Nintendo Confirms New Playable Character for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

A brand new gameplay trailer has been released for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. One of the most interesting details in the Champions Unite trailer is the confirmation of a new character which will be joining the impressive list of playable heroes in the game.

The upcoming hack and slash game is the sequel to Hyrule Warriors which improved the sales for its Switch Definitive Edition on Amazon by 1,500% all thanks to the reveal of Age of Calamity. While the original game was based on the entirety of the world of Zelda, Age of Calamity will focus on the time before the catastrophe happened in Breath of the Wild which means it utilizes characters from the legendary tale.

Alongside Zelda and Champions Mipha and Urbosa, Impa will also get into action based on the newest trailer, confirming that she will be another player character. Impa is an old but clever sage-like character from Breath of the Wild. However, because Age of Calamity is set 100 years before Breath of the Wild, this version of Impa is still in her young adult.

The Age of Calamity gameplay trailer featured during last weekend’s Tokyo Game Show confirmed that Impa will be a fully playable character, possessing fighting abilities that most fans wouldn’t have guessed based on how Impa was depicted in Breath of the Wild.

There is a good chance that more playable characters will be announced leading up to the game’s 2021 launch and possibly several of them as surprises or even preorder bonuses, based on Impa alone. Some fans online seemed to have noticed something peculiar about Impa’s design.

The Age of Calamity model for Impa looks a lot like Paya from Breath of the Wild, who is Impa’s granddaughter. Because these characters are related, it does make sense that they look a lot like each other.

However, the similarity makes them look like identical sisters instead of granddaughter and grandmother. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will also feature local coop, so fans are expecting that it will be possible to fight with Paya and Impa side by side with each other.

From a narrative outlook, the game is doing a few exciting things like getting characters from Breath of the Wild but at a much younger age which will present several unique opportunities. As Age of Calamity will clear up details of what occurred before Breath of the Wild, some Zelda fans are expecting that a few of these elements will be connected to the original Hyrule Warriors and thus, the story becomes canon.

However, what fans can only do right now is to wait for a few weeks longer to discover what other characters join Age of Calamity or how its story will link to other games. For now, the trailer is more than sufficient to tease about the endless possibilities.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is scheduled to release on November 20, 2020, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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