During TGS2020 the world was shown gameplay to the recently announced Breath of the Wild Prequel, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The game at first appears to look very similar to Breath of the Wild, in which kudos can be given to developers, Koei for in nailing the aesthetic of the original Nintendo title. Although, that is where the similarities stop, as Hyrule Warriors is not a typical Zelda entry.
Instead of the open world, wondering formula introduce in the prequel, this game features active battle grounds, where you select a playable character and fight individual battles to move the story forwards. If you've ever played a Dynasty Warriors game, well its exactly the same as that. Characters have over-dramatized attacks in which a single swipe can hit a lot of enemies at once. 'Special Moves' can be charged up, which will allow your character to do a devastating move that will take down a large group of enemies in one. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Dynasty Warriors games, then just see this as an action slasher, where in stead of taking down 1 or 2 enemies here and there as you would in Breath of the Wild, instead you will be killing thousands of enemies per battle.
Characters in Hyrule Warriors are fully customisable where you will be able to change outfits and weapons to tailor a character to a preferred playstyle. Characters will have completely varies playstyles, in which some will use spells and techniques, whilst others like Link, will simply slash their way through with a sword, and hopefully eventually the Master Sword. So far we have seen that all the allied characters are playable, whilst trailers have given small snippets of Link, Zelda, the Zora Mipha, the Goron Daruk, the Rito Revali and most impressively a young Impa. The real question that loyal Zelda fans are asking is, can we play as the lovable, poop giving Hestu in this title? Probably not, but we can dream!
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is set to release in the holiday season, on 20th November 2020. It's set 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild where Link was put into a deep coma. It features the original band of guardians rising up to stop Calamity Ganon desolating the lands, and bringing Hyrule to the edge of destruction. The Ultimate Struggle for Survival. The game poses an voice acted storyline featuring smooth cutscenes and fills the gaps that Breath of the Wild did not tell on its overall journey. The game is set to release in the UK at £49.99, available only on the Nintendo Switch.
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