Details for the first DLC pack for Nintendo’s latest adventure RPG The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild have been released.
Nintendo stated before the game’s release that DLC would be made available for the title, a first in the series’ history. The first DLC pack is scheduled to arrive in Summer 2017, and will include a number of features including the ‘Trial of the Sword’, a new Hard Mode, and a Travel Medallion.
A number of small bonuses will be a part of the new pack as well. Fans of previous Zelda titles will be pleased to know that the DLC will include a number of equipment additions inspired by classic Zelda adventures. Helmets such as Majora’s Mask, a Korok Mask, and the infamous Tingle’s suit are just a few of the goodies that will be available for Season Pass owners. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Season Pass is currently available for $19.99 and includes two DLC packs.
‘The Trial of the Sword’ will be a gauntlet in which Link has to fight again a horde of enemies, one room at a time, in order to progress. The challenge will feature a total of 45 rooms for the player to battle through. This particular challenge has been a traditional part of most Zelda games, appearing in Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, among others.
The game’s new Hard Mode will be different from those of past titles, however. The player will be matched up against enemies with a constantly regenerating health pool. Also, enemies will be bumped up in tier (i.e. Red Bokoblins will now be blue Bokoblins), creating a deeper challenge in combat encounters. Finally, the game will be getting a Travel Medallion, allowing players to pick a particular point on the map and fast travel to the specified region. The medallion will, however, only allow the players to select one area at a time.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC has been announced for Summer 2017, but no official release date has yet to be revealed. The second pack is scheduled for the holiday period.