Following last week’s news that Hyrule Warriors developer Tecmo Koei will be issuing a patch to fix reported errors in the game, they have now announced that it will be available on September 1 in Japan. Resolved issues include audio problems, crashing and a health glitch. The update includes far more than simple bug fixes, however.
The 1.2.0 update features a new Challenge mode, wherein the player faces a series of challenges within a time limit. New settings for the background music are also included, allowing the player to choose which track to play in each stage.
Best of all, Tecmo threw in a new weapon for Link, and it’s definitely one for the fans. Our hero can now wield his original, 8-bit sword and shield sprites, based on those in the original Legend of Zelda. You can catch Link swinging it around in retro style in the screenshots.
Lastly, Tecmo teased a larger future update via the official Hyrule Warriors Twitter, asking what the fans would like to see. The developer asked — stressing that this was nothing more than “an example” — who we would like to see added as a playable character. Now’s your chance: go respond to Tecmo and tell them who you want to play as!