By Jonathan Falu / February 14th, 2017
Nintendo has made a big announcement regarding the latest Zelda game. The Expansion Pass for the game will have DLC scheduled to appear throughout 2017, as seen in the picture above, and for the price of $19.99. More information can be found here, along with their intent in the following:
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.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma has also announced the following regarding the Expansion Pass in this video:
Given all of this news, are you excited for the new DLC coming to the game? Do you think it will detract from the experience, or only add to it? Be sure to leave us your thoughts in the comments below! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available on the Wii U and the Switch on March 3, 2017.
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