The Legend of Zelda is probably one of the most consistent video game franchises around. Going strong since the original Gameboy game landed in 1986, it's most recent original game, 2017's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was critically acclaimed and one of the most successful games of the Nintendo Switch console and the eighth generation of gaming consoles in general. And it's not done as a sequel is in development and, today, it's been confirmed that a prequel titled Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will fill the void until it arrives.
One aspect that really helps the series continue to expand is that the primary idea is the lead character Link is essentially cursed and reincarnates for every game, this able to do him in various styles of games as well as doing a near endless array of stories. For the version of Link we see in Breath of the Wild, we find Link waking up from hibernation, after being injured in a great battle a century before and that game saw Link regaining his memories and finding out he was once involved in a huge conflict, known as the Great Calamity.
This saw all of the races of Hyrule (The country all the stories take place in) banding together to take on Calamity Ganon. The prequel will delve into the events of the Great Calamity in an action/musou game. For those unfamiliar, a musou game is where one hero unit battles hundreds of enemy soldiers at once. This new game will have Link, Mipha of the Zora, Daruk of the Gorons, Urbosa of the Gerudo, and Revali of the Rito all as playable characters. Now, on the official Nintendo YouTube, the official trailer has been released confirming it and teasing it. Check it out below:
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will be released on Nintendo Switch on November 20th.