Here's The First 3DS Game To Get Paid DLC

For years now, additional downloadable content has been a staple. Nintendo, unlike rivals Microsoft and Sony, has not embraced downloadable content. Until now.

According to Japan's Nikkei, Nintendo will be begin offering paid DLC for the Nintendo 3DS next March. Available through Nintendo's online services via credit card or prepaid card, the first DLC will be additional game content for upcoming 3DS title Fire Emblem. Nikkei reported that pricing for each download should apparently be a "several hundred yen".

The Wii U will also offer paid DLC.

Don't expect Nintendo to pull a page from the social gaming playbook as the company said it won't be charging players money to make it easier to progress through the game with special or needed items. That being said, just imagine what the next Pokémon game is going to be like.

Fire Emblem 3DS is the latest entry in the popular Fire Emblem series of role-playing games. Still no specific release date, but it is slated for an early release in Japan. March, perhaps?

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    In Fire Emblem on Gamecube, you had to finish the game 30 times to unlock the final level.

    Nintendo can't handle unlockable content, let alone paid content -___-

      It was finishing the game 15 times to unlock the final trial mode character... but yes, equally ridiculous.

      "Nintendo can’t handle unlockable content, let alone paid content -___-" Good since dlc is the worst thing to happen to gaming in the last 5 years.

        Costume Quest had awesome DLC, and a few other games have as well like Renegade Ops. But non-story based DLC generally sucks and is a ripoff.

          They took what was once a good pc idea with expansions and just detroyed the industry with dlc.

    Wait what... 15 times? What the heck?!?

      Yep. This is going to be something like $4-6 for an extra trial mode map. Nintendo rips us off with the eshop as it is, so don't expect this to be even remotely fair.

    So Nintendo has finally entered the realm of selling an unfinished game for full price and charging extra for the rest of it. Oh what a joyous occasion.

    I thought Crystal Chronicles My Life as King on the Wii had DLC? And the Guitar Hero games on the Wii also have DLC. Although those are obviously not made by Nintendo, but they're on Nintendo consoles. Oh well, I hope they don't do it with their big games like Zelda or Mario. I can imagine extra maps for Mario being quite feasible though.

    I've always wondered why Nintendo hasn't turned on the absurd money machine that it would be to release more courses for Mario kart. Hell, even additional ports of old courses would make them money like crazy.

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