Nintendo has "no plans" for DLC in Tears of the Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had three waves of DLC, but Nintendo has "no plans to release additional content" for Tears of the Kingdom."T...
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had three waves of DLC, but Nintendo has "no plans to release additional content" for Tears of the Kingdom.
"That is because I feel that I have already done everything to create games in this world," said producer Eiji Aonuma in an interview with Famitsu. "The reason we decided to make a sequel to the previous game is because we saw added value in experiencing a new style of gameplay in this Hyrule."
In February of this year, fans discovered a mention of DLC on the Tears of the Kingdom website. A footnote on the homepage stated that a "full version of the game is required to use DLC." Given Aonuma's comments, it appears that this was an error on the website rather than an indication that TotK would potentially receive BotW-style DLC later, as initially assumed.
In comparison, Breath of the Wild had an Expansion Pass bonus and two DLC packs. The Expansion Pass included three treasure chests on the Great Plateau, one of which rewarded you with an in-game shirt featuring the Nintendo Switch logo.
The first pack, named The Master Trials, included several new side quests, the Hero's Path mode, which would be included by default in TotK, the Master Mode, Majora's Mask, Tingle's Outfit, and the Phantom Armor set. The second pack, The Champions' Ballad, featured a dungeon, new shrines, and the Master Cycle Zero motorcycle, which would later appear in Mario Kart.
Admittedly, given the size of Tears of the Kingdom and the depth of its mechanics sandbox, players are still discovering new ways to play and coming up with all sorts of new constructions, whether with DLC or not. Just last month, fans found out that it's possible to imprison Ganondorf in cages to prevent him from fighting back. From there, they discovered elaborate methods to... torment him. There's really no other way to put it. They rolled bombs down ramps, set up cannons to reduce his health to zero, and taunted him with cardboard cutouts of Hudson.
And while DLC may not be on the horizon, given Aonuma's comments, players have already found ways to recreate Breath of the Wild's most iconic addition, the Master Cycle Zero, right from the start. It started humbly with a regular vehicle using a handlebar, a stabilizer, and two small wheels, and later, more intricate creations emerged that faithfully brought back the Master Cycle Zero to Hyrule. Alternatively, one can simply attach a rocket to a wooden board and call it a day.