Nintendo and Koei Tecmo made a surprising announcement recently with the reveal of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. This follow-up to Hyrule Warriors is very clearly based around Breath of the Wild, specifically, the era before Hyrule fell. So far, we’ve seen six characters announced, which are BotW’s Link and Zelda, as well as the four Champions: Mipha, Revali, Daruk, and Urbosa.
But there’s clearly going to be many more characters than just those six. The question is, who will they be? We’ve got a couple of ideas for BOTW characters we’d like to see make the cut in this combat-heavy prequel.
A Younger Impa
Let’s start out our list with a character that’s just about confirmed for the game – a young version of the Sheikah matriarch Impa. Impa took a central role in the first Hyrule Warriors, being the second character announced after Link himself, and it seems she’ll be reprising her role here.
Eagle-eyed Twitter user gungnirgirl spotted what appears to be a young Impa in the trailer, present in a scene with Link and Zelda.
The hat matches, complete with blade-like baubles, but this definitely isn’t the little old lady we saw in Breath of the Wild. Expect a 100-years-shaved-off Impa to be slicing up the battlefield once more come November.