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With the announcement of Hyrule Warriors yesterday and the debut of its trailer, many people have started to comb over it for details–of which there are a ton. Reddit user ryan_expert appeared to be amongst the most thorough, and he has kindly shared annotated screenshots of the trailer to point out the things that may have gone unnoticed. You may have caught some of them, and missed some other ones. What secrets lie hidden within the trailer? Hit the jump to find out!

Below is an image that illustrates things that appear within the game. The trailer showcases that Link is wielding a standard sword and shield at the start of the trailer. He only has five hearts, and a bomb item equipped. There is also a pot in the background, which I speculate may be breakable in the game for Link to acquire different items, such as hearts. Notice how there is only one bar under the hearts, and that it is different from what appears to be the magic meter on the left side.


The image below shows us something quite interesting; is that Zelda in the background? Although the image is blurry and it is impossible to identify whether that really is Zelda, it sure does seem like her. It looks like her, and she seems to be dressed in her Twilight Princess attire. The blonde hair also seems to be a give-away that it is Zelda. The role that she plays in the game remains to be seen. Will she help Link out during battle? Will she just stand there? What is her role in the story? Those questions remain to be answered.


The final two images hold some interesting pieces of information. Remember how in the first screenshot Link had only five hearts, and a standard sword and shield? At the end of the trailer, Link wields the Master Sword, the Hylian Shield, and Link now has ten hearts. Link also now has what seems to be the Red Potion in his item slot. The bar under the hearts now extends to two bars rather than just one. This implies that Link will be able to upgrade his arsenal and equipment throughout the game.



These are just some of the little things that the trailer showed off. If you are interested in seeing more, you can check out our very own trailer analysis on ZUTV. If you notice any other interesting details in the trailer, let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo [1], Imgur [2]
Via: GoNintendo [1], Reddit [2]
  • justinpr1234

    can you talk about how the link in this trailer looks like the link in the skyward sword manga in hyrue historia?

    • Knight of Hyrule

      Omg…he doesn’t. The Link in the trailer looks very feminine, is wearing a tunic similar to TP and SS, and sports a blue scarf. The Link in the manga wears a tunic similar to OoT and MM, and sports a red scarf…which looks more like a cape tbh.

      If you wanna get geeky, the Hylian Crest on the blue scarf and on the knights was derived from the Goddess Crest, and made alongside the establishment of Hyrule Kingdom. Therefore, this would have to take place after Skyward Sword, not before.

      • heroofmasks

        the manga is also not canon so it wont take place before or after ss it can still be a game based of the manga just wont be canon thats what spins off games that are not canon like the pokemon conquest game

      • Talmor

        The shoulder piece and scarf are design similarities. The design in Dynasty Warriors could be inspired by the pre-SS manga.

        I’d like to bring up how Lanayru has a Hylian Shield for defeating his Boss Rush challenge to challenge the idea ‘Hyrule Warriors’ could only be after SS and not before. I suppose it’s possible to argue it was just sort of an easter egg item, but perhaps not…?

        • Knight of Hyrule

          The Hylian Shield features the Hylian Crest, the design of the Hylian people, which features the bird head. It existed since the Era of the Goddess Hylia. The same design can be seen on top of the Temple of Time in Lanayru Desert, and the Skyward Sword logo. But I have yet to see the Royal Crest anywhere in Skyward Sword.

          The fact that it was not seen in Skyward Sword, yet predominantly featured in all eras thereafter, including the trailer, suggest the game takes place after, IF it’s even apart of the timeline.

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      IT IS

  • Bacon Informer

    and now my christmass gift to ZU wich i will give almost every post.

    comenting all the way hoo hoo hoo bells on link’s cap ring making the triforce bright what fun it is to ride and sing on a sailing boat tonight, oooooh tinkle bells tinkle bells tinkle all the way on a boat which can saaaay hey! tinkle bells tinkle bells tinkle all the way on a boat which can saaaay hey!

  • Richard Rahl

    And they forgot to mention his use of the fire rod and backflips throught the flames. Also there are enemies of different games;dodongo, which is from ooT, the goblins are from SS. Then we have before Princes zelda some guards to protect her (and later some other knights so fight beside you). There also seems to be a switch in the intro and later behind a wall (the one with red beam out of it). And a blue one (after he does un upward trust against a goblin, but before his downward trust)
    Then some his moves are from his days in Soul Caliber 2, Like the rising spin attack.
    And before the dodongo’s roll out, I see soemthing green in the castle courtjard with soemthing red and something purple.

  • Ryu

    Wow…..I missed a LOT, didn’t I?

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      Don’t Know how long you didn’t see The Legend of Zelda

  • TouyaShiro

    From what I can tell after having analysed the trailer thoroughly enough, that first sword isn’t actually just any ordinary sword.
    It appears to take design cues from the Goddess Whitesword as seen in Skyward Sword – the markings on the blunt side of the blade are similar in shape, and the crossguard also looks similar to the SS counterpart.
    The only thing that doesn’t match up here, as far as I can tell, is the scabbard. It looks similar to that of the Practice Sword from SS.

    It’d at least help to explain with existing material why Link was able to use what I assume is the Skyward Strike…

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    Zelda in Hyrule Warriors YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • tsubasa1

    “Notice how there is only one bar under the hearts, and that it is different from what appears to be the magic meter on the left side.”

    Definately the Musou meter