The very first review of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has now been published by Japanese publication, Famitsu. The review arrives just over a week ahead of the game’s official release.
Famitsu’s scoring system has four different reviewers rate the game out of ten; in this case, the magazine’s reviewers each awarded the game a 9/10, resulting in a final score of 36/40 (thanks, Gematsu).
As highlighted by VGC, the 36/40 score means that Age of Calamity has received Famitsu’s joint second-highest score for any Switch game so far this year. Animal Crossing: New Horizons scored higher, while several other titles including Paper Mario: The Origami King and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition also earned 36/40.
VGC reports that Famitsu’s review praised ‘the variety of attack styles attributed to each character,’ noting that the game features a ‘strong blend’ of elements from Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Dynasty Warriors franchise.
We’ll have our very own review of the game for you a little nearer to the game’s release. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launches exclusively on Switch on 20th November.