During the Nintendo Treehouse Live today, we got to see some new gameplay for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The demo started immediately with the champion Urbosa fighting off the Yiga Clan inside of Gerudo village. She utilizes the power of lightning to decimate her foes and chain together some crazy combos.
She can also use the ZR button to charge up her lightning meter, which seems to be the gameplay loop for her character.
Shortly after leaving Gerudo Village, we got to see Zelda in action. Using the Sheikah runes, Zelda can combo moves like stasis, cryo, and more. She seems to play way differently from both Link, Urbosa, and Young Impa.
Further, in the gameplay demo, we were treated to seeing the world map, which is the same as Breath of the Wild. It’s clear they have blended the Musou genre with Breath of the Wild wherever they could.
We got a look at the blacksmith and how to upgrade weapons. Weapons do not have durability in Age of Calamity, but extra weapons can be used to upgrade any weapon you want.
The Treehouse Live then went into the training grounds to show off Link using a two-handed sledgehammer. Each weapon seems to handle completely different. Each with its own combos and unique abilities. This seems to keep everything feeling fresh.
There is so much packed into this game that even if you’re not typically a fan of the genre, its sure to catch your attention. There’s no doubt in my mind that this game will be a huge hit for Nintendo, given how much people love Breath of the wild both aesthetically and narratively.
The gameplay ended with a boss fight against a giant Hinox, which showed off Young Impa’s insane moveset.
The wait is almost over because Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches on November 20. Just a little more than a month away! Better finish of Breath of the Wild if you haven’t yet.
- Pikmin 3 Deluxe New Gameplay Shows Co-op, New Features, & Side Stories
- How to Get Venus’ Flower Basket in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- All New October Bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons