We are only about a month away from revisiting the world of Hyrule in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Set during the Great Calamity, the brutal war set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players will finally get a chance to experience the story of what happened before the events of Nintendo’s largest Zelda title.
In the latest trailer, released this morning, we get a glimpse at some more character abilities and moves. Regali can bring down a torrent of arrows on a group of enemies; Mipha can use an ice block to freeze several bad guys. Princess Zelda finally sees some action, using the powers of the Sheikah Slate to summon a new type of Guardian that can shoot bombs across the area. Link shows off his prowess with multiple types of weapons, which is expected but still interesting to see, and we get a look at Impa in her prime, utilizing some Sheikah magic to wield a giant blade.
But perhaps the most notable thing in the trailer is a potential setup for what could be a new playable character. We learn that Koroks are once again discoverable across the game maps (no doubt taking the place of Skulltula from the first Hyrule Warriors), and then we receive a glimpse at Hestu, the giant Korok boy. He’s fully voice-acted, as with the other playable characters, and we’ve seen weirder choices in the last Hyrule Warriors game. End-game content? Possible post-release DLC? We’ll have to wait and see.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will release on Nintendo Switch on November 20, 2020.