bubbly witch is charismatic, compassionate, yet incredibly powerful. It is not only fun to watch how she interacts with some of our favorite Zelda characters in Hyrule Warriors, but she is also a blast to play as. She has a strength, yet also a vulnerability that is very relatable, which is portrayed in our choice for Fanart Friday.

To celebrate the revelation that Hyrule Warriors will be released for the 3DS, today’s pick for Fanart Friday is this fantastic drawing by BlueCrystalDove entitled “Hyrule Warriors Lana“. Let’s hope that we get a proper sequel to Hyrule Warriors so that Lana gets even more time to shine!

  • Ryan Haney

    Besides being so darn cute, Lana is a really good fighter.

    • Morgan

      Yep, I love using her in HW.

    • Morgan

      Yep, I love using her in HW.

  • DimensionalRanger

    Perhaps it’s the hardcore Zelda fan within me, but I have mixed feelings for Hyrule Warriors.
    It is nice to have Zelda and a bunch of other characters that didn’t fight in the core series smash hundreds of skulls at once; but it’s really all about killing the highest number of enemies possible and completing battles within certain criteria to get better weapons, not really what a traditional Zelda game is about.
    The story in itself was interesting, but it was easy to finish, and as a hack and slash game it didn’t focus too much on it.
    It was awesome to see all those characters in glorious HD, and the cutscenes were great, but I felt like it was missing something. Maybe the fact that for someone to reach that level of skill that all the characters display would require years and years of non-stop training is what’s bothering me, and they were all OP with seemingly no training .
    Perhaps I went a little hardcore on this, when you had to play as Ganondorf in Legend mode and beat up all the good guys, I was kind of shocked.
    Maybe I just take the whole thing too seriously. I could not deny, however, that it was interesting to see what an actual war could look like in Hyrule. It would be cool if they did a game that takes place during the war between Demise and Hylia before Skyward sword.