As part of the Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity portion of Koei Techmo’s Tokyo Game Show presentation, we got a lot of new information regarding the game’s story, gameplay changes, and the development behind it.
We also got the first new character since the game was initially revealed earlier this month, as a younger version of Impa will be joining the quest to stop the Great Calamity from destroying Hyrule.
This version of Impa will be utilizing Sheikah techniques to aid Link and Zelda in battle. So far, she has shown the ability to use explosives, projectiles, a glider, and various physical weapons. She can also create projections of herself to increase her attack range and damage output.
Some players might be sad that Big Sword Impa from the original Hyrule Warriors has been replaced, but that style wouldn’t really fit with what we know of Breath of the Wild’s Impa and her backstory.
As of now, Impa is the seventh playable character in Age Of Calamity, joining Link, Zelda, and the four Champions: Revali, Daruk, Mipha, and Urbosa. Another character is set to be revealed during the third day of Game Live Japan 2020 at 3 AM CT on September 27.