The Great King of Evil will join the line-up of Hyrule Warriors playable characters, Nintendo revealed during their special Direct broadcast detailing the upcoming Zelda spinoff.

Ganondorf will bring with him a Great Sword, and it looks to be very similar to Demise’s weapon from Skyward Sword. With it and another blade, the Demon King attacks with slow and deliberate blows that knock back enemies. He follows up with strong combos and can attack in all directions with his sword.

The Gerudo King can also summon dark magic. At one point, a sphere of energy is created and then crashes into Ganondorf’s enemies, and later he summons what appears to be Phantom Ganon, although in a more bestial form than seen before.

You can check out Ganondorf, with his long decorated hair and his galloping black horse, in the character trailer below, which was released immediately after the Direct concluded. Nintendo also shared a few images of Ganondorf in a press release, and we’ve posted them below.

Hyrule Warriors Ganondorf

Hyrule Warriors Ganondorf

  • Trinosaur

    Really diggin’ the lion-like mane of hair

  • Docforexit347

    Anyone else feel like Ganon is using excessive force on those poor enemies.

    • Ryan Haney

      Enemies he created, too.

  • MischievousLittleImp

    Well, finally! Now I’m really hiped for this game! I can play as the only and the most fabulous Ghirahim!!! Yeah!!!

  • Anthony Moseley

    Really cool design. I like how they modeled him after Demise’s design in Skyward Sword. Wouldn’t mind future incarnations of Ganon looking more like this.

  • Ryan Haney

    He’s got Demise’s hair, sword and theme music but Ganon’s voice and ability to terrify. As much as I am looking forward to playing as him, he still creeps me out, a little.
    This kind of reminds me of Mario RPG on the SNES… How the devil did Bowser end up on Mario’s team?

  • GreenLinkMaster

    I can only imagine that they’d wanted to have both Gannon and Demise in this game, but instead made a purposely Demise like Gannon.

  • heroofmasks

    thats more of him using his pig form to attack rather then phantom ganon it looks like his alttp ganon form just without the tridant

  • kinda looks like Cervantes. I like.

  • Anthony Moseley

    Did anyone else catch Ganon’s face at the end of the video holding up the piece of heart? That was priceless!

  • Talmor

    *chokes* :O Hiya there, Ganondorf….