Whereas we assumed that Nintendo would enter full radio silence mode following their current reveal of several upcoming Super Mario projects, the studio has shocked the world by saying a Breath of the Wild prequel referred to as Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
“See Hyrule 100 years earlier than the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sport and expertise the occasions of the Nice Calamity,” reads an outline of the sport on the Nintendo website. “Be part of the wrestle that introduced Hyrule to its knees. Be taught extra about Zelda, the 4 Champions, the King of Hyrule, and extra by means of dramatic cutscenes as they attempt to save the dominion from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity sport is the one approach to firsthand see what occurred 100 years in the past.”
Whereas it’s considerably amusing that Nintendo bothers to say Age of Calamity‘s timeline twice in that transient description, its timeline is actually intriguing. The mysterious nature of the occasions that preceded Breath of the Wild was seemingly meant to stay considerably ambiguous, however until Nintendo is using some critical false promoting, Age of Calamity will apparently shed some gentle on at the very least a couple of of these mysteries.
Naturally, the reveal of this title’s timeline has additionally raised some questions on this sport’s relationship with the previously revealed Breath of the Wild 2. That sequel’s debut trailer strongly steered that it might instantly deal with occasions associated to the Nice Calamity, but when this sport does dive as deeply into the Breath of the Wild lore because it guarantees to do, then it might additionally function a direct set-up for whatever Breath of the Wild 2 will eventually offer at any time when Nintendo decides to launch it.