It seems to be firmly cemented in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild universe that finally reveals precisely what disastrous events resulted in a half-naked hero sleeping for a century in the world’s most ineffective bath.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is currently scheduled for release on November 20, 2020, (take it with a grain of salt currently considering the number the pandemic has done to multiple release dates) and Nintendo Entertainment has been slowly pulling back the curtain on what to expect in the second one versus many ‘mousou’ genre that has been popularized over the years with titles such as Dynasty Warriors easily taking the helm of genre development.
Much like Hyrule Warriors, you’ll be taking on the roles of various heroes as you attempt to foil the legions of enemies from Ganon and general ‘evil bad guys’ that gives us reason to recklessly swing a sword into hundreds of enemies at once without ever feeling a pang of regret. Oh, sweet release.
Within the trailer, Nintendo gives us a glimpse at the various abilities and general interactions we can expect when we take the role of one of the four champions, and Link himself, as the Kingdom of Hyrule is pressured by the ancient evil.
Mipha, full of grace as ever, utilizes her trident and the call of surging water to blast enemies in tandem of physical combat and magic that fans of the Dynasty Warriors franchise will likely find themselves well at home with.
Daruk brings about a CC ability that stops legions of foes in their tracks, while also bringing about the ball form that was immortalized in the best LoZ title of all-time, Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask.
Death Mountain and massive weaponry seem to reign supreme as the Goron champion brings the hordes of Ganon to their knees.
The Gerudo champion, Urbosa, brings her massive schnoz into the title as well, showing the full force of the female-led culture to crush the foes of order with a rippling six-pack and the ability to call down the force of lightning to charge through all foes in front of her, cleaning foes with her scimitar.
The ever-arrogant Revali is still a thing in canon, so he makes his appearance on behalf of the Rito’s with his legendary Great Eagle Bow and the power of wind, allowing him to group up enemies and blast them down from afar.
If you’ve played the original Hyrule Warriors, then you know what to expect; a seemingly never-ending tirade of content with some chapters and maps playing better, and others seeming like a slog. It will, however, finally reveal the canonical events of what happened a century before Breath of the Wild; for that alone, this title is going to be a must-have for any fans of the LoZ franchise.