Hyrule returns with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity!
While it wasn't the Zelda game we expected, with many fans expecting Breath of the Wild 2, this is a welcome treat in a year with few unique Nintendo titles.
The hype will only intensify as this spiritual prequel to the Breath of the Wild arrives.
Age of Calamity aims to tell the story 100 years before the events we know so well and will tread old stories, bringing them into a new light.
Here's what we know about Hyrule Warrior: Age of Calamity.
Read all Age of Calamity by clicking the links below:
Age of Calamity Demo - 28th October
A playable demo for Age of Calamity has arrived on the Switch eshop, so you can start playing today!
Bonus Mystery Guardian Keychain - 7th October
Gamestop customers can order the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game and get a bonus Mystery Guardian Keychain.
New Bonus Weapon - 28th September
If you played the Breath of the Wild and have saved data on your Switch, you will receive a bonus weapon when you pick up Age of Calamity.
The Special Wooden Training Sword, when paired with a pot lid shield, will occasionally auto-guard against enemy attacks.
When Will Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Release?
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will release on the 20th of November 2020.
The game will launch on the Nintendo Switch exclusively.
Set before the events of Breath of the Wild, during the Great Calamity, Hyrule's mightiest warriors defend the land from Calamity Ganon.
During the Great Calamity, Hyrule's Champions, Ancient Technology, Link and Zelda all do battle against Calamity Ganon and his army to protect the land from being taken over.
Now, get ready for some spoilers ahead...
As we know from the story of Breath of the Wild, they fail to do so. The Ancient Technology is corrupted and put under Ganon's control, the four champions of Hyrule lose their life and Link is left fighting for his life.
Zelda locks away Calamity Ganon for 100 years while Link rests in the Shrine of Resurrection.
This game will tell the tale of what happened before Breath of the Wild in a unique way, including the many battles that ensued to protect the land.
We could even see a few easter eggs and small nods to the Breath of the Wild that can help us answer questions we had.
There's also the possibility the devs allow players to prevent Calamity Ganon from wreaking havoc on Hyrule and save the many lost lives in battle; which prevents the events of Breath of the Wild coming to be.
Trailer And Gameplay
13 Minutes Of Gameplay From Tokyo Game Show 2020
Champions Unite Trailer
Nintendo Treehouse Live Gameplay
What Is Hyrule Warriors?
Hyrule Warriors is a different take on the Zelda series, opting for a hack and slash style.
Players will find themselves in huge 1000 vs 1 battles, stringing together combo attacks with crafting choreography and special abilities.
Considering how long since Breath of the Wild launched, it's a surprise that this game didn't come around sooner.
Hyrule Warriors often boasts a number of playable characters.
Age of Calamity includes:
- Link will wear familiar clothes seen in the Breath of the Wild
- Koroks will return for you to find
- The overworld map looks to Breath of the Wild
If you are looking to pre-order the game, Nintendo has announced some pretty epic pre-order bonuses already.
If you pre-order the game through the eShop which can be found here, you will gain access to the Lucky Ladle in-game item!
BULLSEYE: Revali shows off his skills with a bow
WISDOM: The two guardians of Wisdom work together
RULE THE WORLD: Hyrule Castle before it was consumed by Ganon
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: The champions of Hyrule stand together