Earlier today Nintendo announced that they will be releasing downloadable content to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the form of a season pass priced at £17.99.
This is noteworthy because this is the first Zelda game that will have DLC in it and it is a rarity that any Nintendo game, especially a single-player one, to have any sort of downloadable content post-launch. The biggest examples are probably Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros for the Wii U & 3DS.
Nintendo released a statement on what will be included in the Season Pass:
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 which Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. The other two Treasure Chests 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.
It sounds like a pretty beastly amount of DLC for the price, although because I am a cautious man I will be waiting for reviews of it before I plop down some cash. I am sure, however, that Breath of the Wild will be rich in enough content for the player to feel like they deliberately cut stuff out of the game in order to sell it at a later date as DLC. I feel like that dark time in Video-game history is over, for the most part.
Watch the announcement video below: