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Sep 092020

Nintendo is still dropping surprise announcements (by now we’ve probably had enough to fill a Direct), and yesterday’s was something no one saw coming: a new Hyrule Warriors game that is a canon prequel to Breath of the Wild.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is set 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild, during the battles leading up to the Great Calamity.

These events are discussed and briefly glimpsed during Breath of the Wild, but never in much detail. Now we’ll be able to play through those events as Link, Zelda, the four Champions, and probably several other characters as well.

Now, I never finished Breath of the Wild. I tried it, and I enjoyed parts of it, but the open world format just didn’t work for me. I took a break from it and never felt the urge to return. This prequel sounds like it could be interesting, though, and it looks great!

It’s a Musou game, so it’ll be a lot more focused on action than regular Legend of Zelda games are, but the official press release says “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,” so that sounds cool.

Maybe I should play my copy of the first Hyrule Warriors before getting this (although I have the Wii U version, much to my dismay since I never got around to it before the Switch version came out with more content).

And since more information about Age of Calamity will be revealed on September 26, I can’t help but hope for a Koei Tecmo partner showcase with details about that and a release date for Persona 5 Scramble.

Anyway, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is due out on November 20. Are you interested in it?

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  2 Responses to “Thoughts on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity”

  1. I think we both have similar conclusions from similar starting positions: BotW wasn’t the best game ever made and it didn’t have a strong story that was actually happening during the gameplay, but this prequel definitely has the potential to actually bring that out.

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