Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS)

Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS)
Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Camelot
Release Date: 2nd May 2014 (USA) / 2nd May 2014 (UK/EU)

Cost: $14.99 / £13.49 / €14.99 (Season Pass) or $5.99 / £5.39 / €5.99 (individual packs of two courses + one character)

Mario Golf: World Tour's DLC can be bought as a Season Pass (which unlocks Gold Mario as a playable character) or as individual course packs, but the Season Pass seems well worth it. You'll unlock access to the following courses and characters:

  • Toad Highlands
  • Layer-Cake Desert
  • Rock-Candy Mines
  • Koopa Park
  • Sparkling Waters
  • Mario's Star
  • Toadette (character)
  • Nabbit (character)
  • Rosalina (character)
  • Gold Mario (character, Season Pass only)

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: 3rd Oct 2014 (USA) / 3rd Oct 2014 (UK/EU)

There are tons of downloadable characters and stages for Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U. This list is for both games, as most of the content is shared (although you can pay slightly less to get it for just one of the platforms, if you like). Here's the full list:

Characters + Stage ($5.99 / £5.39 each)

  • Bayonetta + Umbra Clock Tower Stage
  • Cloud + Midgar Stage
  • Ryu + Suzaku Castle Stage
Characters ($4.99 / £4.49 each)
  • Mewtwo
  • Lucas
  • Roy
  • Corrin

Stages ($1.99 / £1.79 each, except Super Mario Maker, which is $2.49 / £2.29)

  • Super Mario Maker
  • Pirate Ship (Wii U only)
  • Peach's Castle (64)
  • Hyrule Castle (64)
  • Dream Land (64)

Mii Fighter Costumes ($0.75 / £0.69 each)

  • Bionic Helmet + Bionic Armour
  • Takamaru Wig + Takamaru's Outfit
  • Ashley Wig + Ashley's Outfit
  • Gil's Helmet + Gil's Armour
  • Tails Hat + Tails Outfit
  • Knuckles Hat + Knuckles Outfit
  • Chocobo Hat
  • Geno's Hat + Geno's Outfit
  • Business Suit
  • Toad Hat + Toad Outfit
  • Viridi Wig + Viridi's Outfit
  • Hunter's Helm + Hunter's Mail
  • Rathalos Helm + Rathalos Mail
  • Fox Hat + Fox Outfit
  • Captain Falcon's Helmet + Captain Falcon's Outfit
  • Hoodie
  • Bear Suit Hat + Bear Suit
  • King K. Rool Hat + King K. Rool Outfit
  • Flying Man Hat + Flying Man Outfit
  • Chrom Wig + Chrom's Outfit
  • Black Knight's Helm + Black Knight's Armour
  • Lloyd Wig + Lloyd's Outfit
  • Samus's Helmet + Samus's Armour
  • K.K. Slider Hat + K.K. Slider Outfit
  • Isabelle Hat + Isabelle Outfit
  • Heihachi Wig + Heihachi's Outfit
  • Akira Wig + Akira's Outfit
  • Jacky Wig + Jacky's Outfit
  • Zero's Helmet + Zero's Armour
  • MegaMan.EXE's Helmet + MegaMan.EXE's Armour
  • Inkling Wig + Inkling Outfit
  • Inkling Squid Hat
  • SSB T-Shirt
  • Link's Cap + Link's Outfit
  • Majora's Mask
  • Mega Man X's Helmet + Mega Man X's Armour
  • Proto Man's Helmet + Proto Man's Armour
  • Dunban Wig + Dunban's Outfit
  • Cat Suit Hat + Cat Suit
  • Monkey Suit Hat + Monkey Suit

If you want to save money, you can buy various combinations of characters, outfits, and stages in bundles, for prices ranging from about $5 to $40.

Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)

Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Intelligent Systems
Release Date: 4th Feb 2013 (USA) / 19th Apr 2013 (UK/EU)

FE: Awakening's DLC offers the Xenologues, new story content with the Awakening characters that puts them in different situations where you can get to know them a bit better. You can also unlock new characters, classes, skills, and items exclusive to the DLC.

