Master the Battlefield in Hyrule Warriors: Legends, Coming to Nintendo 3DS on March 24th
Company: Nintendo
Packed with even more content than its predecessor, Hyrule Warriors: Legends will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems on March 24th. After Hyrule Warriors took Wii U by storm, those large-scale battles can now be taken on the go, complete with the new ability to command and switch seamlessly between up to four characters on the battlefield, play as five new characters, and enjoy two new and exclusive storylines.

Experience a sprawling story across The Legend of Zelda timeline in Legend Mode, which sees players take on hordes of enemies as they relive classic Zelda games reimagined in the style of Koei Tecmo’s long-running “Warriors” series. When a sorceress by the name of Cia rips time and space apart, Link must team up with Impa, Sheik, and The White Sorceress Lana to save Hyrule in battles inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Players will have to strategically switch between up to four characters as the tides of battle command.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends also comes with two new exclusive stories: a four-chapter epilogue based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and a five-chapter story based on series newcomer Linkle, a dual-crossbow-wielding Cucco farmer who believes her heirloom compass means that she’s destined for greater things. Linkle isn’t the only new addition to the series, as Toon Link, Tetra and King Daphnes from The Wind Waker, and the mischievous Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask also make their debut. As a special bonus for fans of the original Wii U game, all new copies of Hyrule Warriors: Legends will come with a code that allows players to download these new characters to Hyrule Warriors on Wii U*.

Another addition comes in the form of My Fairy Mode. This time around, when players explore Adventure Mode there are fairies to be found, each of whom can be levelled up to bestow additional benefits in battle across all modes. By feeding them and dressing them in new costumes, players can increase their trust, change their personality traits, or strengthen their Fairy Magic. They can even be rented to friends through Local Play, allowing them to take advantage of their skills for up to 24 hours.

No matter which Nintendo 3DS family system Hyrule Warriors: Legends is played on, there is plenty of action for both new and returning players. Those who play the game on a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL system can enjoy an enhanced experience made possible by the additional horsepower and features of those systems, such as the ability to control the camera via the C Stick.

New Nintendo 3DS owners - as well as those with access to the NFC Reader/Writer accessory for other Nintendo 3DS family systems - will also be able to use amiibo based on The Legend of Zelda characters to generate more powerful versions of previously-unlocked weapons for their respective characters. This includes the new Wolf Link amiibo that will release alongside The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which will bestow these more powerful weapons onto Midna or Twili Midna.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends will also release as a Limited Edition, featuring a copy of the game and a compass watch replica of Linkle’s family heirloom compass. Last but not least, March 24th will also see the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition** across Europe. With ten The Legend of Zelda games available for Nintendo 3DS family systems via Nintendo eShop***, it’s the perfect time for Zelda fans to join the ranks of Nintendo 3DS owners and enjoy key titles in the series’ rich history on a single handheld system.

Charge into battle wherever you go with Hyrule’s mightiest legends in Hyrule Warriors: Legends for Nintendo 3DS family systems when it launches across Europe on 24th March.

For further updates:

Hyrule Warriors: Legends website https://www.nintendo.co.uk/hyrulewarriorslegends
The Legend of Zelda Hub http://www.nintendo.co.uk/zelda
Nintendo 3DS website http://www.nintendo3ds.co.uk/

Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk

The Legend of Zelda on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LegendofZeldaUK
Nintendo 3DS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk

Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo UK on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/nintendouk
Nintendo of Europe on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/team/nintendo

Nintendo of Europe on Instagram https://instagram.com/nintendoeurope
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Characters transferred to Hyrule Warriors on Wii U are only available for use in Adventure Mode and Free Mode. Codes will also allow players to unlock Ganondorf’s new trident weapon.

** Hyrule Warriors: Legends software not included.
*** The ten games available for Nintendo 3DS owners via Nintendo eShop are as follows:
The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and Hyrule Warriors: Legends.
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