Last week Nintendo revealed a new Warriors title, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. This Dynasty Warriors, by Koei Tecmo, with the lore and history of Zelda game proved to be quite a great mash-up when the first iteration released on the Nintendo Wii U in 2014. This new title will be set 100 years before Breath of the Wild during the Calamity war which suits this style of gameplay quite nicely.
On the official website for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Nintendo confirms a 2-player local co-op feature like its predecessor which reads as follows: “Pass a Joy-Con to a friend and take on Calamity Ganon as a team in local co-op multiplayer. Fight side-by-side or divide your efforts to cover more ground, complete objectives, or defeat the forces of darkness!” Although, without the separate gamepad and TV screens the Wii U had (being one of the best games to utilize this awesome cooperative feature), it probably means we will be playing with a friend in split-screen.
You can pre-order the game on the Nintendo eShop now and get a free in-game bonus, the Lucky Ladle. This weapon (paired with a Pot Lid) can be equipped in battle by Link, or you can fuse it with other weapons for stat boosts. See below for the official trailer and description of the game!
About Hyrule Warriors: Age of 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. 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.
While we wait for a Breath of the Wild sequel “a little while longer”, with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity releasing on the Switch in November 20th, 2020, and Immortals Fenyx Rising releasing on December 3rd, 2020, we have more than enough to get our Zelda fill in the meantime!