Wii U

Hyrule Warriors Is Getting A Ton Of DLC; Epona Coming October 16th


Hyrule Warriors is available in North America today, and to commemorate its release, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that Link’s horse, Epona, will be made available as a downloadable weapon for him to use.


Epona will be released as part of the game’s first paid DLC pack, which will be available on October 16th. Titled the “Master Quest Pack,” it will also feature other new additions to the game, such as a new scenario and costumes. Nintendo have not yet announced a price for the pack yet.


“I already had a chance to try out Epona in the game,” Aonuma wrote on Miiverse. “By riding Epona, I was able to blow herds 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.”


Below is a breakdown of the upcoming paid DLC packs for Hyrule Warriors. Note that the release listings for North America. Release timings in Europe may vary.


Master Quest Pack: (October 16th)

  • New weapon (Epona)
  • New scenario
  • Adventure Mode map
  • New costumes


Twilight Princess Pack: (December)

  • New playable character
  • New weapons
  • Adventure Mode map
  • New costumes


Majora’s Mask Pack: (February)

  • New playable characters
  • New weapons
  • Adventure Mode map
  • New costumes


Boss Pack: (March)

  • New game modes

Pre-purchasing all four DLC packs together in the form of a Season Pass will get you a Dark Link costume as a bonus item that you can begin using right away. The Season Pass costs $19.99 / €14.99 / £13.49.


In addition to the aforementioned paid DLC packs, Hyrule Warriors is also getting more free DLC. Cia, Volga and Wizzro, the game’s villains, will be made playable via a free downloadable update in the near future.


We’ll have more details on subsequent DLC packs as they are made available.


Correction: The Season Pass in the US costs, $19.99, not $14.99. The error has been corrected.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.