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Epona Will Be A DLC Weapon For Link In Hyrule Warriors

epona_hyrule_warriorsThe Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has taken to Miiverse to announce that Epona will be a DLC weapon for Link in Hyrule Warriors. Here’s what Aonuma had to say about the inclusion of Epona via the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U social network, Miiverse.

“Beyond that, additional downloadable content will become available in Hyrule Warriors after the game launches. The first DLC pack, Master Quest Pack, will be released on October 16. The details of that pack will be revealed soon, but today, let me give you a sneak peak at an additional weapon. The new weapon added through the Master Quest Pack is…Epona!”

“Some of you may be surprised to hear that Epona is a “weapon”, but in Hyrule Warriors, she can team up with Link to attack enemies! I already had a chance to try out Epona in the game. By riding Epona, I was able to blow heards of enemies away and gallop swiftly through the fields, and I had a lot of fun trying out this re-imagined version of her in Hyrule Warriors.”

“In the Zelda series, players never had a chance to tackle bosses by galloping around them with Epona like in Hyrule Warriors, so I hope fans will enjoy playing as Zelda characters in a game with a different type of action than you typically find in the original series. In addition to Epona, the DLC will include other content as well, like new scenarios and costumes that will further expand your gaming experience. If you’re interested, please check it out in the Nintendo eShop. I hope these download packs will help deepen and expand your adventures in Hyrule Warriors.”

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114 thoughts on “Epona Will Be A DLC Weapon For Link In Hyrule Warriors”

      1. YES DLC! NINTENDO FANBOYS LIKE IT WHEN IT’S NINTENDO EXCLUSIVE’S DLC, but when it’s someone else. DLC is a cash grab.

        I love you fanboys. You always make me feel even smarter than I am by watching your stupidity

          1. And this isn’t? DLC announced and the game literally came out today in NA, also it was announced before it was even out in most of the world when the packs were announced. Yeah, I see. It must be that. This is gold, I say. It’s just plain obvious now. You are all retarded.

            1. The game is out already a month in Japan and a week in europe , it’s America’s own fault that it came late , you are retarded.

                    1. Biggest Nintendo fan since NES

                      Nintendo fanboys are a shame for the console. They even celebrate the Mario golf day one Dlc because it’s easier to follow Nintendo blindly then to think. And as soon as a 3rd party stops supporting them – after nobody bought the games – they wonder why they not getting updates Dlc and same treatment as other systems

                    2. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                      Is that all you say “You never make a point” and provide no proof to prove me wrong? Pathetic.

                    1. If you preordered it, the code SHOULD be on your receipt when you went to pick it up from the store so I hope you didn’t throw it away.

            2. You fucking idiot. Unlike EA’s DLC which is actually available day or week 1, this DLC won’t be out for at least 2 weeks. Then there is the fact the game was out in Japan last month. This means the DLC was announced at least 2-3 weeks after the game’s original release in Japan. Filthy human narcissist once again thinking his word is fact.

        1. Well to be fair this isn’t Nintendo.
          Nintendo’s MK8 DLC is huge (2gb +-) and Pikmin 3 added a lot of maps/enemies while Ubi/Acti/others charge you almost $10 for a fucking skin that is just a script to enable something that is already on the disc so… Being a fanboy is not right, but saying that Nintendo does the same as other companies is just being stupid

          1. yes, that is why they charge for levels in nsmb2 2.5 $ 3 levels or so that are pretty much made like happy wheels levels. This game is a nintendo exclusive. I never said it isn’t nintendo, but nintendo has the power to decide over this shit. Amiibo is pretty much physical DLC that is 20$ a piece of plastic… just shut up

                  1. Explain how is that true. I can’t believe the stupidity here. I made a point. He always just comes around to throw an insult or two and thinks he is right even though he actually didn’t make a point at all, he didn’t counter mine. He just insulted me.

                    Are you people serious?

                    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                      Your past crimes say otherwise, just like Sasori, I don’t care how much you try to redeem yourself…

                    2. Crimes of being right all the time and actually putting some sense into you people? Now it all makes sense. That is the same as you people treat Nintendo. “They used to be innovative and put much thought into their games, ergo they are still the greatest and best” You fucking retards. Everything should be reviewed on it’s own merit. You are all biased as fuck, that was the point from the beginning and now you’ve sealed the deal.

