Princess Zelda returns to 'Hyrule Warriors'
By Reuben Gonzales - Staff Reporter
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, published by Nintendo. Action, hack and slash, single-player, multiplayer, third-person view. Available on Nintendo Switch $60 Standard Edition.
Link is back with is allies to fight off the forces of evil once again in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.
The game takes place outside of the official Zelda Timeline, which goes back all the way to the first Nintendo Entertainment System with The Legend of Zelda (1987). The franchise has many titles to pull lore from and use characters from with more than 21 games spread out over three decades.
It brings many of the characters that players will remember from previous titles to fight alongside Link once again.
Some of the franchise's most iconic characters, such as Darunia from Ocarina of Time, the leader of the Gorons; Midina from Twilight Princess; and, course, Zelda, the leader of Hyrule, just to name a few.
Ganondorf the main antagonist through most Zelda games will also be in the game, along with the Skull kid from Majora's Mask and some new villains.
The combat system for the game has changed to mirror the Dynasty Warrior feel a bit more with character and weapon leveling. The player's abilities will change with weapon choices, and defeating enemies will give players weapon bags.
There will also be an in-game bazaar. This will allow players to forge new weapons and spend rupees to raise characters' level. The player can also create potions to boost battle stats and change abilities.
The game starts with evil sorceress Cia attacking Hyrule castle. Link is just a soldier in the Hylian army. The castle is taken and the princess can't be found. General Impa, the leader of the Hylian army, asks Link for help finding the princess.
They both meet Shiek and Lana, who also agree to help the two stop Cia and find the princess. To restore Hyrule, the player will lead three campaigns run by Link, Impa, and Lana. During this time, Link finds out he possesses the triforce of courage.
The triforce is a sacred golden relic. It was left behind by the golden goddesses when they had finished creating the realm. The triforce is split into three parts same way the master sword is, courage, power and wisdom.
The master sword -Link's main weapon- can be pulled May 18.
Beauty and Sunshine on Summerset: Bethesda's Elder Scrolls Online is launching more content for their successful MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game).
This new addition brings the player for the first time to the home of the High Elves.
This also sees the addition of the Psijic order, along with new costumes and pets. Travel to Summerset and uncover the dark secret that threatens the world.
The new content releases May 21 for PC and June 5 for PS4 and XBX1.