The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Expansion Pass Announced

Nintendo has announced it will be releasing an “Expansion Pass” for Switch launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

This expansion pass will be $20 and comes with “two new sets of downloadable content” and you don’t have to wait to unlock some of the content. Anytime you buy the pass, you’ll receive three treasure chests. The chests will appear in the game’s Great Plateau area.

The details of each set are:

Pack 1 – Summer 2017

  • A new Cave of Trials challenge
  • Hard mode
  • “A new feature for the in-game map”

Pack 2 – Holiday 2017

  • A new dungeon
  • A new “original story”
  • Additional challenges

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch worldwide for Switch and Wii U on March 3.

Watch the Expansion Pass video announcement featuring producer Eiji Aonuma here:

You can also read the official press release below:

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.