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Fi Confirmed For Hyrule Warriors Along With Skyward Sword Costumes For Link And Zelda

Posted by Damien McFerran

Oh, and that ball and chain weapon from Twilight Princess

Japanese magazine Famitsu has confirmed that Fi from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be a playable character in the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors.

The publication has also revealed that both Link and Zelda will be able to wear their costumes from Skyward Sword, and that the huge ball and chain weapon seen in Twilight Princess will also be available.

Are you happy to see that Fi will be playable in Hyrule Warriors, or did you have your heart set on someone else making an appearance? We're likely to see more character reveals as the Japanese launch of the game draws ever closer, so why not make some of your own predictions in the comments section below?

[via neogaf.com]

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Tsurii897

#2

Tsurii897 said:

As much as I disliked Fi as a companion in Skyward Sword...I liked her as a character for the story and I have no problem imagening how she could fight actually (looks at Agitha).
She did those small dances when you obtained the parts of that stone slab, right? I could see her fighting in a similar style as Shiva in Final Fantasy Type-0: "skating" through the hordes of enemies and attacking them left and right with smaller spells.
I'm pretty sure she will have a very unique and interesting fighting style and think she's a good addition to the roster.

And the ball and chain is confirmed, too? SWEET! Even more Twilight Princess stuff :3
Oh..well, Skyward Sword costumes. Eh.. nice I guess :p

Peach64

#3

Peach64 said:

I find the Musou games to be pretty dull, so this isn't on my radar, but they are nailing the fan service aspects of this game.

Ste

#6

Ste said:

Actually I did like FI, I found her funny with her blunt honesty, albeit annoying when she was telling me i was low on hearts or low on battery power. But as a character, she was a spirit not a person so not sure I like this, Midna was a person, if they wanted someone from Skyward Sword, should have picked Groose.

JusticeColde

#7

JusticeColde said:

Eh, I don't really know anymore.
Anybody could get in from this point on, Tingle or the running mailman even.

Datasun_7

#9

Datasun_7 said:

@Ste there's a couple twilight princess characters so maybe there will be multiple skyward sword characters

Kosmo

#10

Kosmo said:

There is only a 1% that I will play the annoying blue thing that spoilt Skyward Sword for me.

19Robb92

#11

19Robb92 said:

Cool, need to see a trailer of Fi's fighting style before I can tell if this is good or 'meh' news.

NodesforNoids

#12

NodesforNoids said:

When a majority of older Zelda costumes are so incredibly simplistic, basing alternate outfits on newer, more detailed games makes sense.
And Fi? She's the living embodiment of perhaps the greatest fictional weapon ever made.
I get alot of people didn't like Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword.
I'm not one of those people, but let's be serious, Wind Waker, Ocarina, A Link to the Past weren't known for their elborate character designs. Sure the manuals were great, but most of the game art was a simplistic as the controls on the original Gameboy. BORING.
I like variety in these types of games. And it's obvious that's what we're getting.
Another thing, aside from the primary characters, how many secondary characters (like Fi, Agitha, Groose) could really be pulled from anything pre-Twilight Princess? We have slots for Zoras, Gorons and Sheik, but aside from Saria, Talon and Malo (all terrible choices, in my honest opinion) who could possibly join?
The newer games are really the only ones that provide unique enough characters in the art style the game utilizes.
Midna: mount based combat. Link: sword, bow, equipment. Zelda: bow, magic. Fi: sword, magic. Agitha: equipment, summoning magic. Lana: magic, equipment. Sheik: sword, equipment.
There's still room for air based combat, heavy style combat, hand to hand combat and elemental combat. The ones I mentioned earlier cover those bases nicely.

Josaku

#17

Josaku said:

Why the heck are all the playable character confirmed female? Not that I don't enjoy a huge Charakterroaster, but if nearly every charakter is female I think more of "fanservice" than of a good game . . . Sorry but unless Ganondorf, Girahim, Darunia, Fierc Diety, Horror Kid and Tingle are Playable I wont get more hype going for me (although my hypelvl for this game is over 9000 ^^")
I really hope that at least some of those characters are included in this game ^^

The_Ninja

#19

The_Ninja said:

She'll annoy her enemies to death... Make Navi playable, and give her some fanservice while their at it, like most female characters in the game..

CeroKelvin

#20

CeroKelvin said:

I went from mildly interested to somewhat interested. I liked Fi in Skyward Sword, although she was useless as a helper she was quite funny to watch. If they add Groose and either Ganon (NES) or Veran, I'll definately buy the game. Until then, I'll just keep it on my radar.

allav866

#21

allav866 said:

I'd have chosen Tingle over Fi. Tingle could be short, and attack with Ankle, Knuckle, and David Jr. As for Fi... Well, she can transform into a sword, I guess.

