It seems almost certain that Zelda Tears of the Kingdom will be entitled to the same Expansion Passes as Nintendo’s latest productions. It now seems to be done.
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom’s promotional machine is struggling to get going. Every once in a while, Nintendo gives fans a bit of a cookie with a few trailers without ever releasing any more details. From then on, the players embark on a quest in search of the slightest information. The trailers are dissected frame by frame in search of the little detail that could bring a new element. The official site has also been combed through and internet users seem to have found further proof that a Zelda BOTW 2 DLC is already in the works.
The DLC planned for Zelda Tears of the Kingdom?
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is shaping up to be one of the biggest hits of the year. A few months before its release, the title is still shrouded in a lot of mystery. Nintendo is slow to communicate concretely on the new features of the suite as well as on its gameplay, the publisher contenting itself with showing images without presenting the context. Big N’s strategy is however in place, a Nintendo Direct will lift the veil on this thick fog as its release approaches on May 12, 2023. To wait, fans are content with the slightest leak, the slightest information unearthed in the des confines of the net. The latest, an update from the official site openly mentioning DLC for the game.
“ The full version of the game is required to use the DLC. Sold separately ,” says a new sentence added to the site, which seems to confirm post-launch plans for Zelda Tears of the Kingdom are already in the works. If the information is still to be taken conditionally, an extension would not be surprising given the recent history of the brand. After the release of Zelda BOTW in 2017, Nintendo released two DLCs for its exclusivity, all of which included the Expansion Pass.
A now common practice with Nintendo
The Master Trials added new challenges, a new difficulty mode, and a feature to identify previously unvisited locations. The second expansion, Ode aux Prodiges, gave access to a dungeon, a motorcycle called the Legendary Destrier 0.1 and new pieces of armor. It’s a safe bet that those of Zelda BOTW 2 will be in the same line.
A commercial practice that has become common with Nintendo attests to this in some of its latest releases such as Fire Emblem Engage, Xeno blade 3 or even Splatoon 3, which all have an Expansion Pass. It now seems almost certain that the publisher will follow the same strategy with Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Perhaps it will reveal more of what awaits players after the game launches during a Nintendo Direct? It is very likely, especially since a Nintendo Switch in the colors of the game is also slow to be announced despite the leak of which it was the victim.