Breath of the Wild Dominates The Game Awards 2017


The pack The Champions Ballard is headlined by a new chunk of story content as Link follows the guidance of an unseen voice to take on the Divine Beast Master's Trial including new dungeons, new weapons and more.

A new trailer showcases the expansion, dubbed "The Champion's Ballad". To initiate the Champions' Ballad quest, you need to have defeated all four Divine Beasts in the main game, but you don't have to have taken down Calamity Ganon himself. One of those Link's was a more realistic, bike-riding version of the character. Called the Master Cycle Zero, the ride has a somewhat steampunk design.

The motorcycle-riding Link was reminiscent of concept art released by Nintendo of America earlier this year. You can find out for yourself right now, as the expansion is available as of last night on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U - you must own "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" in order to play it, and you must also buy the $20 expansion pass.

While accepting the Game of the Year award, game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi said, "I'm really happy I ended up making games".

As expected, Nintendo released a new update for Breath of the Wild on the Switch to support the new expansion.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" was initially released in March 2017.

The quirky but much-hyped Japanese RPG Persona 5 walked away with only one award, for the best role playing game, and lost out to Zelda for the game of the year title. The game was praised for its open-ended nature and for its physics-driven gameplay. Players who purchase the game in stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99 will receive a free download code for the original Bayonetta game.