Downloadable Content

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Downloadable Content,[1] also abbreviated as DLC,[2] refers to supplemental digital content not present on the original title at launch, which updates or expands upon existing game functionality. Downloadable Content may be distributed through a Local Network or via internet services such as the Nintendo eShop.

Overview



Downloadable content is distributed through the Internet by publishers, either for no additional cost or through some form of monetization, and can range from cosmetics to full expansions.

In 2023, the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS closed, making Downloadable Content unavailable with the exception of "Update via Local Wireless" on the Nintendo 3DS.[3]

Wii U games with version differences

Wii U Games with DLC

Description Versions Region
Breath of the Wild v0, v32, v48, v64, v80 JPN
USA
v0, v16, v32, v48, v64, v80 EUR
Hyrule Warriors v0, v16, v32, v48, v64, v80, v96, v112, v128, v144, v160, v176, v192 JPN
v32, v48, v64, v80, v96, v112, v128, v144, v160, v176, v192, v208 USA
EUR

Wii U Games with title updates

Description Versions Region
Twilight Princess HD v82 JPN
v81 USA
Breath of the Wild v16, v32, v48, v64, v80, v97, v112, v128, v144, v160, v176, v192, v208 JPN
v16, v33, v48, v64, v80, v97, v112, v144, v160, v176, v192, v208 USA
EUR
Hyrule Warriors v32, v49, v64, v80, v98, v112, v113, v128, v144, v160, v176, v192, v208, v224, v240, v256, v272 JPN
v16, v32, v48, v64, v80, v96, v112, v128, v144, v160, v176, v192, v208 USA
v16, v33, v48, v64, v80, v96, v112, v128, v144, v160, v176, v192, v208 EUR

The Legend of Zelda games with Expansion Packs

Game Pass Expansion Pack
Breath of the Wild Option to Change Voice Language (Wii U version only)
Expansion Pass The Master Trials
The Champions' Ballad
Cadence of Hyrule Cadence of Hyrule Season Pass Season Pass Bonus Items
Cadence of Hyrule Character Pack
Cadence of Hyrule Melody Pack
Cadence of Hyrule Symphony of the Mask

Hyrule Warriors games with Expansion Packs

Game Pass Expansion Pack
Hyrule Warriors
  • Japan Wisdom Set
  • Japan Courage Set
Hero of Hyrule Pack[4][5] Dark Link costume
Master Quest Pack
Twilight Princess Pack
Majora's Mask Pack
Boss Pack
Hyrule Warriors / Hyrule Warriors Legends Free downloadable character: Medli
Legends Character Pack(HW)
Legends of Hyrule Pack[6][5] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker-themed Ganondorf costume
Master Wind Waker Pack(HWL)
Link's Awakening Pack
Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack
A Link Between Worlds Pack
Hyrule Warriors Legends Master Wind Waker Pack gift[note 1]
E3 2016 Event[note 1]
Link's Awakening Pack gift[note 1]
Random 01 gift[note 1]
Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks Pack gift[note 1]
Random 02 gift[note 1]
A Link Between Worlds Pack gift[note 1]
Random 03 gift[note 1]
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Digital Version pre-order bonus
Expansion Pass Expansion Pass Purchase Bonus
Pulse of the Ancients
Guardian of Remembrance

Other games with The Legend of Zelda content as DLC

Game Pass Bundle Expansion Pack
Picross DS Pack 7
Sonic Lost World The Legend of Zelda Zone
Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 + Pack 2 bundle The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #1
Collection #1
Link Cap, Link Outfit
Majora's Mask
Collection #3 Hyrule Castle (64)
Collection #4 Pirate Ship(SSBfWU)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 Fighters Pass Bonus Mii Fighter Costume (Ancient Soldier)

Trivia

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Distributed through the Nintendo 3DS's SpotPass feature

References

  1. "Select the Downloadable Content option from the game’s main menu" — n.a., The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch™ home gaming system and Wii U™ console - Expansion Pass , Zelda.com, published n.d., retrieved April 19, 2024.
  2. "Extend your unforgettable adventure in Hyrule with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass. The Expansion Pass grants access to three new treasure chests and two DLC packs.

    The Expansion Pass is available for both the Nintendo SwitchTM and Wii UTM versions of the game."
    — n.a, The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch™ home gaming system and Wii U™ console - Expansion Pass , Zelda.com, published n.d., retrieved April 19, 2024.
  3. "As of March 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time, it is no longer possible to make purchases in Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It is also no longer possible to download free content, including game demos."Wii U & Nintendo 3DS eShop Discontinuation Q&A (web archive), Nintendo, retrieved April 9, 2024.
  4. Add-on Content , Nintendo.com.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Expand your adventure with dlc packs (web archive), zelda.com/hyrule-warriors.
  6. Downloadable content , Nintendo.com.