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Nintendo Confirms Mario Golf: World Tour DLC, Pricing and Release Schedule

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Update:

Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed its own pricing details, including an introductory offer for the season pass:

Mushroom Pack — 2nd May (€5.99 / £5.39)

  • Includes two new 18-hole courses and Toadette as a playable character.

Flower Pack — "later in May" (€5.99 / £5.39)

  • Includes two new 18-hole courses and Nabbit as a playable character.

Star Pack — June (€5.99 / £5.39)

  • Includes two new 18-hole courses and Rosalina as a playable character.

Season Pass — From 2nd May (€11.99 / £10.79 until 31st May, then €14.99 / £13.49)

  • Includes all three packs as they're released
  • Gold Mario playable character, with a special Golden Flower shot that awards coins for every yard of a shot.

Original Article:

Mario Golf: World Tour swings into action next week, and early listing errors revealed DLC for the title. Now that the dust has settled Nintendo has come out and confirmed details of the DLC offerings, including a pass to get all content at a discounted rate.

After setting the scene in a press release by highlighting 10 courses included with the game and 126 holes, the following details were given for North America — we are currently confirming European prices and will update the article once they're available.

Mushroom Pack — 2nd May ($5.99)

  • Includes two new 18-hole courses and Toadette as a playable character.

Flower Pack — "later in May" ($5.99)

  • Includes two new 18-hole courses and Nabbit as a playable character.

Star Pack — June ($5.99)

  • Includes two new 18-hole courses and Rosalina as a playable character.

Season Pass — From 2nd May ($14.99)

  • Includes all three packs as they're released
  • Gold Mario playable character, with a special Golden Flower shot that awards coins for every yard of a shot.

Gold Mario will also be given to those that buy all three packs separately, available to those players once the Star Pack has arrived in June. Trial Tournaments will also be offered to give interested players a chance to try the DLC courses for free — all of the DLC combined will add six courses (108 holes) and four characters. Nintendo of America's Scott Moffitt has said the following about the DLC.

We’re letting fans expand their experience with Mario Golf: World Tour. Some players might be content hitting the links on the numerous courses already included with the game, while others will appreciate the option of being able to add to their fairway fun with new courses and characters.

Are you excited about Mario Golf: World Tour and tempted by the DLC, particularly the 'Season Pass'? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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DestinyMan

#1

DestinyMan said:

Wow, that's a huge amount of DLC. And I'm happy that Rosalina will be playable! I didn't think she would be after seeing the full default roster.

AJWolfTill

#6

AJWolfTill said:

Seems pretty reasonable to me! Despite not being a fan of the Mario Sports spin-offs, or golf games, this demo was actually really fun to play and there seems to be A LOT going for this game.

Jazzer94

#7

Jazzer94 said:

Honestly seems a bit steep probably going to be £10-12 I don't like characters being only accessed through dlc.

Dark-Luigi

#9

Dark-Luigi said:

Yup. Definetly going to be my most played 3DS game.

But that price, yeah no. Jeez nintendo is so stingy these days...

ThomasBW84Admin

#11

ThomasBW84 said:

@Gerbwmu - I don't want to break embargo, but I will say that it's not too big (minus DLC), comparable to other first-party games that aren't full of cutscenes. In fact, it's smaller than a lot of other retail games on my system.

Bizzyb

#12

Bizzyb said:

Day One DLC...wow, never thought I'd see the day Nintendo did it...and a season pass to boot? I wonder what this means for Mario Kart or Smash...

LunaticPandora

#13

LunaticPandora said:

@Bizzyb MK8 isn't getting DLC. If it were it would've been all over the internet by now, and I think the fact that Mario Golf, a much less noteworthy game than Kart, is getting tons of DLC news and MK8 has none speaks volumes.

DarkCoolEdge

#14

DarkCoolEdge said:

Noooooo!!! Nintendo selling extra characters as dlc. Good job jerkfaces. Keep buying stupid and pricey dlcs.

