Nintendo Confirms No DLC for The Legend of Zelda TOTK

Nintendo fans have really been enjoying The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The game has received a lot of praise since its release, with many Nintendo Switch owners picking up the game. Despite the successful release, many Zelda fans have been hoping to see Nintendo tackle additional story elements and more with downloadable content for the game. For many, there are a lot of ways Tears of the Kingdom can have some great DLC. But it looks like Nintendo has other plans.

In a recent interview with Famitsu, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that the game will not have any downloadable content. He told the magazine that the team had done everything they felt was possible with the game and this version of Hyrule. Unlike its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it looks like Nintendo won’t be exploring more in this area of the Zelda timeline. Details of the interview were originally spotted by Eurogamer and detailed after being translated.

Aonuma went on to explain that there may be a possibility to return to this Hyrule again in a different game, but not again with Tears of the Kingdom. “There are no plans to release additional content this time, but that’s because I feel like I’ve done everything I can to create games in that world… In the first place, the reason why we chose this time as a sequel to the previous game is because we thought there would be value in experiencing a new kind of play in that place in Hyrule. Then, if such a reason is newly born, it may return to the same world again… Whether it’s a sequel or a new work, I think it will be a completely new way to play, so I’d be happy if you could look forward to it.”

When the previous Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, was released on Switch, the game received two separate DLC expansions and one Expansion Pass. Each of them added new elements to the core game, including new trials, new dungeons, and an original story. Unfortunately, it looks like Zelda fans won’t be getting anything similar for Tears of the Kingdom. Any side stories or plot points that were not detailed or resolved in the core game may be left as is, which sounds like a huge bummer. Regardless, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is still considered one of the most beloved games for the Nintendo Switch.

What do you think about Nintendo not doing any new DLC for Tears of the Kingdom? Do you think this is a bad move for them? Or could it mean Nintendo is moving on with the Zelda series towards something new? Share all of your thoughts in the comment section down below! strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jakejames Lugo
Jakejames Lugo
Jakejames Lugo is a writer and content creator that has been covering video games, movies, and various sides of entertainment for over a decade. He has published reviews and articles on many different outlets and continues to make content for different platforms. Jakejames also makes video content regularly for places like YouTube and TikTok, and share daily posts about gaming on social media.

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