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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

As part of Koei Tecmo’s latest financial report, the company provided the latest sales update on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Between shipments and digital sales, the title has surpassed 3.7 million copies worldwide.

The same report also provides a similar figure for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy. That title’s combined shipments and digital sales are now beyond 360,000 units.

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Since the launch of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, there’s been plenty of talk regarding the possibility of DLC. There was certainly evidence of the possibility after voice clips for unused characters were datamined.

Today’s Nintendo Direct has now officially confirmed that DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is happening. Below are the full details:

Another Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity reward has joined My Nintendo in North America. For 1,000 Platinum Points, you can get your hands on an acrylic panel art.

Here are some additional photos:

Koei Tecmo reported its latest financial results today, revealing new shipment data for a few different titles.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is now confirmed to have shipped 3.5 million copies worldwide. That’s the highest amount for any single Warriors title ever, Koei Tecmo has stated.

The same report also provides an update on a couple of other releases. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy has shipped 220,000 copies across all platforms in Japan and Asia. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle is at 100,000 copies in both regions.

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Thanks to Game, we have a few bits of sales data concerning Switch titles in Germany.

First up, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold over one million copies at retail. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity are at over 100,000 units a piece.

We’ll also mention that Just Dance 2021 has sold over 100,000 copies in Germany. Keep in mind that this one is for all platforms combined.

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It’s been awhile since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gained new spirits outside of DLC, but a new batch will soon be added to the game. Players can battle against characters from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and add them to their collection. You can see which spirits will be added in the image above.

The new event goes live in Smash Bros. Ultimate on January 8. It’ll last for a total of five days.

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This week on our Nintendo Podcast, the death-match for the GOTY commences. The lads argued so hard that it had to be a two-parter. This episode covers the biggest disappointment of 2020, honorable mentions, and the coveted GOTY award.

Check out the first half of the show where we give awards for Biggest Positive Surprise, Biggest Embarrassment, Best New Character, Best Non-2020 Game, and Best Paperweight.

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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, we’re doing a little giveaway. Listen to the opening portion of the episode for how to enter. Then, it’s the big stuff: Sephiroth in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. And our cynical look at The Game Awards 2020, all its announcements, and rewarding industry crunch…

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System: Switch
Release date: November 20, 2020
Developer: Koei Tecmo / Omega Force
Publisher: Nintendo


In true Musou/Warriors fashion, the original Hyrule Warriors was Koei Tecmo’s take on a completely original story that introduced new characters like Lana, Cia, and Linkle and saw a darker, more mature take on the Zelda IP. Omega Force used the studio’s hack-and-slash prowess to give us one of the most intense and action-oriented Zelda titles to date, and now the follow-up takes us back – way back – to long before the Calamity plagued Hyrule in the timeline of Breath of the Wild. The game brings with it the usual Musou greatness Omega Force is known for while featuring Breath of the Wild’s aesthetic and storyline instead of the more stylized Musou approach that we saw with the original Hyrule Warriors.

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, there was a Switch firmware update that didn’t have folders. Galen has problems with the image transfer process, but take that with a grain of salt. Galen also finally played something other than Animal Crossing and Destiny – Hades! The Game Awards 2020 are next week, so we made a couple of predictions this week. And Universal Studios Japan announced the opening date for Super Nintendo World. But…isn’t it still unsafe to open during a pandemic? Capitalism at its finest.

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