Update (Fri 11th Sep, 2020 09:45 BST): Well, our hunch was correct!
Koei Tecmo's Tokyo Game Show schedule has been updated, revealing that we are indeed set to see Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity at the event. In the second half of Koei Tecmo's program, we can expect to see the first ever live gameplay footage for the title, as well as an introduction to the game's characters presented by the development team.
Make sure to tune in on 26th September. We'll also cover any exciting announcements from the show right here.
Original Article (Thu 10th Sep, 2020 15:30 BST): We already know that more Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity news is headed our way on 26th September, but it's quite possible that our first look at its gameplay could arrive at this year's Tokyo Game Show.
The trailer that first told us about this upcoming piece of news gave away nothing but the date, leaving us to believe that Nintendo would simply drop another video to tell us more. However, looking a little more closely at this year's Tokyo Game Show schedule reveals that Koei Tecmo, responsible for the game's development, just so happens to be hosting a livestream on that very same day.
Here's the description of the show, taken from the event's schedule:
[26th September, 21:00 JST] – Koei Tecmo Games: TGS 2020 Special Program: Two Key Titles:
First half: The first live stream for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, the first game in the Atelier series where the main character continues her journey!
Second half: To be announced at a later date.
The first half of the show will be dedicated to Atelier Ryza 2, but could the mysterious second half be dedicated to Hyrule Warriors, a game that wasn't officially announced when the schedule was written up?
We'll have to wait to find out, of course, but it might be worth keeping an eye on Koei Tecmo's stream just in case. We often get new trailers and game demonstrations during Tokyo Game Show, so this could be a great way to see some live gameplay.
Either way, wherever the 26th September news comes from, we'll make sure to share it with you here at Nintendo Life so stay tuned. There's not long to wait!
Thanks to gaga64 for the heads up!
Knowing Nintendo they'll make every possible chance to promote this game (Not exactly a bad thing either) and I'm sure they'd take advantage of this opportunity. Pretty big game.
I just hope that it's more revolutionary than other musou games. The genre gets stale really fast, but there's so much potential for better, frantic gameplay with more deepness and decent AI instead of braindead enemies just waiting for one of your limited list of cool combos to be applied.
I know there's the story aspect but if I just wanted that I would simply watch a youtube playthrough or something similar.
In other words, I'm hyped but cautious.
Could we see it??? Yes, we could. It’s a possibility. Who knows.
Hyped for Atelier Ryza 2 anyway!!
Hopefully not too long after they drop the game they’ll show us Breath of the Wild 2 again!
@roy130390 I dunno if I'd want the fodder enemies to be any smarter / harder to kill. That would just make the game even more frustrating imo. Cause think about it, you'd still just be running around from place to place turning red squares blue, it'd just take a lot longer lol
I think it's a strong possibility. I definitely expect Hyrule Warriors to be there as opposed to something like a Persona 5 Scramble localization given it's a Japanese-based game trade show.
We better or pre-order canceled!!! 😉
Mario allstars - September
Pikmin 3 - October
Hyrule Warriors - November
Unlikely to see any more first party games this year in my opinion
@TeslaChippie Yeah, but the way I imagine it, the game is balanced so that the time of taking a base fits these changes. Also, in my personal experience I find these games too easy so more challenge would be welcome. I would also prefer a combat focused on less enemies at a time but that fall faster so that the mob fighting is still there but with a different focus. Characters that feel different (even if they are less) , chaining attacks from one enemy to another, guarding from enemy attacks and overall more combat variety and different approaches depending on the enemy type would make the gameplay more attractive.
Of course, this is just my opinion. Maybe most people like these games the way they are.
(That is all)
So this is just BOTW with map changes and new objectives?
The art looks identical.
BOTW was a great game, but I already finished it. Something new would be nice.
@roy130390 Yeah, any less enemies and they couldn't really call this a Warriors game hehe
@StevenG it shares the art style of BotW, but the gameplay of the Warriors series. It will not play like BotW in the slightest.
don't give me hope dammit
@DaWizerd Looking at it, I suspect it shares the exact same textures and assets.
I am so hyped about this game, man do i love those champions. Hope nintendo finds a way to revive them lol in botw 2.
Yes, dude, we will. lmao It's really obvious, even more when Koei Tecmo is publishing the game in Japan.
@TeslaChippie Then again, the oldest Dynasty Warriors games had fewer enemies but were tougher to kill and did not have the "capture the fort" mechanic. You had to stick to and fight alongside your AI teammates, especially in the beginning when your character was low-level. It felt more like actually fighting a war, ironically.
The 'second half' is dedicated to an unannounced project (before HW's reveal). That project is highly likely Hyrule Warriors as KT have full publishing rights in Japan just like Zelda musou.
Surprised its a worldwide release though. KT normally prioritises Japan over everyone else for at least a month or two.
There's a small chance it could be Samurai Warriors 5 which was also meant to be revealed this year. It is a little counter-productive as it would steal the spotlight from their Dynasty Warriors anniversary.
@AlphaElite True. I guess that scenario wouldn't make too much sense in this specific case since the Champions ARE supposed to be these OP terrors of the battlefield though, and the enemies by and large ARE supposed to be this mass-summoned mob of overwhelming fodder. Actually the Calamity might be the most appropriate setting for modern Warriors' gameplay ever--certainly more so than feudal China lol
I'd prefer Ninja Gaiden Trilogy.
of course we gonna have information about Hyrule Warriors:Age of Calamity in TGS 2020, Koei Tecmon, have a presentation on septembre 26th, and they might us more details of the game, even if we know/expect this game is gonna have a tragic ending.
Livestream on Nintendolife? Livestream on Nintendolife? Awesome, we're all agreed, livestream on Nintendolife. Make it happen, you lovely people you!
@RyanCraddock KT have confirmed this is the scheduled game after Ryza 2.
@Apportal Sounds like a smart strategy. This looks like great game to tide us over until BotW's sequel.
Numfar! Commence the dance of joy!
(I admit I’m feeling a little smug about this)
@roy130390 usually the spin off musous games are better, if thsi is close to dragon quest heroes 2 then I will be happy
@Giancarlothomaz Really!?! Next time give a "spoiler alert" warning!
Nintendo never takes part in Tokyo Game Show which is just odd, it's the biggest game show in Japan so why not take part
Oo wow, the first game was at Tokyo Game Show the year I was lucky enough to go. :9
All I really care about is how big they will make the font for this game. The HW port for the Switch is unplayable for me (doesn't help that I am visually impaired).
@StevenG It doesn't play at all like BotW. It's a musou game with BotW characters and set pieces.
So I'm guessing one/some of these characters will be revealed as the next smash fighter/s?
I would cry of happiness if that happends haha.
Or all four in one like pokemon trainer. Their final smash would be obvious lol.
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