                      1. That first sentence of yours is EXACTLY why we don’t try to make a point or try our hardest to prove you wrong. You never think you might be wrong & always believe you are right while everyone else is always wrong & you are right.

                      2. It seems that you are now avoiding making sense on purpose, or you are really retarded since you didn’t counter any of my points. Did you ever take an IQ test? I’d like to see how low you’d score.

              1. Agree with you at some.The only dlc worth it its the mk8 others are crap and also amiibo like you said restrict the game you buy so you can unlock them with unessesary toys.Total rip off but blind fanboys will buy anything nintendo throw at them.Dogs.

                1. How does Amiibo restrict the game? *facepalm* Go do your research. XD You don’t unlock the characters buy buying the toys.

        1. Majora’s Mask. It’s implied that Skull Kid destroyed her and even more heavily (Practically shown) in the manga. That game was definitely very dark and I still plan on playing it someday. I still wish that Epona could have made it though.

          1. Completely inaccurate. Nintendo never killed off Epona, and they never hint at the possibility of even doing so. Your getting your Zelda information from a youtuber who has a show called “gametheory”. Everything he says is completely wrong and just for entertainment. I can’t believe people actually believe the stuff that guy spews out of his mouth..

            Epona is alive and well, and has already been shown off in the new Zelda for Wii U!!

            1. I dunno about GameTheory, but she dies in the opening of Majora’s Mask. Skull Kid flat out says that he got rid of her and she never appears again. Only her counterpart in the new world.

              1. Ugh! First people think Link being defeated by Ganondorf leading to the Downfall timeline meant he killed Link & now someone thinks Skull Kid saying he got rid of Epona means he killed the horse! Defeat & getting rid of don’t ALWAYS have to mean killing your enemy. We got rid of one of our dogs awhile back so I guess that means I killed it? Please. And Epona in Termina is clearly Link’s Epona, not some Termina counterpart.

                1. No….That’s her Termina counterpart. If that was the real Epona, why did everyone act as if she has been there forever? There is no mention that she just arrived and she is just the counterpart. I also believe in the first one, but that’s another story. The Epona one is a lot more direct.

                      1. The proof that it is still epona is that you call her by still using epona’s song. And further proof is that in OoT the other horses did not care, yet epona did.

                        1. Don’t bother. His mind is set just like those people that think Link & Zelda can NEVER be a couple for some reason.

              1. According to some theory about Majora’s Mask, apparently. But it’s one of those theories of the Zelda series I don’t believe. In fact, Hyrule Historia doesn’t even hint at the possibility. Hell! It doesn’t even entertain the possibility!

          1. Now she can plow through all opponents who dare cross her path! Epona still lives on as one of the more endearing Legend of Zelda characters. She never strayed from the path of justice and she’s a symbol of hope to all. She started the race going rather quickly and ended without losing any steam!

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      3. Sweet! I can’t wait for the day it will finally be available for download. I’ve already got the DLC pack for $19.99, so they should download automatically when each one becomes available. I want to play Hyrule Warriors as soon as it finishes downloading to my Wii U, but I don’t think I will have enough energy to stay awake. Oh well. I can just play it when I wake up later… if WWE Smackdown isn’t coming on around the time I wake up, that is.

        1. So, I don’t have the $20 DLC, but yesterday night, I did make a deal with the devil and pre-ordered from gamestop, so I’ll get the OoT DLC! :D !!

          1. I’ll be expecting an email with the Ocarina of Time outfit codes from Gamestop in 2 days. If I don’t get it… *muffles cuss words*

          2. eww gametop! haha i’m playing. you know you don’t have to order from gamestop to get those dlc skins, you can get it if you buy the $20 dlc.

      4. I can’t start my download until I get home from work. :/ Then It will feel like an eternity waiting for it to finish. Thank God for Curtain Call!!

