Tecmo Koei and Omega Force released two new trailers for the upcoming Dynasty Warriors-style Zelda game called Hyrule Warriors. The Wii U exclusive will feature a number of playable characters based around Nintendo's iconic franchise.
So the two new trailers for the game focus on the characters Agitha and Midna.
Agitha uses a parasol to fight with, using twists, turns and spins to knockdown and incapacitate large swathes of enemies. Her attacks are mostly radial in nature and she appears to be one of the easier characters to play, opposite of someone like Lana who appears to be a lot more eccentric with her attacks.
I imagine that Agitha will be a fan-favorite for those who want someone simple and easy to get a hold of and clear out a battlefield without worrying about any kind of mastery of special attacks or complex combos.
On the other side of the fence is Midna. Now Midna's attacks are definitely not like Agitha. If you're looking for someone with a slightly more unorthodox style of combat, Midna offers that kind of play experience in spades.
As you see in the trailer above, there are all sorts of crazy attacks at Midna's disposal for players who prefer keeping enemies off balance and utilizing attacks that are asymmetrical yet devastating.
As you can see, each character is designed to play rather different from the next character over. This is actually a bit of a deviance from Omega Force and Tecmo Koei's usual approach to how they pack in about as many characters as possible into a Dynasty Warriors game no matter how similar they play to one another.
In the case of Hyrule Warriors Koei appears to be going for diversity as far as character play-styles go. If you want a traditional swordsman you have Link, Impa and Zelda, and if you want a variety of other kind of play-styles you have Midna, Agitha and Lana to round out the rest of the roster.
So far, the game is looking mighty fine and it's nice to see developers making use of the Wii U's HD capabilities. The character designs and animations look exceptionally good running on Nintendo's system, proving that it's not always about the raw specs but rather what the specs allow you to achieve.
If you like what Tecmo Koei and Omega Force are putting together with Hyrule Warriors you can learn more by paying a visit to the game's official website. The title is set to release exclusively on the Wii U this September.