'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' Release Date Time: When Can You Download?

As gamers wait for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, they can satiate their appetites for Hyrule hyjinx with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

The hack and slash title from Koei Tecmo, the studio behind Hyrule Warriors among other titles in the genre, will take place before the events of Breath of the Wild before Calamity Gannon took over the land of Hyrule.

Players will be able to control classic characters like Link and Zelda, among other names from Breath of the Wild like Impa and the four champions of Hyrule.

While we know how the story of Age of Calamity will end, the journey should give fans of the series a lot to enjoy during the holiday season. If you want to download the game as soon as possible, read on for all the details.

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WHEN CAN YOU DOWNLOAD HYRULE WARRIORS: AGE OF CALAMITY?

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will be released Friday, November 20, but as with past Nintendo titles, the exact timing can be difficult to pinpoint.

According to the official Nintendo support page, certain games will be available to play starting at 12 a.m. ET on the game's release date. It also states that some third-party titles won't be available until 3 a.m. ET on their release dates.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a first-party title, so it should appear in the Nintendo eShop as soon as possible. However, certain releases have not been readily available at exactly 12 a.m. ET. We suggest being patient, as it will usually appear not long after midnight.

We'll update this section if we get confirmation or more information on the exact timing of the release.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD HYRULE WARRIORS: AGE OF CALAMITY

To download any Nintendo title, including Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, players must enter the Nintendo eShop with a strong internet connection. Usually, new titles are featured on the front page, but buyers can manually search for the title as well.

Once you've purchased, you will be able to download the game promptly onto your Nintendo Switch.

HYRULE WARRIORS: AGE OF CALAMITY DEMO & PURCHASE BONUSES

Prospective purchasers can download the demo for free on the Nintendo eShop. Any progress made in the demo will carry over to the full game once it's released so don't feel like you're losing any time.

If you purchase the digital version of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity you'll receive the in-game bonus weapon, Lucky Ladle. Equip this sword-like spoon (paired with a Pot Lid) and use it in battle or fuse it with other weapons for a stats boost.

If you have save data for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, you can get the in-game Training Sword bonus item. Equip this weapon and you'll automatically hold a Pot Lid as a shield. This combo may also trigger the occasional Perfect Guard.

Are you excited for the release of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity? Let us know in the comments section.