Nintendo has confirmed that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will feature local co-op multiplayer when it comes to Nintendo Switch in November.
“Pass a Joy-Con to a friend and take on Calamity Ganon as a team in local co-op multiplayer,” the official Nintendo website states. “Fight side-by-side or divide your efforts to cover more ground, complete objectives, or defeat the forces of darkness!”
This setup sounds similar to Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, in which, after completing the first battle scenario in Legend Mode, allowed two players to battle co-operatively in local split-screen multiplayer in Legend Mode, Free Mode and Challenge Mode.
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.