Nintendo will soon be releasing downloadable content for Fire Emblem Echoes and Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The former will receive five separate packs of content, each with a different price tag and number of extras. If that seems like a headache to keep track of, Nintendo is also thankfully offering a season pass for $45, for 30% off the total combined price. Here’s what’s included in each:
Fledgling Warriors Pack, $8, May 19 – includes the Astral Temple dungeon and two new maps.
Undaunted Heroes Pack, $10, May 25 – Inner Sanctum dungeon and two more maps, harder than the ones in Fledgling Warriors.
Lost Altars Pack, $15, May 25 – gives access to dungeons that can upgrade characters to exclusive classes not seen in the main story.
Rise of the Deliverance Pack, $13, June 1 – adds new story content in the form of a prolog, new support conversations, and the chance to play as a character unavailable in the main story.
5th Pack, $6 – No info from Nintendo on this one yet.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC bundle is called the Master Trials and releases this summer. Oddly, Nintendo is only offering it as a bundle with the second pack for $20. Here’s what players will get from it:
Trial of the Sword location – previously called the Cave of Trials, beating all 45 rooms will put the Mater Sword permanently in its glowing state.
Hard Mode – enemies are replaced by stronger versions, are smarter and recover health during battle. Players will also find flying platforms where they can fight enemies and collect treasure.
Hero’s Path Mode – the game will keep track of Link’s exact path through Hyrule, covering the last 200 hours of play time.
Travel Medallion – find this in a treasure chest somewhere, and Link can create a single quick travel point wherever he’s standing. Only one point at a time, though.
Korok Mask – Ocarina of Time’s stone of agony, but for Koroks.
Plus eight new pieces of equipment inspired by previous games and characters in the series.
The second batch of DLC for Breath of the Wild has not yet been revealed. Er, does anyone have a Lens of Truth, by chance? No? No one? Well then, The Nerd Stash will just have to come up with some other interesting news to keep your attention.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.