The Legend Of Zelda Z' is the untold sequel to The Hyrule Warriors and was created for the Neptune Z. This is also the first in the series to have Third-Party characters.
Multiple playable characters besides Link are available - some for the very first time and each with unique moves. Some playable characters can also use different weapon types. Characters are unlocked as the player progresses through Legend Mode and Adventure Mode, and some are available as downloadable content.
Listed below the character are the weapons they can wield and the element attribute of the weapon, along with their method of obtaining.
|Hylian Sword: 20px Light||Giant Blade: 20px Water||Harp: 20px Lightning||Book Of Sorcery: 20px Lightning||Rapier: 20px Light|
|Magic Rod: 20px Fire||Naginata: 20px Fire||Spear: 20px Water||Baton: 20px Lightning|
|Great Fairy: 20px Water||Summoning Gate: 20px Fire||Dominion Rod: 20px Darkness Template:Exp|
|Gauntlet: 20px Lightning|
|Master Sword: 20px Light|
|Horse: 20px Light Template:Exp|
|Spinner: 20px Lightning Template:Exp|
|Great Swords: 20px Darkness||Hammer: 20px Fire||Zora Scale: 20px Water||Parasol: 20px Light||Shackle: 20px Darkness|
|Zant||Fi||Ghirahim||Cia Template:Exp||Volga Template:Exp|
|Scimitar: 20px Darkness||Goddess Blade: 20px Light||Demon Blade: 20px Darkness||Scepter: 20px Darkness||Dragon Spear: 20px Fire|
|Wizzro Template:Exp||Twili Midna Template:Exp||Young Link Template:Exp||Tingle Template:Exp||Beast Ganon Template:Exp|
|Ring: 20px Darkness||Mirror: 20px Darkness||Mask: 20px Darkness||Balloon: 20px Fire||Trident:|
|The Bandito Sword: 20px Light|
|The Purple Blade: 20px Water|
|Bass: 20px Lightning|
|Game Of Sorcery: 20px Lightning|
|The Purple Lightning: 20px Light|
The Legend Of Zelda Z was announced on December 18, 2013, on a Nintendo Direct. The game was announced as a collaboration with Koei Tecmo. As such, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated that the game would not be the next main series installment of The Legend of Zelda series, but rather a spinoff from the Dynasty Warriors series. The game, however, was produced by long-time Zelda developer Eiji Aonuma.
The Legend Of Zelda is the first Zelda game to incorporate downloadable content, utilizing a bevy of methods that include exclusive pre-order bonuses, a series of paid expansions, interactivity with the amiibo line of figures, and several free updates.
Several free patches have been released for The Legend Of Zelda. These updates expand content and patch certain bugs. Unlike the DLC packs, these are downloaded free and automatically upon release.
Version 1.2.0 was released on September 1 in Japan, on September 19 in Europe, and on September 26 in North America. It added Challenge Mode, the ability to choose the background music for missions, and Link's 8-Bit Wooden Sword. It also included certain bug fixes, including crashes and a bug that reduced maximum health, and added the Dark Link costume to the "Hero of Hyrule Pack" DLC.
Version 1.3.0 update was released on September 30 in Japan, and on October 16 in North America and Europe. It added Cia, Volga and Wizzro as playable Warriors, as well as the option to turn off most mid-battle cutscenes. It also included certain bug fixes, including the "skin swap" glitch.
Version 1.4.0 update was released on November 27 worldwide. It added compatibility to the game with the amiibo figures. It also raised the level cap of Warriors to 150 and the Material limit to 999. It also added new Medals to collect and new potion types and mixtures to the Apothecary as well. In addition, it included certain bug fixes, including the "Zant blender" glitch.
Version 1.5.0 update was released on December 17 worldwide. PurpleRodri, From The YouTube Channel of the same name has been added as a new playable character. It is a Charity DLC Promotional for The PurpleRodri Video Game Drive. It includes The Legend Of Zelda Z for Steam.
Version 1.6.0 update was released on January 29, 2015 in Japan and Europe, and on February 5, 2015 in North America. It raised the level cap of Warriors to 200, and added new Medals, Mixtures, and weapon skills. The Smithy's functionality was also expanded, allowing the option to remove skills from weapons, appraise sealed skills, and sell weapons without having to reach the storage limit first.
Several select pre-order bonuses had included a set of costumes for Link, Princess Zelda, and Ganondorf, based on their assorted attire in Template:OOT, Template:TP, and Template:SS. The costumes were sorted into various DLC packs which differed based on the game's region.
In North America, Link and Zelda's costumes were released as retailer-exclusive bonuses; the Ocarina of Time costumes for Template:Wp, the Twilight Princess costumes for Template:Wp, and the Skyward Sword costumes for Template:Wp. Ganondorf's two costumes, from Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, were available as a bonus for registering the purchase game with Template:Wp between September 26 and October 23, 2014.
In the UK, Link and Zelda's Ocarina of Time costumes were included as a pre-order bonus from Template:Wp, and their Twilight Princess costumes were included in the Limited Edition release of the game. Their Skyward Sword costumes are yet to be released. Ganondorf's costumes were available through the same Club Nintendo promotion as in North America. In Greece, Link's and Zelda's Twilight Princess costumes were a pre-order bonus from Nortec.
In Japan, the costumes are not retailer-exclusive and are instead separated by character packs rather than game of origin; the "Courage Pack" for Link's costumes, the "Wisdom Pack" for Zelda's, and the "Power Pack" for Ganondorf's. The "Treasure Box" edition of the game included all three packs, while the "Premium Box" edition included only the Courage and Wisdom packs. The Courage Pack was also available as a pre-order bonus for the game.
The entire batch of costumes was released through the Template:Wp in Japan on December 18, 2014, in Europe on December 19, and in America on December 27.
Four DLC packs for Hyrule Warriors are slated for release, set to be released throughout the months following the game's release. They include the Master Quest pack, the Twilight Princess pack, the Majora's Mask pack, and the Boss pack. They are a series of paid expansions that includes numerous additions; including new characters, weapons, Scenarios and Adventure Mode maps.
Prior to October 16, the four DLC packs could all be pre-purchased as a bundle through the "Hero of Hyrule" Pack on the Nintendo eShop. The packs came at a discounted price of $19.99, and also included a Dark Link costume for Link for immediate use. The DLC packs would download automatically upon their release date. It is unknown if the Dark Link costume will be available separately at a later time. In Japan only, individual items from a pack can be purchased alone.
- The Master Quest pack was released on October 1, 2014 in Japan, and on October 16, 2014 in North America and Europe following the 1.3.0 update. It costs $7.99. It includes five new Scenarios for Legend Mode with Cia and her lieutenants as the protagonists, the Guardian of Time costumes for Cia and Lana, the Epona weapon for Link, and a new Master Quest map for Adventure Mode. The map includes additional palette-swap costumes and Heart Containers for each character, as well as new weapons for Cia, Volga, and Wizzro, several 8-Bit weapon skins based on The Legend of Zelda items, and Gold Skulltulas for a new Illustration.
- The Twilight Princess pack was released on November 27, 2014 worldwide. It costs $7.99. It includes "Twili Midna", in her true form, as a new playable Warrior along with her new weapon, the Mirror. It also includes the new Dominion Rod weapon for Zelda, the Postman clothes and Ilia's clothes for Link and Zelda, and a new Adventure Mode map with additional costume, Heart Container and Gold Skulltula rewards.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag.