Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will even be bigger than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, at least in one way. The game is a prequel to the beloved Breath of the Wild, where players will be taken in a time long before the events of the first game and help battle against the arrival of Ganon and the annihilation of Hyrule. In fact, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will have the opportunity to improve the original and all of its additional content.
Though these attempts will eventually fail – Ganon winning the battle sets the storyline for Breath of the Wild in motion. However, the game will offer players unforgettable experiences to make up for the sad ending, like being able to control the rarely unplayable Princess Zelda.
Fans will be receiving their first look at Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity at the Tokyo Game Show where the game will reportedly have a 50-minute presentation. The announcement of the nearly hour-long presentation is a breath of fresh air for Zelda fans who, aside from the reveal trailer, have been provided several details on the new game.
Though the new game is not the long-awaited Breath of the Wild 2, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will give fans a lot of things to do in the meantime, if it’s 15.6GB of preloaded data is any indication. Though the alluring open-world Breath of the Wild provided fans with so many things to discover, the game’s file size during the launch date was only 13.4GB.
Only Breath of the Wild’s DLC made its size similar to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The prequel is now available for download via the Nintendo eShop after purchase so players can play the game immediately the moment it is released, instead of waiting for it to download on launch day.
While details about the upcoming game are scarce, Nintendo has unveiled several information about the freebies releasing alongside the game. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s in-game preorder bonus announcement was met with laughter when Nintendo tweeted that fans that availed the game early will be equipped with a pot lid and a ladle.
In a more classical move, Nintendo has revealed that they will be re-releasing the Amiibos for the four Champions from Breath of the Wild Revali, Mipha, Urbosa, and Daruk when the game will be released. Information like these is good for the game’s fans to get an idea of what to expect from the game however, it is not an ideal measurement.
It seems like Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will have a decent amount of content. However, whether this is enough to satisfy fans over those who aren’t patient enough waiting for more details about Breath of the Wild 2 remains to be seen. The best way to find this out will be to watch for details during this week’s Tokyo Game Show.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is now available for preload and will be released on November 20, 2020, for the Nintendo Switch.