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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Prequel Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Announced, Launches November 20 on Switch

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Nintendo have announced Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity; a game set 100 years before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Rather than DLC for Hyrule Warriors, the game is its own entity; based on the events that took place 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As stated in the press release (via Business Wire) this is before Hyrule fell to Calamity Ganon.

The four champions from Breath of the Wild will be playable along-side Link and Zelda, focusing on epic combos cleaving through waves of foes, capturing enemy bases, unlock new weapons and skill, and take down giant bosses.

Players will also solve environmental puzzles, craft new gear, visit shops, and use the Sheikah Slate from Breath of the Wild. How the latter will function in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was not elaborated upon.

You can find the announcement trailer below.

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma also assured fans that the developers of the sequel to Breath of the Wild were still hard at work.

You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.


See Hyrule 100 years before the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the events of the Great Calamity

Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago.

– Battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes –

From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, Ganon’s troops have emerged in droves. Playable heroes like Link, Zelda and more must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.


Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches November 20th on Nintendo Switch.

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