Thursday, September 14, 2017

Breath of the Wild: Limited Edition Switch?

We all know Nintendo and they love their special bundles, Limited Editions, Special Editions, Premium Packs, you name it. Incentives for the fans to buy (even more). In the last six years alone, we had a total of five Zelda themed hardware editions: the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Nintendo 3DS, the The Wind Waker HD Premium Pack for the Wii U, the A Link Between Worlds Limited Edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL, as well the Majora's Mask Edition and the Hyrule Edition of the New Nintendo 3DS XL...

No one should be surprised, if they did the same for the Nintendo Switch at some point. And this point might be sooner than later, because Nintendo probably wouldn't to wait a couple of years, until the next Zelda game is ready to sell. Breath of the Wild is still the biggest attraction of the system and it could be possible that Nintendo announces a bundle for Christmas this year. It would be similar to the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Nintendo 3DS that came bundled with Ocarina of Time 3D later in 2011, even though the game already got released in June.

And it wouldn't even be the first Limited Edition of the Nintendo Switch, because in Japan a Monster Hunter XX Edition already exists:

As you can see, it's essentially the grey Nintendo Switch with some decors on both the docking station and the back of the screen. But the Premium Pack of the Wii U that came with the Wind Waker HD wasn't all that special either, it was just a black Wii U with some gold decorations on the GamePad. And I certainly didn't regret that purchase.

Now, Super Mario Odyssey will also get a bundle with two red Joycons (and a carrying case):

For a potential Breath of the Wild Limited Edtion they could do a mix of both, put decors on the system and the docking station and offer golden Joycons. Ideally the whole system would look fancy in the style of the Sheikah Slate, but that shouldn't be expected from Nintendo at this point. They most likely will just redecorate what they are already producing.

If such a bundle is happening, it makes sense that it gets released some time after the 2nd DLC, the Champions' Ballad, and has both the game and the DLC already pre-installed. And it certainly would attract fans like me, who haven't bought a Nintendo Switch yet.

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