Nintendo will limit the amount of files you have with the tougher difficulty.
Don’t worry about overwriting your normal save file in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild while tackling the upcoming Hard Mode.
The Nintendo U.K. website says there will be a separate save slot for the mode, which is part of the first DLC pack for the game called The Master Trials. Breath of the Wild’s Hard Mode (named Master Mode overseas) will only offer two save spots, though, compared to six in the normal game.
Previously, to use a separate save file in Breath of the Wild, you needed to utilize a workaround by using a different system user profile, as Polygon points out.
The Master Trials will release June 30, and the DLC is bringing other additions to Breath of the Wild too. There’s a combat arena mode called Trials of the Sword, for example, as well as new outfits like the Tingle costume.
In addition, Breath of the Wild will receive a second add-on pack titled Champions’ Ballad, though details are vague so far. Along with the upcoming DLC, Nintendo will also release four new Zelda amiibo figures for the game.
For more on the game, be sure to check out IGN’s interactive Hyrule map for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.