Posted on November 07 2014 by Tyler Meehan
Alongside the much-desired announcement of Majora’s Mask 3D, yesterday’s Nintendo Direct also provided us with some more details about Hyrule Warriors, most notably the addition of Twilight Princess‘ Spinner as a new weapon for Link. On the one hand, this is a great feature and looks to be an awesome reimagining for one of the game’s least-used items.
On the other hand, I’m sure I wasn’t alone when watching the Direct, seeing the Spinner, and – after the initial “Oh, sweet!” reaction – thinking ‘…Link again? When are some of the OTHER characters going to get another weapon?’
I mean, let’s face it: the Spinner marks Link’s seventh weapon type, in a game where almost every other playable character has but one or two. Sure, Link is the main protagonist of the Zelda series, so it makes sense to put the focus on him, and it does seem fitting for him to be able to use more items. But at the same time, it’s starting to feel less like Link’s getting the focus and more like the rest Hyrule Warriors‘ vast cast of characters is simply being ignored.
The Zelda series has a vast arsenal of items and weapons to place at Hyrule Warriors‘ disposal, and not all of them need go to the Hero who originally wielded them. Could Agitha or Midna be handed the Dominion Rod, letting them summon massive statues to bust through enemy lines? What about giving the Gust Bellows to Fi or Ghirahim to let them summon storms to blast their foes away? And I could definitely see Ruto and Darunia being given new weapons that let them attack in the style of Majora’s Mask‘s Zora Link and Goron Link, respectfully. Who needs a Zora Scale when you can rip through enemies with your very fins? Or a Hammer when you can just pummel foes with punches and Goron pounds?
And I’m still waiting for someone at Koei Tecmo to recognize that Ganondorf absolutely NEEDS a certain other weapon at his disposal: the Trident. It’s been Ganon’s signature weapon in multiple titles across the series, and the fact that he does not yet wield it in Hyrule Warriors is downright disappointing. Oh well…maybe the Ganondorf Amiibo will unlock it? Or some of the upcoming DLC packs? I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
What’s your thoughts on the matter? Which characters would you like to see gain new attack sets, and which items would you give them to get the job done? Or do you think that Link is just too awesome to need to share his arsenal, and Koei Tecmo should keep sending new weapons his way instead? Let us know in the comments!