Epona Gallops Into Hyrule Warriors

Link’s steed leads a smorgasbord of upcoming DLC!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 09/29/2014 17:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Over the last couple of months, Nintendo has shown a heretofore-unprecedented interest in downloadable content. Mario Kart 8‘s recently announced free and paid downloadable content generated a lot of buzz, but the company isn’t stopping there. The company has announced a slew of downloadable content for Hyrule Warriors, which just released this past weekend. While the content will add new scenarios and playable characters based on other games from the franchise, more exciting is the fact that Link’s famous steed Epona will be amongst the new features! Fans will be able to ride Epona into battle, and throughout the game’s maps. Here’s a look at what fans should expect in the coming months!

Master Quest Pack: (October 16)

  • Epona
  • New scenario
  • New Adventure Mode map
  • New costumes

Twilight Princess Pack: (December)

  • New playable character
  • New weapons
  • New Adventure Mode map
  • New costumes

Majora’s Mask Pack: (February 2015)

  • New playable characters
  • New weapons
  • New Adventure Mode map
  • New costumes

Boss Pack: (March 2015)

  • New game modes

Nintendo is keeping a few of the announcements quiet for now, but the titles of each pack are certainly telling. Master Quest is likely a more difficult version of the current game, and the Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess packs are likely based on… well, you know. Fans can purchase each pack individually, or buy a season pass for $19.99. Those who purchase a season pass will get a Dark Link costume immediately, similar to the increased Yoshi and Shy Guy colors that accompany the Mario Kart 8 season pass. Frugal fans will also find something to enjoy, however. Nintendo will release playable versions of the game’s villains, Cia, Volga, and Wizzro, for free at some point in the near future.

That isn’t the only similarity between Hyrule Warriors and Nintendo’s popular racing title. Nintendo seems to be making a strategy out of pacing out its release of downloadable content. While it may leave some fans feeling impatient, it’s a smart decision to increase each title’s shelf life. By releasing extra content up to six months after release, Nintendo can help give Wii U owners something to play during potential droughts, and perhaps even sway fans on the fence about buying either game.

Have you picked up Hyrule Warriors yet? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for the game’s official Nintendojo review!

Source: Siliconera

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