TL;DR: As of Sept. 8, the new Zelda game Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is available to pre-order on Nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop.
It’s not quite the Breath of the Wild sequel everyone’s been clamoring for, but you know what? We’ll take it.
According to the game’s official website, Hyrule Warriors will set in the same universe as BotW — specifically, 100 years earlier amid the events of the Great Calamity. (As a refresher, that’s the big fight that left Hyrule in ruins, the four Champions dead, the Divine Beasts and Guardians possessed, and Link sealed away for a memory-wiping Slumber of Restoration. Fun!)
Nintendo promises a firsthand look at “the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees” as players battle hordes of enemies as characters like Link and Zelda either alone or with a teammate via local co-op multiplayer. Exciting new cutscenes will also shed some light on the Champions, the King of Hyrule, and the princess herself.
The digital edition of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is now available for pre-order on Nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop for $59.99, and anyone who snags a copy ahead of time will receive a Lucky Ladle that Link can use in battles. Smash the blue button below to lock yours down.