Developer: Omega Force
Director: Ryouta Matsushita
The Legend of Zelda
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release: November 20th, 2020
Genre: Hack and slash
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Age of Calamity is set 100 years before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The story depicts the Great Calamity, a great war previously alluded to in Breath of the Wild between the armies of Hyrule and the forces of Calamity Ganon that resulted in the collapse of the kingdom. [SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA]
The gameplay is seemingly similar to Hyrule Warriors's which is itself a based on Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors series of video games, in which characters fight large armies of enemies and generals on a battlefield, with the the setting and characters originating from The Legend of Zelda series, specifically from Breath of the Wild. As such, it is set to be much more combat-intensive that most Zelda games, with hordes of enemies on the screen at once.
The player controls multiple characters throughout the game including Link, Zelda, Mipha, Urbosa, Revali, Daruk, and Impa through the story, with the player being able to switch characters on the fly depending on the scenario. Most of the hordes of enemies are based on weaker enemies, like Bokoblins and Yiga Clan clansmen, with stronger enemies like Guardian (Breath of the Wild), Lynels and Yiga Blademasters appear as stronger single units. Larger versions of Bokoblins acting as captains have also been seen.
Characters also fight alongside regular Soldiers and other playable characters, and the game will alert if an ally requires assistance. The game also features multiple locations throughout Breath of the Wild's Hyrule Kingdom that function as battlefields, including the Akkala Citadel Ruins, Hyrule Field and the Lanayru region. The player will also be able to use many abilities seen in Breath of the Wild such as Magnesis, Cryonis, Stasis and Remote Bombs. The player will also be able to use multiple elemental rods, such as the Fire Rod, Ice Rod, and Lightning Rod.
The game features local simultaneous multiplayer co-op, allowing players to split up to complete objectives and cover more ground more effectively. [SOURCE: ZELDA WIKI]