If you purchase Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity when it arrives later this year and happen to have save data for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on your Nintendo Switch, you'll unlock a bonus weapon in Koei Tecmo's latest Musou-style game.
This information was revealed during the live stream for the game during the Tokyo Game Show earlier today. As detailed by Nintendo of America over on Twitter, this bonus weapon is a wooden Training Sword for Link.
As noted by Nintendo, this weapon may become available as paid DLC at a "later time".
This isn't the only item you can receive, either. As previously revealed - there's a digital pre-order bonus. If you purchase the game ahead of its release from the Switch eShop, you'll receive a Lucky Ladle item paired with a Pot Lid.
This item doesn't come with the physical version of the game and may also become available as paid DLC later on.
Do you have a Zelda: Breath of the Wild save file on your Switch? Leave a comment down below.
That cool. Makes sense.
But those of us with 300 hours logged in BotW on WiiU have to miss out. 😢 Which I understand, I get it, different systems and all. BUT if for BotW2 they make your progress from 1 count toward it, I'm gonna be slightly miffed.
It'll probably break in a few strikes. I wonder if their will be a way to repair broken weapons... probably not though.
@chocolate_supra if it helps I found BoTW on sale for Amazon for $20 a few months back.
What about Wii U owners?
I played BotW on the Wii U....but I don't think I'm missing out
We all know we'll be using the ladle anyway.
It's dangerous to go alone...
As said on the official youtube nintendo account when showing these items. (spoon and wooden sword/shield) you can also buy them as paid dlc on a later date. (spoon won't be able to claim if you own the physical edition which is odd.... they use to be able to distribute them to phys owners who use the mynintendo method)
Well I guess I prefer when pre-order bonuses are underwhelming so people who miss it aren't missing much but damn are those two really underwhelming hahaha
@chocolate_supra they probably will so you have to buy another copy.
@hawkylr I updated the story to reflect this.
I can just put my WiiU save data on an SD card, right?
They could do it like in Mass Effect and let you choose some Questions/Answers to build up something for you.
As much as I hate locking stuff up behind specific paywalls, in this case these items seem so inconsequential that I feel it's just meant to be a joke. I have a feeling that the Zelda team in general hates obsessive behaviour, as the result of obsessively tracking down all Korok seeds in BoTW was (spoiler). Nice.
Hahaha ehm... Ok.
By the way, isn't there any news about Monster Hunter Rise in the TGS?? I haven't see anything related in this website...
@siouxrunner15 will the weapons in Hw:aoc break? That would be new to hyrule warriors ...
I'm sick of those "bonuses".
They did exactly the same thing for Persona 5 Scramble lmao
If you had P5 or Royal save data on PS4 or Smash Ultimate save data on Switch you got the Persona 5 battle themes to use as background music shadow encounters
Nice to see Koei Tecmo continuing to give out bonuses like that
I played BoTW until I beat the Great Plateau, than just forgot it existed. I did not really enjoy the game, but still Technically I still have that save file I guess...
They should know Physical buyers pay good money to get the DLC.
@siouxrunner15 Did you also find 300 hours of time for sale too? If not, I don't think that's gonna help him...
Who doesn’t have a save file of BOTW on their Switch 🤣
@hawkylr that is so strange. Why limit the spoon wielders!
@Ratking Yes, I understand this, but what I said is a general truth.
Don't give me anything, but if you intend to, give me a nice more substantial bonus.
Ok, maybe I whine to much and show my age here
@nukatha Switch cant access save from Wii U... thats it... but, hyrule warrios deserve amiibo functions
Can't wait to get my HW: AOC bonuses. Oh wait...
@neogyo "Who doesn’t have a save file of BOTW on their Switch 🤣"
We'll there's myself for 1, see above pic, and the following good folk,
@Asaki @Kimyonaakuma @nukatha @chocolate_supra
and possibly a million or so others as well. 😝
Looks like I won't be getting the soup ladle, as I am getting a physical copy.
Wait... oh no, I have BotW for Wii U, what do i do now?! 😱
I wonder if you'll be able to have an Octorock suck up the rusty sword. Might make the DLC actually worth it.
Not sure what you could do with a ladle though. Getting mine physical, so Im not too sad about missing out on that one.
Shame there's no preorder bonus for physical copies ☹️
Won’t it just unlock a weak version of the sword that you are just going to use as craft fodder or toss for better weapons after the first battle anyway? That’s how Musou/Warriors games work.
The fact that small extra is based on if someone got the switch version is a tad annoying.
@chocolate_supra I feel bad for laughing when I saw "BotW on Wii U" before realising it's actually a thing and not a joke. Maybe you can borrow it to someone just to create a save?
I mean if you know someone you could always just load it up, start a game, give the card back immediately. But I doubt this is going to be much of a bonus. More just a reminder it's based on BOTW for current owners.
@neogyo People who didn't want to buy a whole new console just for one game
Sure, I could just borrow the Switch version and make a save, but I probably won't get a chance until the pandemic dies down.
@chocolate_supra yeah I would be too but for this I mean I don't see anyone even using it anyway lol
Malibu Stacey has a new hat!
A wooden sword AND a ladle?!
They're crushing it
Wow a training sword is so great!!!!!!!!!
The ladle?! Spared no expense!
@rjejr what’s that Star Fox Guard game?
And why the black case for Xenoblade? Nice collection btw! Can totally see how someone like yourself would be bummed with all the Wii U ports on Switch. I skipped the U, so am appreciative, but know I would be feeling differently if not.
@Asaki fair enough....
@rjejr point taken!
@neogyo XCX is the reversible cover.
Starfox Guard was a bundled game in the Starfox Zero. I think I got it for like $4.98 at Toys R US during bankruptcy. I haven't played either for more than an hour. Which is an hour more than I played Metroid Other M. I spent a lot of money at TRU during a store closing nearby.
The worst part about owning all the Switch games on Wii U isn't that other people get to play those games - I got to play them first Nintneod can sell them to whoever they want - it's all of the good stuff I miss out on after buying the game son Wii U. Like the good battle mode in MK8. And the multiplayer in Pikmin 3. And bonuses like this for save files. I know there isn't too much Nintendo can do about it, not like there's a disc slot in the Switch, but it is a tad annoying. Microsoft and Sony are all - Buy a new console, get your game upgraded to 4k for free!! - and Nintendo is like - Buy our new console, buy your game again for $60 is you want the updates!!
So I have no problems with the ports, or even the $60 price since I ain't buying it again anyway, but I do seem to be missing out on some stuff over the years. My son wants Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Christmas even though we own it and all the DLC on Wii U and he 100% all of it, some with his brother. But now that he's on a college campus he wants his own copy of the game. So it's not like we'll have 2 copies in the house. If he still lived here we'd pass, like we have w/ every other port.
Be happy you get to enjoy them, a lot of them were really good.
@rjejr indeed. Thanks for the info!
Bummer about Star Fox and I’ve heard tale of Other M.. another big bummer.
Good points. Especially with Xbox Series being backwards comparable w every generation, and upgrading like you said- apparently even Xbox 1 games will be getting Framerate boosts along with the graphic enhancements. That’s amazing.
I guess what I’d be most bummed about is how Nintendo’s been filling their release schedule with Wii U games instead of new titles, but they’ve done a decent job keeping new releases coming overall.
@chocolate_supra Well, the Wii U was on it's dying breath when Zelda came out. Kind of expected progress wouldn't carry over.
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