The highly anticipated upcoming hack-and-slash title Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, received a double feature of sneak peeks over the weekend in the form of a new trailer and brand new gameplay footage, revealed during the all-virtual Tokyo Game Show event. The game, which is the latest entry in the beloved The Legend of Zelda franchise, will utilize the gameplay style of 2014’s Hyrule Warriors while also serving as a prequel to the 2017 open world adventure title Breath of the Wild.
The announcement trailer shown off earlier this month revealed that both Link and Zelda will appear as playable characters in Age of Calamity. The second trailer showed off the distinct play styles of four more fan favorite characters: the Champions, ancient protectors of Hyrule drawn from four of the many different races inhabiting the kingdom.
Mipha the aquatic Zora uses her trident to create waves and waterspouts on the battlefield, while the massive Goron, Daruk, can use Stasis to stop time before raining punches down on his enemies. Revali, the bird-like Rito, is an archer with an impressive range, in contrast to the melee-focused Gerudo warrior, Urbosa, who fights with swords and the power of lightning.
Fans got to learn more about the personalities of the Champions, who appeared only briefly in Breath of the Wild. In addition to gameplay, the trailer showed off Revali’s arrogant boasting, Urbosa’s cool confidence, Daruk’s team spirit, and even a heartwarming moment between Mipha and her adorable younger brother, Prince Sidon.
Additionally, exclusive Tokyo Game Show gameplay footage revealed a playable character who fans had not been expecting: a young version of Impa, the Sheikah leader. In Breath of the Wild, an elderly Impa served as a quest giver and source of key Hyrule lore, while her playable younger self can create glowing clones of herself on the battlefield.
Age of Calamity releases for Nintendo Switch on November 20, 2020.