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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity coming to Switch

Surprise! There’s a brand new Hyrule Warriors on the way. Age of Calamity is bringing all-out action back to the Nintendo Switch this November.

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The original Hyrule Warriors from Koei Tecmo took the Legend of Zelda’s world of Hyrule and grafted it onto Dynasty Warriors’ familiar structure. The result was all action, all the time, with tons of LoZ characters, locations, and enemies added in. Apparently too, it was popular enough to spawn a sequel.

Just announced, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is coming up fast, and will bring more of what fans loved about the first game back to the Switch. Though it’ll be doing it with a decidedly more ‘Breath of the Wild’ look.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a must-play for fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Roll up your blue tunic sleeves and get ready for a dramatic and surprising adventure through Hyrulean history this holiday season.”

Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

From the press release:

Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Calamity features gameplay that will be familiar to fans of the Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors games. Focused on performing combos and over-the-top special abilities, the action-heavy gameplay is fast-paced and strategic, perfect for players looking for an intense, non-stop action game with direct ties to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In addition to all the action, the game is loaded with a robust story that depicts the events, relationships and dramatic moments of the Great Calamity in captivating detail.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity finds plenty of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – not just in its visual style. Many of the most popular and fan-favorite characters from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are playable, including Link and Zelda. In addition to hacking and slashing their way through swarms of enemies to defend Hyrule, players will also solve environmental puzzles, unlock weapons and skills, craft materials, visit shops to obtain items and use the power of the Sheikah Slate, which fans will recognize from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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