Jazzer94

#23

Jazzer94 said:

We need Tingle, Ganondorf, Ghirahim and Young Link though Fi is a nice addition.

PvtOttobot

#24

PvtOttobot said:

...so is anyone else noticing that they have only revealed girls so far... it better not stay like that!!

Zombie_Barioth

#25

Zombie_Barioth said:

@Josaku
Most of the important characters in Zelda are women though, so you'll obviously have a very prominent female cast. You actually listed most of them already, besides Link of course.

Thats not what fan-service is either, aside from them being fan favorites that is.

Finntendo

#26

Finntendo said:

NNNNNNOOOOOOOOO!
Does she make beep sound every time she attacks?

SS, like it wasn't annoying enough to catch tumbleweed that that very annoying thing kept interrupting. At least "hey, listen" you could always ignore.

WanderingPB

#27

WanderingPB said:

Alright this is one of the many ways Skyward sword surprised me…Fi at first was interesting...then it felt like she was naggingly annoying...then her dancing was simply majestic…then she was right back to annoying but made the Peanut adult noises(whomp whomp whomp) so it was easier to ignore…and then at the end i didnt want her to leave and felt very sad because i understood she had to……that goes to show the craftmanship in the Zelda games kinda like in WindWaker the way u feel empathetic with Ganon at the end of the game…remarkable

So long story short im glad Fi is a playable character and am looking forward to seeing what she'll bring to the table

King47

#28

King47 said:

Fi is the reason I so love skyward sword, I'm glad they're giving us more of her. I also hope they give us navi.

Well, it doesn't matter. I've already decided on skipping this one.

Dark-Luigi

#32

Dark-Luigi said:

Oh great, another annoying companion. :P

Can we get someone that's worth mentioning, please?

Link506

#33

Link506 said:

I hated Zelda's look without the DLC so will be an insta-buy for me unless its on the pricey side.

yemsols

#35

yemsols said:

@outburst Im also hoping for a toon/windwaker link as he might be more interesting than the current link they revealed, whom I find boring

19Robb92

#37

19Robb92 said:

I find it weird that they haven't announced any playable antagonists yet.. I really hope they make some characters like Zant, Ganondorf, Skullkid, Yuga, Byrne, Chancellor Cole, Vaati, Ghirahim & Demise playable.

sinalefa

#38

sinalefa said:

SS Zelda? I am SSold on this now. I hope Sakurai does the same.

And I dont mind Fi. But I want Tingle and Groose too.

DBPirate

#41

DBPirate said:

Great news! Now more characters besides those from Twilight Princess are getting the spotlight!

midnafanboy

#42

midnafanboy said:

Fi is a nice addition but im still waiting for true form midna to show up, and i predict tingle will be the next one to be announced which would be awesome.

ShadJV

#44

ShadJV said:

I would've prefered Tingle announced. But I actually liked FI and her calculations (which seemed to usually be 85% for everything). She was my favorite partner.

Next will clearly be the King of Red Lions.

Edit: oh I agree Groose better be in it too, he deserves the love.

MixMasterMudkip

#45

MixMasterMudkip said:

As many have said Groose is a very important character. I'm sure if he isn't in many many many sites, videos, and 4chan will be dropping Hyrule Warriors down about 2 numbers for that alone.

Octane

#46

Octane said:

Hey! Listen! Where's Navi?

Anyone wants to see the Great Deku Tree join the battle?

Remisio

#49

Remisio said:

They also say that Ghirahim and The Imprisoned will be in it in some form so... Yeeee Ghirahim! Still need Vaati. But not weird Giant Eye Vaati. Wind Mage Vaati.

Dr_Corndog

#55

Dr_Corndog said:

Here are the characters I want to see playable:
The Old Man (Zelda 1) (Has "It's a secret to everyone!" as some sort of battle cry.)
Error (Zelda 2)
Pink Bunny Link (ALttP)
Guru-Guru (The Organ Grinder) (OoT)
Nabooru (OoT)
Skull Kid (MM)
Tingle (MM)
Manny (The Nintendo Gallery fan) (WW)
Groose (SS)

Knuckles

#56

Knuckles said:

I'm suprised that most of you guys don't know this, but at E3, Nintendo reps actually said their would be more female zelda reps than male.

WarioMan

#57

WarioMan said:

...Getting real tired of this, Techmo Koei and Nintendo. :/ Give us a character worth mentioning asap or else my hype might die.

