Koei Tecmo has unveiled a new trailer for Hyrule Warriors featuring Link. We’ve seen him wield a sword and shield and the Fire Rod in the past. This time, he wields both the Ball and Chain–courtesy of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess–and the Gauntlet. Take a look.
Although it looks like the Ball and Chain is the weapon being shown off, it’s actually the Gauntlet that’s the weapon. The Ball and Chain is merely the Gauntlet’s basic attack. With it, he’s able to pick up giant boulders or even enemies. If boulders aren’t around, he can pull out massive pillars of stone and swing it all about. Oddly enough, it can also create lightning attacks, something the Gauntlet and all its variants have never done in the Zelda series.
Interestingly, the trailer also shows off a returning enemy as well. That giant black beast Link fights near the end is called The Imprisoned. In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Imprisoned was the embodiment of Demise, the primary villain of the game. Does this mean we’ll see Demise as well in Hyrule Warriors? We’ll know soon enough, as the game releases next month in Japan and on September 19th and 26th for Europe and North America respectively.