Profanity is not necessary here -Lz
I didn't know jac***s is that bad. Sorry.

bizcuthammer

#15

bizcuthammer said:

I don't care so much about the new characters, and the pricing is a bit much imo. If i still feel like i need more Mario Golf after i've seen everything the regular version has to offer, i'll consider downloading these. Til then, i'm sure the initial game courses and modes will be enough.

AyeHaley

#16

AyeHaley said:

Its a shame those characters aren't included in the main game...I mean, what you get for that price is pretty solid but it has a whiff of bad DLC practices about it...

Isn't it better to wait a little bit after release of the main game? People need time to play the included courses anyway and it seems less sketchy.

Anyone know how many courses and characters are included?
I'm sure gold Mario would've been included with the game if DLC didn't exist, like being a special unlockable treat. And Rosalina and Toadette would've definitely been included in the main roster.

Pichubby

#17

Pichubby said:

Well, the promise of DLC really made me want this game, and Nabbit would be a pretty cool character...

Beetlejuice

#18

Beetlejuice said:

I'm glad they are releasing the DLC within a month or so of the games release so those of us who would want it sooner can get it, instead of just sitting on it until Sept-Nov just to artificially delay it.

Porky

#21

Porky said:

The question is, are we buying content already in-game to unlock?

whodatninja

#24

whodatninja said:

Even the inclusion of Rosalina cannot persuade me to buy this game! Little could as i really dont care about golf. (Which makes me being here completely pointless lol)

Graeme

#26

Graeme said:

after playing the demo I am looking forward to this game even more and to pay what £12 for 6 new courses seems decent to me

To confirm though, how many courses are there on the cart?

Prof_Clayton

#28

Prof_Clayton said:

Why do you all complain about DLC? I mean, come on, its either a $40 game with what they can fit in and then extra DLC for those who want more, or a $55 game you'd all complain is too expensive. You can't complain that Nintendo is approaching this in the best way possible.

Grumblevolcano

#29

Grumblevolcano said:

@LunaticPandora Not necessarily, there's still a fair amount of on disc tracks which haven't been revealed. Not even the major DLC relient franchises like CoD reveal DLC before the on disc content is known.

sinalefa

#30

sinalefa said:

So only Europe is getting the early "birdie" discount? I know they are paying more than US already because of exchange rates.

But I feel the prices and the content are very reasonable. If I like the demo I will get the season pass.

KeithTheGeek

#31

KeithTheGeek said:

This really rubs me the wrong way. I don't like day 1 DLC when other companies do it, and I don't like it when Nintendo does it. As far as the argument that the game would cost extra if this stuff was packed in with the game... that's just silly. Stuff like this used to be there to begin with.

I'm not opposed to the idea of DLC, but this could be setting some bad precedents.

Beetlejuice

#32

Beetlejuice said:

@KeithTheGeek

"Stuff like this used to be there to begin with"

Can you please point me to the Mario Golf game before this one that included 234 golf holes? Thanks!

zool

#34

zool said:

I hope Nintendo Life gives a review for the game without the add on stuff. And a separate review for the additional courses.

I'm not sure I want this game but if I did buy it I would buy a hard copy and trade it in when I finished the game, so the add-on stuff is a waste of money. I would rather invest it in a new game.

lividd3ad

#35

lividd3ad said:

If I only I weren't so broke right now. I'm super interested in this game, and the ability to play as Nabbit looks great.

As someone who despises golf, the demo really changed my opinion on the game. If nothing else, it's proof that Nintendo needs to release more demos.

mikeyman64

#36

mikeyman64 said:

I normally, like many of you, can't stand DLC holes, but all I can say is at least this game comes with 10 courses off the bat. That's more than plenty for a full game, based on previous releases, which is more than I can say for most DLC-heavy games.

The added characters are really pointless too because, come on, but who here is really going to use anyone but Yoshi or Bowser? :P

BertoFlyingFox

#37

BertoFlyingFox said:

The SeasonPass is at a good price for me considering the content. I'm looking forward to the NA demo this Thursday.

