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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Famitsu Review Has Been Fully Translated In English

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity releases this week worldwide, but Japanese magazine Famitsu had the chance to try out the game before release, reviewing the game in last week’s issue.

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A few hours ago, the good folks at Nintendo Everything provided a full English translation of the review, providing additional details. You can read the full translation by heading over to Nintendo Everything.

Amemiya: While this game has aspects of a Musou-style game, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is essentially an action battle version of Breath of the Wild. Although the game is not exactly open-world, you can still enjoy the aesthetic of Hyrule while fighting across the well-designed battlefields. Age of Calamity also recreates the fun of “expanding the world” from Breath of the Wild with a system where you use familiar items obtained in battle to unlock various locations on the map.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is among the Famitsu highest-rated Nintendo Switch games. The game received a 36/40 score, which puts it on the same level as the excellent Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Paper Mario: The Origami King.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches this week on Nintendo Switch. A playable demo is currently available for download from the Nintendo Switch eShop. Progress in the demo can be carried over to the full game.

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Francesco De Meo
Francesco has been writing about video games and the video games industry for almost a decade, focusing on all aspects of the industry. Having always loved handheld gaming, he joined TouchTapPlay in 2013 to cover mobile gaming and, later on, the Nintendo Switch console, which is today his most played console.