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Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Nostalgia overload with 50 screens

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ocarina of Time was joining Hyrule Warriors with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, along with stages and other elements to fit in with the game. As has been the case with previous Hyrule Warriors reveals, an initial magazine exclusive has rapidly made way for a deluge of official screenshots; these will no doubt be followed by playable videos in the coming days.

You can see the latest official screens below — they're primarily Ocarina of Time-themed, with characters and stages, with some also showing other reveals from the past couple of weeks; in addition we've selected a screen of a Skulltula, which will be found throughout stages and, when enough are found, will prompt special enemies and illustration unlocks.

Do you like the look of these screens? Where's your Hyrule Warriors hype level on a scale of 1-10? Let us know.


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Mega719 said:

10 definitely but they should have gave Ruto more clearer to see clothing



Datasun_7 said:

Absolutely 10. As a a Zelda fan these screenshots are basically heaven. So excited to so see all the bosses in the game l



Boxmonkey said:

Game looks great for a Zelda fan but I'm still worried about the game play just being button smash. Wait and see what the full review says before I decide to buy or not.



Warbeard said:

I'm worried about repetitive game-play and rubbish AI, but they are beautiful. Now if they can only squash the framerate rumours



Tsurii said:

@Warbeard @Boxmonkey It is NOT just button smashing. How many times do people, who played other DW games have to tell you (everyone) that? The enemies in the trailers and demos are on the lowest difficulty. A friggin' bokoblin will rip you a new one on the higher difficulty levels


My hype was already at 10 when they showed it on E3.
I really like the roster so far, altho I'm not the biggest OoT fan (as in I don't like it - on N64, dunno about the remake- at all). Ruto is just a meh character imo and Darunia looks still as ridiculous as ever with that huge belly (where is Darbus :/)
But even I have to admit, that Sheik and the OoT areas look amazingly good.
Love that Lana is riding the young Deku Tree



alLabouTandroiD said:

Skulltula's rule!
Now they may not be as fitting to an action game as they are to the relaxed OoT but if they're placed right they should still be fun to find.



TeeJay said:

I'll be honest, I never thought I would ever see all these characters in HD. These are beautiful.



SpookyMeths said:

I love Koei's designs for Impa and Zelda. I would dare call them just as good or better than Nintendo's own designs.

Sheik's design, on the other hand, is a little weird.

And yeah, like 9-10 for hype. This game is going to be just swell.



Volmun said:

@Tsurii897 iv given up on the broken record argument honstly... (coment no10) iv played practicly all the DW games (missed the 1st game and evoiyeded the Extream Legends althow want the newest one) and thay are grate fun I just wish ppl would TRY a game befor Slating it.. — my hipe for this is about the same as its always been honstly lol I was very hiped even from the "Crap" revile traler althow its gone up more lol so id say about 15 lol also im so so happy the kept Rutos Desighn to how it suld have been (ppl mone she is naked... so are all the other Zora in OoT get over it seriusly otherthan the King Zora not to mention all the Gorons are too )



Mega719 said:

The Ocerina of Time costumes make them look puny to me (my just be in perspective) i'm still not really into the way the Skyward Sword costumes look but cool to have them



Dpullam said:

This game keeps looking more impressive each time I see it. Those screenshots are awesome too. Looking forward to its release!




The RYNO in the Ratchet and Clank games are a series of insanely powerful weapons that just obliterate everything in your path. The name RYNO stands for Rip You a New One.

Anyway, this just keeps looking better and better. Can't wait to get it!



Goginho said:

Yeah, not too fond of the gameplay style, but I really want to explore all these different environments and stages, which puts me in a dilemma :/
My main concern regarding this game is that it will simply end up being eye candy and that the only interesting part will be seeing all these different mash-ups and visiting familiar, modified and unique new places. I'll definitely wait for reviews, which I'm prediciting will score 8 here at the very most.



Donutman said:

OMG I CANT WAIT ANY LONGER!!!! This and bayonetta have me so hyped I don't want to play anything else but those. all other games suck right now.



Stu13 said:

If Darunia does his dance from OoT I will completely lose my mind.



