This morning, The Legend of Zelda producer, Eiji Aonuma, announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be getting DLC in the form of an expansion pass this year.
For the first time in a mainline Zelda title, users will be able to continue their quest in Hyrule with additional content coming in the summer and winter in two separate DLC packs. In the video, Aonuma outlined what the expansion pass will have in store for players.
Expansion Pass Bonus – March 3rd, 2017
- 3 new Treasure Chests
- Found in Great Plateau
- Contains Useful items
- Exclusive in-game clothing
DLC Pack 1 – Summer 2017
- Adds new Cave of Trials challenge
- New Hard Mode
- Additional map feature
DLC Pack 2 – Winter 2017
- New original story
- New dungeon
- Additional challenges
The expansion pass will be available for purchase when the game releases on March 3rd for $19.99 in the US.
Though the language of what we are actually getting is somewhat vague, it is exciting to know that a game we plan on spending dozens, if not hundreds of hours playing, will have longevity well past its release date. Personally, I’m hoping for the original story to be a playable Zelda campaign.