The trailer shows Zelda mowing down massive fields of enemies with her bow, rapier and special finishing moves. Yosuke Hayashi, producer of Hyrule Warriors, told Polygon in an interview during E3 that the developer feels like the game is giving Zelda the chance to show off the power that she always had.
Hyrule Warriors is a spin-off of the series and centers on Link and friends endeavouring to take out a sorceress named Cia. Players will be able to take control of Link, Zelda, Impa and Midna from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
"Regarding the look of Zelda herself, she is a ruler. So we want to make sure she is seen as a strong character in that she needs to look like a ruler, she needs to feel like a ruler," Hayashi said. "So, [she has] what you might consider a stronger look for the character. She is also a playable character here, so she needs to be able to go out and take out tons of enemies on her own. She needs to seem like a character they can do battle with."
Hyrule Warriors launches Sept. 26 in North America for Wii U. For more on Hyrule Warriors, check out our hands-on impressions from E3 2014.
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