Rin-go said:

I haven't played any Dynasty Warriors games despite the very first, which was a beat 'em up like Street Fighter. But it seems to me that fans of the series have explained a thousand times that if you up the difficulty then the game becomes much more tactical. Or that the trailers use the lowest difficulty in order to show off the moves of the characters. But comments about button mashing keep appearing and people keep explaining. Quite annoying. I hope the reviewers are aware of the difficulty settings. Otherwise it will all come down to button mashing, which doesn't seem to be fair.



Shambo said:

There's two possible explanations for the saft approaching light at what appears to be the end of the tunnel: either we're almost there, a land where everything is better... Or the train of dissappointment is on the same tracks, different direction.

Still, at this speed, I don't think we'd already be able to see an incoming train. So it must be as amazing as it seems. It has to be, though it seems more impossible every time. This hype train is quite an intense ride...



Deviant_Mugen said:

Other than the fact that Mikau should've represented the Zoras instead of Ruto (and maybe Darmani as the Goron rep), I'm loving these new screenshots. The moon can't be the only thing representing Majora's Mask, Tecmo Koei!

If this game truly doesn't give us any MM representatives, hopefully the eventual sequel (assuming it sells well) will...



Spoony_Tech said:

@Goginho I hear ya and totally agree. My hype keeps growing daily and I think it deserves an 8 just because it's Zelda related but I'm also sceptical of the game play but boy does it look beautiful and to revisit OOT in hd just might be the selling point for me. Still I'm holding back excitement due to the gameplay.

All those saying it's more then a button masher will be proven right or wrong soon enough. My one experience with the series was a button massing experience. Can't remember which game I played but it was fun for only a little while. It was at least 10 years old though.



Link506 said:

I love the diffrent link styles from like ocarina of time, to skyward sword, to twilight princess. Being a huge Zelda fan, I am HYPED!!!



Nareva said:

It definitely looks fun. Hopefully they'll make it fun to play as well.



Frank90 said:

Love Zelda, Love Warriors! What can be more perfect than that to me??

And by the way amazing water effect!



yemsols said:

Heres some translated info I got off another nintendo site ( It explains whats going on in a lot of the screenshots

Sheik - Toys with her enemies with ninja like movement - Uses the harp as her main weapon - Also carries knives - With the harp she can play magical melodies to assign various elemental attributes and to attack with that attribute - With the power of flame Sheik can drop flaming boulders on enemies - If you perform “unleash of magical power”, you can use the power of lightning to sweep enemies - Sheik speaks in a mysterious way that has hidden hints of the future - Sheik is addressed as a brave warrior from the Sheikah tribe; there is no word that she is Zelda - In the story, Sheik appears before Link and co. and suggests cooperation

Princess Ruto - She uses magic to summon water, move and attack - Ruto can also unleash power that has been gathered from attacks to shoot water - She is proud but has a gentle heart

Lake Hylia - When Cia twisted dimensions, lake’s surroundings were influenced with ice - Sheik and Impa encounter hostile Zelda in the water temple - Zelda also has company in the form of some monsters - Sheik aims the mirror of truth towards the person who looks like Zelda and… (Famitsu doesn’t finish the sentence)

Darunia - Has superhuman strength and handles the heavy hammer with ease - His specialty is a rolling attack - He can also summon the power of fire by hitting the ground

Death Mountain - Sheik and Impa walk towards Death Mountain to stop some monsters - On the way they encounter a fairy who tells them that unusual things have happened - Sheik and Impa then speed up their travel - But does that fairy shout “Hey!” with robust voice?

Impa - Uses halberd with a fire element - Can attack enemies with giant blades - Can also create walls of fire to pincer enemies’ movement or create dragon of flames to burn down enemies

Lana - Uses a big branch and lends the power of the Deku Tree - Uses seeds, leaves, and roots to attack - Can plant seeds into the ground - The seed will soon grow and when the transformation is complete it will unleash attacks; you can ride the Deku child - She can use the Deku Leaf from Wind Waker to blow enemies away from a large range

Faron Woods - Original stage for this game - The center piece of the forest is the Great Deku Tree which is huge and has many branches - Great Deku Tree acts as a guardian deity - People have built a village in the forest; they can take shelter in the caves of the great tree

Other - You can pick force shards or kill enemies to build up knockout/musou attack meter - When it is full you can unleash a powerful knockout attack which attacks enemies from a wide area - There are also items that build up a magic meter - When full, you can perform “unleash of magical power” - This effect lets you attack faster

