Nintendo has announced an ‘Expansion Pass’ for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, marking the first time a mainline game in the series has received downloadable content.
In a YouTube video, the game giant announced that the pass will be available on March 3rd alongside the launch of Breath of the Wild and the release of the Switch, the company’s next game console. No Canadian price has yet been confirmed for the pass, but it will cost $19.99 USD, which is approximately $26 CAD.
The Expansion Pass includes two packs, neither of which can be purchased separately.
DLC Pack 1, releasing in summer 2017, comes with a new Cave of Trials challenge, Hard mode and what Nintendo simply describes as “a new feature for the in-game map.”
Coming in holiday 2017 is DLC Pack 2, which includes a new dungeon, a new original story and additional challenges.
Purchasing the Expansion Pass will also give immediate access to three extra treasure chests in the game’s Great Plateau location. Two will contain “useful items,” while the third will include a Nintendo Switch shirt that protagonist Link can wear during gameplay.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release on March 3rd on the Nintendo Switch, which also launches that day, as well as on Wii U.
The Switch, Nintendo’s new console-handheld hybrid, will retail for $399.99 CAD. MobileSyrup recently went hands-on with the system and thought it was a great concept that suffered from a lack of sufficient game support.