MysticX

#38

MysticX said:

Hm... 10 courses in the game and 6 DLC-courses for (If you're fast) 2 euros each, with 4 extra playable characters if you get all DLC? i'm in :D

WiiULoveSquid

#39

WiiULoveSquid said:

Iwata on DLC:

"And one thing Nintendo has determined as a company policy, what we are not going to do is create a full game and then say, ‘let's hold this back for DLC.' That's not our plan. We're definitely not doing that. It's an extreme example, but I think there are examples of games where you get that initial purchase — the very core part of the game — and everything else around it is all DLC. However, if you do that I believe customers will have no motivation to go out and buy the retail package to begin with."

daveh30

#40

daveh30 said:

only thing i would have liked to have seen is the DLC spread out a little more. Maybe the Gold Mario available day 1 with purchaseof the season pass, then the 3 course packs released June, July, August. or even 2 months apart. I feel like that should be the whole point of DLC, to extend interest in the game over a longer period. Day 1 DLC always felt like a cash grab to me. Other than that, it looks like they're offering a good value, hopefully the game is as good as the GC ario Golf was! wasted A LOT of hours on that one

Doma

#42

Doma said:

Lol... I was berated by some angry fanboy before, for suggesting this would happen.

Devalued confirmed. No buy.

@WiiULoveGBA It's called PR. Do you honestly think any company ever have said the opposite?

arkady77

#44

arkady77 said:

Hate golf. love Mario Golf. particularly on GC.
DLC is well priced. there are plenty of courses in the base game.

Goginho

#45

Goginho said:

I'm not getting the game, as I'm no golf fan (although the demo was pretty enjoyable), but is this a sign of things to come? I mean, what if this becomes a habit of Nintendo? Are we going to get a lot more DLC for future games? I don't know how I feel about that :/

I always like more content, no doubt about that, especially in games I play to the bone where the replayability starts to run low. Take MK7 and Super Mario 3D Land, which are awesome games that I often come back to, but I can't help to wish for some extra courses / stages / tracks or challenges to tackle and play through. I have some fav courses in Super Mario 3D Land that I keep coming back to every once in a while, even occasioanlly play the full game again, and MK7 is generally very fun, although quite bare bones compared to other MK installations, so it could have been beefed up a bit with some more options, such as item selection, number of tracks...etc..

All in all, I find it okay, as long as it's not something that's left out, only to be put up soon after for a hefty price. I find New Super Mario Bros. did this very well by giving us extra, completely optional stages to go through. This right here, however, seems a bit too close around the release date of the 'full' game, so it makes me question whether or not they intentionally left some content out for it to come out seperately. NSMB2 wasn't the case, as its DLC came out months after, so they continued developement well after the release of the full game, and that's the kind of DLC I can appreciate and would gladly pay for.

I would have liked to enjoy getting some extra tracks for MK7 or some extra stages in SM3DL though, but oh well.

unrandomsam

#46

unrandomsam said:

@KennyPowers Competition is e.g The Golf Club (Infinite amount of holes) more interesting way to play. RRP of £26.99. So it costs double and is a worse game.

DragonbornRito

#49

DragonbornRito said:

God forbid some people wait to buy the DLC after day one! XD

Seriously, the option is there for whenever you feel like adding to the game, and if you don't want it, there's a ton of content already.

arkady77

#52

arkady77 said:

the golf club may have infinite holes, but they are procedurally generated. which is tech speak for thoughtless garbage. golf courses are like race tracks. it is better to have a few well designed courses than tonnes of near random ones. also how do you figure out par or par times on a procedurally generated course? how do you improve?

unrandomsam

#54

unrandomsam said:

@arkady77 Not all of them are procedurally generated and they don't have to be. It is the best golf game period even in its unfinished state.

divinelite

#55

divinelite said:

Finally Nintendo succumb to day one dlc model...
Well at least golf is not my forte

If smash use this kind of dlc I will hate nintendo for life...

