19 posts tagged dlc
Link, Isabelle, and more coming to Mario Kart 8 ⊟
What. Not sure if this reveal was accidental, but Nintendo UK’s official site posted listings for two upcoming downloadable content packs for Mario Kart 8.
The Zelda pack, coming this November, includes:
- 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
- 4 Vehicles (is that a Blue Falcon from F-Zero?)
- 8 Courses (including an F-Zero stage!)
The Animal Crossing pack isn’t due until May 2015:
- 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
- 4 Vehicles
- 8 Courses (an Animal Crossing stage, yay!)
Each pack is priced at £7.00 or the UK, or around $11.60. The listings note, “As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.”
Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd out November 18 ⊟
…in the US, November 21 elsewhere — for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. There’s also… pre-order DLC! Sure, why not. Pre-ordering the game from “select retailers” gets you the “Americana” costume, which is kind of American-ish, I guess. And GameStop pre-orders (and people who already have Project Diva F!) get an “Extra Character Pack” with three other Vocaloids.
Muramasa DLC on sale ⊟
Weirdly, it didn’t get discounted a couple weeks back when the game was on sale, but the Muramasa Rebirth DLC episodes are half off on North American PSN this week – that’s just $2.49 for each original episode, each with a new playable character.
I feel kind of embarrassed, actually, about paying that little for new Vanillaware content. But not that embarrassed, because
Nintendo making it easy to share your Tomodachi Life ⊟
Nintendo is doing a lot of weird/neat things with letting people try out Tomodachi Life demos! First it put out the short Move-In Version trial for select Club Nintendo members to test weeks before the game releases — I’ve seen reports that everyone will have access to the demo when the game ships on June 6.
And now the company has announced that each copy of the game in Europe (maybe this will come to the U.S., too?) will include two free eShop download codes for Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version, which presumably is the same thing as the Move In trial.
"Two lucky friends or family members will be able to try their hand at creating Mii characters, all with their own unique voices and personality traits, and once the Mii characters have moved onto the island they will start to interact and players can try to solve their problems. When the Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version is completed, players can unlock a rare panda suit item, which can be worn in the full game.”
What a great way to encourage players to evangelize and share the game! And speaking of free stuff, you’ll be able to download a free item on the release day, as teased in the image above. What could that be?
PREORDER Tomodachi Life (June 6, $34.99), upcoming releases
Nintendo WiFi Connection not quite dead ⊟
Nintendo set today as its execution date for the DS and Wii’s online services, but hackers have found a way to keep the ol’ Connection alive. There’s now a private server where you can grab DLC for DS games (like Dragon Quest IX) and even play multiplayer on a selection of titles (including Mario Kart DS).
The catch is that you’ll need a digital copy of each game to patch (preferably one you’ve backed up yourself using homebrew tools). And you’ll also need the appropriate devices to play those back-ups on a DS or 3DS. But, hey, I’m not going to let that stop me from making and sharing this ridiculous GIF.
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Monokuma Strikes in Conception 2 ⊟
Atlus just released some free DLC for Conception 2: “Monokuma Strikes,” a special boss battle against the evil mastermind/stuffed bear from Danganronpa – someone who, I’m sure, would love to hear all about your Classmating, puhuhu!
It’s awesome that this actually made it over, since Danganronpa and Conception 2 don’t share a publisher in the US like they do in Japan. There’s a lot more DLC available, too, both free and paid, that I didn’t notice because it wasn’t Monokuma. Image via Famitsu.
Mario Golf season pass?! ⊟
Wow, Nintendo has free-to-play 3DS games, and now there’s a DLC season pass for Mario Golf World Tour. I guess it’s all caught up now.
Buying the season pass for $14.99 will give players access to three DLC packs: the Mushroom Pack (with Toadette and two courses) on May 2, the Flower Pack (with Nabbit and two additional courses) later in May and the Star Pack (with two more courses and Rosalina) in June.
Each course will be available separately for six bucks, so you’ll save money by getting the Season Pass, and you’ll also get access to playable Gold Mario, whose “Golden Flower Shot” gains coins for every yard you hit a ball.
Trials will be available for all the DLC, with “Trial Tournaments” online.
