After revealing live gameplay footage of the upcoming Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for Nintendo Switch, Koei Tecmo producer Yosuke Hayashi, director Ryota Matsushita and producer Masaki Furusawa showed off a number of goods, both physical and virtual, that fans can get their hands on along with the game when it is released on November 20.
For players with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild save data on their Switch, Link will receive a special wooden training sword (below) which, when paired with a pot lid shield, will sometimes auto-guard enemy attacks.
As a pre-order bonus for the downloadable version of Hyrule Warriors, Link will receive a soup ladle. Paired with a pot lid, it serves as a weapon but it can also be used to enhance other weapons as a “boost item”. The fine print below the announcement stated that these items “might be sold as DLC after release.”
For those interested in actual merchandise, Hyrule Warriors in Japan has a special Treasure Box edition, an exclusive for the My Nintendo store, Gamecity, Geo, and Amazon Japan. This package will retail for 16,720 yen (about $158) – more than double the regular edition’s MSRP of 7,920 yen. The special SKU includes an acrylic art print of the game’s cover illustration, a small metal charm of a mysterious white robot seen in the gameplay footage, and what appears to be a full-size “parasail blanket” as first seen in Breath of the Wild. The development staff were quick to warn “don’t go flying with this”.Lastly, 15 different retail chains in Japan will offer 15 different exclusive bonus items to customers who buy the game at retail (physical version only, not a download code). Most of these are recreations of the game’s cover art on a postcard, cloth, clear file or magnet, but a few exceptions include cloth images of Mipha or Link, a poster of Link or Zelda, and a calendar featuring Link, Zelda, all four Champions and the game’s cover art. It’s not clear if any of these physical items will get an equivalent western release.
A full list of all these items is available in Japanese on Koei Tecmo’s official page.