Doma

#57

Doma said:

@WiiULoveGBA Also with that particular quote - "And one thing Nintendo has determined as a company policy, what we are not going to do is create a full game and then say, ‘let's hold this back for DLC.' That's not our plan.”

The game itself was held back for a year, in-order to implement some cash grab DLC for it. So actually, it's the perfect example.

rjejr

#58

rjejr said:

I really never thought I would see the day where Nintendo would offer enough DLC for a game that they would have a "season pass". Is Nintendo using that phrase or has another company already trademarked it?

arkady77

#59

arkady77 said:

why is this on 3ds? surely a WiiU version would be better. of course it couldnt sell as many copies.

Doma said:
@WiiULoveGBA Also with that particular quote - "And one thing Nintendo has determined as a company policy, what we are not going to do is create a full game and then say, ‘let's hold this back for DLC.' That's not our plan.”
The game itself was held back for a year, in-order implement some cash grab DLC for it. So actually, it's the perfect example.

How do you know that?

MouldyK

#60

MouldyK said:

@Doma. I think they delayed it for a year to give the 3DS more 2014 releases. And Camalot decided to make more courses during this time.

Can't complain with basically twice as many courses for 50% more money.

SavoirFaire

#62

SavoirFaire said:

If this was a 39.99 release with the same amount of day 1 dlc, I could maybe see why people would complain. It's 29.99 here in the US. Most of my non-Nintendo gaming is blizzard PC games, so I guess I don't get the outrage that is associated with dlc.

Beetlejuice

#65

Beetlejuice said:

@Doma

Iwata was referring to "holding back" content from the main game and releasing it as DLC, not delaying the release of the initial game...

I'm the first guy to criticize Nintendo when it comes to bad decisions (overpriced VC releases) but this one is perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned.

The game still has just as many playable characters and courses (if not more) than any other game in the series, and at least in North America, it is launching at a price that is cheaper than many other first party 3DS releases.

So already you are getting more for less.

Then give the hardcore Mario Golf fans the option to almost double the amount of playable holes for only another $15? That's a great deal.

rjejr

#66

rjejr said:

@MouldyK - "I think they delayed it for a year to give the 3DS more 2014 releases."

And then they release it on EXACTLY THE SAME DAY AS KIRBY TRIPLE DELUXE. (sorry for the all caps, just making a point)

3DS is also getting Disney Magic Kingdom and Tomodachi Life and it just got Yumi's Odd Oddyessy / Sayonara Umihara Kawase on eShop (but its still a $30 game) and Yoshi just came out. Compared to Wii U 3DS is literally overflowing w/ games.

Lance168

#67

Lance168 said:

Seriously Camelot? Rosalina=DLC?!?!? She's like a standard character in Mario Kart now!?!? I guess it official...
Mario Sports games=Nintendo's COD style cash cow...

KingEidilleg

#68

KingEidilleg said:

Toadette? Toadette! Finally we see her again, even if it is as DLC. Will probably go for the season pass.

MrPanic

#71

MrPanic said:

I was ready from the very first announcement of this game to drop 45€ on this game so hearing it's 35€ with a 12€ dlc deal that pretty much has as much content as a full separate golf game sounds amazing to me. Let me expand on why I support this dlc offering.

  • The base game is a complete package. We already know that the main game features four 18-hole courses and six 9 hole courses, basically seven 18-hole courses, the same number of courses toadstool tour had and more than most arcade golf games (usually six in my experience). I feel like the argument of this being cut content or not is irrelevant because it already well delivers on content.
  • Cheaper base package. This game is clearly meant as a full price game, but since golf is a pretty particular sport a cheaper base price will attract more people to buy it while the fans can spent their leftover money on extra content that expand the game far beyond how big the game would've normally been in the first place. Bigger player base + more content for basically saved money seems like a win-win to me.
  • It's a ton of content. Render me surprised as to how much content this dlc is offering. Being able to score 6 extra 18-hole courses for 15 bucks? That's like a whole extra full golf game right there.

