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Link, Zelda, and more favorite characters are coming back. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch on November 20. You can still snag a preorder before launch (see it on Amazon).Set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has you participate in the events of the Great Calamity, which brought the world to the devastated state it’s in in BotW. Nintendo promises “dramatic cutscenes” will show Zelda, the four Champions, and the King of Hyrule trying to stop Calamity Gannon and his forces from unleashing the apocalypse.

As for gameplay, you can play as Zelda, Link, and more characters from the original game. Like previous Warriors games, this one is primarily action-based, with your hero often single-handedly taking on entire armies of enemy forces. In fact, the developers at KOEI Tecmo Games call it “1 vs. 1,000” gameplay. You can check out our Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity review for a detailed look at our thoughts on the game.

Preorder Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


Currently, physical copies of the game are only available for preorder from Best Buy and GameStop. I expect the listing to go up on Amazon and the rest of the usual retailers soon. I’ll add those links as they go live.

As usual for Nintendo games, Hyrule Warriors will only be available in a standard edition. No special editions have been announced, but we’ll add them here if that changes in the future.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Amiibo

Also launching November 20 alongside the game are four reissues of Breath of the Wild amiibo. It’s pretty safe to assume these amiibo will have an effect when scanned while playing the game, but Nintendo hasn’t offered details as to what that will be.

Preorder Bonus

A couple of preorder bonuses are afoot if you buy from specific retailers.

  • Nintendo eShop – Lucky Ladle weapon. Nintendo says this item will “not be immediately available” to owners of the physical version of the game, though it may arrive at a later date. Gotta have that ladle.
  • GameStop – Guardian Keychain

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Chris Reed is a commerce editor and bonafide deals expert at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.





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