The creators behind Hyrule Warriors are calling the upcoming Dynasty Warriors Zelda mash-up a celebration of the Zelda series, saying you will be able to play as your favorite characters. The Zelda series has a huge cast of characters both big and small, and these are some of the ones we hope make the final cut before release on September 26.

To see the confirmed cast of Hyrule Warriors fighters, head here.


The Legend of Zelda – Old Man in cave
There aren’t a lot of characters in the original Legend of Zelda. We’ve learned plenty  about the main cast – Link, Zelda, and Ganon – but we’ve never found out more about the man in the cave. He deserves some time in the spotlight.
Special attack: stealing swords from enemies to give to Link

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Much like the first Zelda, there haven’t been many enduring characters other than the main cast in Zelda II. There is, however, I AM ERROR, the bearded man in purple clothing in town that people seem to remember.
Special attack: awkwardly glitching through the battlefield causing enemies to spontaneously combust


The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past – Link’s Uncle
Link’s uncle wanted to help, and he tried his best, but he failed spectacularly, unfortunately dying in the game’s opening few minutes. The rain had not even let up before Link’s uncle threw in the towel. Maybe Hyrule Warriors could be his chance to shine?
Special attack: tripping and injuring himself on the way into battle, forcing himself to sit the rest of the game out.

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Malon
If the ten-year-old Agitha from Twilight Princess can enter the battlefield, why not Malon the farm hand from Ocarina of Time? I always liked Malon, and felt like there could have been a romance between her and Link if the whole saving the world thing had not gotten in the way.
Special attack: calling in a huge herd of cows to trample the enemies

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask – Skull Kid
Of all of the games in the Zelda series, Majora’s Mask is perhaps the most ripe with memorable secondary characters. Everyone has a story, and if you want to get every mask Link has the opportunity to touch every one of their lives in ways both big and small. The best candidate though, after some consideration, has to be Skull Kid with Majora’s Mask.
Special attack: Calling down the moon to decimate the battlefield