Yesterday we saw an explosion of new information regarding the upcoming Wii U spin-off Hyrule Warriors, thanks to the committed users on NeoGAF. User StreetsAhead has provided more translations for us, this time of the character profiles from the Famitsu coverage.
- Link is an experienced soldier in Hyrule’s Royal Army.
- He has the Triforce of Courage hidden within him.
- He can “speak to fairies” (no details beyond that, but presumably this is meant in a similar way to how the Hero of Time communicates with Navi; letting the fairies do the actual talking).
- His combat style relies on footwork to confuse his enemies. He can use various weapons, but a “speed-type” sword is his main weapon.
- Impa is the commanding officer of the Hyrule Imperial Guard.
- She is Princess Zelda’s attendant and vassal.
- She is selfless, and works exhaustively for the Princess and the royal family.
- She is a master of the blade, dealing out damage with precision and in feverish succession.
Shia, The Black Witch
- Her good soul was replaced by “dark forces” (Ganondorf?), turning her into an evil witch.
- Her personality is provocative and aggressive, clearly stating her desires.
- She wishes to make the world hers.
- She also wishes to make Link hers. It is speculated that this is meant in a romantic sense, as she supposedly has a crush on him and is jealous of his relationship with Princess Zelda — however, this doesn’t seem to be confirmed as actual translation yet.
Wizro, The Dark Sorcerer
- This is the mysterious minion we saw yesterday, now named as Wizro.
- Before being reborn by Shia’s dark magic, Wizro was a ring that increased its own power over centuries by absorbing the powers of those who wore it.
- Wizro has pledged allegience to Shia, though is drawn to following those with power.
- Wizro attacks with magic pulses in a similar way to bullets, and can summon magic from above.
Valga, The Incandescent Evil Warrior
- A close associate of Shia’s, he traded his good soul for incredible strength with her.
- Unlike Wizro, he will face Link head-on, and is confident of his ability to win.
- He actively seeks out strong opponents.
- His lance is similar to a dragon’s claw. He releases a bellowing war cry before dealing heavy blows.