According to a recent Korean leak, it’s highly possible that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will have a demo for the Nintendo Switch. The sequel to the original hack and slash title Hyrule Warriors, which is inspired by Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors, is scheduled to release next month on November 20, 2020.
Through this upcoming game, Legend of Zelda fans will finally be able to know more about what took place in Hyrule 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was announced to the public more or less two months ago, much to the surprise of many.
While the fans were expecting Nintendo to release a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, this prequel has been pretty well-received so far, as well. That being said, Age of Calamity is full of familiar characters, as many were already introduced previously.
You’ll find that the title has an ever-increasing roster of playable characters, such as Urbosa, the champion of Gerudo. In line with this, fans have been theorizing the possibility that King Rhoam might be a playable character too, as recent screenshots of him imply that he will be more than just a passive character this time around.
There are a couple of other recurring characters as well, such as the younger versions of Robbie and Purah. However, you’ll also meet new characters in Age of Calamity, such as a minuscule Guardian that seems to be a good guy.
That being said, two recent tweets by a leaker known as Nintenleaks on Twitter, which were translated by GameRevolution, seem to imply that fans may be given a chance to try out Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity before its scheduled release date via a demo.
Nueva información de Hyrule Warriors la era del cataclismo filtrada con una Demo del juego que llegaría a las eShop y un montón de información nueva pic.twitter.com/KXnGUuKElq
— Nintenleaks (@nintenleaks) October 27, 2020
Both of Nintenleaks’ tweets made a reference to something posted on Nintendo Korea’s website, which alludes to the existence of not only an unreleased trailer but a demo version of the title as well.
Assuming that this is true, the demo will let players try out Chapter 1 of Age of Calamity. The great thing is that those who do decide to purchase the game after completing the demo will be able to continue where they left off.
Nintendo Korea was quick to remove the post, so you won’t find it on the website anymore. However, avid fans are always quick to notice possible leaks, especially when it comes to highly-anticipated unreleased games.
Now, we’re all wondering if the post was some kind of mistake created by Nintendo Korea’s site admins, or if it was Nintendo’s way of giving excited fans a sneak peek of what’s to come.
Et via Google Translate (depuis le coréen) pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent pic.twitter.com/2y9y8oiN0b
— Kelios (@KeliosFR) October 27, 2020
After all, Nintendo has been doing a great job surprising fans with its announcements this year, so we wouldn’t put it past the company to suddenly release a demo on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
In any case, fans all over the globe are looking forward to the release of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Whether or not there’s an upcoming demo for the title won’t change this fact.
It’s quite rare for Nintendo to release any kind of sequel or prequel to a Legend of Zelda game, no matter how popular the title is, so the unique existence of Age of Calamity is definitely a treat.