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Nintendo has today announced that it’s developing story DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the first time a main series Zelda game has ever gotten DLC. This is probably going to get a mixed response.
When the game launches on March 3 you’ll be able to buy the Expansion Pass, which gives you access to two bits of DLC that are in development for release later this year. The pass will cost £17.99, and also drops three treasure chests in the Great Plateau starting area of the game, one of which includes an extremely anachronous Nintendo Switch t-shirt for Link to wear.
The first DLC is scheduled for release this summer and will include the a new Cave of Trials challenge, a new hard mode and a new feature for the in-game map. The second will release around winter 2017, and adds a new dungeon and original story. These incredibly vague description are all the info we have right now. You can get the pass for both the WiiU and the Switch versions of the game, but the DLC content can’t be purchased separately. It’s the Expansion Pass or nothing.
Developer Eiji Aonuma, who has been the producer of the series since Ocarina of Time back in 1998, said of the news: ‘The world of Hyrule, which we created for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is so large and vibrant that we wanted to offer more for players to experience within it.’ Here’s a little video of him introducing it.
Nintendo isn’t given to dipping into DLC very often. Typically it puts out games that hold their retail value for bloody ages, rather than supplementing them with bonus content you can buy. Hopefully the scant details Nintendo has released there will manifest as a large and worthwhile DLC.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out on March 3 on Nintendo WiiU and Nintendo Switch.