Zelda: Breath of the Wild just announced a DLC pass and people are flipping out

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won't just have paid DLC, it will have a full expansion pass worth of extra stuff. Nintendo made the surprise announcement with a special video from series producer Eiji Aonuma today, and the reaction was… well, not everybody hated it.

But first, here's what's actually included in the $19.99 / £17.99 pass:

So some extra items at launch (including an in-game shirt with the Nintendo Switch logo, so that's kinda weird), then extra features for challenge-seekers over the summer, and a bigger update with a new dungeon and "original story" in time for holiday 2017. Oh, and you can't purchase the packs individually on Switch or Wii U, it's all-or-nothing. Now here's what folks are saying.

People were mad, obviously

The DLC hard mode was a sore spot

We don't know the "New Hard Mode" coming in DLC Pack 1 is the only hard mode that will be available in Breath of the Wild. In fact, calling it "new" makes it sound like there may already be one in the base game. Typical hard or "Hero" modes in Zelda games make you take extra damage and rely on potions to heal yourself, so maybe this "New Hard Mode" could crank up the game's survival elements as well, like Fallout 4 Survival Mode.

Some people were excited about further Zelda-ing

While others had their own ideas for DLC add-ons

Me? I'm just looking forward to DLC Pack 2 as an excuse to dive back into Breath of the Wild over the holiday break. Assuming the game's good, that might be worth $20 to me all by itself.

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