It has been quite an exciting first few months for Nintendo and the Nintendo Switch. So far, the company has sold more than 2.7 million units to date; with more getting sold every day. In addition to the console’s popularity, some of its game titles are also enjoying better than good sales performance. Case in point is The Legend of Zelda: BotW. And to celebrate this success, Nintendo has announced the first of the two DLCs for the game.
According to Nintendo, the first DLC pack will be released this summer. Along with it, gamers will get to experience the game in a whole new light. The first thing to remember with the upcoming DLC is that it will introduce a few new modes to the game; starting with Hard Mode.
In this mode, essentially, all enemies will be a lot more difficult to kill. For instance, some bosses will have the ability to regenerate some of their HP while in battle. Furthermore, there is also a chance that players may encounter high-ranking enemies they would not normally find in the normal game. In addition to increased difficulty, Link will also find it hard to sneak on enemies as they will be able to detect him easily.
After Hard Mode, the upcoming DLC will also introduce the Hero’s Path Mode. Basically, this enables that players to track all of the Link’s footsteps from the in-game map. The feature will be a retroactive patch, at least for the first 200 hours of gameplay.
Finally, as an added bonus, gamers will also be able to play the DLC’s Trial of the Sword. In this game mode, Link will be thrown into an arena full of baddies without any weapon at hand. If he manages to kill all the enemies from one room, he then progresses to the next stage. There are 45 different rooms in this challenge. Upon completion, players will be rewarded with the Master Sword that is always in its powered-up state.
These three modes are parts of The Master Trials DLC pack.
In addition to the game modes, the DLC will also introduce new knick-knacks like the Travel Medallion, Korok Mask, and other new equipment. The Legend of Zelda expansion pass is already on sale from the Nintendo Shop for $19.99.