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New trailer for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity released
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is set 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild.
Breath of the Wild prequel in short
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is set 100 years before BOTW
- Release date announced as 20 November
- BOTW sequel still in production, due next year
When The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched back in 2017, it quickly became one of the best-selling (and most critically acclaimed) games of all time. And for good reason - the open-world exploration, nonlinear gameplay and stunning visuals put it right up there as our favourite Switch game. Naturally, we, along with the rest of the world, have been anxiously waiting for more Hyrule adventures, and earlier this month, Nintendo has rewarded us with a very pleasant surprise: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
Before you ask, yes, a sequel is still on its way. However, Breath of the Wild 2 is still very much in development, so you’ll have to be patient - rumour has it we may not see the next instalment until next year. Fortunately, Nintendo knows patience isn’t our strong suit, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity might just be the perfect thing to tide us over.
Both a successor to the original Hyrule Warriors (released in 2014 on the Wii U) as well as a prequel to Breath of the Wild, the new title is set 100 years before our hero awakens and sets off on his journey to defeat the creature who all but destroyed the kingdom of Hyrule - Calamity Ganon.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches on 20 November, so you won’t have to wait long for your next Zelda fix. It's available for preorder from the Nintendo eShop for $79.95, but some retailers are already offering discounts. We've rounded up the best prices below.
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*Pricing data accurate at the time of publishing on 28/9/2020