        1. Oh yes. Enjoy the wait, Jaded. It took about an hour & 30 minutes to download, then another 30 minutes to install it, give or take a couple of minutes. Anyway, now I just need to go to Club Nintendo to see if me downloading it through the eShop registered it so I can get the Ganondorf DLC code. After that, it will finally be time for me to crash as I’ve been up all night. It’s past 11 am here now. I’ll play it when I wake up later… if I don’t wake up just as WWE Smackdown comes on. lol

          1. I live in the country, and have a 20 gig data limit each month, so I’m going to be killing almost half my data with this download, but I hope it will be worth it!

            From what I’ve seen on Miiverse, it looks outstanding. And the great fairy… *whistles*…well, all the characters look good.

            Nintendo will need to step it up. This may not have the game play of a Zelda, but fans will demand better quality graphics now that they’ve seen Hyrule in HD.

            Also, are we friends on the WiiU?

            1. Aonuma seems really impressed with the game and by the fans reception of things like cutscenes and graphics so i’m hoping he’s taking notes and realizing that you can add that type of stuff to the main Zelda series and not turn the game into trash or something it isn’t. Either way I just picked up Hyrule Warriors and can’t wait for Zelda U. So excited that the spree of epic Wii U releases is starting lol.

            2. That’s a good question. I have no idea. Right now, I can only recall adding Quadraxis, Hollow, & Lord Zedd from here. If not, just look for Ridley X3. I hope I’m the only guy on Miiverse with the nickname of Ridley X3, anyway. I mean, I should be since Zedd had no trouble finding me. Anyway, I got everything I can download for Hyrule Warriors downloaded now, so time to crash. I can’t wait to play it later. I’m going to play the very first level 2 times: one with Knight Link & one with Dark Link.

              1. hey can i add you?what provider do you have drybones? i use to live out in the country and was stuck with frontier, now i have verizon fios! it downloaded pikmin in 8 minutes!

                1. I have Verizon. It’s expensive as hell, but yes, it is FAST. 4G! But every gig over my 20 is $15 … Ugh..

                  Sure! My NNID is “Moodeeb”

            1. Thankfully, you don’t have to. I should remember to fill it out later though. I should also remember to make sure to point out the fact online co-op would have been greatly appreciated in the box asking what I don’t like about the game.

        1. lol It’s okay, dude. You weren’t the only one that thought that from the title. I’m glad I don’t go by the title alone with articles since some can be very misleading.

        2. its funny how your name is sherlock! you should’ve been able to deduce it! but its okay it happens, i accidentally forgot to hit post and sent two messages as one. you’re not the only one having brainfarts!

      5. Why are all you guys downloading the game? I mean I have nothing against downloading games, (mostly when it comes to older or indie games), but retail is so much better. Especially since Hyrule Warriors has some of the best Zelda artwork I have ever seen on a game cover before…. I love having my physical copy…

        1. umm, yes and no i’ve recently discovered how nice it is to just click on a game and go, that being said i like the disks more.

        2. Because this is one of those games you don’t want to lose. I always download stuff I know I’m never gonna want to lose and know I’m never gonna sell. I only went retail for MK8 because of the red case. I haven’t regretted downloading SM3DW or any other of my games at all.

          1. Speaking of, I seriously need to check out my Digital Deluxe thingy to see if I made some money back from going digital.

      6. As much as I want this, I decided to skip out on every Nintendo game until I get a PC. XD I’ll definitely get this next year though. Along with Smash.

        1. A good year to start. Next year will be the best year in gaming we have ever had in my opinion. Xenoblade X, Zelda U, Mh4U just to name a few…I will put over 400 hours in those three games alone..

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        1. With a horse, you don’t need to evade. Simply running into the enemies does damage & ceases their attacks. As long as you move fast, lay in a few hits, & move fast again, they won’t really be able to stop & harm you.

      8. KT is really working hard to give this game some legs in Japan (and a good launch in the West). My copy is supposed to arrive on Tuesday – but, at this point, my head is already in October… “Bayonetta 2” looks so fantastic.

      9. I bought this game off of amazon and they sent me 2 codes for the twilight princess costume DLC……
        I also preordered the future DLC and got my Dark Link costume. Overall I’ve enjoyed the first parts of the game. Although the wizards and ghosts are a pain in the ass to fight

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