Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Launch Guide: Last Chance To Get A Neat Preorder Bonus

Breath of the Wild prequel Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity releases tomorrow, November 20 for Nintendo Switch.


Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity releases tomorrow, November 20 for the Nintendo Switch. It's not the Breath of the Wild sequel Nintendo has been teasing since last year, but it's not a total spinoff, either; it's a canonical prequel that explores that game's world and story through the lens of a "Musou" game. If that sounds up your alley, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is still available to preorder now for $60, and you can get a neat preorder bonus at GameStop.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, as the title suggests, deals with the lead-up to the Great Calamity. As those who played Breath of the Wild know, Ganon changed the foundation of Hyrule 100 years before Link awakens in Breath of the Wild. Age of Calamity will dive into the events that led to that fateful turn for Hyrule.

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As a Hyrule Warriors game, you can expect it to be far more action-oriented than mainline Zelda games. If you played the original Hyrule Warriors or Fire Emblem Warriors, you'll know what to expect here. These crossover games use Dynasty Warriors' hack-and-slash combat as a foundation with flashy combos and droves of enemies to defeat. While there will be tons of action, there will also be some environmental puzzles to solve across Hyrule. If that sounds interesting, you can check out the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity demo right now, and your progress from that demo will carry over to the full game.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity preorder bonus

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The only Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity preorder bonus is at GameStop. Preordering the game at the retailer will net you a bonus Mystery Guardian keychain. If you're planning on getting a physical copy, it might be worth picking it up there.

Preorder Champion Amiibo -- $16 each

Nintendo will re-release the four Champion Amiibo on November 20 as well. It's safe to say they will interact with the game in some way, though it's unclear at this time what they will do.

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