Nintendo Surprises with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Most of 2020’s random surprises have been awful. There’s no question about it. But today is one of those very, very rare instances where the surprise is… good? Today, as if it were no more shocking than a casual status update, Nintendo dropped an announcement for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – a story set 100 years before Breath of the Wild. And it’ll be here in just a few months.

As with previous Hyrule Warriors games, this one was developed with Koei Tecmo, but the Breath of the Wild integrative focus also suggests Nintendo had a strong hand in how this particular title plays out.

Here’s the press info:

“Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Calamity features gameplay that will be familiar to fans of the Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors games. Focused on performing combos and over-the-top special abilities, the action-heavy gameplay is fast-paced and strategic, perfect for players looking for an intense, non-stop action game with direct ties to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In addition to all the action, the game is loaded with a robust story that depicts the events, relationships and dramatic moments of the Great Calamity in captivating detail.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity finds plenty of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – not just in its visual style. Many of the most popular and fan-favorite characters from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are playable, including Link and Zelda. In addition to hacking and slashing their way through swarms of enemies to defend Hyrule, players will also solve environmental puzzles, unlock weapons and skills, craft materials, visit shops to obtain items and use the power of the Sheikah Slate, which fans will recognize from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”

Watch the trailer here:

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches November 20th.


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