Hyrule Warriors Legends is shaping up to be a fairly substantial expansion on the core content of the Wii U original, with the HD entry already having a lot to offer. Various new characters and fresh stages have emerged over recent months, and now a couple more details have emerged via Famitsu magazine.

The most notable is the My Fairy feature - you can find fairies throughout levels and recruit them, taking one at a time into battle and benefitting from buffs and assists. Like weapons they're elemental, so it seems that swapping between them depending on a stage type will be essential; you can level them up and assign skills by 'feeding' them, too, which makes it sound a little like amiibo training in Super Smash Bros.. Beyond feeding them you can, perhaps unsurprisingly, customise their outfits; you can be deadly in a battle and look fabulous at the same time. It all sounds a bit like Smash Bros. meets Style Savvy when you read about the various rooms you can use to customise your fairies - original translation via Perfectly Nintendo:

  • Dining Room: Where you feed them
  • Salon: Change clothes to have a more fashionable fairy
  • School: Adjust 'rental' skills that are useful in battle
  • Party: Exchange skills with other players via local wireless. You can then rent them at any time.

Also revealed in Famitsu was The Great Sea map for Adventure mode, which is naturally related to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The Adventure maps have been a great way to celebrate games referenced in the campaign, so this was an inevitable addition.

A new trailer is on the way this week and recently released screens are rather small, but the official website (in Japanese) is nevertheless worth a look.

[via gamecity.ne.jp, perfectly-nintendo.com]