Well, here’s something I never thought I’d see. Nintendo just announced a $20 DLC expansion pass for Breath of the Wild. The first chunk of DLC will release this summer, while the other — which contains new story content — will arrive in winter. For the full details, check out the video after the jump!
Although I try to not get too caught up in companies’ marketing strategies, the way in which Nintendo has communicated with its fans has just been infectious throughout the past few years. From Reggie Fils-Aime hiring a child as his successor to Bill Trinen’s donut escapades, the company has exhibited a refreshing sense of showmanship.
There’s just something inherently endearing about seeing the CEO of a video game company either act like a complete doofus or present himself with such childlike enthusiasm. I get that it’s all done with the end goal of selling a product, but it’s a form of presentation I wholeheartedly welcome nonetheless.
That said, Nintendo just released a couple of videos chronicling Twilight Princess director and Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma’s heroic trek through the frozen wilds. Throughout his adventure, he encounters not only one of Breath of the Wild’s Guardian enemies, but also the Master Sword itself. Take a look after the jump!
With Breath of the Wild a mere month away, I figured there’s no better way for me to emotionally prepare myself than by revisiting Link and Midna’s seminal journey. I popped in Twilight Princess HD yesterday and began the refreshingly grueling Hero-Mode-Plus-Ganondorf-Amiibo Challenge.
Coincidentally, YouTuber Smooth McGroove had a somewhat similar idea, albeit one steeped more in artistic expression and effort — y’know, beyond trying to beat a video game. Known for his a-cappella arrangements of classic video game music — including Midna’s Lament — he’s produced some of my favorite fan renditions out there.
His latest piece is none other than the Lake Hylia theme from Twilight Princess. Perfectly capturing the “nostalgic fantasy feeling” that McGroove references in the video description, this is an arrangement that I could listen to on loop for hours. Head past the jump and give it a listen!
The Nintendo Switch Presentation just concluded, and with it came a confirmation that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will indeed launch alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3. Additionally, a new trailer showcasing the game’s story was released. There’s so much to unpack with this footage that I will undoubtedly watch it 20 more times before I go to bed tonight. Check it out after the jump!
Despite its official unveiling this past October, the specifics of the Nintendo Switch are still a mystery. Thankfully, that’s about to change. The company will hold a presentation that will be streamed online tonight at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. By the end of the hour-long showcase, we should have all of the details regarding the console’s release date, price, and launch game lineup. Fingers crossed, Breath of the Wild will be among that initial wave of Switch titles.