Nintendo Has Detailed Breath of the Wild DLC Expansion Pack 1

Breath of the Wild Hard ModePrior to the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the game’s producer, Eiji Aonuma shared that there would be a two-part DLC Expansion Pass coming for the game later in the year. More details have now been shared about the first pack that will be coming in the Summer.

In addition to several new armor pieces for Link, there will also be a few other great things, as well. These include a new “Trial of the Sword” challenge, a Hard Mode, and more.

There are 8 treasure chests placed around Hyrule containing armor themed after previous The Legend of Zelda titles. Watch for tips as to the whereabouts of these chests as you travel around Hyrule.

It was revealed early that with these two Packs,Breath of the Wild Phantom Armor there would be a definite new “dungeon” in the second one, and so we see that this first Pack has quite a few interesting modes and bonuses that can absolutely help players to keep their interest piqued going into the second Pack.

I am excited to see what these new modes bring to the heart of the game, and also to see how much more difficult the game feels with the Hard Mode. Watching the more difficult enemies become that much tougher…and regain health if they’re not dispatched quickly enough; that will be terrific for many replays.

Breath of the Wild Tingle's OutfitIt amazes me how well Nintendo has continually hit repeatedly on their latest moves with regards to software releases, specialty items, console, and even information dissemination. Over again, we are reminded that this is a great time to be a Nintendo fan; and for those of us who are longtime fans, this really is a time we’ve looked forward to experiencing again. The best thing about it is Nintendo knows that advancing this momentum is priority number one! There is no time to rest!

Have you already ordered the DLC Expansion Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? If not, do you like what you like what you’ve seen so far, and does it convince you to pick it up? If so, are you excited about what you have seen so far?

As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!



Nintendo Announces Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass

Nintendo has revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature downloadable content in the form of an Expansion Pass that will be available for purchase when the game launches on March 3, and will contain 2 separate packs. This will be the first time DLC will be available for a mainline Zelda game. The Expansion Pass will be available on both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch.

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.

So, as for the contents of the DLC, we have to wait until it is at least closer to release to know full-fledged what it entails, but I would venture to guess that keeping with traditional Nintendo fashion, there will be much more surprise than anything. One thing I do feel is necessary however, is caution where skepticism is concerned. Unfortunately, this is not addressing an issue before it becomes one…it has already started.

There are those people who are already calling the DLC for Breath of the Wild “the worst ever”. Not exactly sure how that can be the case, especially since we do not yet know all of the details about the content of the Expansion Pass. Now, I will preface this by saying, I have never been a big fan of DLC in pretty much any form, but there have been instances where I feel it has been done perfectly well…and that was done by Nintendo. The add-on content for Mario Kart 8 was one such instance of DLC done right.

The most promising part of what was shared about the Expansion Pass was the Cave of Trials, as well as the new dungeon and original story addition. I’m sure the bonus chests will get the bulk of many people’s attention to point to negative aspects of the content, but there’s nothing about them that should be taken as a reason to purchase or choose not to. Bottom line, as most DLC should be, the Expansion Pass should very well be optional, and players should not expect it to be mandatory for full enjoyment of the game.

“The world of Hyrule, which we created for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is so large and vibrant that we wanted to offer more for players to experience within it,” said Nintendo developer Eiji Aonuma, the longtime producer of the series. “With this new Expansion Pass, we hope that fans will play, explore and enjoy the game even more.”

Do you expect to pick up the Expansion Pass? Will you be getting it immediately at launch or afterward? Are you a fan of DLC, if it’s done properly?

As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!