Breath of the Wild has gotten fairly just a few mods through the years, however few with the scope and ambition of Second Wind, a story-based growth including new characters, side-quests, and executives.
“Second Wind is a large-scale growth for Breath of the Wild that goals so as to add new content material to the sport in the same method to official DLCs,” the initiatives creators write over on its Discord server. “We’ve additionally determined to take issues a step additional by offering numerous overhauls, bug fixes, tweaks and and new gameplay components for gamers to discover.” It’s at the moment constructed for the Wii U model of the sport, however a Swap model is a risk down the street (mods are solely accessible by way of emulation and on hacked consoles).
Right here’s a video exhibiting of improvement’s newest progress:
Along with including dozens of recent animals, weapons, and enemies, Second Wind additionally contains modifications starting from tweaking the ambiance in every of the sport’s 120 Shrines to make them really feel extra distinctive, to extra detailed bow quivers to make them “extra aesthetically pleasing.” In response to a undertaking wiki, Second Wind additionally incorporates a whole lot of components from different current mods, rebalancing issues akin to crafting, horse driving, and the ultimate struggle towards Ganon. It even contains masks ported to the sport from Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Masks, which give Hyperlink new talents.
With over 50 individuals contributing to the undertaking, the mod web page for Second Wind says its at the moment 60% full, however gamers are already beta testing it over via the group’s Discord. There’s even a roadmap with tentative plans for when remaining options will probably be accomplished. A brand new underground crypt mini-dungeon, for instance, has a goal completion date of June. Perhaps by then we’ll have information of when Nintendo is planning to launch Breath of the Wild 2, however within the meantime it’s good to see enthusiastic followers transferring forward with their very own unofficial expansions.