While Nintendo blew the lid off of Hyrule Warriors earlier this week in the Direct video, they aren’t done yet. On the official Japanese site for the game, new screenshots reveal enemies and features we haven’t seen yet. Included are Link’s Master Sword, three new stages, and a new enemy: Manhandla.
Deep in the third dungeon of The Legend of Zelda on NES was a giant, four-headed, Link-eating plant. While Manhandla has been seen little since, appearing briefly in Oracle of Seasons and the Four Sword series, the beast will get a much-appreciated return in Hyrule Warriors.
Manhandla is an enemy boss in the game. Appearing much like a union of four massive Deku Babas, Manhandla’s carnivorous mouths will be on the hunt for prey.
As it did in Four Swords Adventures, Manhandla will appear in different colors. It is not yet known what affect the colors will have on its power, attacks or means of defeat.
New Stage: Gerudo Desert
The first of three new stages is Gerudo Desert, based on its Twilight Princess incarnation. New details from an upcoming edition of Famitsu Magazine explain how the stage is in the eastern part of Hyrule. It will include a Gerudo village that is home to monsters during the course of the game. Also seen is an area much like the Mirror Chamber from the Arbiter’s Grounds.
New Stage: Temple of the Sacred Sword
The second stage is the Temple of the Sacred Sword, an original area in Hyrule Warriors. Looking much like Hyrule Castle, the area is now more like a ruin than a palace. Famitsu explains that the temple is the remains of a once beautiful city, but during the events of the game it appears that time here is frozen. Hidden in the level is the Master Sword, which of course will be found by Link.
New Stage: Palace of the Mind
Another original stage is the Palace of the Mind. According to Famitsu, the palace exists in a different space from Hyrule, but suddenly appeared, as if a manifestation of someone’s warped mind. The palace contains a rose garden that is always in bloom. The rooms of the palace are also twisted and strange, and the stage is riddled with deep holes that lead to an endless abyss.
A few images posted on the website show Link in action with the Master Sword. The hero will draw the Blade of Evil’s Bane from within the Temple of the Sacred Sword. Check it out below!