Category: Hyrule Warriors

Based on its announcement trailer alone, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity looks to have a fairly robust roster of playable characters. And though the four Champions are definitely intended to be the title’s main draw, I can’t help but wonder who else might join the fray. Throughout the story, we may take control of even more heroes and villains. Other characters, meanwhile, might only be playable in modes outside of the main campaign. Honestly, there are very few characters I…

Hyrule Warriors featured a lot of different types of missions. Some were escort missions, others were objective based until a boss appeared, and then there were missions that involved defeating commanders and then the enemy general. I would imagine that many of those missions would transfer over into Age of Calamity when it releases later this year, but I do hope that we see a few other types of missions. Knowing that the game is set in the world of…

Update #2: Nintendo and Koei Tecmo officially announced that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will be shown at Tokyo Game Show on September 26th. The presentation will begin at 10 PM Japan time (6 AM Pacific, 9 AM Eastern) and is expected to last about 50 minutes. You’ll be able to watch the presentation live right here. Update #1: Nintendo of America confirmed on Twitter that they will be showing off more of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity on September 26th….

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity aims to fulfill a wish I’ve had since 2017 — to mow down hordes of monsters as one of Breath of the Wild’s four Champions. As I mentioned in my previous Daily Debate, I had expected this to come in the form of a proper Hyrule Warriors sequel or expansion, not a full-blown prequel to Breath of the Wild. Indeed, it’s the pleasant surprises in life that often provide the greatest joy. And though we…

As someone who sings Hyrule Warriors’ praises at every available opportunity, I couldn’t be more thrilled about today’s unveiling of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. For as much as I wish we had experienced Breath of the Wild’s unlockable memories firsthand, I never considered the notion of that era being explored via a Warriors game. Honestly, this is why I love Nintendo, folks — you simply cannot predict these guys! There’s so much to look forward to here, not the…

As if news of a Hyrule Warriors game set during the events of the Calamity 100 years before Breath of the Wild wasn’t exciting enough, an exclusive weapon for Link will be available to those who preorder Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity digitally. The weapon in question isn’t a legendary sword, no — it is a Lucky Ladle to beat down hordes of monsters in culinary style. No stats are listed, but it can be paired with a pot lid…

Zelda fans got a surprise today when Nintendo of America announced Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for Nintendo Switch, which is due to release on November 20th, 2020. The game will be set 100 years before Breath of the Wild, during the onset of Calamity Ganon. It will feature Link, the Champions, and Princess Zelda as playable characters, and will be voice acted by the original Breath of the Wild cast. What’s more, it sounds as though players will be…

I would like to start by saying that I think Hyrule Warriors is an amazing, if a little repetitive, Zelda experience. When Hyrule Warriors first released in 2014, I was looking for a good reason to actually use the Wii U that was more or less just collecting dust in my bedroom. I was only vaguely familiar with the Dynasty Warriors franchise and my experience with Gundam was lackluster to say the least. “This will be different,” I mentally assured…

One of my favorite aspects of Hyrule Warriors is how it re-purposes classic Zelda locations. Under developer Omega Force’s chaotic regime, even the most peaceful places (I’m looking at you, Skyloft!) can be turned into full-blown battlefields. Admittedly, much of my time these days is spent daydreaming about what a hypothetical Hyrule Warriors sequel could bring to the table. Which new characters might we play as, and for the purposes of this Daily Debate, where a horde of Bokoblins might…

We all know the standard spread of items that typically appear in Link’s arsenal. Items like the bow and bombs have been a staple since The Legend of Zelda in 1986. The Hookshot, first introduced in A Link to the Past, is an item that has been has been repurposed again and again to take on different names like the Longshot in Ocarina of Time or the Double Clawshots in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. From hammers to boomerangs to ocarinas (sometimes…