During Nintendo Treehouse: Live this past week, we got a terrific amount of new gameplay details about Koei Tecmo’s Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. However, during that stream, we also seemingly received a big piece of new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lore. As noted by sister site Destructoid, a Nintendo Treehouse: Live commentator casually stated (timestamped in the video below) that Link is from Hateno Village. This had previously been strongly suggested but not outright confirmed, and it leads fans to wonder if Link bought his own house back during the events of Breath of the Wild.
In the lore/behind-the-scenes book The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild–Creating a Champion, it is established that Link does not descend from nobility and “may have been” from Hateno Village. That in the first place had people speculating that Link very well may have bought back his own house in the village during the events of Breath of the Wild. Confirmation that he hails from Hateno (presuming it wasn’t a mistake on the commentator’s part) only adds fuel to the fire.
Whatever the case may be, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity stands poised to expand the world of Breath of the Wild in myriad exciting ways, and that alone is absolutely going to drive additional sales of the game. Honestly, I never played the first Hyrule Warriors, but the odds of my buying Age of Calamity to learn the rest of Link’s story are pretty high.