Please be careful, Link...

If you were wondering what the teased Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is going to be about, you can cross “prequel” off the list. Instead, that story is going to be told Mosou-style when Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is released for Nintendo Switch on November 20th.

As you well know by now, Breath of the Wild opens with link awakening from a 100-year sleep after the Great Calamity brought devastation to the Kingdom of Hyrule. With Age of Calamity, players will be able to engage in the battles that lead up to this event.

In the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game…players will be transported to the time before the Great Calamity happened, participating in epic battles against a backdrop of familiar locations in Hyrule before they were destroyed. The game stars recognizable characters from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild like Link and Zelda, as well as other characters like the four Champions, who will be playable for the very first time in the Hyrule Warriors series.

Don’t go into it expecting an open-world adventure like we got with Breath of the Wild, however. Age of Calamity is stead directly in line with the gameplay of Hyrule Warriors, Fire Emblem Warriors, and Warriors Orochi 4.

Focused on performing combos and over-the-top special abilities, the action-heavy gameplay is fast-paced and strategic, perfect for players looking for an intense, non-stop action game with direct ties to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In addition to all the action, the game is loaded with a robust story that depicts the events, relationships and dramatic moments of the Great Calamity in captivating detail.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity finds plenty of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – not just in its visual style. Many of the most popular and fan-favorite characters from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are playable, including Link and Zelda. In addition to hacking and slashing their way through swarms of enemies to defend Hyrule, players will also solve environmental puzzles, unlock weapons and skills, craft materials, visit shops to obtain items and use the power of the Sheikah Slate, which fans will recognize from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Although physical pre-orders are not yet available, you can reserve your digital copy now to obtain a “lucky ladle” bonus weapon. For more information, visit