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14th February, 2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch and Wii Uis 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 mainline The Legend of Zelda series is in development.

Starting when the game launches on 3rd March, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for £17.99/€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 which Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. The other two Treasure Chests 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 long-time producer of the series. “With this new Expansion Pass, we hope that fans will play, explore and enjoy the game even more.”



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Is this the first time Nintendo is doing a season pass sort of thing? I don't remember if they've ever done that before.

FloatingWaffles said:
Is this the first time Nintendo is doing a season pass sort of thing? I don't remember if they've ever done that before.

Was the Mario Kart 8 DLC a season pass?



Mario Kart 8 and Smash appears to have given Nintendo ideas.

Well at least the DLC beyond a 'you bought it early' shirt isn't day 1.

The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

And Nintendo always talks about not being followers...Well they sure liked following the idea of a Season Pass and paid online.



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The Shirt is hilarious...
The rest mmmh don't know, no doubt(well, a bit actually) the quality of the DLC, but I hope it doesn't refrain them to start working on the next game

Damn, beat me to it. Just received the notification mail from Nintendo.

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It feels dirty having hard mode behind a paywall..... :( I'm just disappointed because Nintendo normally do really great dlc.


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Kresnik said:
FloatingWaffles said:
Is this the first time Nintendo is doing a season pass sort of thing? I don't remember if they've ever done that before.

Was the Mario Kart 8 DLC a season pass?

I don't really emember, I thought for a second that it was as well when I made my original post in this thread but I wasn't sure so I just didn't mention it.