news\ Dec 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Fire Emblem 3DS to Feature Nintendo's First Ever DLC


Nintendo has always been a bit behind the curve when it comes to embracing the latest technologies. The Gamecube lacked a DVD player, the Wii complicated online play with needless friend codes, and their digital download services are definitely lacking when compared to the Xbox Live or PS3 marketplaces. Though now, with Nintendo having posted their first fiscal loss in three decades, it seems they're ready to try out one revenue model they've traditionally avoided: Downloadable Content (DLC).

The first ever piece of Nintendo-branded DLC will be offered for the upcoming strategy RPG Fire Emblem 3DS, the latest in Nintendo's long running fantasy series. The expansion is expected to cost several hundred yen (¥500 is currently equivalent to $6.42USD) and will likely take the form of several new missions, with some extra storyline characters a very strong possibility. We'll have to wait and see how DLC will affect other popular Nintendo franchises. Alternate costumes for Mario? Horse armor for Zelda? Hmm...

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