So yeah, this seems like a dlc outing in the best form yet. Offering a full game for a discounted price with the option to use that saved money on a amazing amount of extra content. The only reason you could complain about this is if you not familiar with golf games and just like to hate on dlc in general, because this deal is just amazing and I'm very glad Nintendo is doing it right. I guess there could be something said about some being day-1 dlc and having dlc characters while the base roster is being small, but those are minor complaints when dlc offers this much imo.

WiiULoveSquid

#72

WiiULoveSquid said:

Looking forward to this game! If it's good I'll buy all the "Nintendo cash-grabbing" DLC packs to last me for another 10 YEARS BEFORE THE NEXT GAME LOL!

rjejr

#73

rjejr said:

@WiiULoveGBA - Nice Iwata DLC comment. But don't forget this one:

"As with games that are free-to-play, or “free-to-start” as we like to call it,"

Somebody tell Iwata "free-to-start" w/ micro-payments is still better than $35 w/ another $15 to get the whole game a month later. Day 1 DLC is just wrong, plain and simple. I'm ok w/ a free pre-order bonus, which is probably what gold Mario should have been, it's just a skin, how hard is that?

HyperSonicEXE

#74

HyperSonicEXE said:

I'm absolutely crushed.

Let it flop. Day One DLC is inexcusable, especially when they have a corporate sponsor.

Also? I do not buy nor appreciate the "It's another full game" argument. That compares this game to a past entry, not contemporary golf games that it's competing with, and the amount of content is expanded every console generation as technology improves, employees gain skill, and revenue increases. Plus, we're paying $40 instead of $30 already. That's no argument.

arkady77

#75

arkady77 said:

MrPanic;

well put. and very nice formatting.
as far as so called free2start or free2play is concerned, those games are never complete or finishable in their free state. the idea is to get cheapskates addicted so they feel compelled to pay even more than retail

alex167

#77

alex167 said:

This game is one of the more expensives games so far, if someone wants all characters and courses the game wil be 45$ (with season pass).

Nintenjoe64

#78

Nintenjoe64 said:

@WiiULoveGBA I am pretty sure there's a quote with Iwata saying the opposite of everything that Nintendo have gone on to do, especially in the last 2 years.

I'm not too bothered either way about this, I will not complain if MK8 has additional tracks ready on day one if the price is fair and the tracks are the ones I want...... but it would be nice for Nintendo to do what they did for Smash fans with Brawl and actually make a game with lots of content on day one.

WiiULoveSquid

#79

WiiULoveSquid said:

Day one DLC isn't wrong. It's an option. I don't care about how in 2004 you bought Mario Golf for GBA for $39.99 and it came with 6 courses and no DLC and that's your definition of good business and a good game.

Beetlejuice

#81

Beetlejuice said:

@alex167

I hope you were complaining when Toadstool Tour was released ten years ago for $59.99 and had half the content and courses as this game!

Pokefanmum82

#82

Pokefanmum82 said:

what part of not having to buy the DLC to enjoy the game is everyone missing? no one is forcing you to buy the DLC....i, for one, have no problem with it. buy it or don't buy it but stop complaining about DLC when every other company is doing it. $15 is not that expensive for 108 holes and 3 playable characters. that's like 0.13 cents per character/hole. get over it already.

DestinyMan

#83

DestinyMan said:

What's with people thinking Nintendo's entering some sort of dark age of DLC? This seems like a fair offer to me. The main game itself is still robust and not bare-bones, and $15 doesn't sound much when you think about 108 holes of golf and four playable characters in total. 108 is a big number in that context.

arkady77

#84

arkady77 said:

@Pokefanmum82

there is no room for mathematics and logic in the battle of unreasonable expectations. I want to whinge dammit! oh bugger it I'm tired, i'm off to bed. Ninty! Where is my cocoa!

alex167

#85

alex167 said:

@Pokefanmum82 If 15$ is not that expensive and 0.13 cents per character/hole, why does Nintendo just give away those characters/holes?
@KennyPowers Toadstool Tour was released ten years ago for $49.99 it was for GCN not GBA, and i bought it for 30$.

