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Moving on.

In a recent interview with Famitsu, Eiji Aonuma, the producer behind the iconic Legend of Zelda series, has revealed that there are no plans for additional content to be released for the highly acclaimed game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The announcement comes as a surprise to fans who were hoping for more adventures in the mystical world of Hyrule.

No Zelda Tears of the Kingdom DLC Planned

Aonuma stated that the decision to forego additional content for Tears of the Kingdom was rooted in the belief that the development team had already maximized the gameplay opportunities within the existing game. He emphasized that the team’s primary goal when creating this sequel to Breath of the Wild was to provide players with a fresh and immersive experience in the beloved realm of Hyrule.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom offers players a captivating adventure within a reimagined version of the Hyrule overworld featured in Breath of the Wild. The game’s release marked a significant departure from its initial conception as downloadable content (DLC) for Breath of the Wild. According to Aonuma, the decision to transform it into a standalone sequel came after an overflow of innovative ideas that demanded a unique and separate development path.

Fans of Breath of the Wild may recall the two major DLC releases: “The Master Trials” and “The Champions’ Ballad.” These expansions added new gameplay modes, story content, and even introduced a motorbike to the game. While these DLC packs greatly expanded the Breath of the Wild experience, it appears that the development team behind Tears of the Kingdom believes they have exhausted their creative potential within the current game.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom debuted on May 12 and experienced an extraordinary reception in the gaming community. Within the first three days of its release, the game managed to sell a staggering 10 million copies worldwide, setting a new record as the fastest-selling title in the history of the renowned Zelda series. Notably, it also earned the distinction of being the fastest-selling Nintendo game across Europe and the Americas, further solidifying the enduring popularity of the franchise.


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While the decision to forgo additional content for Tears of the Kingdom may leave some fans longing for more adventures in Hyrule, others might argue the notion of Nintendo moving on to a different iteration of the series is a positive. In any case, with its unprecedented success, Tears of the Kingdom will undoubtedly be remembered as a monumental addition to the storied The Legend of Zelda series.