When Hyrule Warriors came out months again, I noticed that there were a few DLC packs available, so I purchased all of them. I was also able to get some of the DLC for free by registering the game at Club Nintendo. Some of the content includes different costume sets for various characters, one of which is a Dark Link costume for Link.

It seems as though some of the DLC wasn't available right away. I don't know if it was released at a later date or I had to accomplish some in-game goals to unlock them. I recently noticed more content was available such as playable characters, which mostly included the game's enemies. This also seemed to open up a new story-line in Legend Mode called "Cia's Tale," in which you can play as Cia, Wizzro, or Volga. I played as Cia and Wizzro, but have not yet tried to play as Volga. However, I did watch a video to help me get through one of the missions. In that video a the guy was playing Volga and was showing how powerful that character is.

Epona has made her debut in Hyrule Warriors as a "weapon." Selecting her as a weapon allows Link to fight on horseback for the selected mission. I'd also like to note here that I saw a picture of Epona as a kart in the new Legend of Zelda DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, even though i haven't seen her in-game yet.

With the recent release of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, Nintendo released the first set of amiibo figures. Functionality is expected to come to Hyrule Warriors very soon. The Link amiibo (which I purchased) will add a new weapon for Link, which is the Spinner from Twilight Princess. Other amiibo figures, like Zelda, will unlock weapons, rupee bonuses, and crafting materials. You can find details about compatible amiibo and their rewards here: https://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/games/detail/hyrule-warriors-wii-u/

I recently just started playing the game's "Adventure Mode," which I think is fun and interesting. In Adventure Mode, you are placed on a world map that comes from the very first Legend of Zelda game for the NES. Each square contains a battle and there are numerous rewards that can be received such as Heart Containers and Gold Skulltulas. There are also items, such as the Candle, that can be used to "search" an area of the map for hidden places. On one of places on the map, I found a tree that could be burned with the Candle, which unlocked a new reward. Some of the rewards are given based upon the rank you receive in a battle. Some can only be unlocked by certain characters, just as some battles can only be fought with certain characters. It also seems as though other rewards include unlocking more weapons and playable characters.

I have never played a Dynasty Warriors game, but playing Hyrule Warriors makes me want to try those games. I have really enjoyed playing Hyrule Warriors very much and I highly recommend the game.