Earlier this week Nintendo introduced what could be considered as SpotPass for Nintendo Switch. As part of the update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild there were posts in the 'News' tab for the game that promised tips and free items to come; the first of these is now live.

You simply access the News tab and, if you're not already doing so, make sure you 'follow' the Breath of the Wild page. The news articles pop up in your feed and now there's one explaining how you can befriend dogs in the game. You open it up, scroll down and hit 'Start Software', at which point the game will boot up as normal. When you load your save a piece of raw meat and two apples will fall from the sky and land at Link's feet, and this also applies to Master Mode. You humble scribe was a bit unlucky, though, as the apples rolled off down a hill after landing.

So, yeah, try and stand on a flat area when you quit the game...

The good thing is you can do this as many times as you want, so there's nothing stopping you claiming the gifts multiple times.

Not thrilling first freebies, admittedly, but it's a nice idea that could certainly be used in cool ways in the future.