The Sorceress Cia has begun her conquest of Hyrule. Great armies of good and evil are clashing, but the tide of battle can be changed by a single, powerful warrior. As the conflict unfolds and objectives change, use special weapons and items to fight your way through hordes of enemies. You can even find materials on the battlefield to upgrade your characters and weapons for future battles.
Each warrior has unique weapons and ferocious, over-the-top moves that you can unleash with the right combination of button presses. You'll need to master them to traverse battlefields, crush enemies and capture areas for Zelda's forces.
While you'll spend much of your time doling out high-volume punishment to hordes of enemies, you won't secure a battlefield without facing at least one powerful boss character. Find and exploit their weaknesses—use an item if need be—or they might just bring your battle to a premature end.
Sometimes courage and skill will only get you so far, and you need the right tool for the right job. Find critical items on the battlefields—like a bow, hookshot, and bombs—to defeat tricky enemies, solve puzzles, and access new places on the map.
Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which you can use to bolster each warrior's abilities.
If the going gets tough, grab a friend to help you get through the story in a local 2-player co-op mode where, thanks to the Wii U GamePad controller, there's no split screen in sight!
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The campaign against Cia and her dark forces is split into several stand-alone battles that take place in both brand new locales and also iconic settings from the Legend of Zelda™ series.
As Featured in Hyrule Warriors
The story begins in the plains that surround Hyrule castle. The fields were once home to flowers and a pristine river, but are now overrun with horrific monsters. The towers and forts built to protect the kingdom are either captured or under siege, and it's up to you to reclaim and protect them.
As Featured in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Death Mountain is a fiery nightmare filled with scorching lava and loathsome creatures. The rivers of lava are more than just eye candy on this battlefield—you'll need to find a way around them to accomplish your missions.
As Featured in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Shadow Palace has re-emerged to loom over this dark landscape from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Fight your way across landmarks like a large bridge in the north valley that was once the scene of an epic battle with King Bulblin. To the south is the legendary Kakariko Village.
As Featured in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Touch down on Skyloft to do battle beneath the gaze of Levias, the whale-like sky spirit who protects the floating island. Pumpkin Landing, formerly a separate island and home of the Lumpy Pumpkin bar, has somehow crashed into Skyloft and now sits prominently in the battlefield.
Want to take a different path to glory? Try Adventure mode, which features a map inspired by the original Legend of Zelda overworld. Play it to unlock additional characters, collect hard-to-find materials, and to upgrade character features.