Over the past couple of weeks, Nintendo has released four character trailers in Japan for the upcoming Hyrule Warriors based around Link (one where he wields a Magic Rod and another where he fights with his signature sword and shield), Princess Zelda, and Impa. Now, Nintendo of America has finally released these trailers for the English-speaking masses.

The trailers are the same as their Japanese counterparts, with one exception: they include each character’s title and weapon of choice in English. Link, “the Hero”, wields the Hylian Sword and Magic Rod in the trailers, while the Princess of Hyrule, Zelda, wields the Rapier. Impa, a Hyrulean Captain, displays sheer brute force with the Giant Blade .

Link, “The Hero”: Hylian Sword

Zelda, “Princess of Hyrule”: Rapier

Impa, “Hyrulean Captain”: Giant Blade

Link, “The Hero”: Magic Rod

  • So NoA is sticking with Princess while Japan gets a Queen… GG Translation team.

    • Morgan

      There’s one interview we’re getting that says Queen, but they still may be referring to her in the Japanese version as “Princess” Zelda. Zelda was probably technically Queen in Twilight Princess but still had the “Princess” title probably out of tradition. We already knew she was called Princess Zelda because of gameplay footage where Impa flat out called Zelda “Princess”. If it is Queen in the Japanese, “Queen” Zelda, to me, just doesn’t sit quite right in how she’s addressed.

    • Wond

      I may be a bit late, but I just stumbled across this article&comment and I want to clear this up as it can be easily confused.
      Zelda’s still called a princess in the Japanese trailers and her profile – 王女. “Queen” would be 女王 (the kanji are in reverse order).

  • Zachary Leach

    That looks magnificent, can’t wait to play the game! Hoping there’s a mode to just endlessly beat up enemies until you die, aka survival of some kind.

  • James Cahoon

    i think the characters’ attack sounds are really annoying.

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