Boomerang - You can obtain the boomerang from a treasure chest and use it as an item - If the boomerang hits an enemy, it will make it stand still for a short amount of time - You may also acquire strengthening item which transform the boomerang into the Gale Boomerang - Gale Boomerang springs forth a tornado which will make enemies float - If enemies are hit when they are midair they will take more damage than usual

Skulltulas - There are 100 Gold Skulltulas in the world - One will appear as an enemy if certain special conditions are met - If you slay one, you will get an illustration piece - You can find information about Skulltulas in the stage select screen - You will know that a Skulltula has appeared from a spider web like marker on the map which also pins down the location - Then you have limited time to find and slay it - If you are nearby, you will hear a rustling sound - In the picture, one of the Skulltulas is under some large boulder so bombs are needed to uncover it - Skulltula appearance is related to used weapon/character, at least in some cases

Weapon bags - You can pick weapon bags from slayed enemies - Obtained weapons are random and you won’t know how good the weapon is until you clear the stage - You can also find “sealed weapons” from treasure boxes - These increase the amount of types of weapons that a character can use

Weapon information screen 1. Weapon name; in the picture it is a variation of Biggoron’s Sword. 2. Rarity of the weapon. More stars means rarer. 3. Attribute. There are fire, water, lightning, light and darkness. If you use attribute that enemy is weak for, the damage will increase. 4. Attack power. 5. Skill (in picture “rupee increase”). 6. Sealed skill. Needs to fill requirements to unlock. In the picture, you need to kill 3000 enemies 7. Empty slot. You can fill these in the junk shop. At maximum you may have 8 skills.

More details on weapons/shopping - Junk shop is part of the shopmall - In junk shop you can compose stronger weapons by switching skills - Ex: swap a skill from a powerful weapon into your favorite weapon - There are limits on how many skills of a same skill group you can have in one weapon at once - It seems that the weapon from which the skill is swapped from will turn into materials and so it is lost



sinalefa said:

Finally a pic of SS Zelda in action. I did not know that OOT Link was also there.



shigulicious said:

I didnt want this game but every single stinkin day more awesomeness is released that slowly changes my mind. Can someone tell me if DW has had online leaderboards in the past? Either high scores or time trials of the levels sounds enticing.



90sRetroGaming said:

Yeah... Now I pretty much regret them remaking OOT on the 3DS... Now we know how it would have looked re-imagined in HD... Ugh...

Looks like another day one buy here...



Jake_homs said:

Die-hard Zelda fan from the NES days. At first, this game just didn't entice me. I felt bad to admit that, but it was true. But seeing this game take shape over the last few months, and now seeing these absolutely beautiful locales, I'm certainly coming around and may end up getting this on day 1.



rjejr said:

@shigulicious -Its only 9:30 in the morning but Im pretty sure you win the internet for today.

Is this game going to be one long story w/ a boss at the end or will different characters or Zelda games have separate story lines? There is going to be some type of story mode right, I can button mash all day if I have a purpose but random fights like SSB or Soul Caliber always leave me wanting. Ive played a few of these types of games - Sengoku Basra 3 and DW Gundam mostly - and there always seems to be a purpose to the action.



aaronsullivan said:

That's it. I can't resist. I don't even care what the reviews say anymore. I'm helpless to the attack of relentless fan service. Take my $$$.



LasermasterA said:

I haven't played too many Zelda games but the ones I have played, I have loved 'em. I have also played Dynasty Warriors before and I also like it a lot I am so super excited at the possibility of using Zelda characters in a Warriors game! And the game looks so beautiful! Loved all these screenshots! Going to use Impa with her badass sword the most when I get this game! (Sorry Link )

Also agreeing with the other DW supporters, it is not a button masher at higher levels. I got destroyed when I made my difficulty Ultimate when I was not ready for it. Simple button mashing does not cut it! But the button mashing at lower levels is still loads of fun!

Really looking forward to this!



Ichiban said:

Looking forward to this. Ive been after a game where i can just switch my brain off after work & mow down hordes of fools. This looks perfect!



IceClimbers said:

Looks great, but I should warn you all that Famitsu revealed that the Zelda games that are involved in Hyrule Warriors are only Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword. Obviously there are references to other Zelda games like the moon from Majora's Mask and the Wind Waker baton from Wind Waker.

