When it comes to implementing DLC in their games, you have to admit Nintendo is one of the better companies in the market. After all, we get actual ‘add on’ content like New Super Luigi U and extra characters/campaigns for titles like Pikmin 3 and Fire Emblem Awakening for goodness sake. But there’s one thing that’s been bugging me for a while now. Namely, when the heck are we getting more DLC for well… more interesting titles?
In a part of the Nintendo Direct that many people may not have noticed (because only Nintendo of America covered this in their presentation at all), there’s talk of ‘exclusive content for Mario Kart 7 and Mario 3D Land’ coming soon to the 3DS. Yes, DLC/content for games that’s been out nearly two years.
Before we begin, let me reiterate one thing; Nintendo are not planning on adding downloadable content to Luigi’s Mansion 2, at least not as far as I know. But assuming they would now add some now that downloadable content is a proper thing in Nintendo games, here are the things I’d want in some DLC for the game. 1. More Thrill Tower/ScareScraper Variety First things first, the ScareScraper/Thrill Tower is absolutely fantastic as is. I love all the options you can choose from, the random designs are pretty neat, the music is great… hell, the cool bosses you can encounter only here are fantastic. But there are a few things I wish were added in this mode. For a start, […]
Really though, did anyone honestly expect them to update this version of the game? For one thing, it came out prior to any 3DS game getting DLC in the first place, so it might not even have the proper game structure to make downloadable content possible. The new content utilises features and hardware not possible on the 3DS. Not to mention the rather obvious minor fact that: They don’t want to make it cheap for anyone to get the new content. They want people to pay out fifty dollars or so for the remake, not just spend a tiny amount of cash on some DLC packs or whatever. Besides, when did the idea of a remake or sequel become seen […]
It’s not quite a new game, but darn it might as well be given how much new content’s being crammed into what Nintendo calls ‘add on content’. New Super Luigi U is downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros U that not only makes Luigi the main character in the game, but also adds over EIGHTY new levels by redoing every single stage in the game. So in other words, it’s like getting an all new 2D Mario platformer at the end of 2013. Here’s the announcement for the game: And here are some screenshots of it showing the new changes and levels: There’s an all new select screen where you can start files in Luigi mode. This lets you […]
Yes, seems like this is the latest 3DS game to get downloadable content, this time in the form of extra dungeons you purchase with more floors and puzzles and what not. And just like a few other games, the first downloadable dungeon is entirely free, at least until April 30th 2013. Are you excited for the downloadable content in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity? And is the prospect of free DLC enough to make you want to buy the game even faster?
And by impossible, I mean the nearest thing the New Super Mario Bros has to kaizo level impossible, it’s supposedly another super difficult pack of coin rush levels with a five star difficult rating. For one thing, there are absolutely zero coins or power ups in any of the levels, so your coin total is solely dependant on how quickly you reach the flag. And for another thing, levels include stuff like multiple Cheep Chomps in narrow passages, Fire Chomps in narrow firebar lined wall kick passageways and rising acid in what seems to be another layer 2 like level. The Mystery Adventures pack on the other hand has you uncover mysteries and find hidden areas in the levels where […]
Whether you like downloadable content or think it’s a rip off, Nintendo has decided to make it part of all their latest 2D Mario games. New Super Mario Bros 2 has about 10 different packs of coin rush levels available to anyone willing to pay, and it was confirmed a while back that New Super Mario Bros U would be getting this stuff as well. But what should the DLC for New Super Mario Bros U be like? Here’s my thoughts on the matter and what I want to see from it. 1. The downloadable levels actually integrated into the game This is my main annoyance with how New Super Mario Bros 2 did downloadable content, and something I really […]
Two more downloadable Coin Rush level packs have been announced and shown for New Super Mario Bros 2, this time the third challenge pack and an additional one known as the Platform Panic Pack. They’re available to buy in Japan as of right now, and will presumably be available to purchase elsewhere in only a short while. Here’s some screens of both level packs that show off some of the new levels: As you can see from the above screens, the theme of these levels tends to be moving platforms and other similar objects. You’ve got a castle with Snake Blocks in a forest, you’ve got ghost driven platforms acting like the bonecoasters from New Super Mario Bros Wii and […]
Best of all though, at least in Japan for the first month or so, it’s absolutely free! Yeah, I guess Nintendo finally figured exactly how much these packs are really worth. Here’s a video/trailer showing it from the latest Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation: Interestingly, it seems like the stages are basically remakes of classic levels from Super Mario Bros 1 and Super Mario Bros 3, including the first grass, cave and castle levels from the original game (in one continuous stage) and the first and fifth levels from Super Mario Bros 3. Really, I’m glad they’re giving it away free at first, to charge for what’s basically just a remake of part of Super Mario Bros 1 seems almost insulting […]