|hell yeah, patch 1.2 is out, and it adds the option to use Japanese voices with English text. This is exactly what I wanted.|
The first DLC pack details look pretty cool too.
Trial of the Sword
When you get to a certain sacred location, you can take on the new "Trial of the Sword" challenge. Face an onslaught of enemies, one wave after another. Link starts the challenge without any equipment or weapons. When all the enemies in a room are defeated, Link proceeds to the next. Clear all the trials (about 45 rooms in total), and the power of the Master Sword will be awakened, and it will always be in its glowing powered-up state while usable.
I would totally get it just for this. A harder version of Eventide Island with 45 floors? Sign me up
Hero's Path Mode
This new map feature shows the path Link has walked through Hyrule from the last 200 hours of gameplay. Use the time tracker bar to see where you've spent the most time and where you have yet to explore. There's bound to be more adventures and maybe a shrine or two on the road less traveled.
This is cool. I wonder if it works retroactively, it'd be really neat to see the path I took when I first played.
In Hard Mode, enemies gradually regain health, so take them out as quickly as possible. All enemies are also powered up by one level. For example, Red Bokoblins in Normal mode are now Blue Bokoblins. Enemies can also have higher maximum levels than they would in Normal mode. Look up, and you may also find enemies and treasure chests in the sky!
At least it's different enough to have an excuse to replay the game. I wonder how many of those floating enemy platforms there will be... I could imagine hard mode having a very different feel if there's a ton of those things constantly sniping at you from the sky.
Somewhere in the world, there is a chest with a Travel Medallion inside. When you use this, you can register your current location as a fast travel point on the map. You can only register one location using the Travel Medallion.
meh, this isn't very exciting.
It also adds new outfits... Majora's Mask, Tingle outfit, Midna's helmet from TP, th Phantom armor from Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks... and as well as...
The Korok Mask is also hidden in a treasure chest somewhere in the world. While wearing this mask, it shakes whenever Link is near a hidden Korok location. There are 900 Koroks hiding in Hyrule, so this should help you discover quite a few of them.
Wow... Now that this exists I'm totally gonna go for all 900 korok seeds without a guide on my next playthrough.