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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

At the Tokyo Game Show today, Koei Tecmo debuted the first gameplay of Purah / Robbie in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and showed off one of the new cutscenes.

Guardian of Remembrance is the second part of the game’s Expansion Pass. It includes new characters, additional stages, and new story sequences.

During today’s Nintendo Direct, we finally received proper details on the Guardian of Remembrance DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. It comes with new character vignettes, added stages, an expanded roster, and new battle skills for existing characters.

The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC was first announced way back in February. Then in June, the game received its first part of the Expansion Pass, Pulse of the Ancients. That DLC drop has the Battle-Tested Guardian as a playable character, new weapon types (Flail for Link and Master Cycle for Zelda), Royal Ancient Tech Lab, and more.

In an interview with Dengeki Online, the developers of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity commented on the game’s DLC.

According to co-producer Masaki Furusawa, the decision to make DLC was decided early on. He told the site:

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity takes place 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Since it’s set well behind in the past, we’re able to see what the world was like before a good part of it was left in ruins.

This presented an interesting challenge to the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity developers. The team had to go back to the drawing board and imagine what the world would have been originally like.

Producers Yosuke Hayashi and Masaki Furusawa, along with director Ryota Matsushita, noted the following about the design process while speaking with Japanese outlet Dengeki Online:

Dengeki Online recently published a lengthy Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity developer interview. Producers Yosuke Hayashi and Masaki Furusawa, along with director Ryota Matsushita, were all involved with the discussion.

At one point, there was some interesting discussion about the game’s characters. The three first shared the following when asked about how the playable characters were chosen, as translated by Nintendo Everything:

This week, two more rewards were added to My Nintendo in North America. Both are for the Zelda series.

First up is a July calendar for Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, featuring the design above. There’s also a Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity wallpaper based on the recent DLC – that design is shown below.

You can order both of these rewards on My Nintendo here. They cost 50 Platinum Points each.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has been updated again on Switch. As of today, all players can access version 1.2.1.

Below are the full patch notes:

Alongside the first wave of DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the game has received a new update. Players can download version 1.2.0.

Below are the official patch notes:

Now that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has received its first wave of DLC, footage has starting to pop up online. We’ve included gameplay showing off the contents of Pulse of the Ancients below.

The first part of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC has gone live. If you purchased the Expansion Pass, Wave 1: Pulse of the Ancients should be accessible to you.

Pulse of the Ancients features added weapon types, challenging enemies and an expanded roster, including the new playable Battle-Tested Guardian.

Wave 2: Guardian of the Remembrance will follow in November. Players can look forward to new character vignettes, added stages, an expanded roster and new battle skills for existing characters.