Nintendo certainly knows how to troll players. With every character reveal for Hyrule Warriors, more and more players find themselves asking the popular question: Where is Ganondorf?
Well the wait is over. Ganondorf was unveiled in the recent Nintendo Direct stream! Sporting some glorious red locks and magic that looks suspiciously like Weiss’s abilities from Nier – seriously, check that ability out at 0:51 and tell me that doesn’t remind you of Grimoire Weiss – the Demon King is ready to slaughter everything in his path with two brutal Great Swords.
But that wasn’t the only thing that the Nintendo Direct covered. The stream touched on different aspects of the game, such as characters, weapons, gameplay, and… Adventure Mode?
No, you’re not looking at a fan-made map of a previous Legend of Zelda title, or a really awesome wallpaper. That is the map of the new game mode called Adventure Mode.
Players start off on the starting square, and enter that ‘zone’ on the map. Each zone has a unique challenge, such as defeating 300 enemies in 10 minutes. When the challenge is accepted, the player is teleported to the kingdom of Hyrule Warriors to complete the challenge there.
Upon completion, players will unlock zones and new challenges. And the more zones and challenges you complete, the more rewards you receive, ranging from Pieces of Hearts and weapons, to even characters. According to Nintendo, some characters can only be unlocked through Adventure Mode.
Different little easter eggs, such as the Chain Chomp from the Mario series and Link’s Awakening and the Moon from Majora’s Mask, also make appearances as weapons.
But I think we can all agree that the most important aspect of the Zelda universe has been added: The murderous Cuccos- dear god how many are chasing Link?!
Kayla Swenson is an aspiring author and former DJ from Seattle, WA that procrastinates far too much with video games to get a book out. When she’s not gaming until carpal tunnel sets in, she’s working on dreams of being a voice actor as well as a published writer. Fond of RPGs, she will happily disappear into the void to tackle whatever bad voice acting awaits. Contact her at the email above, or on all major systems/networks as Beltravi.