Posted on October 06 2017 by Kristen G. Rosario
With the first DLC pack for Breath of the Wild in the books, it’s time to think about what the next offering holds. Known as “The Champions Ballad,” this second batch of content is the one and only story-based expansion coming to the title. While there hasn’t been much said (and we have currently seen very little), what we do know is that it will feature a post-story mission with Princess Zelda and Link. But beyond that, we can only theorize about what we’ll see.
This recent video produced by Commonwealth Realm does just that, as they (alongside other Zelda fans) present questions regarding the possibilities of what The Champions Ballad DLC will have in store. The first question brings up a very sensitive subject in the Zelda community: Link talking. More specifically, the video asks whether or not the Hero of the Calamity will talk in the upcoming story content (not just through dialogue options, but by actually speaking).
Commonwealth Realm brings up the fact that, according to Princess Zelda’s diary, Link has had conversations with her. The diary states that, (aside from his love of food), Link acknowledges that he’s usually quiet because he keeps his thoughts and his feelings to himself. The main reason for this draws from an excerpt from this book, with Zelda stating,
“With so much at stake, and so many eyes upon him, he feels it necessary to stay strong and to silently bear any burden.”
Commonwealth Realm theorizes that, with Calamity Ganon’s defeat, the pressure Link has had to bear is gone (not including whatever happens in The Champions Ballad). In this way, the DLC could act as a proving ground to test fan reaction to Link speaking. If he does talk, at best Commonwealth believes Link will only speak a couple of lines. According to the video, Breath of the Wild‘s overall theme relates to changes within the series, so our hero talking could actually be a strong possibility. (Plus, the “silent protagonist” is becoming very outdated nowadays).
The second question, which is provided by Transcended Sacred Courage, relates to how prominent a role the Triforce (and Princess Zelda’s connection to it) will have in DLC Pack 2. According to TSC, due to past Zelda games having a connection to the Triforce in one way or another, it should be in this new story content. He brings up how the Triforce was very prominent in past games like Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword, so it would only be appropriate to see it in Breath of the Wild.
TSC looks at how in the story for Breath of the Wild we only see the Triforce a few times. But from what we do notice, it appears Princess Zelda has all three pieces. He questions if the springs she prayed at during the game’s backstory could bear any connection to her possession of the full Triforce. TSC also wonders if the princess using the sealing powers for the first time took a toll on her. This could explain a line during the true ending of the game wherein Princess Zelda claims she can no longer hear the voices coming from the Master Sword.
The third question, provided by Conrad, asks what will happen with Princess Zelda and the Hylians. According to his theory, Conrad believes that with the age of Calamity Ganon over, the Hylians can start to prosper once more. They’ll be able to start reconstructing the destroyed kingdom, and the other races may be able to thrive as well. (Zelda may even become a Queen).
The final question of this video, offered by commenter Alonso ElHyliano, asks if there will be a main villain in The Champions Ballad DLC. Commonwealth Realm thinks that if there is a bad guy, the role of antagonist in the story content may fall to the Yiga Clan. To put it more specifically, whoever takes Master Koga’s role (if he is dead) will serve as antagonist, as the clan will be really mad at the fact that their “savior” was killed off by Link and Princess Zelda. Commonwealth’s belief is that this conflict could make for a solid boss fight in the story DLC.
What do you think of this video? Is there anything you hope Zelda Team adds to DLC Pack 2? Let us know in the comment below.