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More DLC make most sense for Mario Kart and Splatoon 2, we will get new 3D Mario and new 3D Zelda, so I dont think there is need for DLC for them.



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Miyamotoo said:
More DLC make most sense for Mario Kart and Splatoon 2, we will get new 3D Mario and new 3D Zelda, so I dont think there is need for DLC for them.

Odyssey could have worked if it released within the first year, but I think it's too late now, may as well just hold off till the next game. Hope we get some more Mario Kart content, im even looking forward to Mario Kart Tour. Don't think we'll get any new tracks for mk8 unfortunately 



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Barkley said:

I read that the free update characters they added to Mario Tennis can only be unlocked by playing the online with a subscription, is that true?

Don't want offline content locked behind an online subscription. Hope they add to the online subscriptions values in other ways and don't repeat this.

 

Edit: yeah... Birdo, Shy Guy, Petey Pirhana and Parakoopa are all locked behind the online subscription. "These players may be acquired by playing Mario Tennis Aces’ online multiplayer;" .https://www.polygon.com/nintendo-switch/2018/9/13/17857496/mario-tennis-aces-update-new-characters-multiplayer-co-op

 

It's not a game I'd ever play online, so not keen on this approach to getting people to subscribe. So hope there isn't more of this coming as they focus on online.

You get them a month early by participating in online tournaments, the characters gets added for everyone else after each monthly online tournament ends. There were a couple of characters like that before the subscription. 



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ARamdomGamer said:
Barkley said:

I read that the free update characters they added to Mario Tennis can only be unlocked by playing the online with a subscription, is that true?

Don't want offline content locked behind an online subscription. Hope they add to the online subscriptions values in other ways and don't repeat this.

 

Edit: yeah... Birdo, Shy Guy, Petey Pirhana and Parakoopa are all locked behind the online subscription. "These players may be acquired by playing Mario Tennis Aces’ online multiplayer;" .https://www.polygon.com/nintendo-switch/2018/9/13/17857496/mario-tennis-aces-update-new-characters-multiplayer-co-op

 

It's not a game I'd ever play online, so not keen on this approach to getting people to subscribe. So hope there isn't more of this coming as they focus on online.

You get them a month early by participating in online tournaments, the characters gets added for everyone else after each monthly online tournament ends. There were a couple of characters like that before the subscription. 

Oh thanks for the info. That's awesome then, don't have any issue with it. 



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Soundwave said:
Looks like more online focus for Nintendo -- congrats Nintendo, welcome to 2006 :)

Nintendo usually does get around to established industry standards.  What's a decade here or there?  Still, expanding their profile to include more types of content probably began on the Wii U, to differing levels of success.  

I still believe that the old Nintendo guard thought that stuff like the internet in gaming was just a fad.



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So far their DLC - both free and paid - has been really good, barring a few hiccups. So that's cool.

More genre diversity is awesome. Nintendo already brings a lot of diversity to the table so I am interested to see what this means for old IPs being revived and new ones made.



Nintendo pls make Kid Icarus Uprising 2, it will help your genre diversity.



Acevil said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
As long as their games have a lot of content day one and don't hold back content, i'm cool with that.

Ya, I generally love how they have done DLC, namely for Mario Kart 8. So hopefully more of that. 

Mario Kart 8 is the best example of consumer-friendly DLC that I could think of. The content was reasonably significant, and priced fair.  They weren't simply trying to milk the hardcore fans like so many Publishers so often do.

 

The Witcher 3 is another good example. There was truly significant, extremely good quality content, sold at a fair price. 



sounds like less games to play unless you pay to play online.



 

Soundwave said:
Looks like more online focus for Nintendo -- congrats Nintendo, welcome to 2006 :)

Need something to get ppl to pay for their online service