WaLzgiStaff

#86

WaLzgi said:

@HyperSonicEXE I think it's justified if you are getting $35 worth of content from the game itself. I think most of the arguments against this game are gamers being on their high-horses about spending extra money.

@Angelic_Lapras_King Nintendo, however, shows you all the content you will be getting rather than promising POSSIBLE content later.

@alex167 Like I said in the first point, if the game itself has enough content to justify its price, Nintendo shouldn't have to give away extra content. In this case, they could probably make more money with the DLC. Also, they are a for-profit company, so extra money is good for them.

Yorumi

#87

Yorumi said:

Complaining about day one dlc is barking up the wrong tree. The bad dlc practices are on disc dlc not day one. In game development there comes a point in time when the game must be finalized for extensive bug testing and then must go to the factory for printing and distribution. This is typically months before the release date of the game.

Due to the way production pipelines work it also means even while the game is still in development other members of the team can work on new things that won't make it to the game. For example the art team can make new courses while the program team is building the courses and bug fixing.

Point is because a game is finalized months before release the team can then work on dlc. Since the engine is built a new course can be produced much faster than the game. The end result is dlc can be ready by launch day and not have been withheld from the game or have the company doing any dishonest practices. There's little reason for the team to sit around doing nothing while the game is printing and shipping.

OdnetninAges

#88

OdnetninAges said:

Rosalina, Nabbit, Toadette, and Gold Mario as playable charatcers?!

Well, this game suddenly got shot up higher on my radar.

WaLzgiStaff

#89

WaLzgi said:

@Yorumi: And all of the DLC I got on Nintendo's games have been Extra Data on the SD card, so they are not on-disc ;)

divinelite

#90

divinelite said:

So some people like me complain because nintendo haven't tried this day one dlc style before

... And some apologetic with this... Style. Well each for their own

Yorumi

#91

Yorumi said:

@Unca_Lz yeah we'd have really heard about it if they were doing on disc dlc. That would be a true violation of Iwata's comments since it means the dlc was done before the disc went to print and thus was pulled out of the finished game. I'll be mad if they start doing that. The only slack I'll give nintendo with on disc dlc is the differences in regional releases. So if a game is released in japan, gets non-on disc dlc, and then later when it's released in the west the put the dlc on disc to save a little bandwidth I'm ok with that since it wasn't originally on disc.

Peach64

#92

Peach64 said:

I have no problem with day one DLC, but it's the dumb European prices that I take issue with. How do the justify charging us so much more than the US? Those packs that cost $6 in the US, work out to over $9 each for us the UK. The season pass works out at $23. It's half the cost of the game itself!

WaLzgiStaff

#93

WaLzgi said:

Because a simple conversion isn't enough to compare the two prices?

Peach64

#94

Peach64 said:

@Unca_Lz And for a physical release, that would be totally valid. They'd have to use European printers, European distribution, transport, deal with European retailers etc, so you'd have to pay the European prices rather than translate, but with a digital add on like this? There's no additional costs involved, and no reason for such a staggeringly high inflammation of price. It's not just a little bit out (Standard game price over here is £40, which works out $67, so a small difference), but over a 30% rise in the price.

Bizzyb

#95

Bizzyb said:

@LunaticPandora you do realize that DLC can be (and often is) announced AFTER a product ships. So its not like just bc Nintendo hasn't yet announced DLC for MK8 it means there won't be any

LunaticPandora

#97

LunaticPandora said:

@Bizzyb Really? Because as far as I remember, every Nintendo game that got DLC had it announced AHEAD of launch, and was then detailed close to the launch, like this article. So unless an article shows up in the next few weeks before launch detailing DLC, assume it isn't getting any.

