Hyrule Warriors has delivered plenty of DLC, but those that picked up the Season Pass will have observed that only one more major pack is included in the deal. It's been listed as 'Boss Pack' with no further details, but confirmation of the Japanese release of this DLC next week has also brought further details on what we can expect.
In Japan, at least, it'll be known as the 'Ganon Pack' and has the following content.
Boss Challenge - Battle against huge demon beasts and aim for the high score in this additional mode. For every battle, you can leave a record with each character. As a reward, you can acquire costumes for Link, Zelda, and Lana.
Ganon Play - Control the demonic beast Ganon and aim for the high score in this additional mode. With his excessively large stature, he can destroy the battlefield and take out hordes of enemies like never before seen. You can leave a record for every battle. As a reward, you can acquire costumes for Ganondorf and Cia.
These'll be additional modes, of course, but the idea of charging around the battlefield as the sizeable beast Ganon is certainly tempting.
As with other major DLC arrivals there'll also be an accompanying update: version 1.6.0 will have the following improvements:
- Max level raised
- New mixture potions added
- New medals added
- Challenge mode expanded
- Score recording function added
- Challenge scenarios added
- Bug that extends load times when entering battles fixed
This DLC is due in Japan next week, so there are reasonable odds on an equivalent date in the West or just a short delay to the end of the month.
Do you like the sound of this Ganon Pack content? If you check out the images you just might.
Thanks to Ryan Millar for the heads up.
This'll be interesting. Looking forward to what is added to Challenge mode as that felt very empty only having the one Faron Woods battle. Also, the loading time bug was getting rather annoying so really glad to have that fixed!
"Bug that extends load times when entering battles fixed"
What, they can't just fix that one now? Hrmph.
Damn I was hoping for some online multiplayer as the new mode or at least a local multiplayer where you are against each other.
It all sounds good to me, especially Ganon Play.
@TobiasAmaranth: Doesn't make much sense to squeeze out a tiny patch for that now with the major patch coming so soon. We can manage until then.
Now...max level raised AGAIN? Good grief, my highest is still only in the 120's! Of course, gameplay momentum slowed down here recently...a problem I hope to rectify soon.
I don't think I've ever noticed that loading time bug, but good thing they've fixed it, I guess.
Also, even MORE costumes for Link and Zelda? Whoa.
Does anyone know how much each DLC and the Season Pass cost in Europe?
The load times are currently horrendous so it's good to hear it'll be fixed!
Yeah the price for the full pack is so low I thought there was a mistake!
@Tsurii897 Well, that does sound like a pretty good deal. Thanks.
I got so excited by the other DLC when I bought the season pass that I didn't even notice that this was included. I am so excited Hyrule Warriors is doing DLC the best way. It is affordable and meaningful DLC that adds to a already full game.
New costumes for Cia? It's bikini time!
So awesome! Playing as Gannon?! I can't freaking wait!
@alLabouTandroiD the DLC prices are on the eShop, buying the season pass is the cheapest way to get all of the DLC. Also it doesn't matter when you pay for the pass, the last DLC is included and will download automatically when it's released.
I can't what to play as Ganon, that should be fun. Also, it would be nice if the scores are online, it would be cool to compare scores against friends.
I just hope this isn't the end we'll see of the HW dlc. I know there's been a good amount already, but I'd like to see just a bit more come down the pipeline.
Max level raised again? o.o oh mother of arceus! I dont even have a single character on lvl 100!
You really have to commend Koei Techmo for a stellar job on this. It wasn't as big as a deal as Smash, MK8, Bayonetta, DKTF, or even Captain Toad, but it really was a solid, fun title which held it's own and in some ways beat the big releases last year.
Thanks for for the info!
Finally! I have been awaiting this type of pack!
I found odd that you play Human/Garudo Ganon yet not Boar/Beast Ganon in the game. I also found odd that Tecmo released DLC starring Tingle (which is not necessarily fondly-received in the Americas) and the CDi games (which had their basis on those YouTube Medleys and not on the games themselves) yet not related to the Boar/Beast Ganon, who is more iconic.
This is elevating my wishes of buying Hyrule Warriors, now!
@MrGawain I'd say Hyrule Warriors was much bigger than Captain Toad. Whereas the latter brought an end to the horrific summer game drought, the latter was likely largely overseen because of releasing too close to Smash.
Definitely looking forward to playing as Ganon. Just call me Wreck-it Ganon!
I loved this game when it came out. I bought the season pass, because I loved it. Then the updates came... I haven't been able to best the first stage of the twilight princess map.. My best character is lvl 51, and I feel like I've put hours and hours into this game. Now they are raising the level cap to 300! Are you kidding!?
Has anyone actually gotten anywhere near that!? How? There has to be an easier way than spending 45-60 minutes to level up 1 character 1 maybe 2 levels.
There just didn't seem to be enough reward any more for me for the time I put into it. I want to love this game so bad and to see all the maps and cool things it gives me, but I don't have the patience or time
@97alexk right? I'm falling behind so hard, I don't think I can catch back up. :/
This is becoming one of my favorite games on wii u. Nintendo knows how to keep you playing their games.
