Nintendo Announces Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, a Breath of the Wild Prequel

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a Breath of the Wild prequel exploring Hyrule's collapse, and it's out in just a few months on Nintendo Switch.

A key part of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild involves understanding what happened 100 years before the game takes place. Now, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo are teaming up to explore the dawn of the Calamity with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, set for a November 20 release date on Nintendo Switch.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity uses the same musou-style combat from the original Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition on Switch), but this time, the story is officially part of the Zelda canon.

Age of Calamity takes place as Hyrule's long night is just beginning. Players take control of Link the hero, as well as Zelda and the Four Champions, among other characters, to fight against the chaos of Calamity Ganon as their world falls into ruin.

The game unfolds over a number of locations from the original Breath of the Wild, but in their pre-calamity state.

That and the "surprising and dramatic story" mean "Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a must-play for fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," said Nick Chavez, Nintendo's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Nintendo promised more Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity news on September 26, which is also when Koei Tecmo is holding its 2020 Tokyo Game Show presentation featuring Atelier Ryza 2 and a hitherto unknown second game.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity news as it develops.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Sep. 8th 2020

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