Dark-Link73

#98

Dark-Link73 said:

While I'm a bit sad that Nintendo has finally succumbed to the day-one DLC business model, I have to admit that this is the reality of our gaming generation. The good thing is that Nintendo is providing a full fledged retail game and the DLC will be extensive as well but not big enough that would overshadow the retail released content.

Anguspuss

#99

Anguspuss said:

OMG Nintendo DLC & Season pass. Did I fall into a coma & wake up in 2024.

The early deal has sealed it for me. Pay day then Mario Golf.
I just wish they tied your downloaded games to your account. Only have one cart MH3 only bought it on cart to fill the slot.

Alpha2797

#100

Alpha2797 said:

I'm super excited for the game and the DLC. Its actually worth the price for two more courses and a character! :D

SDDMN

#102

SDDMN said:

Dang, I gotta wait for June to get the DLC I'm most interested in. Anyone want to take bets on whether Rosalina will have a sports outfit, or her usual dress?

HyperSonicEXE

#103

HyperSonicEXE said:

Okay, okay, just learned they dropped the base price to $30.

This isn't that bad, then. I mean, they're still squeezing $5, but this is better than $40 base + $15 DLC.

And if you grabbed those Best Buy prepaid cards, you'll save yourself that $5 if you don't mind digital.

DiscoDriver43

#104

DiscoDriver43 said:

ok, i don't like this Day One DLC thing. You lost a sale in me, Nintendo. I'll be sure to buy this game used on Amazon months from now.

and anyone who said this is ok, i'm willing to bet that if it was anyone else besides Nintendo doing this like say Capcom and Ea, You'd probably call for the Ceos' head.

Gerbwmu

#105

Gerbwmu said:

Seems as the the game is a full Mario golf game without the DLC. So they are giving options for those who want more? I would like to get the game and DLC and I'm not bothered by paying $56 for something I will play for hours on end.

Webby-sama

#106

Webby-sama said:

I am so hype. Rosalina was all I was missing and now my golf life is complete.

This summer is golf all day, Mario golf all night.

ChrisD

#107

ChrisD said:

I'm mostly fine with this because the MSRP for the game is cheaper than average... It is still cheaper, right? That wasn't just a preorder sale?

MuchoMochi

#110

MuchoMochi said:

I don't understand why people are complaining about the DLC before they even play the game, for all we know it may already be a complete package and not even necessary except for people who are really into the game. The game is being sold 10 dollars cheaper than a typical 3DS game (Amazon Price) so I don't see the problem yet

Webby-sama

#111

Webby-sama said:

@MuchoMochi As I said somewhere else-

There's always so much to complain about, no matter the situation. This game could be 20 bucks, come with all that evil DLC already as part of the game, offer free DLC every two weeks for a full year, and people will complain about how Nintendo is hurting their bandwidth cap and how it's Nintendo's fault they don't have a bigger memory card to hold all these downloads.

turnmebackwards

#112

turnmebackwards said:

NinCONdo wow what a rip off for a game that already costs £30.00 & has limited appeal they has gone down the road of DLC :| I hope they don't start doing this for Wii U games. I miss the days of unlocking things rather then having to pay for the extra content.

AkDeath

#114

AkDeath said:

I hate this, just charge full price for the game and put all the content in it.

Beetlejuice

#116

Beetlejuice said:

"Why doesn't my pizza come with 15 toppings?!! They already have all the ingredients in the back! They should put them all on for free and not charge me extra!"

daveh30

#117

daveh30 said:

I`m totally okay with this type of DLC. It`s the nickel and dime BS that gets me. An add-on shirt for 99 cents, a golf club for $1.50 ... there should be some sort of code of practices against that crap.

As far as Day 1 DLC, I'm not against it, but it just seems like a wasted opportunity. The people who are gonna buy a game, play through it as fast as they can, and trade it in the next day are gonna do that regardless of how mush day one content there is. Just seems like you'd want to hold back the DLC for a bit, give those people a reason to hang on to the game and keep used copies off the shelf longer... I suppose that applies more to a story driven type game than a sports game, but still.

