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  • News Assassin's Creed III Micro-Transactions Sneak Into View

    Wii U inclusion yet to be confirmed

    Assassin's Creed III is one of the most high-profile multi-platform titles that'll be on store shelves for Wii U's launch. Nintendo gamers can look forward to a number of blockbuster hits that never saw the light of day on Wii, but at the same time these games may introduce one less-popular part of modern gaming:...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Will Not Have "Unwholesome" Paid DLC

    No 99 cent purchases from Tom Nook, then

    Nintendo's spent a fair bit of time and effort this year taking steps forward in its download business on 3DS, with one notable area being in-game paid DLC. It's not as if extra add-on content is entirely new for the big N in 2012, but its profile undoubtedly increased with Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy and...

  • News Two New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC Level Packs For Japan Today

    The Coin Rush lives on

    Two New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC level packs will be available in Japan today after being announced during the Nintendo Direct broadcast. Both packs will be sold for 200 Yen. The first set of levels is known as the Gold Mushroom pack and will see the player collect valuable - wait for it - Gold Mushrooms. The second Challenge...

  • News Mutant Mudds Free DLC Arrives in October

    20 new levels, entirely free of charge

    Mutant Mudds fans, take note: Renegade Kid has confirmed that it is releasing free DLC for the game this year. Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham has stated that the update will be released in Europe on October 18th and North America on October 25th. Here's a handy bullet point list of new features, courtesy of...

  • Hands On Is New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC Worth Your Golden Coins?

    Should you download those Coin Rush levels? Read on to find out

    Nintendo may have produced paid DLC before, particularly on 3DS, but it’s now taken its first steps into worldwide DLC on a big-name title. We are of course talking about the DLC for New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS, which comes in the form of three new content packs for the...

  • Nintendo Download 4th October 2012 (North America)

    Cave Story, art classes, cross words and NSMB2 DLC

    You might want to pull up a chair for this one, because it's something of a monster. Are you sitting comfortably? Do you have a hot drink at the ready? Then let's begin... 3DS Retail Downloads: Crosswords Plus (Nintendo, $29.99) — Crosswords Plus offers more than 1,000 professionally designed...

  • Talking Point The Possibilities of New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC

    More Mario per system

    We’re well aware that some of you may read the headline and tagline for this article and immediately think that we’re losing our minds, foolishly allowing ourselves to be suckered into paying more and more for our Mario fix. That’s a danger of course, which we’ll come to, but with this week’s first batch of New Super...

  • News New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC Grabs North American Coins on 4th October

    See Reggie's Nintendo Direct 'Mini' debut

    Earlier today Nintendo of Europe released a translated version of the weekend's Japanese Nintendo Direct Mini, with details of the New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush DLC that's already available for download in the region. Nintendo of America has now joined in with its own video, though its gamers will need...

  • News NSMB2 Nintendo Direct Mini Is Now Available In English Flavour

    NSMB2 DLC released today in Europe, NoA broadcast on the way

    Last Friday, Nintendo Japan released a short Nintendo Direct presentation which featured Satoru Iwata's disembodied head chatting about the brand new DLC packs for New Super Mario Bros. 2. A slightly different version of that same presentation is now available in English, thanks to...

  • News Fatten Mario's Wallet with New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC

    Drop some coin on new level packs. UPDATE: Pricing and pack info.

    If you found the rather good New Super Mario Bros. 2 to be rather short, you may soon give its lifespan a 1-up with three new level packs. Announced in a seemingly spontaneous Nintendo Direct hosted by NCL boss Satoru Iwata, the packs, all due on 2nd October in Japan and costing 200...

  • News You'll Be Able To Play Darksiders II Entirely On The Wii U GamePad

    THQ reveals more details on the Wii U port of its gothic adventure

    THQ's action-packed Wii U title Darksiders II will allow you to play the whole adventure on the GamePad, it has been revealed today. Speaking to Polygon, a THQ employee said that although the version shown at the recent New York preview event didn't have the feature enabled, it...

  • News 20 Extra Mutant Mudds Levels on The Way to eShop For Free

    Oh, and Renegade Kid is now an approved Wii U developer

    Mutant Mudds, a stylish retro platformer from Renegade Kid, is one of the top titles on the 3DS eShop. It's got plenty of content for those with the skills and patience, but some of you may know that the PC version has an extra 20 'Grannie' levels, which are particularly challenging stages that...

