One DLC comes this summer, the other at holiday.
Nintendo is continuing to evolve their development style to accommodate their players’ and the industry’s standards, this time with DLC’s and a Season Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The game company announced today that a $20 Expansion Pass will be available on March 3rd when Breath of the Wild launches. It comes with two DLC packs, which will be released throughout 2017, and an Expansion Pass Bonus, which will arrive at launch.
The DLC packs cannot be purchased separately, according to Nintendo, so you either pay $20 for all of it, or you get nothing at all.
Here’s when and what you’ll get with each DLC:
And here’s what Nintendo has to say about the Expansion Pass:
Starting when the game launches on March 3rd, 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.
Also take a look at long-time Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma delivering the DLC news in a colorful video.