Zelda: Hyrule Warriors will feature Zelda series regular Impa as a playable character, and a gamepad/TV two-player mode.
Tecmo Koei, the publisher behind the upcoming Zelda: Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U, has just switched on the game’s official website. It’s all in Japanese for now, but a couple of things we were able to determine were that the game will feature Zelda series regular Impa as a playable character, and will have some form of DLC. There will also be a two-player mode, where one person can play on the gamepad while the other plays on the TV.
The site also featured a rather expansive screenshot gallery, which shows the game looking quite nice on the Wii U hardware. Check them out below:
The game’s story will involve the witch Shia becoming evil and kidnapping Princess Zelda. The site also detailed the “Treasure Box” collector’s edition which contains an art book, a Triforce-shaped clock, the scarf Link wears in the game, a treasure chest box (with sound effect when you open it), and three slices of costume-based downloadable content. Hopefully, this one makes it out of Japan!
Zelda: Hyrule Warriors is set to launch in Japan in August 14. No release dates for any other regions have been announced as of yet.
Source: Tecmo Koei