We’ve fought Guardians. We’ve taken pictures of foxes. We’ve spent ages cooking up dinners and elixirs. If you’re like us, you’ll probably have sunk dozens of hours into The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild already, and still not sampled everthing the fantasy world has tucked away in its many corners.
With so much to see and do, you might wonder whether Nintendo’s latest action RPG even needs an expansion – but now that we’ve read what’s in this summer’s DLC, we’re left with the impression that it’ll help us get more out of the game as it stands, as well as add more content to it.
First, the Zelda DLC will add a new and surprisingly huge-sounding Trial of the Sword challenge, which sounds like a kind of boss-rush (“Face an onslaught of enemies, one wave after another”) spread out across 45-or-so rooms. Your reward for this gruelling battle? an even more powerful Master Sword, apparently, which throbs with energy at all times.
What’s really caught our eye, though, is what sounds like a useful addition to the existing world map. The Hero’s Path Mode will draw a path on the map, describing all the places you’ve visited and where you’ve spent the most time. Theoretically, Hero’s Path could prove to be an incredibly handy means of working out the bits of Zelda‘s world we haven’t got round to exploring yet.
The DLC also adds a couple of other handy bits and pieces for weary explorers; it’ll add a trinket called a Travel Medallion, which will allow us to create a fast travel point anywhere on the map. There’s also a Korok mask, which doubles as a kind of radar for hidden Korok seeds.
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.
There’s no firm release date for the first DLC pack, but you can purchase the expansion pass – which will provide access to the first batch of content and the second one, due out later this year – from Breath of the Wild‘s main menu.
More Zelda-related news as we get it.