Not even Mario himself is immune from downloadable content. Nintendo today revealed that Mario Golf: World Tour, due out on May 2 for Nintendo 3DS, will offer you the opportunity "to nearly double the amount of content" in the game through a series of DLC releases. Mario Golf: World Tour is already releasing with 10 courses and 126 holes, as well as multiplayer modes and tournaments, but players will be able to purchase up to a total of 108 new downloadable holes and additional golfers.
“We’re letting fans expand their experience with Mario Golf: World Tour,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Some players might be content hitting the links on the numerous courses already included with the game, while others will appreciate the option of being able to add to their fairway fun with new courses and characters.”
The downloadable content for the game will be released in three separate packs: the Mushroom Pack launching on May 2, the Flower Pack launching later in May, and the Star Pack launching in June. Each pack includes two new 18-hole courses and a new playable character. You'll receive Toadette with the Mushroom Pack, Nabbit with the Flower Pack and Rosalina with the Star Pack.
Each pack will be available for $5.99 individually, but you'll also have the opportunity to purchase the Season Pass, which includes all three packs for a discounted price of $14.99. In addition to getting a discount on all of the DLC, Season Pass holders will also receive Gold Mario as a playable character. Gold Mario has a special Golden Flower shot that gains coins for every yard it travels. If you prefer to purchase all three packs individually, Gold Mario will be available once the third pack has been released.