Nintendo will release for the first time physical packs of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 that will include all digital content. In the case of Zelda, the Expansion Pass is included, which came with the Legendary Trials and the story expansion (sort of) The Ballad of the Chosen.
In the case of Splatoon 2, the Octo Expansion, a more extensive and challenging adventure mode than the campaign mode included in the base game, which was released a year after the game’s release (and which, by the way, is one of the best mechanics on Nintendo Switch).
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– 任天堂 株式会社 (@Nintendo) September 23, 2021
Although both games were released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, nthey had never had a joint pack, neither in physical nor digital format. At the moment, they are exclusive to Japan, or at least they have not yet been announced in other regions
These packs will arrive October 8, a logical move, since they rescue two of the most popular games from the launch of the console to accompany the new Nintendo Switch OLED, which comes out that same day.
The good news, at least for the Japanese, is that these packs They will have a discount compared to the price that the two products would have separately. By consulting their corresponding web pages, Zelda and of Splatoon, we see the following:
- Splatoon 2 + Octoexpansion in pack costs 6,980 yen (53.83 euros)
- Splatoon 2 costs 6,578 yen (50.73 euros)
- Octo-expansion as DLC costs 1,980 yen (15.27 euros)
In the case of Zelda, the reduction is also notable.
- The Legend of Zelda BOTW + Season Pass in pack costs 8,980 yen (69.26 euros)
- Zelda BOTW costs 7,978 yen (59.21 euros)
- The Zelda Season Pass as DLC costs 2,547 yen (19.64 euros)
Knowing how reluctant Nintendo is to downgrade its games, it is good news not only that they launch a pack in physical format of these games, more than 4 years old, but also lower them (At least, compared to what the games and their DLC would cost separately).
Hopefully Nintendo Europe and America will also announce these packs for the rest of the regions, and we will see them in stores for new buyers of Nintendo Switch Oled.