Zelda: Breath of the Wild's DLC Detailed, Language Patch Available Today

Did you miss Tingle? Nintendo is quite sure that you need more Tingle in your life.

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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.

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      May 1, 2017 7:50 PM

      The challenge mode almost sounds like Bloodborne's chalice dungeons. Cool!

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        May 1, 2017 9:23 PM

        sounds like what has been in other zelda games for free tbh

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          May 1, 2017 9:38 PM

          also i only ever did those rooms in previous games to get the heart container/piece or whatever. they were always a slog to get through too and not very fun. what do they give you when you finish this one, 300 rupees?

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      May 1, 2017 7:53 PM

      Eh word how large the patch is? Patches only being on internal ram is starting to worry me since there's zero memory management in the OS. I assume they'll patch it in. But, hey, Nintendo.

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      May 1, 2017 7:55 PM

      Oh, nice, they listened and added audio track selection. That alone is great!

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        May 1, 2017 9:24 PM

        the english voices are embarrassingly bad. i have to assume nobody who spoke english reviewed the voice acting

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          May 1, 2017 9:25 PM

          I wouldn't go that far, but I will enjoy the Japanese actors in my second play through.

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            May 1, 2017 9:36 PM

            it's total amateur hour. i wasn't surprised after i read the article here about how it was the zelda voice actress' first job.

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      May 1, 2017 9:33 PM

      A "Travel Medallion" will be squirreled away in a treasure chest somewhere in the world, and once you find it you can create a waypoint to wherever you'd like

      Does waypoint mean teleport?

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        May 1, 2017 9:39 PM

        with how many shrines there are to fast travel to, i don't see this being super useful. i guess you could use it to quickly go back to hyrule castle?

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          May 1, 2017 9:47 PM

          For me its a way to teleport to points of interest on the northern edge of the map, specifically the woods shrouded in that shadow fog. There aren't many shrines in that region and with 111 shrines found its still a bit of a trek to get up there.

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            May 1, 2017 9:49 PM

            Is there a reason to go back to those woods? The only point of interest is the Korok town which has a shrine in it.

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              May 1, 2017 9:58 PM

              Wrong woods. Note he said the ones shrouded in Darkness. More north.

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                May 1, 2017 10:08 PM

                Yeah, the one above the Lost Woods. I should have been even more specific

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                  May 1, 2017 10:38 PM

                  Ah, don't think I've been there. Any reason to go?

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                    May 1, 2017 10:59 PM

                    It unlocks a shrine and I must conquer every square foot of this land

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                      May 1, 2017 11:25 PM

                      That one was quite a pain but still worth it because it's Zelda and I'm obsessed

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            May 1, 2017 10:00 PM

            there's 3 lynels up there that I farm every time a bloodmoon hits