Last week, Koei-Tecmo updated the official website for Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition in Japan. There’s nothing really new in there, but we do have some more screenshots for the game as a result of that update! First, here’s the characters introduced this time around:
- Sheik (weapons: Kunai, Harp)
- Darunia (weapon: Hammer)
- Ruto (weapon: Magic)
- Child Link (weapon: Mask of the Fierce Deity)
- Tingle (weapon: Balloon)
- Tetra (weapons: Cutless, Gun)
- King of Hyrule (weapon: King of Red Lions transformation)
- Toon Link (weapon: One-handed Sword, Sand Rod)
- Skull Kid (weapon: Ocarina)
- Medli (weapon: Harp)
- Marin (weapon: Bell)
Some stages have also been revealed:
- Forsaken Fortress
- Temple of Wind and Earth
We also have some more game modes:
- Adventure Mode: a mode where you can tackle maps filled with challenges. There’s rewards to earn, based on your rank, such as new weapons, characters, and more. Only a small portion of each map is available when you first start, but more and more of the map is unlocked as you progress.
- Challenge Mode: a mode where you tackle special battles (there’s one where you play as Ganon, and one as… a Giant Cuccoo, for example), and try to get the highest score possible.
- Gallery Mode: features a Character showcase, Event Theater, Sound Test, Illustration Gallery, Medal Collection, Tutorial, and more
Finally, we have the Item Card Store: a place where you can use Rupees to buy item cards to use in Adventure Mode, though only those that have already been revealed (you cannot buy those that you’re yet to discover).
This makes for a much smoother experience, as you don’t have to go back and clear the stages that give you the item card you’re interested (especially as it’s only awarded again after fighting three more battles beforehand). The Item Card Store can only be found in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition!
Finally, here’s some additional screenshots and artworks for the game:
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Switch) comes out on March 22nd in Japan, and this Spring in Europe and North America.