The Legend of Zelda fans have reacted with excitement after the surprise release of a new update which has given protagonist Link the ability to ride on his own motorbike.
Last night, it was announced that new DLC pack The Champions’ Ballad for the Nintendo Switch game would be released at midnight – adding a new story and additional challenges to the acclaimed game.
But the greatest addition of all, it would seem, is the chance for Link to ride on a motorbike for the first time in the game’s 31 year history.
“Link has a motorcycle. Also, the new Zelda DLC comes out TONIGHT!!!!!”, a tweet from Twitch confirmed.
— Twitch (@Twitch) December 8, 2017
It wasn’t long before fans got very excited – with some hailing it as game of the year.
“Zelda deserves GOTY just for the fucking motorbike”, one user wrote.
Another said: “There is no way that Breath of the Wild is going to lose. Link is on a motorbike. Any other arguments are all invalid.”
Check out a selection of reactions below.
Zelda got game of the year? Nice. Although I never played too much, it seemed well deserved… AND NOW LINK HAS A MOTORBIKE
— NanoRush (@Nano_Rush) December 8, 2017
Me; I'm not going to buy any BOTW DLC I'm never going to finish it anyway.
Also me: OMG LINK CAN RIDE A MOTORBIKE I NEED THE DLC IMMEDIATELY!!
— Tabby Cole (@ColeTabbyme) December 8, 2017
There is no way that Breath of the Wild is going to lose. Link is on a motorbike. Any other arguments are all invalid.
— Strider007 | Jellyfish Pirate Edition (@Light_Suit213) December 8, 2017
But not everyone was quite so pleased – with some failing to get on board.
“Unpopular opinion time: Link driving a bike is stupid”, one user wrote.
Unpopular opinion time: Link driving a bike is stupid
— レグラス (@Regulus_Tera) December 8, 2017
So Link has a bike now just like the concept art? Well that's just…stupid. It doesn't fit all.
— Jackson Waterhorse (@jetthejudge) December 8, 2017
Zelda: Breath Of The Wild was originally released in March – and was hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time.
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s sheer freedom and sense of adventure is a remarkable achievement”, a glowing review from IGN stated.
“Right from the start, the vast landscape of Hyrule is thrown completely open to you, and it constantly finds ways to pique your curiosity with mysterious landmarks, complex hidden puzzles, and enemy camps to raid for treasure and weapons.”