Brave adventurers looking to take on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s new Hard Mode will be pleased to know they won’t have to sacrifice their current save data to do so.
At E3 2017, Nintendo showed off new content heading to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including the game’s first two DLC packs. The first pack will be The Master Trials, which bundles together some new items, the Hero’s Path trial, and an entirely new hard mode. This Master Mode, as it’s called, will be a much more difficult version of the main game.
When the new mode was announced, it raised concerns with those familiar with Breath of the Wild‘s bizarre save restrictions. Currently, beginning a new game on the same profile will overwrite existing save data. Many worried their precious saves file would be overwritten should they choose to engage in this new content. Thankfully, Nintendo announced it will be providing separate save data space for Master Mode when the DLC is released on June 30.
The Master Trials is the first of two DLC packs announced for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The second is called The Champion’s Ballad, and it will focus on Link’s relationships with the four Champions of Hyrule. These important characters had parts of their stories told throughout the main game, but the DLC is an opportunity to really flesh them out.
To commemorate this, Nintendo announced it is releasing new amiibo figures based on the four Champions. Mipha, Daruk, Revali, and Urbosa will all receive their very own, detailed amiibo figure. What their functionality within the game will be is anyone’s guess, but it’s likely they will drop rare or exclusive items for players who use them.
Speaking of exclusive items, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim will be getting a few of its own for its debut on the Nintendo Switch. To really sell the aging game on the new system, Skyrim will support amiibo functionality. The trailer announcing this port saw a player tapping the controller with a Breath of the Wild amiibo. The result was treasure chest that contained Link’s tunic, the Master Sword, and a Hylian Shield. Not a bad haul for the Dovahkiin.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now. The Master Trials DLC releases on June 30, 2017.