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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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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A couple of weeks ago, we translated a short developer interview for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity published in Famitsu. Since then, the Japanese magazine actually shared a follow-up discussion that is significantly more in-depth.

The interview again featured producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Ryouta Matsushita as well as Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma. The three developers talked about various topics such as the Zelda team’s supervision, making the story, incorporating Breath of the Wild elements (like the graphics and gameplay elements), and much more. We’ve once again prepared a full translation, which you can read below. 

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity didn’t have any sort of special edition in the west, but Koei Tecmo did release a Treasure Box in Japan. Copies include the game, an acrylic plate, paraglider blanket, and metal charm.

Here’s an unboxing video showing off the full contents:

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, we’re getting Animal Crossing’s Turkey Day out of the way and chatting about Hyrule Warriors. Oni Dino has spoiler-lite impressions on SWERY’s The Missing. We then chat about Wii U Maio Maker’s early stages of being “sunset” as they love to say. Finally, the listener mail has a great food for thought for us: the general normalization of monetizing games. From DLC to microtransactions to loot boxes to season passes.

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Nintendo has shared a few more pieces of art from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity that showcases more of the game’s characters. Check out the full set below.