The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild

No kingdom. No memories.
After a 100-year slumber, all he had left...was hope.

Step into a world of adventure

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking title in the acclaimed series.


Open your eyes

After a 100-year slumber, Link wakes up alone in a world he no longer remembers. Now the legendary hero must explore a vast and dangerous land and regain his memories before Hyrule is lost forever. Armed only with what he can scavenge, Link sets out to find answers and the resources needed to survive.

Discover the vast world around you

Explore the landscape of Hyrule any way you like. Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, and use a mysterious tablet called the Sheikah Slate to view a map of Hyrule and scope out points of interest.

Link can cover a lot of ground quickly on horseback, navigate the waters of Hyrule on a raft, or hit the slopes and surf down a mountain on his shield. And the sky’s the limit when Link soars through the sky with his paraglider.

Fight for your kingdom

Relying on his wits and resourcefulness, Link can acquire many different weapons to use in combat. However, these items will wear out over time, so he must always be on the lookout for more.

There’s more to fighting than just weapons, of course. Link will also have to learn a variety of different attacks – like high-flying bow shots and how to handle explosives – in order to prevail.

Be prepared and properly equipped

Hunt wildlife, pick fruits and vegetables, or raid enemy camps for food to sustain Link through his adventures. You can even learn recipes to spice things up! New dishes are more than just improving the taste, though – they can also heal Link and boost his stats.

Link can also wear some pretty stylish outfits, but different clothes can also help shelter him from the elements or deflect enemy fire. You can find all kinds of clothes for Link, from snow gear to armour, but be careful – if you wear metal during a storm, you may be in for a shock!

You can tap into adventure with amiibo


You can add to your adventure with amiibo (sold separately). Some amiibo let you receive random items in-game once a day whereas tapping the Wolf Link amiibo will summon that character to join you as an ally on your adventures

Expansion Pass


You can extend your unforgettable adventure with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass. The Expansion Pass grants access to two DLC packs and three new Treasure Chests.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass

Digital bundle available in Nintendo eShop!

If you don't already own the game, you can purchase a digital bundle which includes the base game and the Expansion Pass.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild + Expansion Pass

The Expansion Pass includes:

DLC Pack 1: The Master Trials

Trial of the Sword

Starting with no equipment, fight through 45 rooms of enemies. Your reward: powering up the Master Sword.

Hero's Path Mode

See the path you've travelled. About 200 hours of gameplay can be tracked.

Master Mode

Make all monsters stronger and give them regenerating health. You'll also encounter powerful new enemies, and even enemies and treasure chests up in the air.

Travel medallion

Register your location as a travel gate on the map.

Eight hidden items for you to find

The following items, which pay tribute to The Legend of Zelda series, can now be found scattered across Hyrule: Majora's Mask, Midna's Helmet, Tingle's Hood, Tingle's Shirt, Tingle's Tights, Phantom Helmet, Phantom Armor and Phantom Greaves.

Korok Mask

Found in a chest. If equipped, it will shake to inform you when a Korok is nearby.

DLC Pack 2: The Champions' Ballad

The Champions' Ballad

Following the guidance of an unseen voice, Link encounters a new test: the Divine Beast Tamer's Trial. Take hold of the One-Hit Obliterator to clear out monster encampments, discover new shrines, conquer a huge dungeon and more. Overcoming all these obstacles will earn you the power to call upon the Master Cycle Zero.

Additionally, help the travelling bard Kass complete an unfinished song left behind by his mentor. Better still, Kass is also inspired to write some verses of his own, revealing scenes from the Champions' and Princess Zelda's past that even Link never knew of. And what exactly could Kass's mentor's song be...?

Note: To play The Champions' Ballad content, you must first complete the four main challenges to free the four Divine Beasts.

Nine hidden items for you to find

The following items, which pay tribute to The Legend of Zelda series, can now be found scattered across Hyrule: Island Lobster Shirt, Ravio's Hood, Zant's Helmet, Phantom Ganon Skull, Phantom Ganon Armor and Phantom Ganon Greaves. You can also find the Royal Guard Cap, Royal Guard Uniform and Royal Guard Boots, which were once worn by Hyrule's royal guards.

Ancient Horse Gear

The Ancient Bridle, which increases the spurs available when riding the equipped horse, and the Ancient Saddle, which lets you summon the equipped horse wherever it is, are hidden in treasure chests somewhere in Hyrule, waiting to be found.


Expansion Pass Bonus

Three new Treasure Chests found in the Great Plateau.

Three ways to purchase

You can purchase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass in three ways:

  • From the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild page on Nintendo eShop.
  • Via this website.
  • As an Expansion Pass download card at select retailers.

Please note: content packs cannot be purchased individually. You must own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch to access downloadable content. Broadband internet connection required. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies.


The making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Concept Art



New Zealand

Game and DLC Bundles

DLC Packs

Game specifications
Release date
Action, Adventure
No. of players
1 player
Game file size
Supported languages
Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Supported play modes
TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.

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