Time is running out for Nintendo to release The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s upcoming DLC, The Champions’ Ballad, before the end of 2017 as promised. That’s why we’re hoping against hope that an upcoming Breath of the Wild stream will shed some light on the expansion’s status.
On December 12th at 4 a.m. PT, Nintendo will be broadcasting a Breath of the Wild stream on Japanese video site Niconico featuring singer Ichiro Mizuki and voice actor Ruriko Aoki. While the broadcast’s description makes no mention of The Champions’ Ballad, it’s possible Nintendo wants to keep the reveal a secret. That being said, it seems a little unlikely that Nintendo would bury the lead like that and reveal the release date during something other than a Nintendo Direct broadcast.
It might be a stretch, but we’re hoping that, even if we don’t get a release date for The Champions’ Ballad, we’ll at least hear some news about the upcoming DLC. After all, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime stated back in October that Nintendo would “shortly be announcing the date for [The Champions’ Ballad] content,” and we already have the amiibo featuring the four champions.
What we do know is that The Champions’ Ballad will be a prequel to Breath of the Wild. While Link will remain the only playable character, Zelda, Urbosa, Mipha, Daruk, and Revali will all play roles in the DLC’s storyline, which will most likely fill in some of the blanks between Zelda’s memory in the original game. However, unless more information is revealed during the upcoming broadcast, it seems likely we’ll have to wait until 2018 for Nintendo to fill in those blanks.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and its first DLC, The Master Trials, are available now on Nintendo Switch and Wii U.