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Why stop with Super Smash Bros. for your Nintendo crossover needs?  A page on Nintendo's UK website details the upcoming downloadable expansions for the Wii U's Mario Kart 8 in which new tracks and characters will be offered for purchase.  What's really interesting here is that content from The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing are included in the mix in addition to nods to franchises like F-Zero.  Here are the details:

Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario

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I don't think anything is wrong with offering courses for MK8 that run through some of your other games (Zelda, Metroid, etc..).  I think most people are excited that they are going to release DLC, gives people hope that they might fix battle mode.

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I don't think anything is wrong with offering courses for MK8 that run through some of your other games (Zelda, Metroid, etc..).  I think most people are excited that they are going to release DLC, gives people hope that they might fix battle mode.

See, the problem is it's not free. Nintendo should remember from the last time they offered paid extra content that it was a total flop. Now I know some companies can pull it off making DLC work quite well, but Nintendo is definitely not one of them.

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This is exactly how DLC should work. A fair price with some very decent content :yes:

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I don't see anything wrong with this DLC? Good move from Nintendo IMO

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See, the problem is it's not free. Nintendo should remember from the last time they offered paid extra content that it was a total flop. Now I know some companies can pull it off making DLC work quite well, but Nintendo is definitely not one of them.

But why would this be a total flop?  High selling game, good amount of content, fair price and even better if you purchase both.  16 courses for $12 is a steal (ignoring the extra cars/characters).  Sadly the days of continued support for a game for free is all but over, some companies will try to release free content but eventually it will all be paid.

 

This is exactly how DLC should work. A fair price with some very decent content :yes:

agreed

 

I don't see anything wrong with this DLC? Good move from Nintendo IMO

agreed

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But why would this be a total flop?  High selling game, good amount of content, fair price and even better if you purchase both.  16 courses for $12 is a steal (ignoring the extra cars/characters).  Sadly the days of continued support for a game for free is all but over, some companies will try to release free content but eventually it will all be paid.

Because the target audience is mostly children who most likely don't have the money to spend it on DLC.

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Because the target audience is mostly children who most likely don't have the money to spend it on DLC.

 

:huh:

 

But they had the money to buy the game and console? If anything the DLC is the most affordable cost to a kid which they could use their pocket money on.

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One - The DLC is reasonably priced for once.

Two - This is awesome and I'm buying it. If you check the relevant Subreddits you'd see that loads of people are hyped about it.

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:huh:

 

But they had the money to buy the game and console? If anything the DLC is the most affordable cost to a kid which they could use their pocket money on.

Most of them probably got it as a birthday or Christmas present.

 

Plus, how much pocket money do you honestly think kids get?

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Most of them probably got it as a birthday or Christmas present.

 

Plus, how much pocket money do you honestly think kids get?

I think you'd be surprised, they probably get a heck of a lot more than you think. ;)

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Most of them probably got it as a birthday or Christmas present.

 

Plus, how much pocket money do you honestly think kids get?

 

I've no idea, I see plenty of them walking around with designer gear and smart phones though :p I don't think

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I think you'd be surprised, they probably get a heck of a lot more than you think. ;)

You speaking from experience here?

 

I've no idea, I see plenty of them walking around with designer gear and smart phones though :p I don't think

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You speaking from experience here?

 

OK, but I am mainly basing my predictions on some of Nintendo's previous attempts at providing extra content in a game. I still doubt that it's affordable for most children, but we'll see I guess.

 

But you're basing your assumptions from many generations ago, before the internet was a big deal.

 

http://newsupermariobros2.nintendo.com/coin-rush/

 

Seems to have worked well for them here.

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But you're basing your assumptions from many generations ago, before the internet was a big deal.

 

http://newsupermariobros2.nintendo.com/coin-rush/

 

Seems to have worked well for them here.

Well, those were just some examples. There were some DS & Wii games that had DLC and didn't do too well either. 

 

As for NSMB, I guess that worked well for them, although that's probably because the 3DS is doing well and has a larger target audience, which the Wii U does not have currently. 

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You speaking from experience here?

OK, but I am mainly basing my predictions on some of Nintendo's previous attempts at providing extra content in a game. I still doubt that it's affordable for most children, but we'll see I guess.

No there was a survey done fairly recently finding that some kids were getting upwards of 20 quid a week!

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No there was a survey done fairly recently finding that some kids were getting upwards of 20 quid a week!

Oh, I guess parents have a lot spare cash these days. :o

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stop hating seriously. This DLC is so worth it. One and ps4 fail to properly deliver dlc.. For example..offering like 3-5 maps for like 20$.. Everyone i know is getting this

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Not hating, just being realistic here.

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Well as far as I can see it, Nintendo is bringing in Link, and the villager into the Mario Kart 8 as part of the Amiibo platform.

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Because the target audience is mostly children who most likely don't have the money to spend it on DLC.

Do you have any stats to back this up?  Every "adult" I know that owns a Wii U picked up Mario Kart for themselves (and their kids if they have them).  I really hope you don't believe that Mario Kart is played by kids with no money... 

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Do you have any stats to back this up?  Every "adult" I know that owns a Wii U picked up Mario Kart for themselves (and their kids if they have them).  I really hope you don't believe that Mario Kart is played by kids with no money... 

Unfortunately Nintendo doesn't release that sort-of information as far as I'm aware. However, it should be pretty obvious that the main target audience is children since it's always been that way since the NES, which was even marketed as a toy. Also, that depends on the parents whether they get enough money for the DLC.

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When does the new DLC content go on sale? Playing as Link is going to be worth it alone.

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