Hyrule Warriors: Age of CAlamity

Framerate issues in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity have folks in some circles throwing some hope behind rumors of a Switch Pro with boosted performance landing next year, but other folks are thinking in the opposite direction when it comes to the hardware needed to power the ambitious new title. The gang over at Nintendo Wire has produced a mesmerizing demake video that portrays the latest Nintendo-Warriors crossover as a Game Boy Color title. Check out the two-minute video below for a critical dose of pixelated Game Boy goodness that you didn’t know you needed.

Nintendo Wire is no stranger to these sorts of demakes, but that doesn’t make this retro portrayal of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity any less impressive. I have to admit that a Warriors game is a funny pick for this sort of video, in a way – even as mock retro gameplay, it’s a little jarring seeing Link bash his way through only one or two enemies at a time when the greater Warriors series is based on knocking around dozens and dozens of enemies at once. Ultimately, it’s impressive how the minds behind this video were able to convincingly portray Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity while also making something that appears pretty believable for the hardware limitations of the Game Boy Color. While I am not too sure that the theoretical Game Boy Color version would be quite as fun to play as the no-holds-barred action of the Nintendo Switch version, it’s still an extremely cool project.

Have you been able to check out Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity just yet? Are you picking it up right away, or waiting a little while to see if updates can smooth out the framerate? Let us know everything that you’re thinking about the game in the comment section below.

Andrew Rockett
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras. Follow me on Twitter @habitablestorm3 to talk games old and new.

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