Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Review - A Link to the Past

Yolanda Curtis
November 24, 2020

"Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Misfortune" producer Yosuke Hayashi told CNN Business that Nintendo "explicitly proposed" to combine the 2017 smash character and story with a high-rule fighting game.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will launch this coming Friday, November 20 exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Can it quench the unquenchable heart that lies still, awaiting the return of Link in Breath of the Wild 2? Yes. There's also a few pieces of apparel themed to the original The Legend of Zelda game, if you're feeling more classic. Link and his friends fight a great war to save the land of Hyrule from, well, calamity. "We thought that there was a large enough volume of untold events and human drama that happened during that time to depict them through gameplay".

Indeed, this was a special circumstance due to the love of Breath of the Wild and the freedom and openness that the main story had to give that could be put into Age of Calamity.

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo's fantastic Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is out now, bringing players back to a rather intense point in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with the rise of Calamity Ganon.

But fans of the best-selling game's "open world" exploration style may not be happy with this latest release.

But based on early reviews of Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity, they can at least say they did this one absolutely right.

"During development, we're always thinking about what makes Zelda series fans happy", Hayashi said.

The game costs $59.99 and is part of the company's holiday lineup. Nintendo has previously released a demo version for fans to try. So then, is this a stop-gap before we get the full-blown sequel?

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