  • News Iwata: Nintendo Won't Deceive With DLC

    Still getting the complete package

    Downloadable content has, probably deservedly, earned a bad reputation thanks to some publishers' actions with paid add-ons, so it's quite understandable if you're worried about Nintendo's own upcoming attempts at the model. Try not to get too worked up — Nintendo president Satoru Iwata wants to assure us that...

  • Nintendo Download 16th August 2012 (North America)

    Mario, musical DLC and crazy chickens

    Another week, another Nintendo Download update, though we do have to sadly inform you that this week's options are rather limited. A certain plumber makes his retail eShop debut at the weekend and in another discounted classic, but apart from that the options are rather slim and chicken-themed. Without further...

  • News More Fire Emblem DLC On Its Way To Japan This Month

    Downloadable strategy

    Fire Emblem Awakening may not be out in the West yet, but its Japanese equivalent — known as Fire Emblem: Kakusei — is about to get its second helping of DLC content. The latest in a long line of turn-based RPGs from Intelligent Systems, Fire Emblem: Kakusei has been a massive commercial hit in its native homeland, which...

  • News Heroes of Ruin Updates and DLC a Possibility

    Discussions and fan support vital

    Heroes of Ruin is now available in both Europe and North America, so the online action-RPG will have adventurers from both sides of the Atlantic hacking and slashing their way to loot and glory. In terms of functionality alone, it's one of the most substantial titles on 3DS, with a major online co-op component and...

  • Nintendo Download 5th July 2012 (Europe)

    Vampires, zombies, viruses and mutants

    This week's European Nintendo Download plays catch-up with North America and includes DLC for a game about to hit stores. Let's get to it. 3DS Virtual Console: Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy, Konami, £2.70/€3) — Considering the enthusiasm that normally greets a new Castlevania title from within the...

  • News Mighty Switch Force Update to Remaster All Levels

    Free is the magic word

    We already know that WayForward Technologies is entering into the world of eShop DLC with five additional levels in Europe this week, available for free if you already own the game or included with new purchases. The developer has now posted a new entry on its website blog stating that the updated version will have more to...

  • News Marth's Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC Debut Confirmed

    Ready to join your party

    Fire Emblem: Awakening arrives in Japan on 19th April, and as expected it will be the first Nintendo published retail title on 3DS to feature DLC (downloadable content). It's a game with plenty of potential for additional add-on content, such as maps and additional characters, and the debut DLC appears to feature both. As...

  • Feature The Desire for Physical Media

    Digital isn’t always enough

    Yesterday we reported that there’s a new SNES title on the way in 2013. That title is Nightmare Busters from developer Super Fighter Team, a run and gun action game with a planned pre-order run of 600 copies. The concept of developing for a console that's now four generations out of date is unconventional but not...

  • News Nintendo Japan Releases First 3DS Paid DLC

    Stealing Theatrhythm's thunder

    After Nintendo's announcement last year that DLC would arrive on 3DS, it looked like Theatrhythm Final Fantasy — due for release in Japan on 16th Feburary — would be the first title with paid extra content on the handheld. Not to be upstaged, Nintendo has jumped ahead and released three small download packs for a...

  • News McDonalds to Offer Exclusive 3DS DLC in Japan

    Would you like fries with that?

    In recent weeks and months Nintendo has been doing its best to encourage gamers to keep their 3DS on the move, with Wi-Fi hotspots and Nintendo Zone making appearances worldwide. It's in Nintendo's homeland, however, that 3DS connectivity appears to be taking a major step up. It's been reported by Famitsu, and...

  • News Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC Confirmed for 3DS

    Can't stop the rhythm

    Way back in November last year we posted the news that Nintendo was promising 3DS DLC in 2012, though there were no further details. According to a report from Official Nintendo Magazine, the starting gun has now been fired for this extra content to go on sale. It's been confirmed that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, the music title...

  • News "Trustworthy" Third Parties Get Microtransactions Go-Ahead

    Horse armour anybody?

    Downloadable content, software updates and microtransactions are not things that owners of Nintendo systems have been hugely exposed to in the past, but things are about to change. With expanded online offering Nintendo Network on the cards for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, third party developers will soon be allowed to sell...

  • News Nintendo Wants to Keep Old Titles Fresh with DLC

    Add-ons a-go-go

    It's a common problem in these days of overly crammed release schedules: wait around for a few weeks and you might find that the game you've just spent your precious pennies on is already considered old hat. The community has already moved on to the next title, nobody wants to talk about it any longer and, while it might still be...

  • News More Just Dance 3 DLC Available Now

    No Luigi DLC, shockingly

    It's clear that a title is selling in huge numbers when the publisher offers downloadable content (DLC) on the Wii, as Ubisoft did with its Just Dance 3 Mario DLC last year. The trend is set to continue, with owners of the Wii game now having access to two additional DLC packs. The details from the press release are below...

