In one of the biggest showcases of Tokyo Game Show 2020, Koei Tecmo has shown-off 13-minutes of gameplay and revealed a heap of new information on its upcoming hack’n’slash title, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Nintendo also dropped a short trailer showcasing each of the playable Champions and gave us a look at a much younger Impa, 100-years before she kicked off her boots and settled down in Kakariko Village.
During the gameplay reveal, we can see that combat will be quite different from that seen in Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild, with characters pulling off combos and knocking down waves of Bokoblins with single strikes. Some combat elements from BOTW do return however, such as Link’s ability to enter a slow-mo ‘bullet time’ when using his bow and arrow. We also see the return of the Sheikah Slate, which is now an important tool during battle. Each character will be able to wield the Slate, with its functions depending on who you are playing as.
Those who pre-order the digital version of the game will receive the Lucky Ladle as an in-game bonus weapon, which is sure… just a ladle?. If you’ve played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (so, everyone) and have a save file on your Switch, you will receive the Training Sword. To be honest, both of these bonus weapons seem a tad lame, but if you’re feeling down about missing out on either, the trailer states that they may both release in future as paid DLC.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch November 20th.