Nintendo has had a heck of a year, and it’s not all tied to the Nintendo Switch. They’ve had two hit mobile games released in Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, Pokemon GO continues to rake in the money, the 3DS released many games, and yes, the Switch has sold 10 million units, and every single 1st party game released for it has done great. But for many, the crown jewel of the year has been Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
And why not? The game kickstarted the Nintendo Switch in grand fashion, almost having a 1:1 sell rate with the console. What’s more, the game was so beloved it became a top Metacritic game in regards to reviews, and is in virtually every Game of the Years discussion, including winning the award during The Game Awards. But more than that, the game has just grown in a big way via the Champions Ballad DLC, a DLC that has gotten the director of the game very excited for the future.
In an interview with IGN, director Hidemaro Fujibayashi noted how The Champions Ballad has given him motivation for what might come next:
“I can’t say at this point if it will be in sequels or in continuations, or what form it will take, but I definitely have lots of ideas and lots of motivation right now.”
He notes that making the DLC like this was very new to the team. For there has never been DLC in a Legend of Zelda game before. So, instead of starting at the beginning, they just had to build up what the world already had. Which is no doubt why the game has a story tied around the characters known as the Champions.
Now, as he notes, he’s not sure where this motivation will lead him. We’d be VERY surprised if there wasn’t another Zelda game on Switch, but, if we get more Breath of the Wild DLC in the meantime? That wouldn’t suck.