  • News Fire Emblem to Start Japanese 3DS DLC Service in 2012

    Get more quests

    We haven't heard much about Fire Emblem on 3DS for the past few months, but Nikkei (via Andriasang) report the game will kick off the system's add-on DLC service in early 2012. Now called Fire Emblem: Awakening, the game will release in Japan on 19th April, with a new "free map" system letting you explore the world with a...

  • News Just Dance 3 Gets Mario DLC on 14th December


    Just Dance 3 is about to get a whole lot more plumber-y, as Nintendo UK has announced a Mario song is on the way next week. From 14th December you'll be able to download The Mario Song for 250 Nintendo Points, a medley of classics beats and tracks from Mario games past. An on-screen Mario jives to the beat, and the dance marks all wear Mario...

  • News Nintendo: We Won't Charge Extra to Unlock In-Game Content

    "We'll do DLC right"

    Downloadable content is a double-edged sword: when used right, it enhances and expands your game experience, but when done wrong you wind up paying more to unlock something that's on the disc or cartridge you bought in the first place. The recent announcement that Nintendo will provide DLC on 3DS next year led some to worry it'd...

  • News Nintendo Promises 3DS DLC for Next Year's Titles

    Will we see any this year?

    The late November 3DS system update will add the ability for developers to release downloadable content for games in the 3DS eShop, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed there'll be no Nintendo DLC until 2012. Speaking to investors after the semi-annual financial report, Iwata said: Nintendo will also offer...

  • News Download More New Solatorobo DS Quests Now

    And in the coming weeks, too

    If you've been enjoying Solatorobo: Red the Hunter over the past few weeks, you might have had chance to try out its free download content. There's more to come too, as Nintendo outlines the next month's quests available only via download. There's a new quest every week, with today's being the Air GP Pharaoh Cup for all those Grand Prix lovers, with future content..

  • News Iwata: We Will Do Paid Download Content for Wii U and 3DS

    But no word on what

    Extra downloadable content is a fertile field for developers, allowing them to extend the appeal of their game long after it's left the charts. While some Wii games allowed for paid DLC under the system's "Pay and Play" feature, it was never really a big focus for the console, something Nintendo president Satoru Iwata...

  • News Check Out the First Just JAM DLC in These Trailers

    100 Points a pop

    Just JAM, the music-based WiiWare game from Big John and Zivix Interactive, released earlier this month, and now the first two batches of downloadable content have gone live. You can preview the first selection in the trailer below, which includes Soar by Roster McCabe, Shadow Godz by The Alpha Centauri and Let's Dance To This by Apollo Cobra. The second trailer showcases the next..

  • News La-Mulana DLC Announced

    If you like difficult levels, it's for you

    The game has still not been released in Europe and North America, but details of the upcoming DLC for La-Mulana have now been revealed. Downloading the 300 Nintendo Point package will unlock a boss rush mode, which comes with a timer so you can try to beat your best times on it. But any La-Mulana veterans...

  • News Japanese TV Service Launches on 3DS this Tuesday

    Fuji Television and Nippon Television providing content

    With the launch of the Nintendo eShop earlier this month, the 3DS has picked up momentum after a period of flagging hardware sales, and that momentum is continuing to build as Nintendo is about to launch its television service on its handheld console. As translated by Andriasang, Nintendo's collaboration with Japanese networks Fuji Television..

  • Talking Point Where Nintendo Went Wrong with the DSi Shop

    And how the eShop can fix it

    The imminent launch of the eShop on the 3DS is eagerly anticipated, especially as it is arriving over two months after the launch of the device. Nintendo has gone to great effort to emphasise that the delay will be worth it, with assurances of compelling content and a high quality interface. There has been...

  • News Keep FIFA 12 Up-To-Date with SpotPass

    Extra content off the bench and warming up

    EA Canada won't be pulling out all the stops with its upcoming FIFA 12 effort on the 3DS, but gamers will be glad that at least the game can be kept relatively up-to-date via the console's SpotPass feature. Producer Matt Prior has elaborated on how FIFA 12 will utilise selected 3DS features and reiterated how the studio plans to get the fundamentals right..

