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Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is a spin-off game for the Nintendo Switch and is a collaboration between The Legend of Zelda and Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors. It released May 18th, 2018. It is a combination of the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends respectively.

All 29 characters from the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game appear, free of purchase. In addition, two outfits for Link and Zelda based on their The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild appearances are included.


The gameplay is the same as Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Legends, taking similar elements from Dynasty Warriors.


The following modes appear, based on the implementation of the Wii U and 3DS versions:

  • Legend Mode - the game's story mode, split into seven chapters.
  • Free Mode - allows players to challenge or replay any mission with any unlocked character.
  • Adventure Mode - a board-game style adventure that features graphics reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda, and special missions that enable players to power up characters in ways not otherwise available.
  • Challenge Mode - a mode where players face multiple battles with particular restrictions or conditions.


The game includes all four stories from both Hyrule Warriors titles; the original story campaign, Cia's Tale, Linkle's Tale, and the Sage of the Great Sea.




The following Heroes appear in the Nintendo Switch game:


The following Villains appear in the Nintendo Switch game:


The following units are subjected to appear based on the game taking elements from the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game.

Hero Units

They may appear as allies or enemies in certain missions:

  • Hyrulean Soldiers
    • Hyrulian Captains
      • Skyloft Captains
    • Hyrulian Archers
  • Gorons
    • Goron Captains
    • Goron Bombardiers
Neutral Units

They may appear as allies or enemies in certain adventure mode missions:

  • Cuccos
  • Golden Cuccos
  • Silver Cuccos

Villain Units (May appear as allies or enemies in certain missions)

  • Bokoblins (also appear in Ghirahim's Demon Blade moveset)
    • Bokoblin Archers
    • Bokoblin Summoner
  • Bulblins
    • Bulblin Archers
  • Stalchildren
    • Stalchild Bone Thrower
    • Stalchild Summoners
  • Turncoat Soldiers
    • Hyrulian Archer
    • Hyrulean Summoner
  • Ghost Soldiers
    • Ghost Archers
    • Ghost Summoners
  • Miniblins
  • Bokoblin Captains
  • Bulblin Captains
  • Stalfos
  • Hyrulian Captain
  • Ghost Captain
  • Miniblin Captain
  • Aeralfos
    • Fiery Aeralfos
  • Big Poes
    • Icy Big Poes
    • Hyrulian Ghosts (the vengeful ghosts of fallen hero units, the player has failed to protect, only appear in the Temple of Sacred Sword scenario Legend Mode)
  • Dark Links (also appear in Cia's Scepter moveset)
  • Darknuts
  • Stalmasters
  • Lizalfos
    • Dinolfos
  • Gibdos
    • ReDead Knights
  • Moblins
    • Shield Moblins
  • Turncoat Leader
  • King Bulblin (Only found on the DLC Twilight Adventure Mode Map)
  • Big Blins
    • Ruffians
  • Ceremonial Troops
  • Controller Troops
  • Sealed Troops
  • Stone Blins
    • Boss Blin
  • Dark Twili Midna
  • Dark Zant
  • Dark Cia
  • Beamos
  • Deku Babas
  • Boulders
  • Manhandla Stalks
  • Vines
  • Breakable Walls
Giant Enemies
  • Argorok (also appears as part of Lana's Summoning Gate moveset)
  • Ganon
  • Gohma (also appears as part of Lana's Summoning Gate moveset)
  • King Dodongo (Hyrule Warriors design & Ocarina of Time design; appears as part of Lana's Summoning Gate moveset)
  • The Imprisoned
  • Manhandla (also appears as part of Lana's Summoning Gate moveset)
  • Helmaroc King
  • Phantom Ganon


The following stages are subjected to appear based on features from the Wii U appearing on the Nintendo Switch version.

  • Hyrule Field
  • Eldin Caves
  • Faron Woods
  • Valley of Seers (Lanayru Gorge in Japanese version)
  • Death Mountain
  • Lake Hylia
  • Twilight Field
  • Palace of Twilight
  • Skyloft
  • Sealed Grounds
  • Temple of the Sacred Sword
  • Temple of Souls
  • Gerudo Desert
  • Ganon's Tower


The following weapons are subjected to appear based on features from the Wii U and 3DS versions being implemented into the Nintendo Switch version:


  • Hylian Sword - Light
  • Fire Rod - Fire
  • Gauntlets and Flail - Lightning
  • Great Fairy - Water
  • Master Sword - Light
  • Horse (Epona) - Light
  • Spinner - Lightning (To be determined)


  • Light Rapier and Light Bow - Light
  • Baton (Wind Waker) - Lightning
  • Dominion Rod - Darkness


  • Giant Blade - Water
  • Naginata - Fire


  • Book of Sorcery - Lightning
  • Deku Spear - Water
  • Summoning Gate - Fire


  • Harp and Kunai - Lightning (All elements)


  • Fire Hammer - Fire


  • Zora Wrist Scale - Water


  • Hair Shackle - Darkness


  • Parasol and Umbrella - Light


  • Goddess Blade - Light


  • Great Swords - Darkness
  • Trident - Lightning


  • Dual Scimitars – Darkness


  • Demon Blade, Large Sword and Daggers – Darkness


  • Flail Scepter - Darkness


  • Dragon Spear - Fire


  • Ring - Darkness

Twili Midna

  • Mirror - Darkness

Young Link

  • Kokiri Sword (Young)
  • Double Helix Sword (Fierce Deity) - Darkness


  • Balloon, Gold statues, wallet and rupees - Fire


  • Ganon's Rage - Darkness

Giant Cucco

  • Cucco's Spirit - Light


  • Cutlass - Water

King Daphnes

  • Sail - Water

Toon Link

  • Light Sword - Light
  • Sand Wand and Spirit train - Fire

Skull Kid

  • Ocarina, Tatl and Tael - Darkness


  • Dual Crossbows - Fire
  • Boots and Cuccos - Lightning


  • Rito Harp - Light


  • Bell - Water

Toon Zelda

  • Suit of Armour - Light


  • Giant Hammer and other items - Darkness


  • Magic Paintings - Lightning

Sub-Weapons for all characters (No Elements):

  • Bombs
  • Boomerang
  • Bow
  • Hookshot

Sub-Weapon Power-Ups for all characters:

  • Super Bombs - Fire
  • Gale Boomerang - Lightning
  • Sacred Bow - Light
  • Clawshot - Darkness


The following collectibles are subjected to appear based on Wii U and 3DS features implemented onto the Nintendo Switch version:

  • Heart Containers
  • Heart Pieces
  • Gold Skulltulas
  • Illustration Pieces
  • Materials
  • Medals

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