Over the past few days Nintendo has been publishing short articles from the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to outline the various backgrounds and uses for the armour items that'll be added through this week's DLC. This time it's the turn of series producer Eiji Aonuma to talk about Majora's Mask.
In the post Aonuma-san explains that it was the first mask he requested when talking about DLC, and he outlines how it'll be very useful. When wearing it various low-level enemies will mistake Link as an ally, the same effect as various individual masks that you buy in-game from Kilton.
When you acquire this mask in the Master Trials and equip it, it has the effect of making minor enemies like Bokoblins, Moblins, and Stal enemies think that Link is part of their group, so that they won't attack Link. (Although Kilton might complain: "You're hurting my business!") If you're not good at combat, I recommend you try this mask out.
We suspect Twitter will be full of screenshots of Link wearing this when the DLC launches.
Are you excited about trying out Breath of the Wild's DLC pack 1, The Master Trials?
Now that makes it more worth the price! Having such a mask allows for some great photo opportunities
Worth EVERY PENNY
Nothing new then, thought you might get shadow arrows if you equipped it or something.
What time is the update going to go live? I play at work during lunch so wondering if i can play the Master trials then
Well, that should be useful for avoiding the tougher hard mode enemies.
No telling how many times I've used the Bokoblin mask to raid hideouts. The Kilton masks however don't protect against skeleton enemies, or against mixed race hideouts. Once you're spotted, it's fight or flee. And do not sneak up on a silver Lionel and try to ride it. That doesn't work...
It has to be obtained from the Master Trials?! I hope it's not the final prize.
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@StarDust4Ever for the silver Lionel, I put the mask on, glide up next to it (so it doesn't see me from a distance) and then use Urbosas's fury, which will leave it ready to mount .
Not really. I'm waiting to hear about the real DLC coming at Christmas. Stuff like the Traveller's Medallion and the Korok Mask are 4 months too late. I've completed the game 100% and have all 900 seeds. Most of the stuff in this pack should have been there at launch and should have been free.
I would love to see more power from dlc items. Wearing that mask and even yakr control of the villains or drop the moon or small meteorites lol. Or with the Fietce deity outfit just something more than just an outfit.
Woo, hard mode! I made a point of stopping with BoTW after I'd done the two 'main' quests and whatever else I happened to bump into.
Tomorrow begins the 100% run, assuming I can get there before I die of old age.
...until you attack them! Lol.
As for myself: I have totally stopped playing the game the past 2 weeks (to busy with Fire emblem Echoes). I already beat the endboss, but want to get back to the game someday because of the last shrines, sidequests, gear-upgrading, etc.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Not everyone uses guides, I still have 20 shrines to go and 600 something korok seeds.
Was hoping it would give you the power to levitate above ground and use dark magic
I'm excited, perfect DLC to land on my birthday week
Will be using this mask when I want to save durability. Still wish there was an inventory chest in Link's house.
@NickOfTime90 Everyone who has 900 Korok seeds does, lol. A lot of the placements are practically impossible to find without a guide FYI.
@NickOfTime90 I didn't use a guide for any of the shrines. And I only used a map to find the last 150 or so Korok seeds. It would have been impossible otherwise. In fact I think I only needed the guide for about 120.
@Haru17 Yeah, I know but I am waiting for the mask to search more. just like the shrines, I waited with a guide so I can use the heroes path.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Why don't you play again on hard mode so you CAN use the new items ;P
@NickOfTime90 Another 490 hours? No thanks. Maybe in years to come.
I stopped playing weeks ago knowing that these two DLC packs were on the horizon. Going to start over and go for 100% on hard mode once both are out.
Hmph, guess I'll do the Master Trials after all ...
Least you won't have to waste good weapons on them now.
@cowntsikin final prize is always available master sword. The best prize
@SLIGEACH_EIRE You don't need to 100% again.
@NickOfTime90......Just wanted to put this out there. I have downloaded and played with most of the iPad Z_BOW apps and the best one I have found is called Breath Companion. It runs on both iphone and ipads. The base version is free but costs $1 to remove adds and $3 more to fully unlock. It allows you to download the world map so you do not have to be online to use it. Its just really nice, excellent map, full recipe book, has the full compendium, has all the Amiibo functionality, all the armor sets and what it takes to upgrade (saves useless trips to the fairies), as well as weapons data, and has an excellent completion list set that allows you to mark things on the map or on on checklists. Its just really solid and well worth $4. It also uses cloud sync for its data so if you want to use it on multiple devices you can sync your map/completion data across devices. I was over 90 shrines on my own but am using this to help with the last 1/4 of them.