LetsGoRetro

#58

LetsGoRetro said:

So every single character besides Link is female? I like having the female option, but I don't know how I feel about that.

BossBattles

#66

BossBattles said:

Too many female characters. Seems very sexist so far, like nintendos trying hard to make all the hipsters in America happy

DJSmith99

#67

DJSmith99 said:

I won't mind if these types of characters are in the game, as long as Ghiraham, Demise, Ganondorf, Skull Kid, Gorons, Saria, Yuga,Tingle,Tetra, Sheik, and Zoras. I also want altenate costumes for Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf from Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess. Plus a younger Link from early Ocarina of Time or Majora's Mask would be great. I know cell shaded characters from games like Wind Waker wouldn't fit in that well but after all it is a celebration of all Zelda and Dynasty Warriors games, and Wind Waker is a big game in the Zelda series.

Iggly

#69

Iggly said:

I'm aware that there's probably gonna be more female Zelda reps than male, but can they please announce Groose soon considering Fi earned a spot? There'll be a 100% chance I'll be having fun claiming Hyrule as Grooseland if he's announced.

ModernMARVEL

#70

ModernMARVEL said:

How does this game keep getting better and better? It's like they know what I'd like or something!

Shambo

#73

Shambo said:

If she talks a little less, I'm more than happy! She IS a sword in a way, so I guess she can do some pretty bad-ass stuff!

I hope the main vilains will be playable as well...

HAL9000

#74

HAL9000 said:

Hyrule Warriors will have most female protagonists (Fi, Agatha, Zelda, Minda, Impa) in a fighting game. Hyrule Warriors + Bayonetta = Way to represent gender equality Nintendo.

DragonbornRito

#76

DragonbornRito said:

Was Fi as annoying as Navi? Yes, even Eiji Aonuma said that she held your hand too much. Was she still an awesome character though? YES. I loved watching her dance, and... DAT ENDING SCENE... :'(

Kaze_Memaryu

#77

Kaze_Memaryu said:

Okay...? I guess she's not that unfitting, considering her backstory.

But well, then they might as well include Veran, just to have some direct Bayonetta competition!
Though personally, I'm still hoping for Din, Nayru, and Farore!

Areaion

#78

Areaion said:

@HAL9000

They are video game characters, they aren't real ya know, sigh...

Hyrule Warriors is getting even more awesome! So far all of my character wants are in the game. (Now if Ashei from Twilight Princess gets announced...)

Plucky

#81

Plucky said:

Think i want Nabooru, a Goron Merchant (possibly a hybrid of WW gorons and OoT Gorons). and for an oddball, possibly Ricky, because what's a spinoff game without ever stranger characters? exaggerated powers would seem fine with his Boxing moves and jumping speaks for itself.

V8_Ninja

#82

V8_Ninja said:

It's kind-of weird that there's a lot of female characters being announced for Hyrule Warriors. I wonder if it's an active design decision or just coincidence.

Anyways, Hyrule Warriors is looking to be another Warriors game, which I'm Okay with for the most part. I mean, the Warriors games have always come off as the ultimate evolution of those late 80s/early 90s beat-em-ups, so I'm not too insulted by their existence. Granted, Tecmo Koei could cut slow down the release schedule to the point that a new one doesn't come out every season, but other than that they look slightly enjoyable.

2Sang

#83

2Sang said:

I'm totally fine with fi, but where is a second male character? Unless sheik or a second male character is revealed, I won't buy it. Even if it's tingle, I just want another male character.

IceClimbers

#84

IceClimbers said:

The Famitsu scans also say that Ghirahim and The Imprisoned will appear as enemies. So no playable Ghirahim apparently. Zelda also seems to be wielding the Wind Waker in one of the pictures.

Come on, where's my Groose? Might as well put Tingle in while they're at it too.

Whopper744

#85

Whopper744 said:

Alright then... kind of an odd choice (not as weird as the bug girl but, hey whatever works). I am wondering why it's all females besides Link so far though as others are. Is that something that the makers of the Warriors series pretty commonly does??

DarkKirby

#86

DarkKirby said:

So apparently Fi could just move around and attack on her own like Ghirahim but didn't because she was lazy?

At any rate I'm okay with this. But if she's moving around does that mean nobody has the Master Sword or does Link have a Master Sword from another dimension?

jakysnakydx

#87

jakysnakydx said:

As long as we're listing our innermost desires, I'm personally hoping for Darunia - Goron Chiec
Makau - Indiegogo Zora Band guitarist
Gerudo Sword Guard
and honestly I think I'd like to take a go at this as Deku Link
... and it goes without saying the great Deity Link

SLiM

#89

SLiM said:

I am very excited about using the Ball and Chain again! I have a feeling that will be my weapon of choice.

