We've known about the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass for a little while now, but what was actually coming in the pass was a mystery. Now, Nintendo has revealed some of the things players can expect to see in the coming months.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a hack-and-slash game done in the style of Dynasty Warriors — that should come as no surprise considering that it was published by Koei Tecmo. Players get to experience a time long before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WIld with a somewhat different kind of gameplay. The Expansion Pass was first announced earlier this year as a continuation of Nintendo's willingness to release more premium post-launch content — and it looks like some pretty cool stuff is on the way.
What to Expect in the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass
The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass is going to be split into two parts, although you won't have to wait too long to get something out of your purchase — a special purchase bonus is being made available in advance of the Wave 1 release.
Anyone who buys the Expansion Pass will secure themself some new goodies for Link: the "Prototype Ancient Gear" costume and the "Prototype Ancient Short Sword" weapon according to a tweet from Nintendo. Beyond there, we have a little more info about what's coming in the pass itself.
Wave 1 – Pulse of the Ancients
Wave 1 of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass will launch sometime in June 2021, although players can get the bonus purchase content on May 28, 2021. Here's what's coming in the first wave:
- Expanded roster
- Newly added weapon types
- New challenges in the Royal Ancient Lab
- Newly added challenging enemies
Wave 2 – Guardian of Remembrance
Wave 2 of the Expansion Pass will continue to add new content, further expanding the roster and adding some new stages as well.
- New character vignettes
- Newly added stages
- Expanded roster
- New battle skills for existing characters
This is certainly a pretty cool batch of content on the way! You can pre-purchase the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass on the game's official website for $19.99 or your regional equivalent. You will, of course, need a copy of the game to enjoy these new goodies; you can buy Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity on Amazon or on the Nintendo eShop for $59.99.
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What new characters would you like to see in the Expansion Pass? How do you think Age of Calamity compares to the previous Hyrule Warriors game? Let us know in the comments below!