Epona gallops toward Hyrule Warriors in new Master Quest Pack

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Hyrule Warriors launches across North America today, and, coinciding with such fact, Eiji Aonuma has partly revealed what will be included in the Wii U exclusive’s first downloadable content.

The Master Quest Pack, which will arrive on October 16th, will introduce Link’s loyal steed Epona as a new “weapon.” As Aonuma explains, Epona was never able to join the fight and players will now be able to ride around trampling enemies.

“The first DLC pack, Master Quest Pack, will be released on October 16. The details of that pack will be revealed soon, but today, let me give you a sneak peak at an additional weapon,” Aonuma wrote on Miiverse.

“The new weapon added through the Master Quest Pack is…Epona! Some of you may be surprised to hear that Epona is a “weapon”, but in Hyrule Warriors, she can team up with Link to attack enemies!

“I already had a chance to try out Epona in the game. By riding Epona, I was able to blow heards of enemies away and gallop swiftly through the fields, and I had a lot of fun trying out this re-imagined version of her in Hyrule Warriors.

“In the Zelda series, players never had a chance to tackle bosses by galloping around them with Epona like in Hyrule Warriors, so I hope fans will enjoy playing as Zelda characters in a game with a different type of action than you typically find in the original series.

“In addition to Epona, the DLC will include other content as well, like new scenarios and costumes that will further expand your gaming experience. If you’re interested, please check it out in the Nintendo eShop. I hope these download packs will help deepen and expand your adventures in Hyrule Warriors.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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