Nintendo Announces Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Releases This November

Set 100 years prior to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 09/08/2020 23:36 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nintendo has gone from being woefully mum about its own first-party slate of software for Switch to having two blockbuster weeks in a row of announcements. Today’s is centered around a sequel to Hyrule Warriors—which also serves as a prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Take a look:

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is set 100 years prior to the events of Breath of the Wild. The game boasts the same hack-and-slash, over-the-top combat that fans have come to expect from Koei Tecmo’s Nintendo-infused Warriors titles. Here’s what Nintendo has to say about the game:

“A century before the events of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, the Great Calamity occurred. Hyrule was plunged into darkness, devasted by an evil force which transformed the kingdom forever. While the Great Calamity is touched on in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch system, fans have never experienced what happened before that catastrophic event … until now.

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.”

Nintendo will also be re-releasing the four Champion Amiibo that originally launched for Breath of the Wild. Age of Calamity will be releasing on November 20 for Nintendo Switch. Will you be giving it a purchase? Tell us in the comments and on social media!

Source: Nintendo of America Press Release

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