For the first time ever in a mainline Zelda game, Nintendo is offering DLC via an Expansion Pass for Breath of the Wild. It will cost $19.99 and will include two sets of DLC for the game when they become available later this year.
Purchasing the Expansion Pass will immediately unlock three special treasure chests that will appear in the starting area of the Great Plateau. Two of the chests will contain useful items, and a third will gift Link a special Nintendo Switch logo shirt that he can wear on his adventure.
The first piece of content will drop this summer and includes the Cave of Trials challenge. Also included is a new hard mode and a mysterious new feature for the in-game map.
The second DLC pack hits this holiday season and will add new challenges. The biggest addition is a brand new dungeon as well as a new original story.
This new Expansion Pass will be made available for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game. On the surface the content does seem a bit light, but Nintendo has done an amazing job so far with adding value to its DLC, so we’re not worried. We know Nintendo has a history of offering up surprises and we’re hopeful the additional content will be well worth the extra money. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes out on March 3, 2017 for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. For more information on both, check out our preview.
Starting when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 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.