Update: Here’s a video covering the story below:
As you know, there are a lot of playable characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Oh sure, you’ve got the obvious ones with Link, Zelda, Impa and the Champions…
But then you’ve also got the future champions, Hestu and all manner of other unexpected oddballs. Like Master Kohga, the Great Fairies, Maz Koshia and even Calamity himself.
It’s quite the roster, and contains many characters you’d never even expect in a title like Age of Calamity.
Yet it still feels incomplete, with a few notable characters missing from the roster. Most notably, the Sheikah researchers Purah and Robbie, and the villains Sooga and Astor.
It’s a very strange situation, especially given the former two appear as NPCs in missions and the latter as recurring bosses with a full moveset.
And it’s one that leaves people wondering… could these guys be DLC characters? Could a free (or paid) update bring them to Age of Calamity?
As it turns out, the answer may well be yes! That’s because the voice lines for every playable character in the game have been ripped from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, with a few interesting unused ones left over.
That being, lines for the four characters above, plus other characters calling them on the battlefield! Yep, here’s Zelda calling out to Purah and Robbie:
Maz Koshia calling out to Astor:
Daruk calling for Sooga:
Plus Purah and Robbie calling out for some of the other characters:
As you can tell, they’re EXACTLY the kind of lines you’d hear used on the battlefield. The kind that would make no sense if said characters weren’t part of the playable party.
Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re coming as DLC. After all, in theory these could be unused lines for scrapped characters. Like say, those the development team just couldn’t figure out a good moveset or gimmick for.
But we don’t think this is the case. No, not only are the lines too high quality for such a thing to be plausible, but they’re also stored after the clips for the other playable characters too. That definitely supports these guys being DLC characters in future, since generally new characters would get added after the existing ones in the file list.
So check out the full list of voices in the upload here:
Then tell us what you think of these characters, as well as their potential movesets, in the comments below or on our Discord server today!
There are voice clips of characters calling out to four unreleased characters. (GameFAQs thread about Age of Calamity)