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Famitsu reveals two new playable characters in Hyrule Warriors

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The newest issue of Famitsu magazine in Japan has revealed two additional playable characters in Hyrule Warriors, accompanying the already revealed Link, Zelda, Midna, and Impa.

According to some speculative information from NintendoEverything, Agitha from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess makes an appearance in the announcement, while the second is a character known as Lana. There’s no clear reference to who this new character is, or they’re entirely new to the series and featuring for the first time in Hyrule Warriors. Aside from these speculative characters, Zant from Twilight Princess and Argorok are confirmed as playable.

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  • Nintenjoe82

    I wish I hadn’t spent all my money on beer and things when the game drought was on.

  • greengecko007

    Argorok? As in the armored dragon from Twilight Princess?

    • abe

      not sure how he’ll work, i’m also sure i saw him as a boss in the treehouse live stream

      • greengecko007

        Yeah we’ve definitely seen it in the game already, but I’m skeptical as to whether Argorok is actually a playable character… The source from Nintendoeverything doesn’t exactly provide any definitive proof.

        • abe

          could be a translation error

        • Dallas Gooch

          If you read the article on NE they say Zant and Argorok make an appearance, nothing about them being playable. I can see Zant as a playable character but Argorok won’t be, i’m sure of that.

          • greengecko007

            That’s what I mean. This article claims Argorok as a playable character, but the source they provide, an article on Nintendoeverything, does not confirm this information. I too highly doubt Argorok being a playable character as opposed to a boss like the King Dodongo.

          • Dallas Gooch

            Well Argorok has already been shown as a level boss to him being playable would be pointless. They just misunderstood when they wrote this particular article.

      • the_battery

        Maybe it isn’t directly Argorok, it’s a dragon-riding character that rides an Argorok, and so you’re controlling the Argorok but not playing as him?

  • Peraa

    Agitha? Seriously? Nothing against it, but a little weird if you ask me!

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    They’re putting Agatha in the game?

    Do they want ants?

    BECAUSE THAT’S HOW THEY GET ANTS

    • Razo_E

      Teh lulz

    • Cédric Theys

      I will probably die trying out all these characters, then regenerate, take my TARDIS and kick Dalek-ass

    • Shota

      i want chimera ants (HxH)

      • The Clockwork Being

        Last episode of the story arc tomorrow! Can’t wait!!

    • AM Real

      Having Zant as a playable character might put them in the Danger Zone

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        Seeing midna/wolf link in the game was a small miracle though

        • AM Real

          Aw man…I was hoping to see an Archer related reply…but ya Midna being playable is pretty surprising and cool, although I don’t think that’s wolf Link she’s riding

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            …dude… small miracle? That would be an archer reference. Or maybe you just couldn’t hear me over your massive throbbing erection

          • AM Real

            Damn…obviously i didnt get the core concept of that joke Zorpix and no just half an erection…the other half heard you

    • GLaDOS

      Do you want Zants?

      BECAUSE THAT HOW YOU GET ZANTS.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        you… you win

    • TaintedXGamer

      Agatha…… you mean THAT Insect Princess in TP?! O_O or am i’m thinking of the wrong character? either way, there’s bound to be at least some characters that don’t usually Fight, kicking some Ass in this Game :D

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        yup! The one I went around and collected EVERY DAMN BUG FOR

    • Epicstuf

      And hidden innuendos.

  • games-master-of-truth

    Nintendo should have pulled their ass together and got the real zelda ready for Christmas. Nintendo will cling on this generation until they release another lost console.

    • TaintedXGamer

      The real LOZ is next Year/2015 and why you bitching? Skyward sword is awersome, and Zelda games are made of loving Quality, Not Pumped out yearly Games like *coughsCODcoughs*

      • Themasteroftruth

        Yep enjoy your last zelda game. If Nintendo can last that long. I know the truth hurts but you’ll be ok.

        • Arthur Jarret

          If you’re going to call yourself a master of truth, at least have an avatar that matches the name:

          http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/Versions_of_the_Master.png

        • TaintedXGamer

          mhmmm, so nintendo is still doomed? come back to me in 2018 where nintendo is still relevant and still Kicking ass. infact if you have a wii u, i Want to kicking your Ass on SSB wii U when it comes out this year >:D.

  • JB

    I want Ganondorf as a playable. Please make this happen Tecmo Koei! :-)

    • Dallas Gooch

      Pretty much been confirmed already with their most recent trailer.

      • JB

        Seriously? I must’ve missed that!

      • Bob Charlie

        The three seconds in the latest HW trailer that shows Ganon laughing confirms he is playable?

        • Dallas Gooch

          Maybe not but knowing how the Warriors series works i’m sure you will be able to play as the bad guys too. Remember how in the demo there were only 9 spots for characters? I feel like there are gonna be different factions you can choose from with a certain number of characters in each, much like Dynasty Warriors. You can’t make a Warriors game with just 9 characters and with just one side. So no it doesn’t confirm him as playable but it does mean he’s most likely going to be in the game, and chances are he’ll most likely be playable, it wouldn’t make sense being a Warriors game if he wasn’t.

