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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has been out since last November, so some may have forgotten that the game still has DLC planned. Nintendo and Koei Tecmo shared the latest news during today’s Nintendo Direct.

The first wave of DLC, Pulse of the Ancients, launches on June 18.

To recap, here’s what each DLC drop includes:

The purchase bonus for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s Expansion Pass is out now. When you purchase the DLC, you’ll gain immediate access to the Prototype Ancient Helm, Cuirass, and Greaves.

Here’s a look at the costume in action:

According to a tweet from the official Japanese Smash Bros. twitter, translated by Perfectly Nintendo, several Spirits that previously were only available for a limited time in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will now be permanently available in game via the Spirit Board or shop. The list of Spirits being added are from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and Bravely Default II.

Here are the Spirits:

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has received an update that will now allow players to purchase the expansion pass within the game menu. The only other changes in this update include slight modifications to the English and Dutch narrations during the game.

The full patch notes are included below.

When the Expansion Pass for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was announced earlier this year, we heard that a special bonus was planned. Those that purchase the DLC will gain access to an additional in-game weapon and costume for Link. We now know that the bonus is the Prototype Ancient Sword and Prototype Ancient equipment – check out the design above.

These items can be used starting on May 28. The first part of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass will then arrive by the end of June, followed by the second drop by the end of November.


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.


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.