Nintendo has been pretty cagey about its downloadable content plans for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it's now (finally) started to release more solid details. Just two months after the Expansion Pass went on sale alongside the launch of the game!
The first of two planned expansion packs is called The Master Trials, and will launch this summer. It will include the "Trial of the Sword," Hard Mode, various in-game tools, and extra equipment. The second pack, planned for the holiday, is so far unnamed.
The Trial of the Sword is a 45-room challenge tower with waves of enemies. Link starts without any armor or weapons, and progresses through tougher and tougher enemies as he makes his way through. Once you clear the trials, the Master Sword will always be powered-up and glowing.
If that isn't tough enough for you, you crazy person, Hard Mode ranks up all the enemies and even adds some higher-ranking enemies that you can't see in a normal game. Plus, enemies will recover health during battle, and they'll be more aware when you attempt to sneak up on them. Finally, floating planks will be scattered around Hyrule, offering more chances for treasure and battles as long as you can reach them.
Link will also get a few extra tools. A "Hero's Path" mode will document your paths on the map to help track where you've been, up to the last 200 hours of playtime. It includes a slider to let you see your footsteps on a timeline, and even works retroactively. That means somewhere in that game, it's already been tracking your footsteps. A "Travel Medallion" will be squirreled away in a treasure chest somewhere in the world, and once you find it you can create a fast travel point wherever you'd like. A Korok Mask will make it easier to find Koroks by giving a signal when you get close. And finally, eight more pieces of equipment based on previous characters from Zelda will be available, featuring outfits styled after Midna, Phantom, Majora's Mask, and because someone probably demanded it somewhere, Tingle.
The two expansion packs are only available for a combined price of $19.99.
But available starting today, you can play through the game with alternate audio languages. Nine audio tracks are available, including Japanese, English, French (France), French (Canada), German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Italian and Russian. So if, just as a random hypothetical, you don't really love the English voices, you can hear them in Japanese while seeing English subtitles. It's all available with a free update, and if you're playing the Wii U version, you'll just need to download a voice pack from the eShop.