The first wave of content releases in June, and includes an expanded roster of characters, new weapon types, new challenges in the Royal Ancient Lab, and new enemies to fight.The second wave, coming in November, will bring new character vignettes, new stages, a further expanded roster, and new battle skills for existing characters.
At the moment, this expansion does not appear to add to the existing story of the game in any way.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a musou title in the same vein as the original Hyrule Warriors game, and is developed in partnership with Dynasty Warriors maker Koei Tecmo. It launched last year for Nintendo Switch, and our review found the combat compelling, its progression fun, and its character roster and retooled version of Hyrule to be a joy to play and discover.
Today’s Direct also had more for musou fans, with the announcement of Samurai Warriors 5 also coming to Switch this summer.
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