Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Zelda on Zelda action!


Zelda... Zelda... Zelda, less than one month away...
here's a bit of news to check out before we get to play!
Starting when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on March 3, players will be able to p ...

Nintendo is cooking up DLC action for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

"New Adventures Built on the Game's Huge World Coming Later in 2017" - Nintendo

This is okay because I trust that there is going to be a wealth of content, but... if I were Nintendo, I would've waited before dropping the news about this. Let gamer's experience the main game first and then hit us again to keep the fire of Hyrule going.

Anyway... both the Nintendo Switch & Wii U have the exact same versions of the expansion pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (so you won't be missing out if you get one or the other), which include:

Expansion pass content pack 1 (Summer 2017):
  • 3 treasure chests (located in the game's "Great Plateau" area) w/ one containing a Nintendo Switch logo'd shirt for Link to wear (only available in the Expansion Pass)... and the other two chests have useful items (whatever those may be).

  • Cave of Trials challenge

  • Hard mode

  • New feature for the in-game map

Expansion pass content pack 2 (Holiday 2017):
  • New challenges via a new dungeon and a new original story
The content pack 2 is the most interesting for me... because it's not just extending on the main story. That said, I hope they wow every owner of this expansion pass by making it an original story with a hefty amount of content to enjoy. If they do so, it could sway the reputation of Nintendo's expansion passes in a direction that's more of a "Must Have".

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Expansion Pass is priced at... $19.99!


If you thought that was all we had for you... guess again!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild developers are going to host a GDC panel

Who's going to be on this panel you ask? (If you're asking that is... will be) Game Director Hidemaro Fujibaya, Art Director Satoru Takizawa and Tech Director Takuhiro Dohta... for all of you budding and veteteran developers out there. The topic will be... "Change and Constant - Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild".

The panel will be held 11am - 12:30pm on March 1st @ the Moscone Center
located at 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

For those who are not attending GDC, a video of the panel will be available at http://www.gdcvault.com the following week. For those of you planning on attending and don't want to drive... consider using Lyft with code: SDGTENT (to redeem up to $50 in Lyft Credit).

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Want more details about the expansion pass? 

Aonuma also created a brief video to share more details about the Expansion Pass. It can be viewed at http://zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass/.
For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, visit http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild.

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