Hyrule Warriors

The Sage Of Shadow Slays With Her New Naginata
by Harry Mackin on Aug 01, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Omega Force
Rating: Teen
Platform: Wii U

We already know that Impa, Guardian of Hyrule’s royal family, will be making an appearance as a playable character in Hyrule Warriors, but today we learned that she won’t be fighting with only her giant greatsword. Check out the trailer below to see the Sage of Shadow in-action, fighting with a naginata and a new, more agile moveset.

Impa isn’t the only character we know has multiple styles to choose from, as we’ve seen Link’s fire rod and power gloves in addition to the traditional sword-and-shield, as well as Zelda’s wind waker. The acrobatic flips and flashy martial arts Impa unleashes while equipped with the naginata seem a significant departure from her usual heavier style.

Hyrule Warriors is releasing for Wii U on September 26. It was just confirmed to have couch co-op, but no online multiplayer. For more info on the Legend of Zelda beat-‘em-up game, check out our list of every playable character and style, updated whenever we learn something new, or have a look at our E3 playthrough impressions.