My highest character is at level 116, so I guess I have a ways to go. I've had trouble on a few levels dodging, and I keep missing A rankings, which means there are a few weapons still not unlocked. Grr.
Still, I can safely say this is years of entertainment.
I think it's great that Nintendo has used this game to sell concepts to Nintendo fans that many of them frequently use as negative marks against Microsoft and Sony.
I hope this makes it here soon. Sounds awesome. NA could be last priority again though.
I hope they don't level cap at 300.... 250 sounds fine. I only have Link at 200 and everyone else prior to Young Link and fairy boy at 150. Maybe the boss mode will make gaining levels really easy?
Sounds like fun though no rush here as I'm still only half way through the master quest map. Definitely looking forward to having the load times patched as that has been annoying me.
I need to check my hours, been driving my wife nuts, she said there music never resolves, LOL
I have been plaything this have non stop for weeks now every free moment (regrettable as I am really busy)
Ok I'm all for a sequel that is online play like arena.
Same here, some of the A ratings are difficult!
I hope they do another season of DLC. I would buy in a heat beat. This game has such amazing value.
Awesome seeing that he comes complete with trident and all!
I'd be fat more excited if ganon were an actual character. He could be a weapon for ganondorf akin to link's great fairy weapon. But oh well. The rest of the dlc was already more than worth the money.
What a terrific game. Without even touching the DLC, other than new characters, i've put in days of gameplay (much of it the awesome multi-player) and the DLC provides a ton of content which has generally been inventive. Playing as Ganon will be cool, it's stuff like this as DLC that despite most likely not being something you'll sink a ton of hours into really adds to the overall gameplay experience. My nephew is going to play as Ganon a lot i'm guessing.lol.
Looking forward to this. Hyrule Warriors has turned out to be a much better experience than I anticipated. The biggest challenge is making the time to experience all the content it offers. I can't believe they're raising the level cap again!
If Boss Challenge means we can farm those materials a lot more easily, then that pack can't come soon enough. I've felt a bit lost in Hyrule Warriors lately, mostly because select materials (namely, boss/ player character silver and gold materials) aren't easy to track down. But in order to make A ranking more of a breeze, one needs the badges (and levels, which also seem slow to earn, even at low levels...).
I'm glad the load times will be fixed, because damn it takes more than double the amount of time to get into a battle. The pack itself is basically what I expected. I'm worried tho since We usually play this game in co-op that Ganon on the battlefield as well as Player 2, that the frame rate will suffer.
I am excited and I love this game. But please put out some kind of online mode into this game and I bet you'll see sales for it increase. It was so devasting when they left that out.
@Tsurii897 Your avatar is the cutest thing I have ever seen XD. Riki FTW!
This game to me is the best valued, supported 3rd party game ever to have been on a Nintendo console. I still haven't stopped playing this since the date of release, and the season pass was great value for money and shows other developers that season passes work.
GANON PLAY. YES.
Another raise to the level cap? My only character above 100 is Twili Midna... Oh god...
I agree. I was always going to purchase this anyway but was still pleasantly surprised at how much content this game offers as well as how seamlessly the Zelda universe fits into the Dynasty Warriors mold. And the DLC offerings for this game puts it over the top!
I'm still waiting on Agahnim to be a playable character.
@CanOn-CanOff your bio fascinates me! very interesting
I would kill for a new map or three.
I've played this game a lot already and have hardly touched half of the dlc. I'll be playing a lot of it this year as well.
This title has been an insanely positive surprise for me. I really recommend it, including dlc offer.
OH MY Level 250 (Probably) and the ability to play as Ganon? Now this I am looking forward too!
Interesting...I still haven't even had the chance to play the Majora's Mask pack so it looks like I'm about to have another thing on my to-do list.
Does anyone know on when this pack will be released in the U.S.?
@majinx07 March 12th.
"Bug that extends load times when entering battles fixed"
Good news! I wondered why that bug was there in the first place! Playing as beast Ganon sounds great fun, of course.
I'm gl ad I put this off, will wait for the Ganon Pack to be released and most bugs fixed.
I hope that Hyrule Warrior's success will either lead to more DLC (C'mon Ocarina of Time Pack with Nabooru and Malon, and Skyward Sword with Groose and Granny) or a sequel.
I was kind of hoping for a single and 2 player duel mode, if only so I could get some gold drops more easily.
Great, as if playing as young/deity Link didn't give me a god complex, soon I'll play as that giant beast. Now we're playing with Triforce power.
This current version have been the best by far (loading aside). Wishful hoping they do something about the Imprisoned weak point gauge. Kind of troublesome when twinkle toes gets up right away when half its gauge depletes.
@icedude545 I somewhat agree, Argorok and The Imprisoned would probably be the most fun to play as.
@MrGawain I totally agree with you on that. I just wish this game got more recognition because it certainly deserves it.
I'm never going to finish this game...
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