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Nintendo has said that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC, known as The Master Trials, is launching tomorrow. But when exactly? Now we have an answer.

GameSpot heard from a Nintendo representative that the DLC goes live at 12 AM ET. Those of you on the West Coast will technically have access later today as that translates to 9 PM PT.

Here’s the full rundown of the DLC launch:

– 9 PM PT (June 29)
– 12 AM ET (June 30)
– 5 AM in the UK (June 30)
– 6 AM in Europe (June 30)

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The penultimate blog post from Nintendo counting down to the release of DLC Pack 1 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now live. This post talks about how Majora’s Mask was added to DLC Pack 1 and what the mask does in game when Link has it equipped.

Hello, I’m Aonuma, producer of The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild.

DLC pack 1, The Master Trials will finally be released tomorrow, and today, I’m going to introduce you the final piece of equipment, Majora’s Mask. (This DLC is available only through the purchase of the Expansion Pass. Full version of the game is required to use this DLC.)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was originally released for Nintendo 64™, and the remake was released for Nintendo 3DS™. Majora’s Mask is the scary, cursed mask mentioned in the game’s title.

When the development team started discussing including armor items associated with previous The Legend of Zelda games, I was the first one to speak up: “Please add Majora’s Mask!”

The first DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is just on the horizon. Nintendo will be distributing The Master Trials on Friday.

Nintendo’s Japanese website now shows how much space is needed for the DLC. On Switch, The Master Trials is a 456MB download. The Wii U version requires 3.7GB of free space.

It’s unclear why The Master Trials is such a bigger download on Wii U. It’s just a theory, but Switch might be able to handle more advanced file compression.

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 22,361
PS4 – 19,095
New 3DS LL – 11,474
PS4 Pro – 6,585
Vita – 4,077
2DS – 2,545
New 3DS – 710
Xbox One – 265
PS3 – 201
Wii U – 150

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 37,709
PS4 – 18,251
New 3DS LL – 11,592
PS4 Pro – 5,795
Vita – 4,149
2DS – 2,655
New 3DS – 815
Xbox One – 308
PS3 – 298
Wii U – 199

And here are the software charts:

Nintendo has scheduled some last-minute maintenance for Switch / Wii U / 3DS. All three platforms will be impacted, affecting certain network services. Online play, rankings, etc. may be unavailable.

The maintenance schedule is as follows:

– 5:50 PM PT (June 28) – 8 PM PT (June 28)
– 8:50 PM ET (June 28) – 11 PM ET (June 28)
– 1:50 AM in the UK (June 29) – 4 AM in the UK (June 29)
– 2:50 AM in Europe (June 29) – 5 AM in Europe (June 29)

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The next blog post from Nintendo counting down to the release of DLC Pack 1 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now live. This one talks about the character Tingle since his entire outfit is equipment included in DLC Pack 1. The post also talks about the love-hate relationship for the character and his games that were released in Europe and Japan.

Sav’aaq! I’m Shirakawa, game designer for The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild. In this title, I worked mainly on NPC and field-event designs.

Today, I would like to talk about Tingle’s Outfit, which you can acquire by finding one of the chests offered in the DLC pack 1, The Master Trials. (This DLC is available only through the purchase of the Expansion Pass. Full version of the game is required to use this DLC.)

My Nintendo added in three new rewards for North American members today. Each one is centered around Pikmin.

First up is Pikmin Short Movies HD (Wii U) and Pikmin Short Movies 3D (3DS). Both of these are 40 Gold Points each. You can also nab a Hey! Pikmin wallpaper for 50 Platinum Points.

The Pikmin Short Movies will be on My Nintendo until the start of September. You can use your points on the wallpaper until November 1.

Thanks to Adam S for the tip.

Minecraft is receiving a new update on Switch and Wii U tonight. In conjunction with that, both versions will be undergoing maintenance.

The schedule is as follows:

– 6:50 PM PT (June 27) – 8:30 PM PT (June 27)
– 9:50 PM ET (June 27) – 11:30 PM ET (June 27)
– 2:50 AM in the UK (June 28) – 4:30 AM in the UK (June 28)
– 3:50 AM in Europe (June 28) – 5:30 AM in Europe (June 28)

All network services for Minecraft will be down during the maintenance period.

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The next blog post from Nintendo counting down to the release of DLC Pack 1 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is live. This one dives into the design of Midna from Twilight Princess, since Midna’s Helmet is one of the pieces of equipment included in DLC Pack 1.

Hello. I’m Takizawa, Art Director of The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild.

In DLC Pack 1: The Master Trials, players can find Midna’s Helmet in one of the chests hidden in the world (this DLC is only available through the purchase of the Expansion Pass).

Midna appeared in the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess game for Wii and Nintendo GameCube, and she played an important role as Link’s partner. On the Wolf Link amiibo figure (which was released alongside the Wii U remake of the game, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD), she’s perching on Wolf Link.

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. ARMS – Nintendo
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
4. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
5. Ultra Street Fighter II – Capcom
6. Super Bomberman R – Konami
7. Lego City Undercover – Warner Bros. Interactive
8. Puyo Puyo Tetris – SEGA
9. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
10. Disgaea 5: Complete – NIS America

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
6. Mario Party 10 -Nintendo
7. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
9. Pokken Tournament – Nintendo
10. Lego Dimensions – Warner Bros. Interactive

3DS

1. Ever Oasis – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
3. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
5. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
6. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
9.  Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Nintendo
10. Mario Party: Island Tour – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

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