Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity’s Launch Trailer Focuses On Story And BOTW Nostalgia

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is nearly upon us, and ahead of its November 20 release Nintendo has put out one final trailer. This one’s thin on gameplay, instead digging deep into the story–which is the element of the game that many Breath of the Wild fans will be most excited about.

The trailer shows Zelda, Link, and the Champions preparing for the coming disaster, and delves into Zelda’s struggle to awaken her powers to seal Calamity Ganon away. Of course, fans of the Switch launch title know how that turns out.

Since the trailer focuses on story, players looking to go in entirely fresh might want to avoid it. Otherwise, you can check the footage out below.

In GameSpot’s 6/10 review of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, critic Suriel Vazquez found himself less than impressed with the game’s narrative. “That sense of impending doom is what I came to Age of Calamity for, but that’s where it blunders hardest,” he says. “It constantly encourages you to set aside that feeling of dread, avoid coming to terms with the consequences of its apocalyptic premise, and instead just kill a bunch of baddies and think the Divine Beasts are cool. Doing that is fun for a while, but it couldn’t stop me from being enormously let down by that choice.”

If you want to try the game yourself, there’s a free demo available on the Nintendo Switch Eshop.

If you’re planning on playing Age of Calamity, there’s still time to preorder the game and the Champion amiibo figurines. Check out GameSpot’s preorder guide.

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Author: James O’Connor