Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Gets Season Pass DLC, A Series First


Nintendo has confirmed the presence of a Season Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Both the Wii U and Switch versions will receive an Expansion Pass on March 3rd for $19.99 USD. The pass itself will be released in two phases, one in the summer and one in fall.

From March 3rd, players who purchase the pass will see 3 new treasure chests in the wild that contain “useful items” and a Nintendo Switch-branded shirt (even on Wii U). DLC Pack 1 holds additions from a New Hard Mode, the Cave of Trials challenge, and additional map features. In the fall, DLC Pack 2 will release new story content, a new dungeon, and even more challenges.

There will be no option to purchase either pack or the contents within separately, Nintendo also confirmed. This marks the first time a mainline Legend of Zelda game has been entrusted with such an industry standard practice as a season pass. Nintendo has been releasing downloadable content for their first party games since 2012, and this expansion pass for the story-driven Legend of Zelda continues the company’s experimentation with the business model.

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When he's not writing about or playing all the great Nintendo games, Alex Irish works by day at a local book emporium, and the rest of the time, he illustrates and writes online. His favorite video game franchise is Pokemon, but his favorite video game is Resident Evil 4. He also can tell you everything about animation history, from past to present.