Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Has Bonus If You Have Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Save File

Keep your save file for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and you'll get an extra item for Link in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.


Nintendo has revealed that anyone with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild save data on their Nintendo Switch will receive a free bonus when playing Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. If you want to take Link into battle with weapon that will might break after a few swings, leaving you completely defenseless, then you'll want to keep your save data.

The free bonus weapon is a Training Sword, the rough wooden blade we've seen a few different times over the course of the series. Link can equip similar armor and a shield like he had in Breath of the Wild, as well, and the game takes place 100 years before it. It's technically a prequel, which means its story could be more interesting than the standard Warriors game.

Much like in the first Hyrule Warriors, Age of Calamity has famous Zelda characters fighting through huge numbers of enemies, and you'll be able to play as everyone from Zelda herself to Impa. The sound effects and visuals seem like they've been plucked directly from Breath of the Wild, and there are plenty of cutscenes to help expand the universe. It even supports local cooperative play with both players using one Joy-Con. Multiplayer in Zelda games hasn't been particularly common. The mainline titles have never done it.

Those who preorder the digital version of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will be able to use the Lucky Ladle weapon, which can be paired with a pot lid for an even more ridiculous loadout. The game releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 20.

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