Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Details Arrive for First DLC

Posted May 03, 2017

The first DLC pack will add Trial of the Sword and a new Hard Mode for the game. A second story-expanding DLC is coming later on. REDMOND, Wash., May 1, 2017 - Hailed by both critics and audiences as one of the most ambitious video games Nintendo has ever produced, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game has earned universal acclaim.

One of the more anticipated features, the new hard mode, was also detailed. It allows you to see where you've travelled during the last 200 hours of play, highlighting the areas that you have yet to explore. And there's the addition of a "Traveller's Medallion" which lets you create your own fast travel points - which has the potential to undo a lot of what makes Breath of the Wild (its encouraged exploration) so good in the first place.

There are also some new outfits to find - a cool-looking Majora's mask to wear, plus a Tingle outfit if you like figure-hugging clothes - and, if you fancy upping the Zelda challenge, there'll also be a new Hard Mode.

Then there's the new mode called Trial of the Sword, which pits Link against hordes of enemies while being minimally equipped, Gamespot reports. The challenge consists of traversing 45 rooms filled with various enemies that Link must fight off. Links will have to try and reach these planks to get access to more treasure chests and to battle more enemies. You must complete this trial in order to unlock "the true power of the Master Sword". There will also be floating platforms in this mode, which include more treasures and opponents if you get up there. A Korok Mask will make it easier to find Koroks by giving a signal when you get close.

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The best part is that this even works retroactively, so players that have already put many hours into the game will be able to see where they have traveled.

Nintendo has given more details about the content that will arrive to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild through its Expansion Pass of $19.99 United States dollars.

A new item known as the Travel Medallion will be available as well. However, only one of these fast travel points can be active at a time, but players can change it. Players who want to get both would need the Expansion Pass for the game, which now costs $19.99. The details have been a bit sparse as to what these DLCs include, but now we have them in full for The Master Trials.

Regardless of how much players have discovered, there will be a new chest for them to locate containing the Travel Medallion. Probably by a couple of quid, though when the game is this good, it's understandable that Nintendo would cost the DLC at a premium price point.