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Breath of the Wild prequel gets Nintendo Switch demo

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity demo up now on Switch eShop

The surprise Nintendo Direct at the end of October ended with another glimpse at Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity that shows off how the Breath of the Wild prequel will let you control the powerful Divine Beasts from the open-world Legend of Zelda game. It also noted that the hack-and-slash game has a playable demo that fans can download via the Nintendo Switch eShop now, and it includes the entirety of the first chapter.

Folks who try the demo out will be able to transfer their save to the main game, which is out on Nov. 20. The latest trailer highlighted how the Divine Beasts will act somewhat like tanks and aircraft vehicles, which players can use to mow over many Guardians at a time.

The trailer also briefly displayed an entirely new character that hasn’t been named yet, but the leading theory among hardcore fans is that it might be a fortune teller mentioned in the Creating a Champion companion book for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Apparently, the fortune teller is the person who led the king to unearth the Divine Beasts in the first place.

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