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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Started Off As DLC

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Started Off As DLC - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2019 / 1,183 Views

The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was announced at E3 2019, originally started out as DLC for the original game. However, the ideas for the DLC grew so much that a sequel to the game made more sense.

"When we released the DLC for Breath of the Wild, we realized that this is a great way to add more elements to the same world,"  producer Eiji Aonuma told Kotaku in an interview. "But when it comes down to technical things, DLC is pretty much data—you’re adding data to a preexisting title. And so when we wanted to add bigger changes, DLC is not enough, and that’s why we thought maybe a sequel would be a good fit."

"Initially we were thinking of just DLC ideas, but then we had a lot of ideas and we said, 'This is too many ideas, let’s just make one new game and start from scratch,'" he added.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is currently in development. 

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Shiken (on 19 June 2019)

I would personally prefer a sequel anyway. A meaty expansion pack or two is fine if done correctly, but nothing is as exciting to me as a whole new adventure all together.

RolStoppable (on 19 June 2019)

Breath of the Wild's DLC wasn't done correctly, so it's good that they aren't doing more of it.

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DevilRising (on 20 June 2019)

This is exactly what I was afraid of too. I have a feeling that this sequel is going to be the same exact game world and assets, with a new story/adventure, and that's mostly it. Maybe a few new elements thrown in, but for most intents and purposes, basically Mario Galaxy 2. Which, granted, might be still be fun. But personally I was really hoping for them to go in a new direction again. Retain the good elements from BotW, but not do what this likely is doing, which is just being a really big BotW DLC expansion.

siebensus4 (on 19 June 2019)

Maybe that's the reason why the DLC for BOTW was quite disappointing. Indeed it was good, but not worth the price. Could be that they scratched a few ideas for the DLC and use them now for part 2.

Shiken (on 19 June 2019)

The overall package was indeed worth the price. Trial of the Sword was an interesting 10 hour minimum addition in of itself, not even including the 5th Divine beast and the best boss fight in the game. That content alone was worth the money TBH.

Where they fked up was they made a season pass the only way to get said content. Instead of allowing you to just purchase the Trial of the Sword for 5 dollars and the story DLC for 10 dollars separately for those that only wanted that content or even only one of them, they tacked on some smaller things that could have been 1.99 USD or even could have just been free and lumped it all together to make sure you paid the maximum price.

So yeah the DLC was very fairly priced, but lumping it all together was where they went wrong.

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Zenos (on 19 June 2019)

Not a huge surprise. When I saw the trailer I assumed it was DLC.

CaptainExplosion (on 19 June 2019)

Eiji Aonuma was right on the money. :)