Zelda: Breath of the Wild's First DLC Lets You Get Your Tingle On

Nintendo outlines the first downloadable content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo has finally detailed what's available in the first downloadable content pack coming to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this summer. The Expansion Pass DLC Pack 1 will offer up a Hard Mode for the game as promised. That Hard Mode will bump up enemies by one level of difficulty: what were once Red Bokoblins in Normal Mode become Blue Bokoblins, for example. Enemies also regain health, meaning you have to defeat them quickly.


A new Horde-style mode, Trial of the Sword, pits Link against waves of enemies without any weapons or equipment. When Link tackles one room, he moves onto the next, with around 45 rooms in total. Finishing the Trial unlocks "the true power of the Master Sword".

There's Hero's Path mode, which allows you to see your exact path for the last 200 hours of play. Nintendo believes this will help folks see where they haven't been in Hyrule, opening up new places to explore. There's also the Travel Medallion, which creates a fast travel point anywhere on the map. You can only have one spot registered with the Medallion, and you have to find it in first place.

The biggest new edition in the first DLC pack is the new costumes, many of which recall previous games in the Legend of Zelda franchise. Tingle's Outfit is the highlight, a three-piece ensemble that will make you look like the true greatest hero of Hyrule. Majora's Mask is the eponymous mask from the N64 title. There's also Midna's Helmet from Twilight Princess and the Phantom Armor from the Wind Waker series. Finally, there's the Korok Mask, which not only gives you an odd Korok face, but also vibrates when you're near a hidden Korok.

The announcement of the DLC pack comes alongside the release of Breath of the Wild patch 1.2.0. This update adds a voice toggle to the game, allowing you to listen to a different voice track - English, Japanese, French (France), French (Canada), German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Italian and Russian - from the onscreen text. Prior to now, ssetting your language on the Switch system level would determine the voice and text you'd see in-game. To enable the feature in the Wii U version, players will have to download the Voice Pack from Nintendo eShop.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass is currently available for $19.99, offering you bonus content in the current game and two DLC Packs. The first DLC park is the one detailed above, coming the summer, while the second pack is supposed to add a new dungeon and story content this Holiday.

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