    • bistricky

      Oh, now that would be amazing. :D

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Agitha? What’s she going to do? try weirding out the Bokoblins?
    Same for Argorok, I wouldn’t have thought he’d have worked as a playable character but sounds cool I suppose.

    • TaintedXGamer

      Control swarms of Insects OwO? lol? #Shinofromnaruto

  • majora :D

    Agitha is a low-tier character in fanbase terms. Does this means that we can confirm 100+ characters in Hyrule Warriors?

  • WarioForever

    Playing as Zant!? And as Argorok!?!? Nintendo, shut up and take my money!

  • PS4WiiURocks

    I want this game

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    This game just keeps getting weirder and weirder…

  • mojack411

    Huh, I heard that Zant and Argorok were appearing in the game in some fashion, not confirmed to actually be playable yet. They might be unlockable playable antagonists like in the Warriors games but that’s not confirmed yet. People are speculating that Lana is the unknown character that appears off to the right of the box art, so most likely a new character.

  • Nicolas Dorion

    “Li’L stag beetle, li’l stag beetle, your spiky pinchers are so sharp! They must feel so good…”
    Our new character everybody!

    • Marioman21

      Agitha creeped me out so much when I was younger.

  • Shinigami King

    I think there was a bit of a translation error here. Argorok and Zant were confirmed to appear in the game, not necessarily be playable characters. As far as Zant goes, who knows, he could be a boss or a character, but we have already seen Argorok as a boss on the Palace of Twilight stage and It has been confirmed that there is a second boss on that stage, likely being Zant.

    From the sounds of things, Agitha is the most likely one out of all of these characters to become playable… though I don’t know why they chose her or how she will play. The post on nintendo everything also didn’t seem positive that it was Agitha from TP so keep in mind translation errors could be present.

    Honestly, I don’t want this to be a translation error, I want Agitha to be playable because she would be so weird to play as.

  • Ben English

    Argorok… playable?

    How will that even work.

  • Nathan C.

    Where’s Tingle? :P

    Also, I think Lana is the character on the game’s cover artwork

  • http://www.facebook.com/LilMajerTheCartune Cartune

    Hmm… I might need to replay Twilight Princess… I haven’t played the game since I beat it!. :P

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  • TheBrainJemin

    I’m just hoping here, but I wanna play as these guys guy

  • classicgamer20

    All right this new reveal pretty much confirms that this game is going to take place in the Twilight Princess time period

    • TheSkeletonMan939 .

      Nope. Pretty sure Aonuma confirmed it wasn’t canon (or at least not taking place in any of the timelines).

      • classicgamer20

        Well okay but it does have 4 Twilight princess characters in it and as far as I know Zant Agitha and Argorok aren’t the most popular characters

        • classicgamer20

          Also Zelda’s design aside from the blonde hair is pretty close to her Twilight princess design

        • Arthur Jarret

          I agree with you there. He actually only said ‘I am not placing it in the timeline’ – which says nothing about canonicity per se. I highly doubt there will be no story and a bunch of characters from different times will be mixed together – it’s pretty obvious this game will take place in the twilight princess-era.

  • ShortyStock

    I thought I would see Ganondorf when I went on this article…

  • Oracle of Truth

    Zant and Argorok aren’t confirmed as ‘playable’. Famitsu was only saying they will appear in the game. We have already seen Link fight off Argorok, who’s a boss character, in trailers, and at the Nintendo treehouse. Please clear that up in the article.

  • Galanosgladius

    Just wanted to say, the translator they referenced said “Aside from playable characters, Famitsu also confirms that Argorok – who we’ve seen previously – and Zant from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be appearing in Hyrule Warriors.”

  • Arthur Jarret

    So, it seems the story will be either a direct sequel or an alternate history to Twilight Princess. Will link be able to turn into a wolf in this one, too?

  • Geckoblade64

    funny because you can see them both on the box art

  • PrincessKairi

    How about keeping all the secret characters and such a secret until the game is out? I’m not a fan of the way Nintendo has being blowing its load as far as unlockables/secrets, etc go in their upcoming releases. We knew everything about MK8 before it launched, we know everything and then some about Smash (even though its not out for months!) It just kills the surprise of a new game, and I wish they’d ease up a bit…..

    • MysteryT

      Or stop reading gaming news.
      That would work too.

    • Epicstuf

      Says the person with the girl that kissed Sonic. (P. S. beastliyality) ((P.P.S, I think I spelled wrongly)

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Tsurii897 Tsurī

    Wow…you actually managed to fuck even this up. Agitha and Lana are confirmed to be playable. Zant and Argorok are (re)confirmed as bosses.
    journalism at its best…you should really consider merging with IGN

  • JustErics

    Lana Del rey confirmed for warriors.

  • Don Tusk

    So this game is pretty much Twilight Princess?