For the first time in the main Zelda series, Nintendo will offer a season pass with exclusive and post-launch content for ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’, something that will expand our adventure in the new Kingdom of Hyrule, although we weren’t really expecting to see it two weeks before its release.
Announced by Eiji Aonuma himself, the so-called ‘Expansion Pass Bonus’ will be available from launch day on both Switch and Wii U and will award two packs that will arrive in summer and winter this year, as well as three boxes of exclusive content that we will find in the plateau at the dawn of the game.
The price of this Expansion Pack is 19.99 euros and beyond expanding the playable experience will offer a new level of difficulty, expand the story and add new challenges. However, Nintendo has not indicated the price of the two separate summer and winter content packs for the time being.
We’ve already seen cases of DLCs and packs in Nintendo games such as ‘Mario Kart 8’, ‘Fire Emblem Fates’ and even Zelda’s spin-off ‘Hyrule Warriors’.
Now, on the one hand, these additional contents are an interesting addition at a reasonable price if we compare it with the price of the rest of the season passes, and that will guarantee our return to Hyrule once the adventure is complete, although we have to admit that its announcement has turned out to be quite… unexpected.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Hyrule residents give more clues to the game’s timeline
For years there was a theory that connected all the ‘Zelda’ deliveries in the same universe, and time proved that the fans were not wrong. On the occasion of the launch of ‘The Legend of Zelda:Skyward Sword’ and the 25th anniversary of the Nintendo series, a volume called ‘Hyrule History’ was released, revealing the timeline that linked each release to date. So where exactly is ‘Breath of the Wild’?
Curiously enough, the key piece of this puzzle has been given by a little bird… or rather a Rite. In the last scans of the Japanese publication Famitsu more details have been given about the secondary ones that appeared in the last trailer of ‘Breath of the Wild’, confirming that the character of Reebal belongs to this race, which belongs to the temporal line of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker’ and until now had not appeared in other deliveries beyond the direct continuations of the same one.
During the trailer some of the familiar elements of the saga like the Zoras or the Gorons have been seen, but both the appearance of the Rites and that of the Koroks suggest that they continue the timeline in which after the events of ‘Ocarina of Time’ the Hyrule hero is victorious and is located in the universe created by the adult version of Link.
Of course, beyond this interesting fact Nintendo has taken the opportunity to present three of the characters that will help us in our adventure: a Goron, a Zora and a Rite.
Mifa is a young Zora who lives in Hyrule and who has a unique power in her species, although that has made her a rather introverted and reserved person.
Darkel is a Goron warrior who lives in harmony in the Hyrule Mountains. He usually has a tempered character, although the heat of battle brings out his true personality.
Reebal is a member of the Rite tribe, who live in the skies of Hyrule and who, like Mifa and Darkel wears a mysterious scarf.
As for the plot, Famitsu confirms that Hyrule was destroyed 100 years ago by a Cataclysm caused by an entity known as Ganon (as indicated in the trailer) and that Princess Zelda ventured to investigate the various ruins and sanctuaries of what was his family’s kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ will be available from 3 March on Switch and Wii U and will be the most anticipated game of the year, as well as being the best possible ambassador for the upcoming Nintendo console and the crowning glory of Wii U. We don’t know if Reebal has any relationship with Falco from ‘Star Fox’, but in a month’s time we’ll see if Link’s return will quench our thirst for adventure.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have an alternative ending
The open world of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ will be one of the biggest in the entire saga. It’s hard to know for sure how many secrets he’ll be hiding or how many activities players will be able to perform. What we do know thanks to its producer, Eiji Aonuma, is that one of its greatest mysteries will be related to its end.
The reason is that Aonuma has stated in an interview with the IGN portal in Portugal that ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ will have an alternative ending. However, perhaps it will not be easy to find out, as he has also stated that it will only be accessed if a series of requirements are met beforehand.
If we base it precisely on the fact that the game will be an open world, there is a possibility that it will be a way of rewarding the players for the effort of fulfilling those specific objectives, which will remain to be seen if they are all those of the adventure, only some in particular and above all the difficulty that will have to unblock all this.
In addition, Aonuma wanted to point out that Epona, Link’s faithful mare who has appeared on more than one occasion since ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’, will also be present in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’, although she has not indicated how we will find her. There are not a few questions that the long-awaited title of Wii U and Nintendo Switch is generating for us, but there is less left for March 3rd to arrive and find out all the answers.