Hyrule Warriors Legends releases soon, and Nintendo has revealed how the downloadable content for the game will be distributed. You might even need the help of Navi or Kaepora Gaebora in understanding how you can get your hands on all the material. Let’s get right into it!
There is DLC for the 3DS Hyrule Warriors Legends as well for Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U. You have the option of purchasing them in a Wii U/3DS combo or just for the 3DS. This method of downloading is how Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS does things. The best bang for your buck would be to purchase the Legends of Hyrule Season Pass. It will set you back about 20 bucks if you’re buying it for the Wii U and 3DS. It comes with Ganondorf’s Wind Waker costume for use at the start of the game, and the ability to download future DLC as it becomes available. There will be four DLC packs for Hyrule Warriors Legends, three of them which will also be available for Wii U.
First up is the Master Wind Waker Pack, which is the one not available on the Wii U. You have the option to purchase this pack by itself or you can get it in the Legends of Hyrule Season Pass. It will set you back about a dollar and comes with 16 new My Fairy costume pieces, Master Wind Waker map for Adventure mode, and one new Battle Adventure scenario.
Next up is the Link’s Awakening Pack, available for both the Wii U and the 3DS. This DLC will have one new playable character, a new weapon for Linkle, 16 more My Fairy costume pieces, a new map for Adventure mode, and 2 new Battle Adventure scenarios. Don’t purchase this DLC separate from the Legends Season pass. If you do then you’ll end up purchasing it twice. The pack is going for about ten bucks but that’s the Wii U/3DS bundle price.
To make Hyrule Warriors Legends feel even more like a 3DS/portable game, the next DLC pack is the Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks pack. These were two of the more under appreciated games in the Legend of Zelda handheld library, but I’m getting off-topic here. The pack contains a new playable character, new weapon for Toon Link, 16 more My Fairy costume pieces, new map for Adventure mode, new Adventure Battle scenario, and two new Challenge battle scenarios.
Finally, the last DLC pack is the A Link Between Worlds pack. The DLC contains two new playable characters, 15 more My Fairy costumes, a new map for Adventure mode, a new Adventure Battle scenario, and two new Challenge scenarios. Looks like similar content to the Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks pack but with two characters compared to one and one less My Fairy costume.
The Link’s Awakening, Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks, and A Link Between Worlds DLC packs will be available for Wii U, but it seems more practical to buy them in the Legends of Hyrule Season Pass Pack. The Link’s Awakening Pack comes with a new playable character and a new weapon for Linkle. However if you don’t purchase the Legends Character Pack or use the DLC content code to download the new characters onto Hyrule Warriors for Wii U, then you will be able to download a Linkle that can’t use her crossbow, she will only be able to use this “new” weapon. If you download the pack at a later date, Linkle will be able to use the crossbow. The same holds true for the Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks pack and Toon Link. You’ll be able to get Toon Link a new weapon but the Legends Character Pack conundrum rears its ugly head. The A Link Between Worlds pack has two new playable characters available for you to use!
There is one other playable character available for DLC and this time it doesn’t matter if you buy something before hand. Medli from the Wind Waker will be available for download when the Master Wind Waker Pack is available to the public. Now, speaking of characters, let me backtrack for a minute and touch on the Legends Character Pack. All new versions of Hyrule Warriors Legends, both physical and digital copies, come with a download code that will allow owners to download the new characters from Legends onto the Wii U version. Players will be able to download Linkle, Toon Link, Tetra, King Daphnes, the Skull Kid, and Ganondorf’s Trident to use in Free mode and Adventure mode.
Did you get all that? There’s going to be a test at the end so I hope you were taking notes! All joking aside, this is a lot of downloadable material but Hyrule Warriors for Wii U had a similar amount. If you need anymore assistance, the Sages are just an Ocarina solo away in the Sacred Realm waiting to help!