Develop: Nintendo not in the business of selling half-finished product ‘like social games’ says Iwata.
He said social, but what he really meant, was... ;P
Good one Iwata.
Only DLC that should be payed for are the ones that add a lot more gameplay. When they add character DLC to a fighting game it should be free
“We believe that our consumers will be able to feel more secure if we offer our add-on content as an additional structure in which those who love the game will be able to enjoy it in a deeper way for a prolonged play time.” isn't that what ALL developers claim?
If he is talking about free DLC than yes. There are devs that think games should have it. But publishers think you should pay for DLC and Nintendo is a publisher. I think Nintendo wants to give free DLC I didn't understand that statement very well
You will only feel more secure if you buy Nintendo DLC!
well i hope he's true to his word because it may end the money pinching some devs get away with. it may be a contentious issue, but i honestly believe that some games (those that get DLC on the day of release of close after) are parts of the game that had to be cut out of the DVD version. with Nintendo offering at least 25GB and Sony offering the same,. perhaps we'll see an end to that
Yeah. I generally avoid those type of Day 1 DLC games anyway. Just wait though; I guarantee we'll see Nintendo selling new Mario costume colours as DLC, and still claim that this is OK because it will enable players to enjoy it in a deeper way for a prolonged play time.
I just hope they don't charge us to unlock content that is already on the disk. Looking at you Capcom and 2k and many others.
"Nintendo not in the business of selling half-finished product" Looks at pokemon with only half the content in each version.....okay
Actually, the Pokemon games only have about a dozen unique Pokemon in each version, and theres a lot more than just 24 monsters in each game...
I think you are missing nyobzoo's point. Iwata is being extremely hypocritical by calling out Capcom and Smurf Party (or whatever) by tempting kids to buy lots of DLC, while at the same time they release 2 versions of Pokemon which are essentially the same game bar a few unique Pokemon in each one, knowing full well that many kids will want both versions. I guess this kind of nickel and dime tactic is perfectly OK just as long as it's Nintendo that is doing it!
@butt: Who the hell buys both versions? That is your own problem if you do. The point is to make the game social in a way that you have to trade with friends. I'm not a big fan of pokemon anymore but i think you get your money's worth in terms of gameplay, i never really feel like i'm missing out on something with only one version. and it certainly won't cost me money to get more pokemon, with the addition of things like wifi trading
I think he is referring to the latest trend of taking whole single player levels that were previously in the game and holding them back to sell on later. (like prince of persia, and its true ending dlc). but we will have to wait and see if nintendo come through on this.
Of course not! After 20 years of remaking the same titles, you'd think they'd have it's content fleshed out!
Really. I don't remember seeing any of Mario Galaxy's features in Mario 64.
agreed. but i would like to see the metal cap in mario universe
No..... everyone is not understanding what he is saying at all. Ok what he is trying to do is compare a game from let's say an app store and a game Nintendo makes. He used the Smurf game as an example so I will follow up with that. The Smurf game on mobile phone let's you build a village with the Smurfs. You need Smurf Berries in order to accompolish task. But if you want to make a giant village in a very short amount of time you need a certain type of Berry in order to build these buildings faster or to unlock certain types of buildings. This is where the company charges you for these berries. So in order to get every building in the game you would have to buy these berries. Nintendo is saying that if they made a game you would never have to buy anything in order to complete the game. The game would be complete without any additional payment. But let's say you beat the whole game and still want more levels/powers/etc. They will sell new content to add to the game to make it last longer....but it will not be required to enjoy the main game.
He's basically implying that there won't be iphone-type games on the U right? i like the sound of that. although i did enjoy some of them like Bounce On and Geo Defense. EDIT: actually i dont see what the big deal would be of at least offering those types of titles, as long as they don't waste time producing them. i hate when people complain about too much shovelware or casual games. just don't buy them, it's not that hard
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