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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Will Have DLC For Switch & Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going to be a huge game. And now Nintendo has announced something that will make the game even bigger: DLC!


Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will receive DLC this year for both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of the game.

Here is Nintendo’s press release on the DLC:

“REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 14, 2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles is one of the largest, most engaging video games Nintendo has ever created. While the main game offers players an engrossing quest that will keep them entertained for hours, as well as the freedom to explore the vast Hyrule at their own pace, the game world provides a rich canvas that offers the opportunity for additional adventures. As a result, the first-ever downloadable content for the main-line Legend of Zelda series is in development.

Starting when the game launches on March 3, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year. Immediately upon pre-purchase or purchase of the Expansion Pass, three new treasure chests will appear in the game’s Great Plateau area. One of these treasure chests will contain a shirt with a Nintendo Switch logo that Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. The other two will deliver useful items. The first content pack is scheduled to launch this summer, and will include the addition of a Cave of Trials challenge, a new hard mode and a new feature for the in-game map. The second content pack will launch in Holiday 2017, and adds new challenges that will let players enjoy a new dungeon and a new original story. The Expansion Pass will be available for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game and are identical. Content packs cannot be purchased individually.

“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,” said Nintendo developer Eiji Aonuma, the longtime producer of the series. “With this new Expansion Pass, we hope that fans will play, explore and enjoy the game even more.” ”

And here is a video featuring Aonuma talking about the dlc:

The initial DLC doesn’t sound all that great, in my opinion, however the DLC for later in the year sounds better! The additional story content, especially, is something that I’m going to want to have. Who am I kidding though? I’ll probably want all of the content. I don’t have a problem with Nintendo doing DLC for Breath of the Wild. I thought they did a great job with the Mario Kart 8 DLC! This DLC will most likely be even better.

What do you think of the Breath of the Wild DLC? Will you be purchasing it?


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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