New Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity gameplay footages show Daruk and Link's spear movesets
At the end of yesterday's Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity presentation at TGS 2020, Koei Tecmo's Yosuke Hayashi promised more information about the game at another stream on the next day. He delivered exactly that, in the form of a new set of live gameplay footages shown at the Game Live Japan stream.
The new footages showed gameplay actions for three characters: Link, the recently-confirmed Impa, and—for the first time—Daruk. The latter is able to curl himself up and then either generate a barrier that protects him from environmental attacks like falling rocks, or even rolling like Sonic to damage enemies that stand in the way. The stream also revealed that Link is able to equip not only Sword and Shield, but also a Spear. While wielding a spear, his attacks look very nimble and flashy; it looks exactly like something you'd see in the recent mainline Dynasty Warriors games.
The footage also showed that, although every playable character will eventually get full access to the same set of Sheikah Slate Runes—consisting of Remote Bomb, Magnesis, Stasis, and Cryonis, each of them will have their own way of attacking while utilizing the Runes. For example, with Cryonis, Link uses it to launch upwards for an aerial combo attack; Daruk also uses it to launch himself up but he instead goes down instantly for a ground-breaking attack; Impa instead slides the ice block around the field to deal momentum damage with the block.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will be available for Nintendo Switch on November 20 worldwide.