In another installment of “Nintendo casually dropping a huge announcement”, a prequel to Breath of the Wild was just announced and it isn’t quite the game you’re imagining it to be.
Enter Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, a hack-and-slash RPG scheduled to release on November 20, set 100 years before Breath of the Wild.
Check out the overview of the game as seen on the Nintendo website:
See Hyrule 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the events of the Great Calamity.
Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago.
Battle Hordes of Hyrule’s Most Formidable Foes
From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, Ganon’s troops have emerged in droves. Playable heroes like Link, Zelda and more must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.
The announcement was accompanied by a developer video featuring The Legend of Zelda Series Producer Eiji Aonuma and Hyrule Warriors Producer Yosuke Hayashi, which you can view below:
More news about Hyrule Warriors will be announced on September 26, so watch out for that.
Aonuma also provided a hint of an update regarding the actual Breath of the Wild sequel in the video, saying “Regarding the sequel, in order to make the vast world you enjoyed exploring in the original game even more impressive, the team is working hard on its development, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer before we can provide more updates.”
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is scheduled to release on November 20 for the Nintendo Switch.