Eiji Aonuma has revealed some tantalizing details about upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab) DLC. "The Champions' Ballad," Aonuma explained at Japan Expo in Paris, will be set after Ganon's defeat and will focus largely on Zelda. You know those Captured Memories (opens in new tab) scattered across Hyrule that let you dive deeper into Zelda's past? It looks like Champions' Ballad will pick up right after those.
Mr Aonuma confirmed you'll still play as Link in The Champions' Ballad, but learn more about #Zelda along the way pic.twitter.com/DvRbvQuOebJuly 7, 2017
Although the story will focus on Hyrule's most famous princess, players will still control Link. If ever there will be a day where the Legend of Zelda focuses on the character in the title and not the mute elf out to rescue her, that day is not today.
Much like how Breath of the Wild's first DLC added in costume references to games and characters from the series' past, so too will Champions' Ballad. Remember Link's blue lobster shirt from Wind Waker? Here's what it looks like on a less cartoony version of our hero:
Yes, the #WindWaker lobster shirt will be making a comeback in The Champions' Ballad! #Zelda #BreathOfTheWild #DLC2 #lobster pic.twitter.com/yrskXeIdjhJuly 7, 2017
The Champions' Ballad is scheduled to arrive on Switch and Wii U this holiday season.
Need some stronger gear before you set out on your new adventure? Here are the Breath of the Wild unbreakable weapons locations (opens in new tab). Even if you're not a fan or haven't played the game, you might want to keep an eye on Breath of the Wild - developers sure are (opens in new tab).