Even though Nintendo won’t be releasing a new console like Xbox and PlayStation, this doesn’t mean that fans don’t have a lot to look forward to this year. For one thing, Legend of Zelda fans are excited for the release of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity next month, a musou-type game that serves as a prequel to Breath of the Wild and a sequel to the first Hyrule Warriors game.
To further whet the fans’ appetite, Nintendo released a brand-new trailer for the game during the surprise Nintendo Direct Mini for the month. Along with the trailer came the realization that a free demo for Age of Calamity was already available on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
Despite being just a demo, the contents are pretty hefty. Players will be able to experience the entire Chapter 1 of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, as well as carry over their saved game progress as soon as the title officially launches on November 20.
However, with the release of this demo, dataminers were quick to rifle through the game’s files. As a result, players may have found a list of all the playable characters. It is worth noting though that the names of the characters weren’t specifically mentioned, but the datamined files contained a set of icons that seemed to represent 18 playable characters.
Contrary to the original Hyrule Warriors title, Age of Calamity will feature familiar playable characters that were initially introduced in Breath of the Wild. Although, this doesn’t really come as a surprise given the fact that this game is a prequel to Breath of the Wild.
You will find a list of the potential playable characters based on the datamined information below. However, please note that this is possibly spoiler content, so please tread lightly if you prefer to tackle Age of Calamity with no prior knowledge.
That being said, here is the list in no particular order:
- King Rhoam
- Great Fairy
- Master Kohga
- Mini Guardian
If this list turns out to be legitimate then we wouldn’t be entirely surprised. Ever since Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was announced, much to the surprise of the fanbase, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have been teasing fans with trailers and screenshots of the different characters you’ll encounter in the game.
A previous trailer showcased Hestu and the Koroks, so it kind of makes sense that Hestu would be a part of the list, too. The same goes for King Rhoam; a previous set of screenshots tweeted by Nintendo of America made fans speculate the possibility of him being a playable character.
In any case, whether or not this 18-character list is true, fans are aware of a few other playable units. During the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, it was discovered via a new trailer that the four Divine Beasts can be controlled by the players.
The Divine Beasts played a vital role in Breath of the Wild, as they served as the different dungeons that Link had to go through. In Age of Calamity, however, it appears that they play a more active role and we’re all pretty psyched about that.