Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Calamity

Nintendo announces Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity as Breath of the Wild prequel

Defend Hyrule in the era leading up to the Great Calamity with a new adventure called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity coming to the Nintendo Switch from Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Games on November 20th, 2020.

Set one hundred years before the events in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity shows the land of Hyrule with its towns and structures still intact yet under siege from hoards of moblins, lizalfos and lynels. Play as the hero Link, the legendary Princess Zelda or the mighty Champions: the Goron lord Daruk, Zora princess Mipha, Gerudo chief Urbosa and Rito archer Revali.

While it’s not the expected sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this title expands on the arrival of Calamity Ganon and his army of darkness. In keeping with the Warriors franchise, the developers of Koei Tecmo Games collaborated with the Zelda team at Nintendo on bringing the look and feel from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to this hack and slash game. Nintendo felt that this story would work well with the Warriors-style of one versus one thousand battles, adding puzzles, abilities to craft and purchase weapons and items, and take advantage of the Sheikah Slate.

Source: Nintendo media release

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