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Bad news for fans of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, as it now appears unlikely we’ll get DLC if comments by the game’s producer are anything to go by.
In an interview with the Japanese Famitsu publication (and translated by Genki on Twitter) producer Eiji Aonuma was asked about potential expansion plans for the game, to which he responded with the following: “We have no plans to release additional content this time, but that is because we feel like we have done all we can do to create play in that world” – news that’s sure to disappoint anyone hoping for more adventures with Link in the current iteration of Hyrule.
Of course, Tears of the Kingdom was itself a sequel to Breath of the Wild, and this seems to have factored into Aonuma’s decision, but did offer players a sliver of hope. “This time, the reason we decided to make a sequel to the previous game in the first place was because we thought it would be worth experiencing new ways to play in Hyrule. If such reasons arise then we may return to the same world. Whether it is a sequel or a new work, I think it will be a completely new way to play, so I hope you look forward to it.”
So taking those comments on face value, it sounds like Nintendo is yet to decide whether the next Zelda game will be a threequel set in the same universe, or a brand new iteration of the 35 year series. Either way though, it looks like fans will have to be patient if they want to see more Zelda. It was, to be fair, something of a surprise when it was announced Breath of the Wild would be getting story DLC back in 2017. Making up part of a Season Pass, the content would eventually arrive by the end of the year in The Master Trials and The Champions Ballard, with the latter even giving Link a motorbike.
We really enjoyed Tears of the Kingdom when it launched earlier this year, so if you’ve not yet check out our Tears of the Kingdom review over here. For more on the game, have a read through our The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough and complete guide.
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