"The legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild" is the latest entry in the long running "Legend of Zelda" franchise. The game is slated to be the last game released on the Wii U and one of the launch titles for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo announced a DLC pass last week to a mixed reception from fans and the press. In a recent interview, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Nintendo America, Bill Trinen, spoke in defense of the DLC to IGN.

More Hyrule

Bill Trinen said that there was some dispute on how to announce the DLC and attributes some of the criticism of it to Nintendo not being able to disclose more details about it and the upcoming DLC for "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." He said that since so much time was spent on building and refining the open world aspect of the game, the team wanted to use as much of the hub world as possible.

Thus, the DLC was made to utilize the new Hyrule to its full potential.

Trinen claims that the dev team, once finishing the game said, "'You know we've made this massive world of Hyrule, we've spent a long time building it. It would be a waste to just make one game and have that be it.'" In addition, Trinen claims that the development team put a lot of consideration as to what the DLC would entail and how it would utilize the sandbox.

The DLC pass

The Season pass contains an expansion to the game and two DLC packs that are separated into several months from each other. The first DLC pack includes content such as an additional Hard Mode and a new cave of trials challenge, and the second pack includes a new story and dungeon.

'Breath of the Wild'

As mentioned previously, "Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is notable for being the last game to be released for the Wii U and one of the launch titles for the Nintendo Switch; similar to how "Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" was the last game released for the Nintendo GameCube and one of the first games on the Wii. The Wii U version will run at 720p, while the Nintendo Switch version will run at 900p.


"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is slated for a worldwide release on March 3rd, 2017.