Nintendo's at it once again, surprise-dropping a huge-name game on social media like it was an innocent selfie taken at the park. Today's big reveal? A brand new Zelda game.
The game's called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and a new video has been shared to tell us all about it. Just like previous Hyrule Warriors titles, the game has been developed alongside Koei Tecmo, although this one appears to have much more influence from Nintendo and is actually set 100 years before the events of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Calamity features gameplay that will be familiar to fans of the Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors games. 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.
Check out this gorgeous box art:
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches November 20th. We have a gallery of 25 gorgeous screenshots for you right here.
What do you think? Excited to check this one out? Let us know in the comments.