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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

In an extensive interview with Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, select members of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity development team have discussed key aspects of the game’s Expansion Pass DLC, including the new characters and maps. The talk featured director Ryouta Matsushita, producers Yosuke Hayashi and Masaki Furusawa, and artist Yu Oboshi.

Our translation of the interview regarding the Expansion Pass for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is below: 

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity ended up with two rounds of DLC as part of the game’s Expansion Pass. However, according to the development team, that wasn’t always the plan.

In a previous interview with Nintendo Dream, the Japanese magazine spoke with director Ryouta Matsushita, producers Yosuke Hayashi and Masaki Furusawa, and artist Yu Oboshi. They revealed that the DLC only came about later, largely following fan requests. According to Hayashi, the team wanted to focus on “ideas that we couldn’t put in the main game.”

Our translation of the interview regarding the Expansion Pass for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is below: 

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has shipped over four million copies, Koei Tecmo announced today. That’s based on sales achieved worldwide.

In April 2021, it was revealed that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity shipments and digital sales had surpassed 3.7 million copies. That followed the original release in November 2020.

A previous issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream featured an interview with some of the core staff involved in the production of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity where they spoke candidly about their experiences developing the game. The discussion included development producer Masaki Furusawa, director Ryouta Matsushita, producer Yousuke Hayashi, and art director Yuu Oohashi.

One of the team’s biggest challenges while developing the game is probably not something you’d expect – the grass. According to the staff, it took the team half of the development time to get it right and involved hundreds of people from departments all over Koei Tecmo.

Here’s our translation of that excerpt:

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity just received its Guardians of Remembrance DLC, and new gameplay is now available. The video shows new playable characters, story segments, and more.

Learn more about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Guardians of Remembrance with the following overview:

A new piece of downloadable content is arriving today for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The new DLC, Guardian of Remembrance, brings in Purah and Robbie as playable warriors with new abilities, along with some new levels, stories, enemies, and other features. Check out the launch trailer for the new content below the break.

A new 1.3.0 update has just gone out for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. For the most part, it’s all about preparing for the big Guardian of Remembrance DLC.

As a reminder, the new DLC is going live on October 29. It comes with new playable characters, additional stages, and new story sequences. Purah & Robbie have been confirmed as a duo character, though oddly the identity of the other one has not been revealed. In any case, the new story involves the Battle for Kakariko Village, Battle of Goponga village, and more with players being able to learn more about the Champions and the mysterious Guardian. You’ll be able to see how the Coliseum and Lanayru Road looked 100 years in the past, along with other iconic locations in brand-new story stages.

Below are the full patch notes for the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity version 1.3.0 update:

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:


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