Nintendo Defends The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Season Pass Accusations

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to be accompanied in the months following its March 3 Wii U & Switch release by a couple of expansions and a dedicated $19,99 season pass. This has hugely disappointed many purist fans, who think Nintendo is changing too much and getting in the likes of Ubisoft, Activision and other AAA publishers.

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In a recent podcast, Nintendo of America marketing manager Bill Trinen defended the Japanese platform holder’s position about this topic, and said it was a “tough” decision to even talk publicly of the season pass because they know how their customers are.

“Because we actually had a lot of debate in terms of do we announce it, how do we announce it,” he told IGN, later adding that the content included in the upcoming season pass won’t release today, tomorrow or one day after the launch day of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

“The DLC is not launching the day after the game or the week after. It’s coming out several months later in the form of the first pack and then several months after that in the form of the second pack. And that’s because the content is in development.”