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Weekly Famitsu has published their Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity review within the Japanese gaming magazine’s illustrious pages, delivering the first verdict on the upcoming action-adventure game.

That has seen their Cross Review, a panel that is comprised of four reviewers that each provides their own individual score, award the game with 36 out of a maximum possible score of 40 – which, broken down, saw it receive four 9 scores.

The other Nintendo Switch games that they reviewed were Cross Krush (29 out of 40), Disc Room (30 out of 40), Freakout: Calamity TV Show (27 out of 40), Replica (29 out of 40) and Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (34 out of 40).

Set 100 years before the events in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity offers you the chance to experience the Great Calamity.

The in-depth story will depict the events, relationships and dramatic moments of the Great Calamity in “captivating detail.”

With playable characters such as Link, Zelda and the four Champions, you will participate in epic battles “against a backdrop of memorable locations in Hyrule before they were destroyed.”

Promising action-packed gameplay that will be familiar to those that have played Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition or Fire Emblem Warriors, the fast-paced and strategic experience will see you perform combos and unleash over-the-top special abilities.

The visual style has taken inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and you will also need to solve environmental puzzles, unlock weapons and skills, craft with gathered materials, visit shops to obtain items and use the power of the Sheikah Slate.

Those that pre-order the game on the Nintendo eShop will receive the Lucky Ladle as an in-game bonus weapon for Link.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will release exclusively at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 20th November 2020.

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.