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?
Not that this should come as a surprise to absolutely anyone, but Satoru Iwata has said in his recent financial briefing that the most sales of the new StreetPass games were from Japan, with literally 75% of the sales coming from there.
As well as downloadable content. So if you don’t feel like waiting for the title to download or want to keep it seperate from New Super Mario Bros U, you’ll also be able to go into a shop and just buy the game straight up. The retail version also doesn’t require you to own New Super Mario Bros U to play it. Here’s the box art for the game: Another change the game has that was revealed at today’s Nintendo Direct is that of who you can play as in multiplayer mode. You see, to avoid overshadowing Luigi, Mario isn’t in this game in any way whatsoever. Instead, Nabbit (the character who steals items in single player) is playable! Here […]
Earlier today, Amazon added a listing to its website for a game called ‘New Super Luigi U’ for Nintendo 3DS. Now as any Nintendo fan probably knows, such a game never existed, it was just an incorrect term used for the Luigi focused New Super Mario Bros U downloadable content. Above: This is not possible on a 3DS people. But now they’ve sort of fixed it. Voila: New Super Luigi U As you can clearly see, the page now gives the right title and rightfully lists it as a Wii U game. Good job there Amazon, nice to see you fixed it soon after everyone online told you the original listing was wrong! P.S. Although their listing is still pretty […]
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 […]
In an interesting article by Polygon, they discuss someone who wrote in to Super Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai complaining about the online multiplayer in Super Smash Bros Brawl. He said that “The other day, I had my first run at Smash Bros. Brawl online play. What I found was that nobody ever went on the attack; it was like everyone was taking the approach of waiting for the other guy to take the offensive. There were no items, either. I wanted to shout at them ‘This isn’t how you do Smash Bros.’!” and finished by asking Sakurai what he thought of this style of battling in the game. Or in other words, what Sakurai thought of the ‘no items, final destination’ style […]
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 […]