@ThomasBW84 "Are you excited about trying out Breath of the Wild's DLC pack 1, The Master Trials?"
It's not possible to "try out" the DLC, it's also not possible to purchase "pack 1" as Nintendo decided to include everything in 1 Expansion Pass for $19.99, take it all or leave it all. I'm pretty much paying $20 for a green line on a map as that's what I want the most as I'll never play hard mode. If you are going to write an article about DLC I think somewhere in the article you should mention that. Many other video games have season passes - HW, MK8, FFXV, DBXV2 - where you have a choice of buying 1 piece or all of it, usually at a savings. This isn't so much DLC pack 1 as the second part of the Expansion Pass, t-shirt and chests were the first part. It wasn't a bonus, they just called it that, but nothing about it was bonus, just a part of the whole.
Haven't started playing yet, still looking for a Wolf Link amiibo as that was the most excited I got watching all of the recent preview info, I like sidekicks in all my games whenever possible, it's not safe to go alone and all that. Not the early stuff, Link on horseback fighting that Guardian got me very excited, but that was oh so long ago.
@QuickSilver88 sounds good but i really don't like to use guides or anything, more of a pet peeve of mine.
That's cool! I'll try this out 😉
@NickOfTime90 THIS. I've refrained from attempting to get all the korok seeds from a guide because to me that completely misses the point, and robs you of the challenge. I just need something to nudge me on where be on the lookout, and the Korok mask seems to be just the thing I wanted.
So I don't get the logic here. It says if you're not good at combat you should try out this mask... but it's found in the Master Trials.
@nab1 Yeah exactly! What I like about BOTW is, that sometimes, just playing without a specific goal in mind, I at least find a few koroks, missing sidequests or if I'm lucky a shrine, so I never have that feeling of not finding anythin and getting "stuck"
Well that's neat and more over got the "newest" effect unlike the other DLC armors, unlike the other monster masks, this effects all small ones besides one type of enemy. Almost too bad you can't turn effects of because this just makes the game that much easier.
@nf_2 The name of the DLC pack is The Master Trials, we don't actually know where any of the new items will be located.
I have to say I'm very disappointed that all the new equipment have the same functionality as original equipment. I thought for sure Tingle would be something like 2x Rupee Find. Majora's Mask is the only one sort of worth finding. Hopefully you can upgrade its armor unlike the Kilton masks.
Also, the function of the Korok mask is a good idea and much needed, but it shouldn't have been a mask. Wearing it will cause you to break set bonuses and will require pausing the game to equip/unequip. It should have been a key item like the Champion powers, turn it on and off, or Koroks should have been added to the Sheikah Sensor. Or even better, it could have functioned like the Fireshield earrings in SS, start to glow when a Korok is nearby. They had plenty of options here but they went with the one most intrusive.
Well I consider myself good at combat so I'll avoid using this for a while. Other than that this is a fantastic option for newcomers to get in to the game easily at the start.
@Panopticon What's wrong with a little trade off? Making you decide to choose one piece of kit or the other or to give some higher armor a chance because you don't get the set bonus while wearing the mask. That's much more fun than flipping a switch for more automated easiness.
I'm looking forward to this because I don't want to rely on guides. I like more game-centric ways that keep you feeling rewarded rather than feeling like a robotic follower of instructions.
Then again, I'm usually happy for the first 5 years of a game or so to not be concerned with 100% completion. If I still want to return to the game after all that time it might be worth it. In my initial play-throughs I don't want to sully the experience with chores to get ancillary things.
I know some people find it comforting to check boxes while following step-by-step instructions for hours and hours and that's fine. It's just not for me, as for me, there are too many better experiences in life to reach for.
Its times like these that I miss miiverse.
In other words: this mask will be completely useless.
Aside from the fact that I already have the corresponding Kilton masks + the Radiant armor set - why would I need that mask?
