Hyrule Warriors Legends: details + scans from Famitsu (My Fairy, Adventure Mode, StreetPass)

Hyrule Warriors LegendsEarlier this week, we learned that Hyrule Warriors Legends would be featured in Famitsu this week. Now that the magazine is available in Japan (digital), we finally have the latest batch of scans and details for the game. This time, the main focus is on My Fairy (a new feature), and the Adventure Mode (with the Great Sea, a new map based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker).

My Fairy

My Fairy is one of the new features of Hyrule Warriors Legends. In Adventure Mode, you can find some fairies by examining pots, and befriend them. Doing so allows you to take one with you as a “My Fairy”, and it will help you during battle with its powers. Famitsu specifies that you can only bring one fairy with you, and recommends you take one based on the element attribute of the map (so you can get an advantage, which is something you’re already supposed to do with your weapons and characters).

What’s more, we learn that you can “customise” fairies, in order to have them suit your playstyle as much as possible. When playing Adventure Mode, you will find some food for your fairies (such as Lon Lon Milk or Magic Beans): give it to them in order to change their personalities. Apparently, the higher the difficulty, the more effective the food becomes (with better effects).

After a while and enough feeding, your fairies will level up, and they will be able to learn new skills. One of the screenshots in the scans below shows a fairy with 3 skills rented from friends, and one skill from the player (which implies that each fairy can only have up to 4 skills at a time).

But that’s not all: you can also give some clothes to your fairies, in order to change their look. Unsurprisingly, there will be special costumes based on characters from The Legend of Zelda series (such as Zelda or Fi). Unfortunately, Famitsu doesn’t say how you get them (maybe by fighting alongside the character the costume is based on?). There will also be a Famitsu costume, available exclusively via the magazine (more details to be revealed at a later date).

Here’s some of the facilities where you can take care of your fairies:

  • Dining Room: that’s where you go to feed them;
  • Salon: that’s where you go to change their clothes;
  • School: that’s where you go to change their rental skills;
  • Party: you can exchange skills with other players via local wireless. You can then rent them at any time.

Adventure Mode

As revealed on Tuesday, Adventure Mode gets a new map in Hyrule Warriors Legends: the Great Sea, from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. If you complete the various missions on this map, you will get costumes for returning and new characters (you can see them in the scans below!), and various other treasures.

Here’s the list of items available in the Great Sea map, and which are useable on the map itself (similar to the compass in the regular maps):

  • Wind Waker: removes Wind Walls, so you can pass through them.
  • Salvage Arm: you can use it to unlock new rewards.
  • Sea Map: when you use it, a Fishman appears and draws enemy locations on map (which unlocks new battles).
  • Cannon: destroys enemy ships, which removes disadvantageous rules from the battle.
  • Hero’s Bow: allows you to get rid of whirlpools, in order to remove disadvantageous rules from the battle.
  • Boomerang: you can use it to defeat Big Octos, in order to remove disadvantageous rules from the battle.
  • Hyoi Pear: just like in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, you can use it to lure seagulls. They will discover hidden treasures for you, which unlocks new rewards.
  • Power Bracelets: you can move Stone Heads with those, in order to unlock new battles.
  • Hammer: you can hit switches with it, in order to unlock new battles.
  • Deku Leaf: you can use it on a windmill in order to reveal hidden staircases, in order to unlock new rewards.

Also, Famitsu reveals that just like the extra characters, the DLC maps for the Adventure Mode of Hyrule Warriors (on Wii U) will be available from the get go in Hyrule Warriors Legends. In other words: you will not have to buy and/or unlock them again. Obviously, you will not be able to transfer them back to the Wii U version. Unfortunately, the magazine doesn’t say whether the new Adventure Map can be transfered or not, like the new characters and weapons.

Finally, we learn that Network Links have been replaced by StreetPass Links in Hyrule Warriors Legends. However, it looks like they work the same way: when you get one from another player, they will appear in one of the maps. If you help them, you will get some juicy rewards.

Here’s the scans from Famitsu magazine:

Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) comes out on January 21st in Japan, and March 25th in Europe and North America.

Source: Famitsu
Scans: Japanese3DS
A huge thanks Ash for the translation!


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