Animal Crossing 3DS not getting paid DLC, would be ‘unwholesome’ says Iwata

Monday, 29th October 2012 10:15 GMT By Dave Cook

Animal Crossing: New Leaf DLC will be free, Nintendo head Satoru Iwata has confirmed, stating that paid DLC would be ‘unwholesome’.

Kotaku reports that Iwata made the announcement in a recent Nintendo financials Q&A session.

Iwata sated clearly, “That sort of element [paid DLC] is absolutely not being added,” before stating that such monetisation would have an impact on gameplay, even going as far as to call it calling it “unwholesome.”

The format of Animal Crossing titles would be ripe for a fleece strategy, so it’s refreshing to see Nintendo keeping out of the ‘nickel and dime’ methodology.

What’s your take?



  1. BraveArse

    More power to their elbow IMO. As you say, really refreshing to see one of the big three taking that line, although I’m sure it won’t last forever.

    I’ll be buying this for my daughter for sure. /cough/ not for me /cough/

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 no shame in you playing it too mate :D My lady kept our village going for two whole years. Madness.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    I think it’s the type of DLC, i.e. microtransactions, which is being discussed here. Not paid for DLC in general. One of the NSMB titles already has paid for DLC, so it is something Nintendo is introducing to it’s own games. This fits with their stated approach though – in trying to make sure it’s appropriate and good value.

    #3 2 years ago

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