Nintendo detailed today what will be in the first DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Called The Master Trials, it will be available this summer, while the second currently unnamed DLC pack launches in Holiday 2017.
The first addition is the Trial of the Sword, which offers 45 rooms of enemies to beat. Link starts with no armor or weapons, and must defeat all enemies in a room before moving on. According to Nintendo, “the true power of the Master Sword will awaken and always be in its glowing powered-up state” when the trial is completed.
A hard mode will be added which increases the ranks of enemies, allows them to slowly recover health in battle, and can spot Link more easily. In addition, “floating planks held aloft by balloons will be scattered around Hyrule” which contain enemies and treasure.
Eight new pieces of equipment come with the pack, modeled after past The Legend of Zelda characters such as Tingle, Majora’s Mask, and Midna. The player can also find the Korok mask, which shakes when a Korok is nearby.
The map receives a new feature, allowing players to track Link’s footsteps over the last 200 hours of play time. His footsteps will be marked in green and there will be a slider to track on a specific timeline. Link can also create a travel point anywhere with the new Travel Medallion, once the player finds it in the game world, though only one point can be registered at a time.
First announced last February, the expansion pass includes two DLC packs for $19.99 which cannot be bought separately. Expansion pass owners also received three treasure chests in-game containing items and clothing when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched on March 3.
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