DS/Wii WiFi Connection, 3DS Video app closing ⊟
Well that was a weird way to end the 3DS’s birthday. Along with releasing another vague firmware update for the 3DS last night, Nintendo announced that it’s closing the WiFi Connection service for DS and Wii games around the world on May 20, as well as its 3DS Video app in Japan and Europe at the end of March (no word yet on the North American edition).
This won’t affect devices that use Nintendo Network for online features like the 3DS and Wii U, but this is a huge blow to a lot of games. Say goodbye to online multiplayer in Mario Kart DS and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. No more DLC for people who decide to pick up classics like Dragon Quest IX. Hope you don’t mind not accessing leaderboards or trading user-generated content (WarioWare DIY…) anymore!
You will still be able to purchase DSiWare games — online features for those titles will no long worker, though — and use the built-in web browser on the DSi, though. You will be able to buy Wii games through the Wii Shop, too.
This really, really sucks. I can deal with Nintendo Video shutting down, as it was a service that never lived up to its potential despite some fun offerings (shout-outs to Dinosaur Office). But losing WiFi Connection makes some quality DS games feel incomplete as far as content goes at best, and removes critical features in other titles at worst.
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Muramasa Rebirth cat DLC coming to North America in early 2014 ⊟
Confirmed! Aksys Games issued a press release with details of the “Fishy Tales of the Nekomata” DLC, coming out for the Vita’s Muramasa Rebirth.
Tasked with taking a prized tea set to the shogun, Okoi and her brother set out on a journey to Edo. However, Okoi’s family’s chief retainer will stop at nothing to retake the tea set from Okoi. What once was a simple courier service mission just got a lot more dangerous!
Okoi uses claws to attack, and can summon her cat Miike. She uses a skill tree to upgrade her claws, instead of forging new blades. And completing her DLC unlocks a boss rush featuring the bosses from the main game.
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Bravely Default: For the Sequel has English DLC ⊟
It’s looking more likely that when Nintendo publishes Bravely Default in the West next year, we’ll get this enhanced edition (not a sequel, despite its title) instead of the original version that released last year! Even if that’s not the case, at least those with a Japanese 3DS will be able to import a copy and play it in English with the DLC. The language options also include French, German, Italian, Spanish, and obviously Japanese, but only English and Japanese voice tracks.
[Update: Square Enix’s official twitter account for the game just announced that Bravely Default's Western releases will be based on For the Sequel!]
Square Enix opened its Japanese site for this Bravely Default+ game, detailing a few of the 100+ improvements it’s thrown in. As you can see in the screens above, For the Sequel looks a bit nice. The game will also have adjustable encounter rates, new story events, tweaked controls, additional difficulty options, multiple save slots, auto-mode to speed up battles, and more.
In other sorta-Final Fantasy news, Square Enix has filed a U.S. trademark for something called Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, according to Siliconera. Cross your fingers for something that’s not mobile. If this turns out to be a re-release with extra songs/content for iOS, I’ll know you didn’t cross your fingers, and I will resent you for weeks.
Get New Leaf’s Best Buy DLC without leaving home
Best Buy has a set of exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf items you can grab via StreetPass if you visit the retailer’s locations. Not everyone has a Best Buy nearby (and not everyone wants to visit the store), though, so here’s a workaround posted by Link.
You’ll need to do some fiddling with your router:
- Change the SSID on your router to “Bestbuy” — this is case sensitive, so make sure it looks just like that without the quotes (you can also use tethering on your cell phone)
- Make sure you can connect to it via your wifi settings
- You should get an indicator on your 3DS homescreen signaling that you’re connected to a Nintendo Zone
- You do NOT need to load up Nintendo Zone; simply boot up New Leaf, go to the post office, and ask Pelly for your present to grab the DLC
And repeat every other week until August! Thanks to Animekatt for the screenshot of the Raccoon Wall-clock.
Fire Emblem: Awakening's latest DLC release Summer Scramble lets players see a selection of characters in their swimwear, but in the case of Tharja, Nintendo of America decided it didn’t want to show too much of the Dark Mage.
Meanwhile in Japan, Nintendo has no problems with allowing licensees to create these lewd Tharja figures. At least the company didn’t edit this out, which is what everyone really wanted from the Summer Scramble DLC: