During their latest Direct, Nintendo informed us that Hyrule Warriors Legends was following the path set by its Wii U counterpart in getting several waves of DLC and a season pass for it all. We didn’t learn anything specific about those packs at the time, but now Nintendo UK’s website for the title has been updated with all sorts of information covering what will be included in each wave. Most of them are themed around a specific handheld title of the Zelda series, and some of them are even coming to Wii U as well!

First things first: the season pass for the game is going to be available in three different versions, depending on which platforms you want the DLC for. Starting March 24th, you can buy the pass either for the Nintendo 3DS exclusively, or you can grab a version that will provide all DLC for both 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. Come Summer, presumably alongside the launch of DLC pack 2, a Wii U-only DLC pass will become available as well. The price varies based on which system(s) you buy for: the Hyrule Warriors Legends pass costs £13.49 / €14,99, the standalone pass for Hyrule Warriors on Wii U is £8.99 / €9,99, or you can get it for both versions for £15.29 / €16,99.

Now, onto those DLC packs. The first one is dubbed the “Master Wind Waker Pack” and launches in late Spring, containing sixteen new My Fairy costume pieces and a new Adventure Mode map, called the “Master” Wind Waker map; likely this will be similar to the Master Quest map that launched in the Wii U’s first DLC pack. The Master Wind Waker map will have one new type of scenario; this pack is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS game and will come with the season pass. You can also buy it individually for £1.79 / €1,99.

Launching in Summer, Pack #2 is the “Link’s Awakening Pack” and contains another sixteen My Fairy costume pieces, a new Adventure Mode with two new scenarios, a new playable character, and a new weapon for Linkle to wield. The playable character and Linkle’s new weapon will also be available to download for the Wii U version of Hyrule Warriors, but should you not have Linkle downloaded already you’ll only be able to use her with this weapon—her Crossbow weapon will be unavailable unless you’ve gotten the season pass or have used the Hyrule Warriors Legends transfer code. On its own, this pack will cost £6.29 / €6,99 for the 3DS, £4.49 / €4,99 for the Wii U, or £8.09 / €8,99 for both systems.

Come Autumn, the “Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack” will be made available, coming with fifteen new My Fairy costume pieces, another Adventure Map with three new scenarios types, a new playable character, and a new weapon for Toon Link. The character and weapon will also be available for Wii U, with the same restrictions placed on Toon Link as with Linkle—if you’ve not gotten him via the season pass or transfer code, you will only be able to use Toon Link with this new weapon. The price for this pack matches that of Pack 2.

Finally, Winter will see the arrival of the “A Link Between Worlds Pack,” which holds fifteen more My Fairy costume pieces, another Adventure Map with three more new battle types, and two new playable characters; these characters will also release on the Wii U version. The pricing again matches up with Packs 2 and 3.

The website also notes that Medli, who is coming to both versions of the game for free, will release alongside the first DLC pack.

What do you think of all this new information? As excited as I am to hear about new characters, I have to admit that I’m a bit bummed out to get definite confirmation that there’s no plan to release these Adventure Mode maps on Wii U; I have no intention of getting the 3DS version but would have gladly paid for another four maps to conquer. Then, of course, there’s also the question that is doubtlessly on everyone’s mind: why the heck isn’t Groose being set loose!?

Tell us your thoughts on all this in the comments section below!

Source: Nintendo UK

Image From: Nintendo Inquirer

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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