The Sheikah Shrine; Impa's Spiritual home of Support & Speculation. New hope thanks to HW2 Age of Calamity!

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So the Hyrule Warriors 2 trailer just dropped and I couldn't help but notice a particular shot in it:



While that's obviously Link and Zelda, that third figure looks a bit familiar to me...


Are we in fact getting young Impa for the Calamity Story?
hmm i think we can anticipate hype from a certain diddy kong
 

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I think Impa and Purah are both going to be present in HW:AoC

It'll be nice to see how BotW Impa looked in her prime. I wonder if she'll get the giant's blade or if she'll stick to the sheikah naginata
 
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So the Hyrule Warriors 2 trailer just dropped and I couldn't help but notice a particular shot in it:



While that's obviously Link and Zelda, that third figure looks a bit familiar to me...


Are we in fact getting young Impa for the Calamity Story?
I can't wait to see young Impa in full view as I know she will be bad*** and fine.
 

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So the Hyrule Warriors 2 trailer just dropped and I couldn't help but notice a particular shot in it:



While that's obviously Link and Zelda, that third figure looks a bit familiar to me...


Are we in fact getting young Impa for the Calamity Story?
I never knew this!! Watching the trailer, watching what's looking like IMPA in a younger BotW design... I'm getting a little emotional I must admit :')

The story of BotW was amazing to me, am SO HAPPY we're not only getting a sequel, but a much needed prequel as well!

I love this!!!
 

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Someone to take my torch of "the one who makes support threads at the drop of a hat" at last
well maybe just for zelda characters

I never knew this!! Watching the trailer, watching what's looking like IMPA in a younger BotW design... I'm getting a little emotional I must admit :')

The story of BotW was amazing to me, am SO HAPPY we're not only getting a sequel, but a much needed prequel as well!

I love this!!!
funny how the very thing you were hoping for actually happened
 

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So the Hyrule Warriors 2 trailer just dropped and I couldn't help but notice a particular shot in it:



While that's obviously Link and Zelda, that third figure looks a bit familiar to me...


Are we in fact getting young Impa for the Calamity Story?
I mean, I got the thought that the character could be Impa due to the character looking like Paya or having a similar hairstyle like Paya's and Impa is Paya's grandmother.

That aside, it'll be cool to see some of the characters who were around 100 years ago. Might even see young Sidon again. And I'll be curious on who will be the original characters that Tecmo Koei brings.
 

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I mean, I got the thought that the character could be Impa due to the character looking like Paya or having a similar hairstyle like Paya's and Impa is Paya's grandmother.

That aside, it'll be cool to see some of the characters who were around 100 years ago. Might even see young Sidon again. And I'll be curious on who will be the original characters that Tecmo Koei brings.
if they do bring any, remember theyre working a lot closer with nintendo this time
 

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You know what I'm curious about? Impa is Paya's Grandmother; So, who is Impa's husband? Will we see him? Did she date him before or after the Calamity?
 

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Go Impa :)
Very curious about how she is in the new HW, and how big her role is.
 

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I really wonder what her playstyle would be in this game. Will it carry over from HW1 or will it be something completely new
Seeing how the naginata was used in even Cadence of Hyrule, am sort of expecting it to return on Impa. Probably an unlockable weapon, and her main weapon being Sheikah battle techniques with kunai, short blades and the like. Sort of like Sheik was in HW1 but no elements.
well maybe just for zelda characters



funny how the very thing you were hoping for actually happened
It's the exact damn thing I wanted, but I never would've expected a Hyrule Warriors game to be build around this!
 

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my hat off to your good luck. lets hope we get her confirmed properly in the next update
Is it really luck I wonder? I mean, lots of people asked for a prequel of BotW, the game really sets it up too. Even all the unlockable cut scenes don't really give you that sense of what exactly happened during the Great Calamity. A sequel to Hyrule Warriors was also often requested, the game had ports on literal all Nintendo systems since it was made, that's huge. BotW also seems quite inspired by certain events of Hyrule Warriors, how Link was captain of the Knights for example, getting the favour of the Royal Family / unlocking his Hero potential on the battle field, the design of Hyrule Castle, the purple demonic energy waves Ganondorf uses in his attacks, certain weapons and details of the Knights of Hyrule... Yeah easy to say now in hindsight of course.

