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Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Preorder Guide: Returning Amiibo, Release Date, And More

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a Breath of the Wild prequel releasing on Nintendo Switch this November.

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Instead of the Breath of the Wild sequel Nintendo announced a while ago, 2020 will see the release of a Breath of the Wild prequel that explores its world and story: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity releases November 20 on Nintendo Switch. It's the second game in the Hyrule Warriors spin-off series, but it will actually tell a story that will be of great interest to Breath of the Wild fans. If that sounds up your alley, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is available to preorder now for $60.

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.

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.

Nintendo has revealed a bunch of characters you'll get to play as in Age of Calamity, including Link, Zelda, and the four Champions from Breath of the Wild (Mipha, Daruk, Revali, and Urbosa). Based on the cover art, it also seems that you might be able to play as a tiny Guardian, which sounds pretty cool. Over the course of the story, you'll unlock new weapons and skills for your heroes. You can also buy items in shops and craft new ones.

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. You can expect each of the four--Mipha, Daruk, Revali, and Urbosa--to cost $16 each.

Preorder Champion Amiibo -- $16 each

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