In terms of playable characters, it will only be from OoT, TP, and SS. Still hope for Groose. Though Lana's description of using the power of the Deku Tree makes me slightly worried about Saria's chances.



thehoppypoppy said:

I haven't played many Zelda games, or any DW games for that matter, but this does look intriguing! I will read the reviews to see if this is something I will go crazy for. I wish my brother would get a Wii U. This totally looks like something he'd enjoy (then I could try it...).



JudgeMethos said:

I hope/wish there was an an in-game SLO-MO meter you could use as you bludgeon these enemies to death that slowly refilled. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!



ModernMARVEL said:

Ruto looks great to use, and the Deku Sprout? As a weapon? Sweet! Makes total sense for Darunia to use the Megaton Hammer. Sheik looks totally awesome! And what? Evil Zelda? OOT3D costumes, yay! Now to see something Wind Waker related. Hype level at 10+



allav866 said:

@yemsols thanks for translating that! My favorite part was the Skulltulas. Good to know the game will have a sideqiest to work on during the missions!



GN004Nadleeh said:

looks like a lot of fun. my only worries are slow down and unavailable costumes and weapons depending on the edition you buy. they can always be club nintendo rewards and such!



MussakkuLaden said:

Looks fun! I think Ruto could really become a fan favourite after this.
Something I'm still missing is one of the female Gerudo. Well, I guess they will become the bad guys. But having one of them playable would be great, too.



timtimdaunholy said:

it is beautiful

but to bad warriors games get kinda boring but just for the nostalgia it is worth it to me



Kaze_Memaryu said:

I still hope for some characters from the Oracle games (c'mon, Veran should qualify with her boobs alone), but I'm not sold yet.
One thing in particular has started bugging me. I know this is a Musou-type game (and a spin-off, to boot), so this shouldn't be expected, but why aren't KT and Nintendo at least trying to include some dungeons and puzzles? Nothing of the sort was stated anywhere so far, but it would definitely help the game keep at least a bit of resemblance to the Zelda series, without deviating too far from the core formula.
As it stands now, I'll probably get the game, but be incredibly disappointed. Musou-types are just too repetitive for me to keep playing.

@AVahne September 19th for Europe, September 26th for NA. August release in Japan (forgot the exact date...).



SchamMan89 said:

Impressive. Every time I lose interest in the game, some piece of news brings me back in. I'm not convinced I'll like the core gameplay, but they've certainly nailed the fanservice in Hyrule Warriors.



Findonovan95 said:

Every time I see Tingle mentioned it reminds me of this game Untitled What a game, lol I actually loved it.



TwilightAngel said:

Damn these screenshots make my hype level go up even more. And i just noticed they sort of changed sheik design, from ocarina of time cause of sheik ears are showing.But it's a minor thing so who cares.



Klinny said:

@Findonovan95 Haha I actually loved that game too. My favorite DS game, actually. It was a lot of fun.

I really love Ruto - she looks absolutely gorgeous. I was going to complain a little bit about them covering her up, but then realized this is how she appears in the 3DS version of Ocarina of Time. Either way, I can't wait to play as her!



Just_Ethan said:

Sheik and Zelda coexisting, whaat?

Also, Darunia looks like a badass with his Megaton Hammer. Link finally had a guy friend to chill with and lower the chances of catching the cooties.



FJOJR said:

This game is nothing but a love letter to Zelda. I'd love to see what they could do with an idea like Mario Warriors or Fire Emblem Warriors.



R_Champ said:

If this game sells well enough I can assure you we'll be be seeing more games of this type in the future. These kind of 'love-letter' games have a lot of potential for fans who are nostalgia junkies, but more than ready to try a new genre of game. Personally, I've never played a DW game...but with this, now I want to



pigwarts5ever said:

To be honest before I looked at all these screen caps I wasn't all that excited for this game. After seeing this though I am probably at an 8/10.



KDChronos said:

@ModernMARVEL yeah i was thinking about Evil Zelda or beter "Dark Zelda", maybe in the game you must fight Dark Versions of some Allies i'm surprised that almost no one is talking/commenting about this



Nomad said:

Looking awesome! It's great to see that they're adding so many characters, enemies and stages from the different Zelda games. This is what I was hoping for from the beginning. How could any Zelda fan not be excited?



Henmii said:

Awesome screenshots! And its sooo good to see Darunia back. It has been to long brother!



Pod said:

Sheik is visibly female and Ruto is wearing that silly fin bra.

Just no.

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