Nintendo’s released some details about the upcoming DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
First up is the Trial of the Sword. From the picture above, it looks like you put the Master Sword back to get this one going. You start with no weapons or equipment (god, I hope that doesn’t mean no armor) and fight your way through “about” 45 rooms of enemies. Once you complete this, you’ll “awaken the true power of the Master Sword.” Here’s hoping that means the damned thing stops losing power and you can just swing it around willy-nilly.
Next is Hero’s Path Mode, which lets you see you see where you’ve walked around in the last 200 hours of play. An interesting feature to see where you’ve lingered a lot and where you’ve yet to maybe set foot.
Hard Mode will also be available when this launches. Enemies regain health, are powered up a level (Red Bokoblins become Blue Bokoblins) and are capable of being higher levels than they normally can be. The announcement also says, “look up, and you may also find enemies and treasure chests in the sky!” I guess they’re using the Octorok guts trick to get airborne these days. Should make jumping off from Shiekah Towers a bit more precarious.
A chest with a Travel Medallion will appear somewhere in the world. The medallion will let you plop down a fast travel point that you can use to reach areas that might take more time to hoof it to that you frequent. You can only drop one of these down, but it sounds like you’ll be able to move that point whenever you want. Sounds like it’ll come in handy for certain timed shrine quests or maybe Lynel hunting.
Want more armor? How about Midna’s helmet? Literally Majora’s Mask? Phantom Armor?
Oh yeah, and this freak’s outfit?
Hints as to where the eight treasure chests containing these armor pieces will be sprinkled around Hyrule. Great, like there wasn’t enough shit to find in this game.
If you haven’t found all 900 of those damned Korok turds, errrr…seeds yet, this should help. Find this mask in a treasure somewhere in Hyrule (should be easy to find, it’s not like the game is fucking huge or anything), pop it on, and it shakes whenever you’re near a Korok’s hiding place. One step closer to collecting all those literal turds. The things you do for more hearts and stamina.