Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

A story set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild...

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A free demo of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is now available! Play through the game's first chapter either by yourself or in local two-player mode as Link, Zelda and Impa. You can then carry your save data from the demo over to the full game, and continue your quest to defeat Calamity Ganon!

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A story set 100 years before

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild…


Travel into Hyrule’s past and fight to prevent the kingdom’s destruction in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for Nintendo Switch!


As an ancient evil threatens to consume everything in its path, the fate of Hyrule hangs in the balance. Lead your forces onto the battlefield, then battle against the might of Calamity Ganon in the ultimate struggle for survival.

Behold, the Great Calamity is here!


Play as Link and Zelda, along with Impa and the four Champions of Hyrule, as they try to stop the kingdom from being brought to ruin by Calamity Ganon. Together, battle against the encroaching darkness and rewrite the kingdom’s destiny!

Experience a unique story featuring familiar faces from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and see Hyrule from a different perspective – before the Great Calamity struck.

A fight for the ages!

Combining the action-packed gameplay with the rich landscapes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity offers an exciting new way to experience this familiar world.


Wield powerful weapons and magical runes to vanquish the armies of Calamity Ganon, as well as truly formidable monsters. Travel to different battlefields across Hyrule, collect weapons and materials to upgrade your arsenal, and help your forces beat back utter catastrophe.

A bonus for players of #The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild#


If your Nintendo Switch console has a save file for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on it, you can unlock the Training Sword in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, an additional in-game weapon for Link to use in battle.

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Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

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The battle for Hyrule rages on!


Continue the fight against Calamity Ganon with the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass. Available to purchase now, the Expansion Pass will grant access to two waves of new content and a set of additional bonus items as they are released through 2021.

Expansion Pass

The Expansion Pass contains the following:

Purchase Bonus

A new outfit and weapon for Link:

  • Prototype Ancient Helm
  • Prototype Ancient Cuirass
  • Prototype Ancient Greaves
  • Prototype Ancient Short Sword


Wave 1 – Pulse of the Ancients


New playable character: Battle-seasoned Guardian

Unleash the power of the Battle-seasoned Guardian on the forces of Calamity Ganon.


New weapon types: Flail for Link and Master Cycle for Zelda

Try out some additional weapon types! These unique combat styles will come in handy in the new challenges you'll face.

New location: Royal Ancient Tech Lab

Stop by the Royal Ancient Tech Lab to test yourself with new challenges to unlock weapons and other helpful features!

Even more updates!

Test your skills against newly-added enemies like the bomb-throwing Moblin and a giant Chuchu. You can also take on a gauntlet of foes in the new 'vicious monster' boss battles, try out the Apocalyptic difficulty level and more!

Wave 2 – Guardian of Remembrance


New playable characters

Defend Hyrule as the quirky duo heroes, Purah and Robbie, and their array of ancient technology, along with one additional playable character.


New story sequences

Learn more about the Champions and the mysterious Guardian in emotional new story scenes as the fight for Hyrule's future continues!


New locations

See how places like the Coliseum and Lanayru Road looked 100 years in the past, along with other iconic locations in brand-new story stages.

More added features

Take on newly-added enemies and explore stages with new enemy types in additional 'vicious monster' boss battles. You can also try out new moves for existing characters and more!

Please note: content packs cannot be purchased individually. You must own Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity to access downloadable content. Broadband internet connection required. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Subject to availability of Nintendo eShop in your country.

To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don’t have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section).

The battle for Hyrule begins!


While all seems well in Hyrule, catastrophe lurks on the horizon. Unbeknownst to the kingdom’s inhabitants, a great evil is set to plunge the land into 100 years of darkness.

Join Link, Zelda, her Champions and the other heroes of Hyrule and try to quell Calamity Ganon’s uprising before it brings about total destruction. Travel across the realm and meet with familiar faces from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, seeing how they react to the approaching malevolence in fully-voiced*, in-depth cutscenes.


Warriors in arms

Discover more about the heroes that will help you put down Calamity Ganon for good:



A knight of Hyrule, Link is a silent and stoic young man. Despite his reserved demeanour, he can’t resist a good meal.



The daughter of King Rhoam and princess of Hyrule. A scholar of ancient Sheikah technology, Zelda channels all of her energy into stopping Calamity Ganon.



An adviser to Hyrule's royal family and a revered member of the Sheikah tribe, Impa is dedicated to her work – though she can be distractible at times.



The Champion of the Rito tribe, Revali is a skilled archer who can strike with great speed. However, his confidence often comes across as arrogance.



The larger-than-life Goron Champion, Daruk is devoted to protecting Death Mountain from attack. Despite his immense strength, he’s terrified of dogs.



The well-respected chieftain and Champion of the Gerudo, Urbosa has a deep connection to Zelda, and views her as a little sister.



The princess of the Zora, Mipha’s skill with a spear is unparalleled. A childhood friend of Link, she would often use her healing powers on the young Hylian’s cuts and bruises.


*Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity contains English, Japanese, French, German, Italian and Spanish voiceover options. Subtitles are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

Storm the battlefield

Cut Calamity Ganon’s forces down using special battle techniques, some of which will be familiar to those who played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

Flurry Rush

Dodge enemy attacks at the last moment and counter with a rapid series of strikes.

Special Attack

Fill up your Special Attack Gauge and activate your hero’s signature move!

Elemental Rods

Use the power of these enchanted staves to freeze water, burn your enemies and zap foes with lightning.

Rune Attacks

Utilise runes like Stasis, Cryonis, Magnesis and Remote Bomb to unleash devastating, character-specific combos.

Tower of power

From your home base at the top of Central Sheikah Tower, survey the entirety of Hyrule and strike back against threats, wherever they may appear!

Use the Hyrule Map and travel all across the kingdom to put down the armies of Calamity Ganon, or help allies in need of assistance – whether that’s in pitched story battles or small-scale skirmishes.


Unlock unique cooking recipes during missions and then use them to make special stat-boosting meals ahead of a battle to help really turn the tide. An army marches on its stomach, after all!

A mighty arsenal

As you fight from the slopes of Death Mountain to the sands of Gerudo Town, collect weapons and materials scattered round the battlefield, or earn them as rewards for accomplishing Challenges.


Completing special Quests will unlock shops and other services on the Hyrule Map, where you can buy specific materials or revitalise your current selection of weapons.

Stand together

Bring a friend into battle with you on one Nintendo Switch and take on Calamity Ganon as a team. Fight side-by-side or divide your efforts to cover more ground, complete objectives or defeat the forces of darkness!

Unleash the beasts

Bring the awesome power of the Divine Beasts to bear against the armies of Calamity Ganon! Use the unique abilities of these gargantuan machines – from raining down red-hot lava bombs or firing off a barrage of icicles – and carve a path through anything that would stand in your way.




If you tap in certain The Legend of Zelda series amiibo, you can receive a weapon to use in battle. By tapping in any other amiibo, you can also receive additional materials – perfect for cooking up that next dish or upgrading your prized sword.



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Game specifications
Release date
Action, Adventure
No. of players
Up to 2 players
Game file size
Supported languages
Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Supported play modes
TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.

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This game supports the following features:

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Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.
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