Those low-level enemies are defeated with one hit and if I don't want to fight them, I just ignore them and walk/run straight past them (a strategy that has worked effortlessly in all Zelda games).
@aaronsullivan I definitely respect that opinion, but keep in mind there's a reason why the Iron Boots became an equippable item in OoT3D. People complained that pausing the game to equip/unequip over and over again was unintuitive. The Korok mask is no different, except now we aren't just dealing with a small number of water areas in OoT's Hyrule, we are talking about 900 different locations spanning across a massive world. Either we will be doing a lot of pausing and unpausing, or we will end up wearing the Korok mask at the end of the game when there is nothing left to do. Probably both.
Also, I would like to argue that one of the most fun parts of this game was getting distracted and lost, going off on tangents to go see what's "over there." The Sheikah Sensor helped to facilitate this whenever it started beeping, depending on what you were targeting with it. An intuitive, automatic Korok sensor that I don't need to bother equipping would have done the same thing seemlessly.
This part of the dlc ain't that excited. Hopefully the part 2 is better.
@rjejr .........Good points on the season pass/dlc. I am somewhat excited for the travel medallion, that lets you set a warp point for fast travel. The GPS history is pretty cool as well but both that and the travel medallion could have just been free with updates. As for Amiibo's it is pay to play any way you slice it, but hey unlike a typical micro-transaction you do get a collectable figure so that's something. The Wolf amiibbo is one of the 3 must haves IMO. Be warned though the wolf only has 3 hearts by default. You have to play the Zelda_TWP WiiU game to advance him up to 20 hearts for Z_Bow. Its a very cool sidekick though as he hunts a lot for you, fights OK (he is a good distraction against a Lynel), and helps locate shrines. The other two must haves are the Smash Link which gives you Epona (easily the best hoarse in the game) and the Smash Zelda which gives (after a lot of scans) the awesome twilight bow. Which shoots its own arrows of light (infinite supply) and it shoots them straight a nearly infinite distance. It is by far the best bow to use when harvesting dragon parts, that's all I use it for. I actually have many of the Zelda Amiibo's but if you can't find them or want to cheap out the Amiibo cards on Ebay are good and their are actually some cards for unreleased figures. I got 17 cards from Asia for like $15 (took 3 weeks to get them) and I surprised that they cards were really nice quality (almost like credit cards) and nice art (totally a copy infringement) and they are actually easier to scan than the damned figures, plus the wolf came set with 20 hearts.
If you're not good at combat, good luck in the Master Trials. lol
I can guarantee you that I will making good use of Majora's Mask if I start to run low on hearts!
@QuickSilver88 We have the original Link amiibo and my kids did use it to get Epona. My 1 son got it the first try, my other said it took about 5. My nephew was over w/ his Switch last weekend and they let him use our Link amiibo to get Epona. Which is funny b/c we bought him the Link Rider amiibo for his birthday back in April, if any Link was going to give you Epona you would think that would be the one. My wife went into the Nintnedo NY store back when we got the game in April and asked for the Wolf Link amiibo but they told her they stopped making it. Which I just think is weird for the flagship store in NYC to not carry the amiibo for a GOTY candidate game. I've read they are making more but we haven't seen one yet. And I know the amiibo by itself only has 3 hearts but I figure 3 hearts are better than none.
I watched my son play the other day and after getting Epona he brought her to a stable to register her, which was a cute little cut scene, then he fed a collie looking dog some meat. Then the dog started following him around so we thought it might act as the wolf but it stopped at the stable border. Had the dog followed him out I wouldn't 'even bother w/ the Wolf Link amiibo for a skin.
So I'm waiting. i did tell my kids I'd buy them the Expansion Pass - they chipped in for the game - but I want to see the DLC download first, sometimes these things delete or corrupt save files or other glitches, we'll wait a few days then buy it.
We never did get Zelda, we only have about 12 and no duplicates, so only the 1 Link.
Does anyone know how to access the trial of the sword once the dlc comes out?
@TheAceofMystery the trailer for DLC pack 1 shows Link putting the sword back into the stone.
@QuickSilver88 Why use an app at all? I got the hardcover guide and it's worth every penny. I've still found a ton of stuff on my own though...
Bokoblins, Moblins, and Stal enemies... so, about 75% of every enemies in this game :U
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