Nintendo Jumps on DLC Bandwagon

Okay, you got me. This isn’t the first time Nintendo has released DLC for their game.

They did it for Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros and Splatoon on the Wii U. Though Splatoon’s was all free unless you count the amiibo content, which was just fancy armor wrapped up in timed challenges wrapped up in an enigma. Or… whatever.

DLC makes sense when it expands a portion of the game or fixes story issues noticed after release (I’m looking at you FFXV). But the content listed in the Breath of the Wild expansion pass, which Nintendo is asking $20 for, is well, awful.


Soooooo we get a new shirt? What’s a “map feature”? How did “contains useful items” make it past the PR department for a bullet point spot in this officially released image?! And they are already looking at adding a new story when the game hasn’t come out yet?

I’m not knocking story DLC. Hell, the DLC for the Witcher 3 won game of the year awards. But I get the feeling this extra Zelda story will be about as deep as Tingle’s mental capacity.

Everything listed is too vague for me to cough up $20 for, where’s the horse armor AMIRITE?! Also, I’ve already committed close to $700 to play the new Zelda (Switch console, Master Edition, all five new amiibo, First Four Figures Statue, pro controller) and while I know I don’t need to buy these things to play the new game…it’s too late Best Buy already took all my money.

And can we all agree that the top tier package for any game should just INCLUDE the season pass/expansion pack/DLC?!?!?!



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