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Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct: new characters and settings announced

Four new playable characters have been confirmed for Hyrule Warriors during a Nintendo Direct presentation.

The characters include Zant and Midna from Twilight Princess, Ghirahim from Skyward Sword and Ganondorf, the mainstay antagonist in Zelda games.

The half hour presentation focused on the core gameplay mechanics of the Wii U exclusive, while a handful of settings were showcased including Twilight Field from Twilight Princess, Skyloft from Skyward Sword and Lake Hylia from Ocarina of Time.

Several weapons and attacks were showcased, including a Mario 'Chain Chomp' attack and a weapon based on the moon in Majora's Mask.

The presentation followed the release of two new Hyrule Warriors trailers yesterday, which showed a newly announced character Lana as well as DLC costumes.

The Hyrule Warriors release date is August 14 in Japan, September 26 in North America, September 19 in Europe and September 20 in Australia.

Watch the full presentation below:

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