Nintendo brought out the big guns during its Spotlight presentation at E3 2017, hitting live attendees and watchers at home with a bundle of new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild information. After a few look-sees at title like Yoshi, Kirby, Metroid Prime 4, and Rocket League, Nintendo confirmed two DLC packs for Breath of the Wild.
The first DLC is called The Master Trials, which will come bundled with various fresh additions to the base Breath of the Wild game, including a “Trial of the Sword” mode that pushes players to fight their way to freedom as waves of enemies come crashing toward them. The kicker in the new mode is that no existing equipment can be used. That means all the hard work put into gathering up tools and weapons during earlier playthroughs is rendered essentially useless. Once gamers complete the trial, the Master Sword gains even more power, now able to dole out double the damage at all times.
The full bundle also includes Master Mode, Hero’s Path, the Travel Medallion, the Korok Mask, and eight new armor items. The Master Trials DLC will launch for Breath of the Wild on June 30.
A follow-up DLC, entitled The Champions’ Ballad, is set to ship out during the holiday 2017 season. By the looks of the announcement footage, the Champions’ Ballad pack will focus on Link’s relationships with Hyrule’s four other champs, all of whom headed up the Divine Beasts. There’s Urbosa, the Lady Gerudo and Gerudo Champion of Hyrule; Mipha, the Princess of the Zora and Zora Champion; Daruk, a warrior and the Goron Champion; and Revali, a Rito tribe member and Rito Champion. Nintendo announced that fans can get their hands on accompanying Breath of the Wild DLC Amiibo figures of the extra champions later this year.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now. The Master Trials DLC releases on June 30, 2017. The Champions’ Ballad is set to launch later this year.