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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild expansion packs announced

Published by Jack Taylor     February 14, 2017     14:41 UTC

Two extra content packs will launch for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild later in 2017, featuring a new dungeon, a new story expansion, a hard mode, and more.

Available from 3 March - launch day for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and for Nintendo Switch - an Expansion Pass will be available to purchase for the game, providing early treats ahead of major new content in the coming months.

Players will be able to purchase the Expansion Pass for £17.99, €19.99, or $19.99, and all content from the two upcoming packs will become available as soon as they launch, while players will immediately receive three treasure chests, one of which contains a Nintendo Switch shirt.

However, the bulk of the content is in the two content packs, and the first is due to launch in the summer; it will contain a new challenge for the Cave of Trials, a new feature to enhance the in-game map, and a hard mode for players to tackle.

The second pack, due to launch at the end of the year, includes an expanded storyline and a brand new dungeon, providing new challenges for players who have already beaten the core game.

The packs cannot be purchased separately, and will be available for both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

14th February, 2017The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch and Wii U is one of the largest, most engaging video games Nintendo has ever created. While the main game offers players an engrossing quest that will keep them entertained for hours, as well as the freedom to explore the vast Hyrule at their own pace, the game world provides a rich canvas that offers the opportunity for additional adventures. As a result, the first-ever downloadable content for the mainline The Legend of Zelda series is in development.

Starting when the game launches on 3rd March, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for £17.99/€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 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.

“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 long-time producer of the series. “With this new Expansion Pass, we hope that fans will play, explore and enjoy the game even more.”

Source: Nintendo UK