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.


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  • 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.
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  • Rodicus

    Impa’s got some tight pants on…

  • Trinosaur

    Still disappointed about Shia’s design…

  • Trinosaur

    Still disappointed about Shia’s design…

    • Jose Vargas

      Nobody cares

      • Elizabeth Cruz

        Woah apparently YOU do.

    • Parker

      I’m disappointed that the first thing people focus on is a feminine character’s body. Try to pay attention to the important things. So what if it’s a bit of a revealing design? It’s not a big deal. Maybe the game isn’t for kids. Remember in Twilight Princess when the fairy didn’t even wear a shirt? Yep, the game was rated T. It’s not like the storyline will have to do with it. If that happens, THEN you can complain.

      • Trinosaur

        This is important. I’m not really interested in arguing semantics, but the Great Fairy from TP had a significantly different role than Shia. She wasn’t sexualized. Shia is. That is my problem with it.

        • heroofmasks

          this was prob the agreement nintendo had with the makers of dinastey warriors is that 1 character must rep how the characters in there games and they chose a character they made i honestly would rather it be shia who prob wont be in a non mainstream zelda game then having impa or zelda dressed like that

          • Trinosaur

            yeah, I would not be surprised if that were the case. Doesn’t change my opinion about her though. Just because it could be worse (e.g. Zelda or Impa in skimpy boob-centered outfits like this) doesn’t mean it’s tolerable.

          • heroofmasks

            then go and blame team ninja and the makers of dws not nintendo

          • Trinosaur

            Did I ever once say this was Nintendo’s fault? I don’t think I did. But to some degree I can “blame” them for choosing to collaborate with Team Ninja. Nintendo is not precious or perfect. They can have flaws and I can call them out on it.

          • Trinosaur

            Did I ever once say this was Nintendo’s fault? I don’t think I did. But to some degree I can “blame” them for choosing to collaborate with Team Ninja. Nintendo is not precious or perfect. They can have flaws and I can call them out on it.

    • richa

      come on, can they after 28 years have a character like this? I find it darefull and surprising. :3

    • Daniel

      They should put a hot male villian too. Just saying.

    • Daniel

      Actually they had had this kind of design through the series, like Midna, Zora princess, Twinrova, they weren’t in HD though.
      Still disapointing by this and the DLC.

      • Trinosaur

        Yeah, I am not in any way claiming that this is a new occurrence. But it will forever be disappointing.

  • Jesse Ren Saario

    People come on. She has Breasts… GET OVER IT

    • zigzagoon

      her breasts aren’t the problem, of course she has breasts, she’s a woman after all. The blatant sexualization of them is the problem

      • heroofmasks

        then go and argue to team ninja or who ever made the dw series it was prob the agree meant they had

  • Logan

    Everyone’s talking about Shia’s design, ignores the fact that Link can “speak.”

    • Nathan Camomile

      he talks in other games… not out loud of course

  • Juan Carlos Torres

    Valga… Volvagia… seems similar… even the helmet! :3

  • Anthony Moseley

    B00bz?!??! On my Zelda game?!?!?!?! GTFO!!!!

  • Anthony Moseley

    One thing’s for sure, this Zelda game won’t be E-rated.

  • Noshpan

    I am NOT disappointed with Shia’s design. Is it a bit more “revealing” than what is usually seen in a Zelda game? Yes, but then I remind myself who’s developing this and am not surprised.

  • CEObrainz

    So…..Link has someone lusting over him, that’s new? I’m kinda interested in how the story is going to play out….would be awesome if it had multiple endings?

  • Cammie Mile

    Need I remind everyone…

    …”The great fairy”

  • hollander

    Shia is way to erotic,,,
    are we going to be GTA V?
    But wizro has a nice story and an oustanding design.

  • Apollo

    I’m not exactly thrilled with the design for Shia either, considering there are a lot of young Zelda fans who may buy this game and I lot of uninformed parents will blindly get it for them, no matter what the rating.

    But on the flip side, Great Fairy had some rather…*ahem* great things in her character model too so its not as if this hasn’t been done before

  • Ghira Demi

    I do not disaprove of her ‘cup size’ or revealing outfit design.. It is her motives that truly ticks me off. Her whole motivation is based apon crushing on Link. Because she couldn’t have her way, she goes to destroy the world and kidnap Zelda. I find this character development could be so much more.

  • tyr

    Her name was misstransleted to english. Her original name is Cia,

    Just like square enix miss translated aerith to aeris.