Feature: Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Gives Our Beloved Champions A Second Chance | Nintendo Life

How Breath Of The Wild’s prequel can finally do justice for our four heroes.

Nintendo knows a thing or two about pulling off surprises and few could’ve expected that recent Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity reveal. With no real rumours or leaks foreshadowing it, we suddenly had a brand-new Legend of Zelda game to look forward to. Fans hoping for news on Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 will have to wait, but in the meantime Age Of Calamity is coming to us this November. Developed by Koei Tecmo, Age of Calamity looks set to retain the Warriors series’ hallmark hack-and-slash gameplay — showcased to Zelda fans in Hyrule Warriors — but now set within Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s timeline as an official prequel.

Unlike its non-canon predecessor, which celebrated Zelda’s history in one major crossover, this Warriors game takes place 100 years before Breath of the Wild begins and is set to show us what happened within the Kingdom of Hyrule. It’s something we only saw fragments of previously, enough to detail the Second Great Calamity without revealing the entire picture. By fully exploring this setting, Age of Calamity presents an opportunity to truly develop a certain set of playable characters — the Champions — in a way that Breath of the Wild simply couldn’t.

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