Report: Fire Emblem 3DS will be first Nintendo game to support DLC

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 27, 2011 10:00am PST

Were you expecting to download new tracks for Mario Kart 7? Perhaps you wanted to jump through more levels in Super Mario 3D Land? It appears Nintendo has other plans. Nintendo's long-promised foray into downloadable content won't begin until next year, with the release of a new Fire Emblem game for the 3DS.

Unfortunately, additional details on what the game's DLC will entail were not disclosed.

Earlier this year, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that "We're unwilling to sell a piece of a game upfront and, if you will, force a consumer to buy more later. That's what they don't want to do, and I completely agree. I think the consumer wants to get, for their money, a complete experience, and then we have opportunities to provide more on top of that."

"When we sell a game, we want the consumer to feel that they've had a complete experience," Fils-Aime added, contrasting recent efforts of publishers to restrict content behind DLC.

According to a report in Nikkei (via Andriasang), third parties will also begin introducing games with DLC functionality in the summer.

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