'Hyrule Warriors' Release Date This August: Tecmo Koei Reveals New Screenshots [PHOTOS]

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"Hyrule Warriors" will launch August 14.

“Hyrule Warriors” will launch for Nintendo’s Wii U in August, and co-publisher Tecmo Koei recently revealed some new screenshots from the hack-and-slash action title.

On Wednesday, Japanese video game magazine Famitsu reported that "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” character Agitha will appear as a playable character in the title. Agitha is a young girl and self-proclaimed “princess of the insect kingdom” who made her debut in 2006’s “Twilight Princess.”

Antagonist Zant from “Twilight Princess” will also appear in “Hyrule Warriors,” as well as dragon Argork.

Famitsu didn’t reveal any more information on the additional characters, but we do know players will be able to control Agitha. We’re not sure what roles Zant or Argork will play.

“'Hyrule Warriors’ will whet people’s appetite before the next ‘Zelda’ game,” Nintendo Vice President of Sales and Marketing Scott Moffitt told us during E3 earlier this month. “There’s a lot of anticipation for what that will be. And the footage we showed this week was pretty exciting for fans, we were able to show them a little taste of what’s coming.

“I’ve played ‘Hyrule Warriors’ and I love the ability to play as Zelda, this new interpretation of classic characters in a new game and the new art style is really fun,” he added.

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“Hyrule Warriors” is slated for a release on Aug. 14 for the Wii U. “Hyrule Warriors” is considered a crossover between “The Legend of Zelda” series and the “Dynasty Warriors” series. As expected, players will control main protagonist Link, who will participate in melee combat to take on groups of classic bad guys from the popular “Legend of Zelda” series. Publishers stated that there will be a greater focus on combat in “Hyrule Warriors” than in previous games of the well-known Nintendo franchise.

Link will also use popular weapons from prior games like “Twilight Princess” and “Skyward Sword,” such as his sword, placement bombs and his well-known spin attack. Players will also be able to carry items, open chests and discover helpful objects throughout the game.

“Hyrule Warriors” was announced on Dec. 18 via Nintendo Direct, the brand’s online monthly news announcement. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, 54, stated that the game isn't a main series installment of the “Zelda” series but more of a spinoff. Game designer Eiji Aonuma, 50, will still produce the title. Aonuma was involved in the creation of popular “Zelda” titles "Skyward Sword,” “Twilight Princess,” “Phantom Hourglass” and “A Link Between Two Worlds.”

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