In case you’ve already beaten The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and are looking for something new to do in the land of Hyrule, you’re in luck, cause Nintendo has just unveiled details about “The Master Trials,” the first DLC pack to be released for the game sometime this summer.
This DLC pack–which is only available as part of the $19.99 season pass–includes the Trial of the Sword, a Hard Mode, the Hero’s Path Mode, a Travel Medallion, Korok Mask, and eight new pieces of equipment based on characters from previous Zelda games.
The Trial of the Sword–previously known as the “Cave of Trials” challenge–will include a dungeon comprised of about 45 rooms in which players must defeat every enemy in a room before moving to the next one. Sound easy enough? Players will have to start this challenge without any armor or weapons, using only what they find along the way. As daunting as this task may seem, the reward makes it all worth it: defeating the challenge will cause the Master Sword to “always be in its glowing powered-up state.”
The Hero’s Path Mode is a brand new map feature which shows players the path they’ve walked all across Hyrule, going as far back as 200 hours of gameplay. This feature will also include a time tracker bar, which will show players where they have spent the most time and which locations have yet to be explored. A useful tool for any completionist.
Many players have been curious about Breath of the Wild‘s Hard Mode, and Nintendo finally shared the details. With Hard Mode enabled, enemies will gradually regain health, and will also be ranked up one level. For example, the Red Bokoblins that players face at the beginning of the game will now be replaced by Blue Bokoblins. Nintendo also teased that enemies–as well as treasure chests–could float down from the sky.
There’s also a slew of new items and equipment in the game. The Travel Medallion will allow players to create one fast travel point anywhere on the map. The Korok Mask will allow players to detect hidden Korok locations. A must have if you’re trying to find all 900 hidden throughout the land.
The most intriguing equipment, however, would have to be the armor pieces based on previous Zelda characters. Hidden in chests scattered around Hyrule, players can find and equip Majora’s Mask, Midna’s Helmet (from Twilight Princess), Phantom Armor (from Phantom Hourglass), and even the goofy Tingle’s Outfit.
No information has been provided on the second DLC pack, other than it is expected to release sometime during the holiday season.