With Breath of the Wild nearing its release, Nintendo defends the decision to implement a DLC pass and shows off the content for the limited edition version of the game.
22-02-2017 - by Iris Wijers
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set for release March 3, and the excitement is still building. Last week Nintendo announced a $20/£18 season pass that would give players access to additional downloadable content. Upon launch, the season pass gives players access to three chests containing exclusive items, such as a shirt for Link to wear. Later DLC content is planned for summer 2017 and adds new challenges and a hard mode.
Nintendo has received some fire for introducing paid DLC to the franchise. Yesterday, Nintendo responded to the criticism by meeting up with IGN to discuss the season pass. According to Nintendo's Bill Trinen, not making DLC would be a waste of the world they created, stating: "You know we've made this massive world of Hyrule, we've spent a long time building it. It would be a waste to just make one game and have that be it." He went on to point out that the DLC is not being released immediately, because it's still being developed. What Trinen might have been trying to indicate that they did not, in fact, cut off a piece of the finished game and slapped an additional price tag on it. He went on to explain how Zelda fans should be happy about the DLC, stating: "If you’re a Zelda fan buying Nintendo Switch at launch and really you’re buying it for Zelda, I mean how happy are you to know that hey, I’m going to be able to play more Zelda in this world again later this year."
In other Zelda news: we get a look at the content for the limited edition version for Breath of the Wild. Nintendo has released an unboxing video, showing the content that comes with the $130 version of the game. Center stage is taken by the Master Sword of Resurrection figurine, but we also get a look at the game box itself and the CD that comes with the Limited Edition version of the game.
Breath of the Wild will hit stores on March 3 for Wii U and Switch. As excited as we are to play it on launch day? You can buy your digital copy right here at Startselect.