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Young Impa will be a playable character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Join the Champions, Link, and Zelda as they fight against Calamity Ganon.

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of the Breath of the Wild sequel, but we had no idea that Nintendo was also creating Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which is basically a Breath of the Wild prequel. Players get to battle Calamity Ganon’s minions in massive hordes and learn more about what took place before Link was injured and slept for 100 years.

Excited to learn more about this upcoming game? We’ve got you covered! Here’s everything you need to know about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Hack and Slash Zelda

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

$60 at Best Buy

Fight to save Hyrule

Join Link, Zelda, and the four Champions as they fight to stave off Calamity Ganon’s evil hordes. You’ll learn a little more about these characters and their relationships in the process.

What’s new?

Here are all of the most recent updates regarding this game.

Update: September 26, 2020 — Young Impa revealed as a playable character during Koei Tecmo’s TGS 2020 livestream

During Koei Tecmo’s TGS 2020 livestream we were shown Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity gmaeplay. Part of this video included the reveal that a young version of Impa would be a playable character.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Story

This adventure takes place 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild. If you recall, Link was hurt so badly during the war with Calamity Ganon that his body was forced to heal for a century after the destruction of Hyrule.

Therefore, this game serves as something of a prequel, giving us insights into the Champions — Urbosa, Daruk, Mipha, and Revali — their relationships with each other, and their struggles against Ganon’s evil hordes before the hero fell into his deep slumber.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Gameplay

This is an action, combat-heavy game that centers around players hacking and slashing through massive hordes of enemies. It will likely play a lot like Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, which came to Switch a couple years back and featured players controlling many Zelda characters from the series and wielding different weapons.

This game does not play like a traditional Zelda game, but instead will have you mashing buttons to defeat a constant onslaught of foes.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Playable characters

So far, we know for sure that players can control Link, Revali, Mipha, Daruk, and Urbosa as well as Princess Zelda herself. There’s even footage of the princess taking on a Lynel.

Koei Tecmo’s TGS 2020 livestream also revealed that players will be able to take control of Young Impa once she has been unlocked in the game. Additionally, what appears to be a small white guardian will follow players around, though it’s unclear at the moment what this creature’s function is in the game.

It’s possible that there might be additional playable characters, but that’s all we know for now. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and update when we learn more.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Does it work with amiibo?

Considering that Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda Champions amiibo would be getting a re-release around the launch of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, we’re guessing that the game will work with all Legend of Zelda amiibo. Another reason we suspect this is the case is that the original Hyrule Warriors game worked with amiibo. We’ll update as we learn more.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Digital Version preorder bonus

Those who preorder a digital version of this game will receive the Lucky Ladle, a weapon that Link can use within the game.

If those who purchase a physical copy of the game want to get the Lucky Ladle, they will need to pay to acquire it. However, it won’t be available for puchase until awhile after launch.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Release date

This game is set to relase on Nov. 20, 2020, although things are subject to change due to COVID-19. You can pre-order the game now.

Hack and Slash Zelda

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

$60 at Best Buy

Fight to save Hyrule

Join Link, Zelda, and the four Champions as they fight to stave off Calamity Ganon’s evil hordes. You’ll learn a little more about these characters and their relationships in the process.

Updated September 26, 2020: Added information about Young Impa.

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