Nintendo have officially unveiled Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, a follow up to the Koei Tecmo developed Hyrule Warriors that tells the story of the calamity that took place one-hundred years before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Check out the video below to learn more about the game:
A century before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 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 Nintendo Switch, fans have never experienced what happened before that catastrophic event … until now.
In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on 20th November, players will be transported to the time before the Great Calamity happened, participating in epic battles against a backdrop of memorable locations in Hyrule before they were destroyed. The game stars familiar faces from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild like Link and Zelda, as well as other recognisable characters like the four Champions, who will be playable for the very first time in the Hyrule Warriors series.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity features action-packed gameplay that will be familiar to fans of Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. Focused on performing combos and over-the-top special abilities, the 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, the game tells an in-depth 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 characters from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are playable, including Link and Zelda. Not only will players hack and slash their way through swarms of enemies to defend Hyrule; they will also solve environmental puzzles, unlock weapons and skills, craft with gathered materials, visit shops to obtain items and use the power of the Sheikah Slate, which fans will recognise from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
It looks like Nintendo have another impressive release to add to their end of year line-up – between this, Pikmin 3, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars, it looks like the Nintendo Switch will end 2020 with a bang.
You can check out a gallery of screenshots for the game down below:
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 20th 2020. Find out more on the official website through this link.