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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Champions' Ballad artwork and screens

In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game’s Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure featuring a never-before-seen dungeon, new insights into the background of the game’s four Champions, as well as a new high-mobility means of transportation. Once players complete the adventure, they will have the opportunity to traverse the enormous world of Hyrule on top of a motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero. The DLC will also grant access to nine new armor items for players to find, as well as the Ancient Saddle and Bridle items.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Version 1.4.0 now available

Version 1.4.0

- Added support for DLC Pack 2, “The Champions’ Ballad.” Players who have pre-purchased this content can play it by updating the DLC and software.
- For the DLC update, please follow the instructions displayed on the screen once you have updated the software.
- Made various fixes to improve gameplay.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad 3DS theme available in Japan

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad 3DS theme is available on the 3DS eShop in Japan, and costs ¥200.

Nintendo sneaks in a Zelda joke with their Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad announcement on Switch



I won't point out the joke specifically, but I'm sure Zelda fans will be able to spot it quickly. Looks like Nintendo couldn't resist making the joke!

Nintendo details Bayonetta 1 & 2 pricing on Switch

...the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game, originally a Wii U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16. Players who purchase the game in stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99 will receive a free download code for the original Bayonetta game. Consumers looking to purchase the digital versions of the games for Nintendo Switch can do so via Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.* Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3 are developed by PlatinumGames.

*The digital version of Bayonetta 2 can be purchased in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch for $49.99, with the option to also then purchase the digital version of the original Bayonetta game for $9.99. However, if players choose to download the standalone digital version of Bayonetta first, they will pay $29.99, with the option to then get the digital version of Bayonetta 2 for an additional $29.99.

Bayonetta 3, The Legend of Zelda DLC News Revealed During The Game Awards (official PR)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo received a number of honors at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, winning the awards for Game of the Year for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Best Family Game for Super Mario Odyssey and Best Handheld Game for Metroid: Samus Returns. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also won the awards for Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game.

But that’s not the only Nintendo news from the annual awards show. During the event, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that the Bayonetta 3 game is currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game, originally a Wii U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16. Players who purchase the game in stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99 will receive a free download code for the original Bayonetta game. Consumers looking to purchase the digital versions of the games for Nintendo Switch can do so via Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.* Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3 are developed by PlatinumGames.

Fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game got a new look at the game’s second DLC pack, The Champions’ Ballad, as well as the surprise news that it launched shortly after The Game Awards livestream. In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game’s Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure featuring a never-before-seen dungeon, new insights into the background of the game’s four Champions, as well as a new high-mobility means of transportation. Once players complete the adventure, they will have the opportunity to traverse the enormous world of Hyrule on top of a motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero. The DLC will also grant access to nine new armor items for players to find, as well as the Ancient Saddle and Bridle items. Players who purchase the Expansion Pass for $19.99 receive The Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack 2, as well as The Trial of the Sword DLC Pack 1, which launched earlier this year. For more information about what is included in the Expansion Pass, visit http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass.

Players who have yet to experience the game can purchase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition, a limited bundle that includes the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

In addition, some of the games that were nominated for awards this year are from franchises featured in the Cyber Deals sale currently featured in Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.com. Fans can save on select games featuring Mario, Link and more fun characters at https://nintendo.com/tga.

The event also featured a live performance of the “Jump Up, Super Star!” song from the Super Mario Odyssey game, with vocals by the game’s original singer.

“We are absolutely humbled that voters chose Nintendo for these awards,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “We plan to continue this strong momentum as we head into 2018.”

The Game Awards can be viewed in their entirety by visiting http://thegameawards.com/. For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

*The digital version of Bayonetta 2 can be purchased in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch for $49.99, with the option to also then purchase the digital version of the original Bayonetta game for $9.99. However, if players choose to download the standalone digital version of Bayonetta first, they will pay $29.99, with the option to then get the digital version of Bayonetta 2 for an additional $29.99.

Japan - eShop charts for Nov. 30th to Dec. 6th, 2017

Nintendo Switch eShop Charts

Xenoblade 2
Xenoblade 2 + Expansion Pass Set
Biohazard Revelations 2
Shinobi Refle -Senran Kagura-
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Super Mario Odyssey
Splatoon 2
OPUS-Chikyuu Keikaku
Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo 3DS eShop Charts

Pocket Monsters Silver
Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+
Pocket Monsters Gold
Kirby Battle Deluxe!
Pokémon Ultra Moon
Pokémon Ultra Sun
Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition
Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou
Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e…
Adventure Bar Story

Wii U eShop Charts

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes
Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Super Mario 64
Xenoblade
Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training
Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy
Hoshi no Kirby: Super Deluxe
Super Mario World
Splatoon
Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushuu