The Japanese publication Famitsu has revealed new information for Hyrule Warriors, including new characters, weapons, attacks and abilities.

Back from Twilight Princess is Agitha, “Princess of Bugs.” This marks her first appearance in a video game since her brief cameo as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The addition of Agitha is pretty unexpected, but nonetheless is a cool concept. Not many people would suspect such a cute little girl to be a vicious fighter. Little Agitha whips out her parasol to bludgeon her enemies. She also calls on her friends from the insect kingdom to help her out in battle.


Lana is a brand new character created specifically for Hyrule Warriors. You may recognize her as the mysterious girl in blue on the box art. A white witch, she carries her book of magic that she uses to form magical barriers, keeping enemies at bay. Break the barrier and everything and everyone, including Lana, gets damaged by the shock.


We previously learned that The Great Fairy can summon the Moon from Majora’s Mask. According to Famitsu, she’s not the only one with that power. All it takes is the proper strengthening item (we don’t have specifics yet), and you too can bring down the Moon.

Another return from the Zelda games is Link’s Hookshot. Its job in Hyrule Warriors is no different than usual; Link uses it to access locations he can’t reach by normally walking or climbing.

Hyrule Warriors comes out in Japan on August 14, UK September 19, and North America September 26.

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  • Fuzzylittlebastard


  • Pedro Alvarado

    Risky move…

  • Lotti Sidwell

    Skull Kid
    Skull Kid
    Skull Kid

  • ZeroZmm

    Lana in the box art is wearing purple~
    I wonder if it means something

  • mitchella

    Links the only playable dude so far. Far out. If there’s an even number of guys n gals playable, this indeed is gonna be a big roster.

  • Zachary Leach

    Love seeing so many different characters to play as, although I probably will spend a fair amount of time as Link of course, I’ve come to love many of the other possibilities, even if they are a bit strange (Agitha is a decent start).

  • JaidynReiman

    I’m thinking that “Lana” is short for “Lanayru,” and she actually turns out to be Nayru in some way, or is connected to Nayru.

    EDIT: Oh, and if Agitha can be playable, we can DEFINITELY have Saria. Nature powers ftw!

    • TheJuanAndOnly

      Dude, she’s totally Nayru! Maybe we’ll even get Din and Farore.

      • JaidynReiman

        I’m sure she’s Nayru in some form, but I don’t think that immediately means we’ll get Din and Farore as well. At one point I thought we’d get all five OOT sages (Impa and Zelda appear in most games), now I’m thinking we’ll only actually get a few of them. Likewise, I don’t think we’ll get all three Goddesses either, one is probably enough.

    • Sullindir

      Lana summons barriers. “Nayru’s Love” is just that, a barrier. It would make sense for Nayru to use magic for which she is the inspiration (or creator of).

      • JaidynReiman

        Yeah, the connection is all-too obvious at this point.

  • Jared Studelska

    50 bucks says the strengthening item mentioned is Majora’s Mask

  • zigzagoon

    im actually stoked to play as agitha! She seems like a great fit to play as, actually.
    Not sure how I feel about Lana yet, something about her seems kind of boring. I’ll probably have to wait a while to get any opinion about her

  • Sdudyoy

    It kinda surprises me that Link is the only boy playable character so far, I don’t mind girl characters, but I would like some more diversity.

    • JaidynReiman

      Its been confirmed female characters make up about half the cast. They just wanted to show off a lot of females right now apparently.

    • James Lewis

      im stoked with all the female casting. but saying “it needs diversity” it kind of tunnel visioned. i mean, Most games with any amount of playable characters are dominated my male characters, and if there are women, a lot of the time, they are sexualized for the men anyways. So many female characters are fantastic! and its gonna make this game unique.

      • JaidynReiman

        Its confirmed half the cast of this game is female.

        • James Lewis

          i know?

          • JaidynReiman

            Sorry. 😛

    • kater268

      I know! I hate how all these games make you play as women. Where are all the games with men in starring roles????

      • Sdudyoy

        I’m not complaining, I just don’t see why all the characters are girls, I really don’t care though.

  • Ceres Leaf

    Why stop at Skull Kid, bring us Goron and Zora Link <3

    • JaidynReiman

      More like Darmani and Mikau. Mikau I wouldn’t mind, but I think Darunia would be a better pick than Darmani.

  • Ceres Leaf

    Why stop at Skull Kid, bring us Goron and Zora Link <3

  • 92ladderley .

    Darunia would be a brilliant character to play as also…who wouldn’t want to play as big boss of the Gorons?

  • Russ

    Lana needs to be replaced by Hilda. Come on! Russ needs more Hilda!!!

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  • Anthony Moseley

    Agitha is definitely an….interesting choice. Not exactly a character I would have chose, but still kinda cool I guess.

  • veeronic

    come on ganondorf

  • Trinosaur

    Agitha!!!! THis makes me really happy. I love Agitha.

  • Ryan Haney

    “The addition of Agitha is pretty unexpected” When I read Agitha in your headline, I thought to myself “Well, I wasn’t expecting that.” Bugs aside, Agitha is so adorable I can’t picture her kicking butt. Lana must be important to be on the cover.

  • Sullindir

    I can’t say that I am not enthused for the return of Agitha.

  • Jumb

    I want to play as the bean seller 🙁

  • Cynius

    I’d like to have a Four Swords references, Im not saying the Four Sword’s back (should be) but the back from Vaati would be cool.

    PD: Have someone think about Ghirahim?

  • NamelessAbyss

    One question : Fierce Deity Link?

  • kater268