Nintendo has detailed the first downloadable content pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, scheduled to arrive sometime this summer.
Trial of the Sword
Players will begin without any weapons or armor, and pitted against forty-five rooms full of different enemies. Provided that Link manages to survive all of the trials, he will receive a permanent strength upgrade to the Master Sword.
The new feature will allow players to track their pathing around the map, which will prove useful to identify areas that might have been missed. According to Nintendo, the feature is designed to track the over a week of gameplay in Breath of the Wild.
There will be additional enemies to fight, who slowly regenerate health and deal more damage. However, the mode will feature “hidden treasures” floating in the sky as rewards.
This is something that players have been requesting the developer since the game’s release. The medallion can be used to register a fast travel point in the game’s world, so that you can come and go as you please without having to rely on a Shrine.
Wear it, for it will vibrate whenever a Korok is nearby.
Do note that both the Korok Mask and Travel Medallion will be found in unidentified chests somewhere in the world. Players must wait until the DLC is released to start hunting for them. In addition, new armor items accompanying the content pack will also be found similarly.
Nintendo could not have asked for a better launch for its new hybrid console. The Switch is seeing commendable sales, much better than what the Wii U saw. In fact, Breath of the Wild has registered more sales than the console itself. It probably has to do with sales from the Wii U version, as well as many buying a copy ahead of the Switch, which remains sold out in various retailers.