In an interview with the Japanese outlet Famitsu, the producer of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Eiji Aonuma, confirmed that there are currently no plans for DLC. Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi was also present.
Put simply, Aonuma believes the team has done all they can in that world, so there are no set-in-stone plans for any type of DLC. This contrasts Breath of the Wild, which received substantial additional content.
Our team’s Ryuji translated the following:
Interviewer: […] Now, I would like to ask you about the next title you are interested in developing…is it a sequel, a new stage, or something else?
Fujibayashi: I don’t know if it will be the next one or not, but I am already thinking about what the “next fun experience” will be. What form that will take, however, I can only say that at this point, we don’t know.
Aonuma: Currently, we don’t plan to release any additional content this time because we feel that we have done everything we can to create fun in that world. We decided to make this a sequel to the previous game because we felt that there was value in experiencing a new type of play in that Hyrule setting. Then, if those reasons are renewed, we may return to the same world. Whether it is a sequel or a new work, I think it will be something else entirely, and I hope you will look forward to it.
TL Note: Aonuma starts his sentence with 今回, which means “this time; now,” implying that DLC plans are currently not in the works.
While this may disappoint fans, it is neat that Aonuma finds the game to be complete enough on its own not to warrant additional content.
You can view the full interview via Famitsu.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom occurs after the events of Breath of the Wild, focusing on Link having to find Zelda after the two investigate treacherous ruins beneath Hyrule Castle. However, Link now possesses the right arm of a Zonai called Rauru, enabling access to powerful abilities that let player imagination run wild.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available on Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, check out our review.
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