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Video: Zant Shows Off His Peculiar Twilight Moves in Hyrule Warriors

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

No, not moves from teen books and movies

By the standards of the internet, Zant was confirmed as a playable character in Hyrule Warriors an age ago, yet Koei Tecmo and Nintendo have been rather busy with live streams in Japan and the recent Hyrule Warriors Direct, with the reveal of Ganondorf also stealing some thunder.

Poor old Zant has finally been given his own trailer, however, showing off the playable villain's moveset of slashing attacks and various magic summonings, in which entities from the Twilight appear to crush hundreds of foes. It's a pleasing visual spectacle, though there seems to be some serious cool-off time after some attacks, leaving the character vulnerable.

The footable below also shows a battle with Manhandla, so check it out and let us know what you think.

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User Comments (27)

Tsurii897

#2

Tsurii897 said:

I completely lost it when he was just slapping the enemies left and right with the floormaster :D
(or wallmaster? I honestly don't know what's the difference between them :| )

Dark-Chespin

#3

Dark-Chespin said:

Zant has always creeped me out, but when you beat him in TP you feel really satisfied. Because you have just defeated a nightmare. To be honest Ganondorf/Ganon isn't too creepy :P

AJWolfTill

#4

AJWolfTill said:

I always hated the way they voiced him in his boss fight. It just completely ruined the vibe and tension for me. I'm probs not going to use him much as a result.

King_Johobo

#5

King_Johobo said:

I love his belly flop at the end lol man I feeling like playing twilight princess...maybe after I finish wind waker :)

Dark-Chespin

#10

Dark-Chespin said:

@ModestFan93 tbh Mega Audino is ok, but I don't see how it is relevant to Hoenn. It may not even be a mega evolution they could just be an evolution. But who knows... I am looking forward to the announcement at Gamescom though. Hopefully they will explain it a bit more... :)

Cia

#11

Cia said:

Zelda Cycle is so real. Also, i find Zant annoying. Loved TP though, at the time when it was released, and still do. I find it funny how some Zelda fans turn their coats at every opportunity, at times bashing one game and a few years later praising it.

Link506

#12

Link506 said:

I just finished replaying Tp and then I noticed Zants moves. They are SO accurate, with the pillar, the giant head, Everthing! When I first heard Team ninja where going to make a Zelda game, I'm like, "They're gonna screw it up big time". But Even though I really didn't like the Witch person, The rest of it is Great!! I can't wait for this game!

CamWFC91

#13

CamWFC91 said:

Zant is my favourite villain from any Zelda series. I love how menacing he initially seems in TP but as his backstory is revealed- he is shown as someone who's totally messed up. His weird squeals are so harrowing... not to mention how bendy he is!

Didn't he break his own neck? I remember that bit being bone chilling...

jakysnakydx

#15

jakysnakydx said:

@AJWolfTill I feel ya! I think it makes sense though... so I'm torn. He's this dark creepy mysterious new enemy in twilight princess and then we fight him and hes this power hungry dweeb. But that's the whole point! He was a nobody who was granted power, his oddities show that gaining power doesn't make you that much more than who you were before. Still though, his voice is pretty gay.

jakysnakydx

#16

jakysnakydx said:

@CamWFC91 Ganon see's Zants neck break/break his neck just before he dies but we don't really know the significance of it. Probably just a symbolism of death/dying. But I did really enjoy the scene, creepy as hell, but really neat!

jakysnakydx

#17

jakysnakydx said:

Yeah I'm definitely going to be a Zant user here lol. I like his moves WAY better than Ganondorf!

jakysnakydx

#18

jakysnakydx said:

Also, didn't dynasty warriors on Wii U have some 70 playable characters? If Hyrule Warriors stops here I'm going to be pissed!
Saria, Tingle, Gruse, Aghanim, Sahasrahla, Yuga, Nabooru, Darmani, Darbus, Skull Kid, Makau, Mido, Barnes Prine Ralis, Queen Rutela, Ashi, Auru, Coro, Fyer and Falbi, Captain Skipper Gulley, Irene, Oren, Osfala, Rosso, Seres, Din, Farore and Nayru (oracles). I think we could all go on.
Fierce Deity anyone?

Sensei_Sendai

#19

Sensei_Sendai said:

@jakysnakydx We're probably getting Valvagia, Wizzro and Cia and that's it. Also while it's true that Dynasty Warriors has around 70-odd characters, most of them are clones. Instead of doing that, Hyrule Warriors is working to make every character have a unique playstyle.

Also, the game is only drawing content from Ocarina, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. So no Skull Kid or Fierce Diety Link :(

If I could put one more Zelda Original though, it'd be Malon + Epona.

gefflt

#24

gefflt said:

@Tsurii897 It's not very clear but I believe Floormasters are on dungeon floors while Wallmasters drop from the ceiling (although the Zelda wiki does mention Floormasters sometime hover above the ground).

S3OL

#25

S3OL said:

@AJWolfTill He's meant to be a complete psycho though so I thought you would have been used to his grunts and sounds that he made anyway. It wasn't like it was the first time hearing his voice.

Anyways I for one love Zant a lot and he's probably my favourite Zelda villain because of his personality. Will be using him a lot in Hyrule Warriors.

Henmii

#27

Henmii said:

Lol, he's such a nutter! He looks like a pretty fun character though. And Manhandla looks awesome. I wonder if Aquamentus is also in it.

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