Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity is arguably one of the most anticipated titles of this year alongside the likes of Cyberpunk 2077. The developers released a new cinematic trailer and a lengthy gameplay footage for the game at TGS 2020. Here’s everything we know about the game so far.
The Sheikah Slate was an important item in The Legend of Breath of the Wild. The item will return in the upcoming title. The main difference is that this time, everyone can use it. We get to see Zelda and Link use the Shiekah Slate during a battle. The functions of the Shiekah Slate will be different depending on who’s using it.
For Link, we can see him summoning bombs using the Shiekah Slate. The item will play a huge role in combat.
So far, the confirmed characters were Link, Zelda, Orbossa, Daruk, Mypha, and Revali. In the gameplay footage, Koei revealed that a younger version of Impa would be joining the game as well.
In The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Impa was an old lady who helped Link on his journey. In Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity, Impa plays the role of the kingdom’s advisor. She’ll also be the one to introduce the Shiekah Slate to Link.
The developers also showed off combat footage for the spin-off. As expected, the game looks and feels like every other Musou game. There are some gameplay tweaks that the developers took from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to make the experience more authentic.
Like in the original game, Link will enter into Bullet Time when he uses his bow and arrows mid-air. Aside from that, players will be able to break the defenses of stronger enemies as well. The game does feel like a regular Dynasty Warriors game as it pits players against hundreds of enemies on the battlefield.
Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity launches for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 19. On that day, it will release along with Cyberpunk 2077 and the PlayStation, 5 which releases outside of the US. Despite the competition, it seems like the game will still get a lot of attention on its launch day.
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