Here's a full list, courtesy of the Fire Emblem wiki:

Pack Contents


Champions Pack Xenologue: Champions of Yore 1
Xenologue: Champions of Yore 2
Xenologue: Champions of Yore 3
$6.00 / €4.99 / £4.79
Golden Pack Xenologue: The Golden Gaffe
Xenologue: EXPonential Growth
Xenologue: Infinite Regalia
$6.00 / €5.99 / £5.39
Lost Bloodlines Pack Xenologue: Lost Bloodlines 1
Xenologue: Lost Bloodlines 2
Xenologue: Lost Bloodlines 3
$6.00 / €5.99 / £5.39
Smash Pack Xenologue: Smash Brethren 1
Xenologue: Smash Brethren 2
Xenologue: Smash Brethren 3
$6.50 / €5.99 / £5.39
Rogues Pack Xenologue: Rogues & Redeemers 1
Xenologue: Rogues & Redeemers 2
Xenologue: Rogues & Redeemers 3
$6.50 / €5.99 / £5.39
Challenge Pack Xenologue: Death's Embrace
Xenologue: Five-Anna Firefight
Xenologue: Roster Rescue
$6.50 / €5.99 / £5.39
Scramble Pack Xenologue: Harvest Scramble
Xenologue: Summer Scramble
Xenologue: Hot-Spring Scramble
$6.50 / €5.99 / £5.39
Future Past Pack Xenologue: The Future Past 1
Xenologue: The Future Past 2
Xenologue: The Future Past 3
$6.50 / €5.99 / £5.39
- Xenologue: Apotheosis $2.50 / €1.99 / £1.79

Sonic Lost World (Wii U)

Sonic Lost World (Wii U)
Sonic Lost World (Wii U)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: SEGA
Release Date: 29th Oct 2013 (USA) / 18th Oct 2013 (UK/EU)

Cost: Free

The Sonic Lost World DLC puts the blue hedgehog in the worlds of NiGHTS Into Dreams, The Legend of Zelda series, and Yoshi's Island. Sadly, the NiGHTS world is only available in the Deadly Six Bonus Edition (available only as a pre-order bonus) and the PC version of the game, but the other two are still worth checking out. In fact, Sonic running around the open world landscape of Hyrule is the closest we'll get to checking out Sonic Frontiers before it comes out...

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 13th Feb 2015 (USA) / 13th Feb 2015 (UK/EU)

Cost: Free

MH4U has a ton of DLC, all of it free, ranging from new quests and Special Palicoes to guild card backgrounds, profile titles, and armour that references other beloved Nintendo and Nintendo-affiliated titles.

Here are just some of the DLC-exclusive items you can get:

  • The Hero's Armour, Sword, Shield, and Bow (reference to Link from The Legend of Zelda)
  • Purrity Palico Armour and the Sword of Purrity (designed by Tetsuya Nomura)
  • F Chun Palico Armour and Bracelets (reference to Chun Li from Street Fighter)
  • Mega Man Palico Armour and Rushing Hammer (reference to Mega Man)
  • Hunter Master weapon (reference to Taiko no Tatsujin)
  • Varia Suit Armour, Zero Suit Armour, Arm Cannon weapon (reference to Samus Aran from Metroid)
  • Wing of Judgment weapon (reference to Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII)
  • Rage Armour and Anat Armour (references to Diabolos and Bahamut from the Final Fantasy series)
  • Invincible Hammer, Mario Palico Armour, Luigi Palico Armour (references to the Super Mario series)
  • Resetti and Isabelle Palico Armour, with clipboard/pickaxe weapons (references to the Animal Crossing series)
  • Sonic Palico Armour (reference to Sonic the Hedgehog)

There are loads more, too! You can find a full list on the Monster Hunter wiki.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo EAD
Release Date: 19th Aug 2012 (USA) / 17th Aug 2012 (UK/EU)

Cost: $2.50 / €2.50 / £2.00 per pack

Did you know that New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS was the first Mario game and the first Nintendo game to feature standard DLC? There are ten course packs available to download in total, each one offering short-but-sweet challenges for players who want something a bit more tricky. The levels vary from "collect 10,000 coins" to the exceedingly difficult "Nerve-Wrack Pack", which only the most skilled players will be able to beat.

Here's the full list:

  • Coin Challenge Pack A
  • Coin Challenge Pack B
  • Coin Challenge Pack C
  • Gold Classics Pack
  • Gold Mushroom Pack
  • Gold Rush Pack
  • Impossible Pack
  • Mystery Adventures Pack
  • Nerve-Rack Pack
  • Platform Panic Pack

Wii Sports Club (Wii U)

Wii Sports Club (Wii U)
Wii Sports Club (Wii U)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo EAD
Release Date: 25th Jul 2014 (USA) / 11th Jul 2014 (UK/EU)

Cost: $9.99 per pack

If you want to play Tennis, Bowling, Golf, Baseball, or Boxing, you'll have to download Wii Sports Club's individual Club Passes.