Doma

#118

Doma said:

@KennyPowers I know what he was referring to, but it doesn't matter. The example still matches his quote.

Meh, call me whenever Nintendo decide to stop being morons and provide us with proper accounts. Their download platform can't be taken seriously until then.

Enjoy your milking, fanboys!

Yorumi

#119

Yorumi said:

@Doma I do find a tad bit of irony in the fact that with nnid and club nintendo there's at least a decent chance of getting things back when they're lost, or stolen if their digital. With physical games there's no chance if they break, get lost, get stolen etc that you'll get them back.

I'm not saying their current setup is ideal or that they shouldn't make a proper account system. It just seems like those who rage so much against the eshop havn't put a whole lot of thought into it.

Doma

#123

Doma said:

@Yorumi There's nothing ironic about the inferiority of Nintendo's set-up compared to how their competition has been doing it for many years.

I don't bother comparing physical to download games. I'll always prefer the latter where the option is a viable alternative. However, when they're overpriced (their games cost more than they do physically, here in the UK) and hardware locked on Nintendo systems, it squanders any advantage they may have over physical copies. The eShop is a very poor excuse of a download store.

HandheldGuru97

#125

HandheldGuru97 said:

This actually seems like a good deal, hopefully its not on cart DLC that would be a wee bit annoying, but I may not the season pass...but the real question is, Tomodachi or this!!??!?!??!?!!??!?!??!?!?!?!??!??!?!?!??!?!?!?

JaxonH

#126

JaxonH said:

Season pass for me. I like getting every ounce of content on the menu. Anything less would be uncivilized (kudos if you get that reference)

midnafanboy

#127

midnafanboy said:

Hmm i dont like the day 1 DLC but im still thinking about buying it though after kirby triple deluxe.

Senario

#129

Senario said:

@WiiULoveGBA Well...considering the game is 30 USD (not sure how much it is in the UK) I would say that it is fair if you want more content.

Games are finished long before release day so they can go into production and so on. That and I feel like you are getting quite a lot out of this DLC. Nintendo seems to like to pair low prices with loads of content for DLC so it is ok. The fact that it is 108 holes plus characters for 15 makes it seem pretty fair. Other games are nowhere near as cheap.

A game I've been playing lately, Blazblue Chronophantasma: 1 DLC character (only one you can't unlock in game) is 8 USD. If you want new voice data for announcer since it is a fighting game there are a lot of small packs. Or you could buy all character voices for about 50 USD. Then colors are charged as well. Honestly, this isn't that bad. I do enjoy how Nintendo does DLC even if I don't buy every DLC. Cheap+lots of content.

unrandomsam

#130

unrandomsam said:

@Senario That would have been totally fair. Thing is the UK price works out with the DLC at the equivalent of $75 (Including VAT) or $60 excluding VAT. That is with the introductory price so add another $5 after that.

There again I am going to get Sayonara UmiharaKawase (Yumi's Odd Odyssey) at full price. (Lots of people seem to be waiting for a price drop when it is cheaper than Mario Golf).

I know why they are doing this though (Mario Sports games tank in price much faster than other ones).

MrPerson0

#132

MrPerson0 said:

@KennyPowers

lol, Toadstool Tour overall looks much cleaner than World Tour in terms of graphics, and I'm sure that it was only $49.99 USD, not $59.99. That game was definitely worth it back in the day due to its amount of replayability.

SkywardLink98

#134

SkywardLink98 said:

Normally I'm all for DLC, but I'm totally against it when it's day one. On the bright side, it's not full priced, unless you but the DLC, which would make it $45.

slidecage

#135

slidecage said:

I was going to get it BUT hated the demo..

hell i can get HOT SHOTS GOLF For the vita for 8 and its almost the same freaking game

Yhdekskymmenen

#136

Yhdekskymmenen said:

Seriously, what the heck is wrong with you people saying "wow Nintendo game with first day DLC and Season Pass"? This game's not made by Nintendo, it's made by Camelot!

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