“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” to get DLC and season pass

Nintendo just announced that their highly-anticipated “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” will be getting a season pass that includes two pieces of downloadable content. Well, I guess we knew this day was coming eventually, what with the Nintendo Switch requiring you to pay to play online.  

This expansion pass will be $20 and come with two DLC packs mentioned above. The first DLC will add a hard mode and a “Twilight Princess”-like Cave of Trials. The second will add “a new dungeon and a new original story.”

On a plus side, if you get the season pass, Link gets a shirt with the Switch logo on it, which I guess is cool…. maybe? Oh and another thing, you can’t buy the DLC individually.

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.

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” comes out on March 3 for the Nintendo Wii U and Switch.

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