Nintendo recently unveiled their latest iteration in what is now a Hyrule Warriors series when it announced the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. With a release date set for November 20, 2020, the game is already set up for pre-orders, which come with a surprisingly quirky bonus—a Lucky Ladle as DLC.
As head-scratching is the idea of a cooking utensil for a weapon, fans of the franchise know what’s it about. Clearly, it is a reference to Breath of the Wild, which is the first title in the entire series to make use of anything for weapons. Including the “iconic” dipper, if so desperate.
Pre-order the digital version of #HyruleWarriors: Age of Calamity to receive the Lucky Ladle in-game item! Link can equip it in battle (paired with a Pot Lid), or you can fuse it with other weapons for stat boosts. https://t.co/9lDKqeBnn6 pic.twitter.com/nfSC1dDkeq
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 8, 2020
A Scoop for DLC
In Breath of the Wild where virtually every weapon Link can muster is breakable, except for one, a ladle is commonplace. Of course, a scoop for the weapon is not the most ideal in any given situation. But having something is technically a better disposition during combat than having none. Link is not necessarily particularly versed in unarmed combat.
Although the ladle’s prowess almost categorizes it as a joke, in Age of Calamity, it might be more special. In a tweet posted by Nintendo of America, it describes the Lucky Ladle’s capability to empower any other weapon that fuses with it.
The Lucky Ladle may not be a powerful weapon in itself per se. However, its ability to strengthen other weapons makes it interesting, to say the least. We are not yet sure how this fusion mechanics work exactly or whether there are other items like it. Although it’s not away from the possibility that there may be other items of similar nature to the game.
But from its description alone, it seems that the real value of this pre-order DLC is indeed in that regard. Unless, of course, players feel like going to the challenge of beating the game with it as an arsenal.
Item of Amusement
The Lucky Ladle is not a weapon that many would call an “aesthetically-pleasing”. But there’s a novelty in its existence that appeals to a certain mood. Many would probably be so inclined to use it if they truly don’t feel like taking the game seriously.
Perhaps the takeaway for this eccentric item is this—which might sound a little absurd. But what if part of the success against Calamity Ganon draws essentially from a spoon in a sword?
Obviously, that is too much of a stretch of the imagination.
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