Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Might Be My New Most-Anticipated 2020 Release

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a classic in every sense of the word. Let’s just get that right out of the way before we begin here.

When BOTW released, pretty much everybody I talked to about the game agreed on one ‘nice to have’ criticism – “Goddamn, the four champions were SO badass, I just wish we got to spend time with them or even play as them!” Well folks, today – Nintendo said “Hold my Joy-Con.”

If that trailer doesn’t get it moving for you, I don’t wanna know you. The “Warriors” series has never really been my thing, and I actually haven’t played the original Hyrule Warriors, but THIS is something I can get behind.

Link, Zelda, Mipha, Daruk, Urbosa, Revali, and the armies of Hyrule – set to clash with the endless, swarming hordes of Calamity Ganon. There’s no time for dungeon crawling and treasure hunting, this is an all-out war against the armies of evil, and this is a story that could only be told through the lens of the hack-and-slash experts at Koei Tecmo.

This trailer alone is more exciting than pretty much any other that I’ve seen this year, and a release like this alone is a rare move from Nintendo. My good friend Mocha Mike said it best:

Make no mistake, this move is nothing short of brilliant. Nintendo is giving us the chance to experience the all-out war during the Great Calamity, an event we spent 60-100~ hours playing through the aftermath/fallout of in Breath of the Wild. It’s gonna be emotional, epic in scale, and I absolutely cannot wait.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 20th.

P.S. – Did I mention this shit is gonna be CO-OP?! Be right back, I gotta go scream until I pass out.

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Dom is WGG's lead blogger and graphic designer. He also co-hosts and produces Not Another Gaming Podcast, and has been writing about video games on the internet since 2010. When not delivering some of the most electrifying introductions in podcast history, you can find him drinking outdoors at a brewery with his dog, Miller.

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