Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity releases for Switch on November 20 as the Switch’s last major exclusive for 2020, and with the review embargo over many critics are weighing in on the game. Reviews for the new game have been largely positive, although not everyone has been effusive about the latest Zelda title.
Age of Calamity is now a traditional Zelda game–it’s the second installment in the Hyrule Warriors franchise, a musou game where players face huge hordes of enemies at once. Think Dynasty Warriors, but with Zelda enemies rather than other people.
This game also ties directly into the Switch launch game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild–it’s a prequel, showing the events leading up to the situation Link finds himself in at the game’s beginning.