After the rather surprising announcement of Ruto being a playable character in Hyrule Warriors, we now get to see our first good look at her role in the game. Tecmo Koei released a bunch of screenshots as well as a new trailer featuring the Zora sage. In order to bring peace back to the Zoras’ caves, she teams up with the Gorons who give her a helping hand. When fighting against the evil that invaded her kingdom, she stands her ground pretty well!

She enters the stage just as she did in Ocarina of Time: being carried. Old habits die hard, I suppose. This time there’s no need to worry about her, however, as the trailer proves that she can certainly stand up for herself.

Ruto’s weapons are her fins, much like Mikau from Majoras Mask, and she has a variety of water-based moves to choose from. For example, she can turn the ground into water and jump from one waterhole to the next, causing the opposing army to decrease significantly. She can also summon different kinds of fish and shoot them just like darts toward her enemies. One of Ruto’s most powerful moves seems to be creating a giant water tornado.

You can check out screenshots of Ruto in action below, taken from the official Hyrule Warriors website.






  • Trinosaur

    Glad to see her in this game!

  • ShadeNox

    Interesting, so looks like her moves will be decided by the bracers she wears judging by the way they suddenly appeared during combat.

  • JaidynReiman

    The rather “surprising” announcement of Ruto being playable? Why was everyone so surprised?! I seriously feel like I’m the ONLY ONE who completely expected Ruto to be playable alongside Darunia and Saria (who obviously hasn’t been confirmed yet). I figured there was a very high chance of getting all the OOT Sages, although I was more iffy on Rauru and Nabooru (although now I’m starting to get iffy on Saria, I certainly hope my fears are wrong).

  • Ryan Haney

    She looks like a fun character to play. The people in their art department really know how to make pretty faces.

  • Zelda Fan Guy

    Find it interesting that now she’s in HD they had to give her some sort of clothing compared to how she appeared in OoT; it makes her look a bit odd to me, but will still be my main for at least the first play through of Hyrule Warriors <3

  • Phazite

    I didn’t think Ruto would make a good choice to include as a playable character, but I think I’m sold now.

  • Dixie Kong for SSB4!

    nice!now I’m hoping for Saria and Nabooru. don’t say that Lana’s new weapon takes out Saria’s chances because Saria can use her fairy ocarina and forest powers