Nintendo Shares Brief Footage and Details on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Champions’ Ballad DLC

New details were shared by Nintendo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's "Champions' Ballad" DLC, including a brief glimpse of gameplay footage.

on July 7, 2017 1:42 PM

Released earlier this year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild quickly became one of the year’s most acclaimed titles thanks to its open and immersive world and deep gameplay, with Nintendo offering a short (but sweet) look at the game’s next expansion later this year.

Nintendo of Europe shared some quick gameplay footage (and a few insights) into “Champions’ Ballad,” the second DLC pack of Breath of the Wild‘s DLC that will (primarily) offer new story-based content for players to enjoy, which came from a masterclass presentation at Japan Expo 2017 from several of the series’ producers, including Eiji Aonuma.

Specifically, this included some brief gameplay footage from the “Champions’ Ballad” DLC (from its early development), which highlights Zelda embarking on her own journey alongside some familiar faces for those that played through the original title.

Along with the footage, Nintendo of Europe also shared a few new details regarding the DLC and what to expect. The biggest insight was that players will still play as Link throughout “Champions’ Ballad,” but players will also “learn more about Zelda along the way” throughout the second DLC.

In addition to the story campaign, Nintendo also confirmed that the DLC will include some new cosmetic items, with one in particular being the “lobster shirt” from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, which you can find an image of below.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The game’s first expansion “The Master Trials” is available now, while the second, “The Champions’ Ballad,”is expected in December 2017.

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