Players with Zelda: Breath of the Wild saves will get a bonus unlock in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Nintendo has announced that players with a save game for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will unlock an exclusive little bonus weapon in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Players who have a Breath of the Wild save on the same Nintendo Switch where they play Age of Calamity will get a special bonus wooden 'Training Sword' for Link. Yep, it's made out of wood... but that doesn't mean the stats won't be good. We all know those numbers don't always stick entriely to reality...


This isn't even the first exclusive weapon to be featured in Age of Calamity, as when the game was announced last month it was revealed pretty much right away that pre-orders would get access to an exclusive weapon - a Cooking Ladle for Link. 

The announcement came as part of the same Tokyo Game Show Live 2020 stream where Impa was confirmed to be a playable character in the game with a new trailer and the debut of around fifteen minutes of raw footage of the game. The news was later confirmed by the western branches of Nintendo on their official social media channels

What isn't clear yet is how to get your Breath of the Wild bonus in Age of Calamity - but that'll become much clearer closer to release.

It'll also be interesting to see if any other Zelda titles on Switch offer bonuses - there's of course another Hyrule Warriors game, plus The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - and there's also a whole lot of Zelda series amiibo figures. With that said, most of this has no direct relationship to this game - whereas this is a direct prequel to Breath of the Wild.