One of the most notorious figures enters the history books, as Nintendo has announced that the villainous Skull Kid would be a playable character in “Hyrule Warriors Legends” for the 3DS. The character first tormented players back in “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask” for the Nintendo 64 and recently gained prominence after the game was re-mastered for the 3DS.

Unlike Ganon, who always seemed to wait for a fight with Link before ruling the world, Skull Kid doesn’t seem to care about fate, destiny or anything really. The villain announced that he would send the moon crashing to Earth and it's up to Link and a handy time machine to beat him.

According to a report from Siliconera, Skull Kid will be fighting with a fairy by his side, which looks like a purple version of Navi, the fairy that follows Link around in “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.” It will be interesting to see the character’s fighting style and if players can have the moon crash into the battlefield to destroy all enemies.

Though the character was only announced on the 3DS version of “Hyrule Warriors,” there is a good chance that it will be playable in the Wii U version as well. Gematsu reported that all characters from the 3DS version will be playable in the Wii U version if the owner has both consoles and games.

Nintendo has also revealed a new boss in the game called Phantom Ganon, who is obviously a new version of Ganon. The developers haven’t mentioned which storyline he will be the boss of, so it seems like players are going to have to wait till the 3DS version of the game comes out.

These characters join Toon Link, King Hyrule and Tetra as characters that appear exclusively in the 3DS version. Wii U owners will have to double dip and pick up this version of the game if they want these characters as well.

“Hyrule Warriors Legends” will come out next year, on Jan. 21 for Japan and an unconfirmed release date for North America and Europe. The original version for the Wii U is already available for purchase in most major retail stores. 

Playable Skull Kid Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends! (Credit: YouTube/GameXplain)