Anyways, am really happy we are almost guaranteed to see a younger BotW Impa..my intensive complaints prayers have been heard :D
 

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Imagine if somehow young Impa is not only in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, but BOTW2 and Smash as well. :awesome:

This younger Impa in the ever so popular Breath of the Wild series could finally boost her to Smash where she deserves.
 

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Imagine if somehow young Impa is not only in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, but BOTW2 and Smash as well. :awesome:

This younger Impa in the ever so popular Breath of the Wild series could finally boost her to Smash where she deserves.
I always stated before that in BotW, Purah was working on a Sheikah Slate rune that could reverse aging. It's what's made her look like a child. I could definitely see a young Impa in BotW2 therefore.

But this is already great as it is! It's canon first of all, Impa is probably one of the few playable characters alongside Link, Zelda and the Champions, and that's a huge thing.

I can see it happening now indeed that we're getting her into Smash. She has enjoyed a lot of popularity since Skyward Sword and the first Hyrule Warriors, and that might just give her the edge.
 

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This HW version of young impa is exactly the one I could expect in Smash. I hope she is playable in Age of calamity (most likely will be) and has a very unique moveset.
 

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Again am expecting Impa to use the naginata as one of her playstyles, but probably without the fire effects. Maybe a style similar to Sheik in HW1, maybe something with the Sheikah weapons of BotW or ancient weapons? Anything is really possible. However that sort of hat she wears is often used by expert swordmasters, so am sort of expecting her to use a long blade.
 

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HW2 really does help Impa's cause. While I would prefer more guest characters and really want the second character in the pass to be a guest character, I would like to see Impa so we can finally see our first new Zelda character since Brawl (or Melee). Plus she would be a non-Triforce user.
 

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Impa now basically counts as the Sheikah Champion as I always envisioned her. I even think she's just about the most likely and obvious first party newcomers right now! I haven't seen her fight yet in Hyrule Warriors 2, but we sort of know what to expect already right?

In a way, I think Impa will low-key be one of the main characters in Hyrule Warriors 2. Why? All the Champions will die, that's canon. Link will too, but be brought to the Shrine of Resurrection, Zelda will use the light magic to lock herself and Ganon in Hyrule Castle.

So who remains ???

That's right, IMPA! We literally see the part in the trailer where Link falls! I can't see that being the end of the game honestly. I think there will be an end game where Impa takes over the leadership role, and escort Link's unconscious body towards the Great Plateau. Probably even fight the final boss of Hyrule Warriors 2!

So this means , that Impa was yet again a key character behind the scenes of Breath of the Wild! This is truly reminiscent of what she did in Skyward Sword, but in reverse! We meet old Impa first, and then discover young Impa and what she did way later!

If nothing else, I could see her end up being a Echo to Ryu Habusa, which would make sense if there's to be a Echo Fighter outside of the franchise for Impa.

I'm confident Impa will make it now. :D
 

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I think she has a decent chance, Impa's cool ;)
But there's no way whatsoever that a zelda character would be an echo of another character who's 3rd party lol. They wouldn't do something like that.
 

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I think she has a decent chance, Impa's cool ;)
But there's no way whatsoever that a zelda character would be an echo of another character who's 3rd party lol. They wouldn't do something like that.
It could be a package deal you know, technically it's Koei Tecmo that's responsible for both their movesets right. But you're right, it probably won't happen.
 

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It could be a package deal you know, technically it's Koei Tecmo that's responsible for both their movesets right. But you're right, it probably won't happen.
Yeah.. it would just be too odd, considering all the echos we got were from the same series. The only kind of exception is Ganon back in the melee days. (who should still deserve his own moveset XD)
 

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The only way for a brand-new Zelda character to get in Smash at this point is if every fan agreed about the same person. As it stands right now, it's the Warring Hyrule States period.

I'm 99% certain that we'd get some variation of BOTW Zelda in the next Smash before we get someone outside of the triangle.
 

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The only way for a brand-new Zelda character to get in Smash at this point is if every fan agreed about the same person. As it stands right now, it's the Warring Hyrule States period.

I'm 99% certain that we'd get some variation of BOTW Zelda in the next Smash before we get someone outside of the triangle.
Huh? If nintendo wants to rep the series there's no reason why Impa or another well liked character can't be in smash :p
 
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