Age of Calamity hits huge sales milestone on Nintendo Switch
The official Twitter account of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity revealed that the game has now sold over four million units worldwide on Nintendo Switch. The number is an incredible achievement for Nintendo and Koei Tecmo, and the title became the best-selling “Warriors” game within days of its release in November 2020. Age of Calamityconnection to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild likely played a big part in her success, and that likely helped set fans back as they waited for the BotW sequel, which is due out later this year.
Koei Tecmo’s Tweet announcing the success can be found below.
??# ゼ ル ダ 無双 400 万 本 を 突破 し ま し た。 プ レ イ し て い た だ い た 皆 さ ま 、 誠 に あ り が と う ご ざ い ま す。
– 厄 災 の 黙 示 録 』公式 ア カ ウ ン ト (@zelda_musou) January 5, 2022
For those who don’t know the game, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a “musou” title, similar to Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise. Age of Calamity is the second musou game based on the Zelda franchise. The previous Hyrule Warriors focused on characters from several Zelda games, while Age of Calamity instead focuses on the characters of Breath of the wild. To further tie the two games together, Age of Calamity uses an artistic style strongly based on Breath of the wild, which makes it feel like it’s really connected to the Switch launch title. The gameplay is very different from the Zelda series (focusing more on hack-and-slash combat), but there are a lot of elements that should feel familiar to longtime fans.
Following the announcement, some fans have already started to apply for future musou games featuring Nintendo properties. Responses and quotes for the Tweet above called for games using characters from the Kirby and Xenoblade franchises, but it remains to be seen what might follow. It’s possible that Koei Tecmo and Nintendo will make another Zelda game, or they might focus on something else entirely. Either way, the relationship between the two companies has been very successful, and it’s a safe bet that the two will continue to work together!
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