Out of nowhere, Nintendo announced a Hyrule Warriors sequel earlier this week. The announcement was light on details, but that’s set to change soon, as Nintendo is preparing to show off more of Age of Calamity during an event on September 26.
Age of Calamity is set 100 years before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for which a sequel is also in the works. The game is being developed jointly by Nintendo and Koei Tecmo, and it’s scheduled for release on Switch on November 20.
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In Age of Calamity, players will be able to take control of Link, Zelda, and the four champions of Hyrule–Mipha, Revali, Daruk, and Urbosa–and use their unique skills to cut through hordes of Ganon’s minions.
Age of Calamity incorporates traditional Zelda elements like puzzles. Players will need to use the Sheikah Slate and other skills to overcome these and other environmental obstacles. Nintendo also says the game features “a robust story that depicts the events, relationships and dramatic moments of the Great Calamity in captivating detail.”
According to Koei Tecmo’s Yosuke Hayashi, who serves as Age of Calamity’s producer, the game was created in close collaboration with Nintendo. “Unlike the previous Hyrule Warriors games, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was developed by working closely with the Zelda team in every step of the process, including gameplay direction, graphics, world, and all dialogue,” Hayashi explained.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 20. Pre-orders for the game are now live on the Nintendo Switch eShop and at other retailers. Those who pre-order the game digitally will receive a free bonus weapon: the Lucky Ladle. Nintendo is also re-releasing the Breath of the Wild Champions Amiibo alongside Age of Calamity on November 20.
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