HAL9000

#91

HAL9000 said:

@Areaion
I am excited about the inclusion of more female characters because I play coop with my wife and she is more likely to want to play if there are female avatars. I am also cheering on Nintendo because the Sony/MS conferences were so testosterone laced with males carrying guns shooting people and that was all they showed. I think one site mentioned that Nintendo had more female characters in 1 game (Hyrule Warriors) than both MS/Sony conference combined.

Kroisos

#93

Kroisos said:

@BossBattles Or they're trying to tap into half of the potential market for the game and don't give a hyrule about gender politics. If we're going to slap a simplistic label on the cast "business" is a far better choice than "sexism," which doesn't even apply.

NINTENCHIP

#94

NINTENCHIP said:

As much as I'm all for female characters in games and stuff...the ratio is literally screaming "Link and the Honeys" right now. Like, are there NO significant men in Hyrule outside of Link? O_o

Even if the male/female ratio was 4:6 or 3:7, that wouldn't be too off, but 1:9?

Knux

#96

Knux said:

Nice to see some love for Skyward Sword in this game. The Twilight Princess love was getting annoying.

marsgreekgod

#99

marsgreekgod said:

ok lets be honest here, if the bug lady got in, everyone got in

Tingle is in this game, skull mask kid, Ganondorf, the people from the game boy games, everyone is going to be in this game

element187

#101

element187 said:

@Peach64 like you, I'm not terribly impressed with Dynasty games either... Some of that is setting/characters. I'm thinking adding one of my favorite franchises to this genre might make it compelling enough to purchase. I would be more impressed if they went the Platinum Games route where each encounter with an enemy requires something a bit more involved than spamming an attack button.

But what really has my attention is Lana. I can say with certainty I have never played a magic caster in a pure action game before. I normally choose the mage/wizard route in RPG's so I'm interested in playing as a pure magic caster in an action game. So that alone has this on my radar.

Henmii

#102

Henmii said:

I didn't like Fi much, because she was constantly telling you things you heard a second ago. But I do like her character design, so battling as her could be fun.

sevex

#103

sevex said:

I really wish Nintendo would remake Skyward Sword. Even though it hasn't been long at all, I just feel like that game could have been so much better with some tweaks. (No sword & bomb motion plus controls, less nagging from Fi, more actual conversation with Fi, easier/less tedious outdoor puzzles, harder dungeon puzzles, more frequent material drops and bugs for easier upgrades, faster potion mixing/buying, and probably a couple other things.)

LetsGoRetro

#105

LetsGoRetro said:

@Chessboardman

Not quite sure what that is.

I really hope we get some additional male characters, as there are plenty to choose from in the series. Rusl from TP (I think that was his name), the old guy that trains you in Wind Waker, your uncle from Link to the Past would be incredible, I think. Skull Kid would be an obvious choice. Groose. The instructor from the Knight Academy who is also your... Uncle, is it? The one who is rumored to the owl reincarnated (I'm rusty on my Zelda knowledge). Playing as any of the villains who aren't in-game villains would be incredible.

Destroying people as Ganon. Slapping hundreds of people into little paintings that fold over and shatter as Yuga. Being Ghirahim and... And... Being Ghirahim and catching.. Other.. guys'... Swords with your hands....? Ok, maybe not Ghirahim. But how awesome would you feel when you unlock THE IMPRISONED and you get to stomp around the battlefield?

Fighting telepathically as Sahasrahla... I'm talking way too much but it's only because there's so much potential here that I hope they tap even half of it. Aonuma was stressing the whole "playing as a female within the Zelda world" thing earlier in the year, which is cool. Very cool. Just have some other guys too, as I'm not personally a huge fan of playing as women, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.

One woman I think would be cool to have in there is Marin, fighting with the gift of song! Putting the opposition to sleep with a song of relaxation or bringing animals under your control with a song of persuasion. Wanting Marin has nothing to do with the fact that I was a sappy little kid in love with her 20 years ago, either!!

Emaan

#106

Emaan said:

I actually like Fi and I'm glad she's been included. This game has become a reunion of past Zelda characters and I love it!

Ridley

#108

Ridley said:

A Nabooru/Iron Knuckle hybrid could be fun.

I'd love an opportunity to play as Ganon(dorf) but an otherwise all-female playable roster besides Blue-Scarf "looks like a girl" Link would be amazing.

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