The new Hyrule Warriors game is a part of the canon for Breath of the Wild?
There’s a new Legend of Zelda game on the way. Sorta. No, it’s not technically a Zelda game, but there will be a new Hyrule Warriors game. Interestingly enough, it sounds like this game will actually be canon within Legend of Zelda timeline. The announcement came via Nintendo themselves through a new reveal trailer. In it, we see Link fighting alongside the four Champions of Hyrule in an attempt to save the kingdom from Calamity Ganon.
As indicated in the trailer, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, will allow fans to experience the fall of Hyrule firsthand. Even as someone who isn’t a fan of those Dynasty Warriors-type games, I have to say, I’m intrigued.
What I really love about this game is that it takes place within the main canon. So, unlike the first Hyrule Warriors game, I imagine we’ll actually be gaining real insight into the mythology of the franchise. I don’t know about you, but I got a surprising amount of satisfaction seeing these events play out in the trailer. The game promises to show gamers “dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity.”
“Unlike the previous Hyrule Warriors games,” Koei Tecmo producer Yosuke Hayashi said in the reveal video, “Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was developed by working closely with the Zelda team in every step of the process, including the gameplay direction, graphics, world, and all dialogue. And while we maintain the distinct gameplay style of the Warriors series with exciting ‘1 versus 1,000’ battles and a wide variety of playable characters, this will be the only game that lets you experience the world 100 years prior to the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild firsthand.”
I have to say, it’s a great fit. You couldn’t exactly portray a war through the gameplay style of a traditional Zelda game, so this is a nice compromise.
I do wonder how and if they will utilize the map, though. The last Hyrule Warriors game was pretty loosey-goosey with the actual maps of Hyrule. In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, many of us have a solid familiarity with the Breath of the Wild map of Hyrule. Will they change the map and close things off for the sake of gameplay, even if it makes no sense in the actual map? I’m eager to see how that plays out.
I’m sure you all have plenty of other questions about this, but there is an update coming on September 26. And if you decide to skip that, the game itself is set to hit on November 20, 2020.
How do you feel about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity taking place in the same world as Breath of the Wild? Sound off down below!
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