New Super Mario Bros 2 will offer paid DLC

When Nintendo said New Super Mario Bros 2 was all about the money, they weren't kidding. Nintendo has announced that New Super Mario Bros 2 will be the first game in the company's history to offer for-pay DLC after launch.

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When Nintendo said New Super Mario Bros 2 was all about the money, they weren't kidding. Nintendo has announced that New Super Mario Bros 2 will be the first game in the company's history to offer for-pay DLC after launch. Additional "Coin Rush" stages will be developed after the game comes out.

Although this may signal a change in Nintendo's strategy, NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime was quick to point out that NSMB2 will be "full featured," and that no content is being removed for the purposes of being made into DLC.

He says that there are no additional details to offer because the levels "haven't even been made yet," poking fun at other publishers that announce DLC details well before a game's launch. In addition to NSMB2, Nintendo has announced that the upcoming Fire Emblem game will also offer paid DLC.

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    June 21, 2012 9:27 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, New Super Mario Bros 2 will offer paid DLC.

    When Nintendo said New Super Mario Bros 2 was all about the money, they weren't kidding. Nintendo has announced that New Super Mario Bros 2 will be the first game in the company's history to offer for-pay DLC after launch.

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      June 22, 2012 3:03 AM

      “When we sell a game, we want the consumer to feel that they’ve had a complete experience. 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 [Nintendo representatives] 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.” - Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime

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        June 22, 2012 4:55 AM

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        June 22, 2012 5:28 AM

        I agree with the Regginator. DLC should be extra content on top of a complete game instead of what the likes of Capcom, EA, etc are doing.

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        June 22, 2012 5:34 AM

        opportunities to provide more on top of that

        chances are they'll release new level packs. on top of the full SMB game that i'm sure won't be anything short of what we've already seen come from Nintendo.

        let's wait till we see exactly what the DLC is before lighting the torches.

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        June 23, 2012 12:45 PM

        It's an empty statement, because no developer has "forced" a consumer to buy DLC. And this is what they will hide behind when trying to justify it.

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          July 3, 2012 5:29 PM

          *cough* Mass Effect 3 day one important character add-on DLC *cough*

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      June 22, 2012 4:55 AM

      :(

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      June 22, 2012 5:10 AM

      well that was fun while it lasted

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      June 22, 2012 5:22 AM

      Those e-reader cards Nintendo sold back in the GBA days were sorta like DLC.

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        June 22, 2012 5:39 AM

        It was, not sure why this is much different

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      June 22, 2012 5:27 AM

      To reiterate somoene's point on Twitter last night, it is never a smart idea to announce this far in advance of a game's release that you have planned DLC ready for a game.

      It's one thing to say you can support DLC, great. Or regularly-added new content. But if it is DLC just frickin' add it to the actual product!!!

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        June 22, 2012 5:35 AM

        that's exactly what they did. they announced the support for DLC. not that there actually will be any.

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          June 22, 2012 5:46 AM

          The takes I was getting from the Twitter blurbs implied it was ready or more that they had at least some DLC that was explicitly planned...

          Checking sources that had time to think before posting, I see that they're wrong ( http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-06-22-new-super-mario-bros-2-dlc-details-revealed ) in that they have DLC plans but no DLC content will be generated until the game actually is done, which at least some point is reasonable.

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            June 22, 2012 7:11 AM

            The whole "did work on the DLC begin before or after the game was finished" is such a grating discussion.
            At this point, resistance to DLC is a lost cause. Not sure why people are still getting pissed off.

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              June 24, 2012 5:54 AM

              Because Paid Multiplayer DLCs shatter game communities into the Haves and the Have Nots. And each additional MP DLC further shatters the community. Then you're ready for a new version of the game where everyone has the same maps/weapons packs; which is good, because they're trying to sell you that, the very next year.

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        June 22, 2012 5:40 AM

        In before shackpile of devs whining about how "it's different" and they can't do that

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      June 22, 2012 8:14 PM

      Hey, Nintendo, can I pay in...

      Coins? *bahdumtssh*

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      June 23, 2012 10:12 AM

      after watching the video, why the obsession with coins in this game?

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      June 25, 2012 7:21 AM

      For whatever reason, two Italian plumbers collecting coins seem oddly appropriate for the announcement that Nintendo is doing DLC.

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