Nintendo Games That'll Benefit Most From Downloadable Content
New levels, tracks and Pokemon are just what the hardcore Nintendo fan ordered.
It took several years, but Nintendo finally discovered the benefits of DLC, AKA downloadable content. The company made a point to discuss it during a recent meeting, outlining perks that come from adding levels in a game like Super Mario 3D Land, for example.
Thing is, it's more than just talk. The new Fire Emblem for 3DS will support DLC, hopefully paving the way for other games moving forward.
On that note, we dreamed up a list of Nintendo games that'll benefit most from the wonderful world of micro transactions.
Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo loves shoehorning tons of characters into Smash Bros. titles, and we expect this same commitment in the upcoming 3DS and Wii entries. That said, this game should support DLC, with new backgrounds, fighters, trophies and challenges. Do that, and Nintendo would profit off the game years after release.
At this point, we don't know if Nintendo has plans to release Mario Kart 8 or 9 on 3DS. For all we know, Mario Kart 7 will receive DLC. Either way, fans would do just about anything for additional karts, racers and tracks, along with more custom parts, like wheels and gliders.
Super Mario 3D Land...or the next Mario adventure
Mario DLC is all about levels...and perhaps entire worlds. Nintendo could release a new platformer, then continue to support the game with new stages for at least a year. We don't know anyone who'd turn that down. Easy money.
Hey, growing tired of the new Pokemon? OK, have 50 additional battle monsters to search for and collect, or maybe a new multiplayer mode. The Pokemon franchise represents the perfect opportunity for downloadable content, especially considering all those rabid fans.
You can never have enough microgames, those addictive and quick mini games from the critically acclaimed WarioWare series. How about some more via DLC? Blowing out a candle here, shaving a guy's beard there. Give us a nice and steady drip, Nintendo.