Well, it’s finally here. After all that uncertainty and all those rumours, the Champion’s Ballad DLC has been released for the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. It’s a very surprising release, especially given the lack of build-up (they literally announced it straight after the game won Game of the Year at the 2017 Game Awards), but it’s a welcome one none the less.
So, here’s a trailer for the expansion:
As well as a few pages explaining more of what’s included. Yeah, the content online about it is a tad brief, but hey. It’s early days yet, and our own walkthrough/FAQ dealio is still being written. When that’s done, you’ll know far more about this content than ever.
For now, though, check out the trailer and download the update! It’s well worth it, and a million miles better than the first DLC pack released this year. Go get it Zelda fans!
Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Details (official site)
As you likely know, two DLC packs have been confirmed for The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. There’s the Master Trials pack, which was released earlier this year and included a new difficulty mode, the Trial of the Sword and various new bits of armour. And then there’s the Champion’s Ballad one, which will include a new dungeon, extra story content and more armour among other things, with its release date being set to sometime in the next month.
But while these are impressive bits of DLC for the game, it seems like they may not be the last. Why?
Because as it turns out, the Explorer Edition of the title includes a very interesting line of the text in the game. Namely, one that says:
Consider purchasing the expansion pass, which includes the first two DLC packs
Yeah, you read that right. It talks about the ‘first two’ DLC packs, clearly hinting that additional ones may follow the first two.
Which isn’t really much of a surprise when you think about it. Zelda Breath of the Wild is an enormous game, with a ton of interesting possibilities for new content in the form of armour, items, areas and enemies among others. It’s a world that’s incredibly easy for Nintendo to bolt new areas onto or to expand with extra items and mechanics.
So, it would only make sense for them to continue with the DLC into year 2 and beyond. The engine supports it and the demand is there, so why not take advantage of it? More Breath of the Wild DLC is just good business for Nintendo.
But still, what do you think? Are you happy that Breath of the Wild may be getting more DLC in the future? What kind of content are you hoping for in future DLC packs anyway?
Tell us what you think here in the comments or on the Gaming Latest forums today!
Zelda Breath of the Wild – More DLC Packs Incoming (HMK on YouTube)
It’s been rumoured for a few days now, but after a bit of waiting, LEGO have finally confirmed it:
LEGO Dimensions is over. From here on out there will be no more expansion packs for the game, and thus another Toys to Life franchise bites the dust.
Here’s the tweet confirming it from the official LEGO Dimensions account:
As you can tell, there’s no reason given here. Presumably the game just wasn’t selling any more, and the people behind it thought there was no reason to continue releasing packs as a result.
So yeah, it’s done. But what do you think about the news? Are you disappointed that LEGO Dimensions is now dead? Did you hope it’d last a bit longer than Skylanders and Disney Infinity?
Post your opinion on the game and its fate in the comments below or on the Gaming Latest forums today!
LEGO Dimensions on Twitter
Back when Breath of the Wild was in development, there were a few people asking about a female Link. Or at least, the possibility of playing as a female character in general.
Now, this obviously didn’t happen in the actual game. There, not only can Link not be customised in any (real) way, but no other characters like Zelda are unlockable either. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s disappointed a few people none the less.
However, it seems these folks may finally have just the mod for them! Why? Because an all new project in development does exactly what it says on the tin. It replaces Link with Zelda.
Here’s a video showing this mod in action:
As you can obviously see, it’s pretty early in its development. Indeed, it’s so in fact that we don’t actually get to see Zelda do much of anything in the video. Just walk forward in a straight line, as proof the mod has been inserted into the game.
But hey, just because it’s in the early stages doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. It’s got the perfect model for Zelda (the one used in the cutscenes in the game itself), and it’s been implemented in a way that looks absolutely perfect so far.
So, if you’re interested in playing Breath of the Wild with Zelda as a main character, check it out. It may not be official (or released yet), but it’ll be a neat option for anyone wanting to play the game with someone new none the less.
A couple of months back, I posted about an interesting project that aimed to add online multiplayer to Breath of the Wild. It appeared to be an impressive mod, and at the time I thought it was the start of a whole scene for the game.
Alas, the mod turned out to be fake.
But while that was the case with the MMORPG thing, that’s certainly not the case for Zelda Breath of the Wild mods in general! Oh no, in the last few days, the modding scene for the game has absolutely exploded into life.
Which means there are now numerous mods to change Link into every character you can imagine. For example, have you ever wished to play the game as Steve Minecraft?
No, me neither. But quite a few people probably have, and with this interesting mod that’s now completely possible:
And old Steve is only the tip of the iceberg here. Maybe Toy Story is more your thing? If so, here’s Woody complete with a Buzz Lightyear shaped paraglider!
Goku from Dragonball is entirely possible as a model swap too. Here’s a mod for that one:
As well as a mod which replaces Link with the main character from Grand Theft San Andreas. That certainly looks unusual in the world of Hyrule, doesn’t it?
Yeah, I definitely think so there. However, the crowning achievement for character mods isn’t any of those.
Nope, it’s Waluigi! Yup, everyone’s favourite purple clad trickster is now available as a character for the game too:
The memes almost write themselves there. Especially when you add the neat little Wario shield you can get him to use in the latest update:
Other interesting choices include such faces as Jon Snow (yes, the one from Game of Thrones) and even Kratos from God of War! All of them add their own… neat touches to the experience.
However, it’s not just character mods we’re seeing here. Nope, there are also mods for horses and weapons too! Most amusingly, Thomas the Tank Engine as a replacement for the Giant Horse:
Yeah, it’s not quite Spirit Tracks by any means. But it’s pure bliss for social media fanatics none the less, and an amusing way to make it seem like Link’s driving a sentient train across the world of Hyrule. What more can you want from the internet?
Eh, maybe Shrek. In which case, knock yourself out. Someone else managed to make a mod which replaces the Hinox enemies with Shrek. Yes, it’s as funny as it sounds: