Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed to Video Gamer that the Kyoto based company has no plans to release premium downloadable content for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions. Sakurai says the reason behind this is that he wants fans to feel content that they’ve got the full version of each game.
“I understand that DLC could add a lot to the appeal of Smash Bros.,” Sakurai said, “and I appreciate that a major part of the excitement for these games come from which characters will appear in the roster, so I think fans could really enjoy DLC that could keep this excitement going. However, I think there might be criticism that we are cutting up content to sell characters one by one, or that we are adding things later that should have been there from the start.”
“Creating a single fighter involves a huge investment, and we’ve already been giving it our all and investing a lot of work in the characters currently available in the game and, I think it’s an incredible package in terms of the sheer amount of content in the game. But it might be that people may not understand and may think that I am not offering enough by just looking at DLC itself.
“In light of this, we always need to weigh up both sides of this topic and carefully consider whether it really is best to have DLC or not.”
“However, what I can say now about paid DLC is that we aren’t working on anything at the moment,” he continued. “We’ve put all our efforts into making the actual game. Creating DLC would involve large additional costs and require the involvement of a lot of people. I can’t yet give you an answer about whether the price would justify the costs and criticisms mentioned above.”
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Nintendo has already hinted that some Amiibo will be retailer exclusive. We’ve already learned that Shulk will be exclusive to GameStop and now we’ve found out that Meta Knight will be exclusive to Best Buy. What do you think to these exclusivity deals?
These amiibo figures are a new way to interact with your favorite Nintendo characters and Best Buy will be exclusively offering the Meta Knight figure in early 2015.
Inti Creates confirmed yesterday that Mighty Gunvolt would be arriving in the 3DS eShop as a standalone title on November 28 for North America. In conjunction with the release of the 8-bit action game, a new update to version 2.0.0 would launch on the same day in the eShop. However, the developer has since issued a correction stating that the update will not launch alongside the game, rather it will arrive with the DLC at a later and unspecified date instead. Inti Creates has apologised to fans for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Mighty Gunvolt will still release as a standalone title for $3.99 USD on November 28, but if you’re looking to grab it for free you can still do so until 8.59am PT (or 12pm ET), November 28, when purchasing Azure Striker Gunvolt from the 3DS eShop. Inti Creates said the following to fans:
We previously reported that the version update will coincide with the release of Mighty Gunvolt as a standalone game on November 28th. This was an error. Rather, the update will coincide with the release of the DLC instead, at a date to be announced soon. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
A new patch has been released for Pokemon Bank. Update version 1.2 requires 210 blocks of free space and is required for online features. There’s currently no official word on what the patch does, though it probably has something to do with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – both of which launch this Friday, November 21. Pokemon Bank is a Nintendo 3DS application that allows players to store thousands of their Pokemon via the Internet. The app is available on the Nintendo eShop and offers a free trial period to first-time users.
new trailer for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. As a throwback to the original games on the Game Boy Advance, the trailer takes fans back to the very beginning and on a journey that may have started for many over a decade ago. Breathe in the nostalgia and kick back to see the evolution of these two remakes in the video embedded above.
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Earlier today, reviews for both games began to filter through with IGN giving the adventure RPG a 7.8 out of 10. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will release for the Nintendo 3DS on November 21 for North America and November 28 for Europe.
The reviews for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have started to come pouring in and the first to review the games is IGN. The publication has awarded the remakes a solid 7.8 out of 10 stating that Nintendo has done a fantastic job of recreating Hoenn. However the site says that there’s just too many water Pokemon and too many HMs. Here’s their verdict and you can read the full review, right here.
As a 3D remake, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby do a fantastic job of reintroducing Hoenn. Little details, like characters turning their heads to look as you pass or flocks of Wingulls flying overhead, make the region really come to life, and small updates and tweaks help make the journey smoother. Still, a few of its flaws are even more glaring in 3D, especially the excess water Pokémon and often dull navigation of their habitats. The added online features could help mitigate some of the type imbalances — I’m a huge fan of Wonder Trade — and there are even a few post-game surprises to encourage you to keep training well beyond the 25-hour main story.
The update for Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS is now live and available to download from the Nintendo 3DS eShop. We’re not entirely sure what’s has changed but according to the release logs adjustments have been made to help balance the game a little more. Nintendo says other adjustment have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.
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