The livestream for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was recently shown at the Tokyo Game Show 2020 as apart of Koei-Tecmo’s showcase. In this gameplay footage, the developers and producer of Age of Calamity showed a little bit of the gameplay, story, and setting of Age of Calamity.
First shown during the showcase was an official trailer called Champions Unite! where we saw some gameplay footage of Mipha, Daruk, Urbosa, and Revali as well as snippets of the story that unfolds. Up until this point, we knew very little about their abilities so it was great to be able to see them in action - even for a few seconds.
In the livestream, we got a sneak peek of how Link, before he becomes a Champion, plays. We also learned that he befriends a Sheikah-like construct who was able to summon a Sheikah Tower to air Link. We also got a glimpse of how Link received the Sheikah Slate and met Impa. Link is capable of using various Sheikah Slate abilities such as Remote Bombs and Freeze thanks to this. The gameplay seems highly reminiscent of the original Hyrule Warriors games with players having to secure enemy strongholds and defeat strong enemies. Link can collect items and resources while fighting the forces of Calamity.
Finally, a new hero was revealed in the form of Impa, the 100-year younger version of Impa we originally met in Breath of the Wild. She utilized various Sheikah abilities such as creating doppelgängers and using talisman in battle. Her addition shows other characters from Breath of the Wild finally getting a spotlight during the tragedy that befell Hyrule.
Author’s Note: Seeing Impa in action is certainly amazing and hopefully we get to see even more characters get featured as time passes. Who do you want to see? Who are you most excited for?