Nintendo has experimented with DLC on relatively few occasions, and it doesn’t look like its approach to modern-day gaming will be changing pace anytime soon. In mostly unsurprising news, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma has revealed DLC for the upcoming Wii U title is unlikely to happen.
Speaking with French website Gamekult, Koizumi explained there were currently no plans to release DLC content for the hotly anticipated Wii U title. He concluded by saying Mario games would return to an open-world style approach if there was enough demand for it.
This news follows Shigeru Miyamoto’s recent comments to Kotaku about the possibility of online multiplayer in Super Mario 3D World:
"While online play is certainly technically possible for us, it simply wasn’t the focus for us this time around… what we really wanted to do was to create something that people could experience fully while playing comfortably with others who were nearby them, and this is something we decided would be best for Pikmin and the best case for Mario here as well.”
It seems, at least for now, that the main entries in the Mario series will remain largely traditional. How do you feel about this? Do you think exercising some restraint in this day and age is a positive when it comes to online and DLC offerings, or do you think it’s been mostly a negative impact on the Big N in recent times? Share your thoughts below.