  • News Customise Your Skills in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    Find out why Barry is in the game and Leon isn't

    When the playable characters in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D were revealed with Barry Burton being the eighth and final member; some were left wondering why other characters were left out, in particular, Resident Evil 2 protagonist Leon Kennedy. Speaking to

  • News First DOA Dimensions SpotPass Content Now Available in UK and Europe

    And more scheduled to arrive

    Dead or Alive: Dimensions releases today in the UK and Europe, and it's already taking advantage of the SpotPass service with downloadable content available today. Once you pick up your copy, head to a hotspot or your own home Wi-Fi broadband connection to receive a brand new costume for Kasumi. You can also face Kasumi as controlled by a CPU replication of Team Ninja..

  • News Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle to get Daily New Puzzles

    Level-5 really is outdoing itself

    Fans of the Professor Layton series should by now be familiar with Level-5's commitment to providing post-release content in the form of new puzzles, and the upcoming 3DS instalment isn't about to break that habit. Previous games in the franchise have provided new puzzles which could be downloaded on a weekly basis,...

  • Nintendo Download 14th May 2010 (Europe)

    Bit.Trip, Phoenix and Ghouls on the Wii, fire-fighting, platforming action and brain busting on the DSi this week in Europa

    WiiWare: Bit.Trip RUNNER (800pts - Aksys Games) -- Europe gets the first try at the latest entry in the minimalist, retro-rhythm game series from Gaijin Games. We loved the time we spent playing the final release version, so if...

  • News Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part Two

    We take a look at what was added this time

    As of last week, Mega Man 10 is now "complete": all announced DLC has been released, and it doesn't look like we should expect more. This second and last update came with three extra stage to play as Mega Man only – two additional Special Stages and an Endless Stage, which was also downloadable for Mega Man 9. Here's what we think of it all:..

  • News Capcom Elaborates on the Monster Hunter 3 Online Quests

    ...and what you'll see at the launch event in New York

    Following on the recent announcement that Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) will receive regular online quests that you can partake in, we have more information on the type of quests available and what they will entail. Should you be brave and skilled enough to complete these, you'll be rewarded with rare items to upgrade your weapons and armour with..

  • News Mega Man 10 DLC Round-up Part One

    We take a quick look at the first two available pieces of DLC

    If you're a massive Mega Man fan you're no doubt aware that Mega Man 10 got its first two pieces of extra downloadable content this past week. As we took a look at Mega Man 9's DLC, we figured, why not do it for 10 as well? Here's our thoughts on the DLC available now: Bass Mode - 200 Wii Points Previously only playable in Mega Man &..

  • News Monster Hunter 3 to Feature Regular New Online Quests

    ...which will reward you with goodies

    What makes an online multiplayer RPG even more exciting? Well, how about if the game is periodically updated with unique quests which you can embark on online? Yep, we think that hits the spot too. Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) is set to be supported by the creative team well beyond its release. For limited time...

  • News Phoenix Wright May Still Appear in Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom

    The Ace Attorney and other characters may arrive as DLC

    Capcom fans disappointed at Phoenix Wright's exclusion from upcoming brawler Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars may have reason to get their hopes up again, as Destructoid reports that producer Ryota Niitsuma claimed if Nintendo would allow it then extra characters may be added to the...

  • News WiiWare Needs More Exposure, Says Former XBLA Manager

    Also states that Nintendo's service needs demos and user ratings

    Speaking at the Digital Distribution Summit in Melbourne, Australia, Fuzbi's David Edery has touched upon the problems facing Nintendo's WiiWare service, as well as discussing the issues that affect all three of the major digital download services - Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation...

  • News New Add-On Content Released For FFIV: The After Years

    When they say "final," they never really mean it

    Square-Enix has announced that an add-on pack for their mobile-turned-WiiWare title Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is now available for download in PAL territories. Called The Crystals "The Planet Eater," the add-on will run you 800 spacebucks and 17 blocks, and you've gotta stop the world from a lightbulb apocalypse or something: As..

  • News Square Enix Drops Some Darklord DLC On Its PALs

    Available now, evil ones.

    Got some extra Wii points burning a hole in your digital pocket, PAL gamers? Square Enix has proposed a solution: buy FFCC: My Life as a Dark Lord DLC! First up is the Darklord Special Forces pack, which takes up 2 blocks and 500 space bucks. Included are six monsters: a melee Ogre, ranged Ahriman, magical Sahagin, some...

  • News High Voltage: No DLC for The Conduit, More WiiWare on the Way

    Looks like gamers looking for additional content in The Conduit will have to wait until a sequel.

    In a recent interview with Destructoid, High Voltage Software confirmed that their highly anticipated first-person shooter will not have any downloadable content. Destructoid: I know the Wii isn’t known for being DLC friendly, however, could we see...