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    Love it or hate it, downloadable content is around to stay, in both the form of minor cosmetics such as in Fortnite, or with major story and gameplay extras such as Spider-Man. In regards to Nintendo, the company seems to sit on the sidelines, offering major season passes for certain games like Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, slight additions in Breath of the Wild, or nothing at all in Super Mario Odyssey. These things might change in the near future, though, due to a new comment from Nintendo's president, Shuntaro Furukawa. During a meeting with a Bloomberg journalist, Furukawa made a handful of statements about Nintendo's current success and their plans for upcoming content on the Nintendo Switch. As far as holiday game releases go, Nintendo has nothing to announce for the Holiday 2018 season, and all their games slated for 2018 have already been in Nintendo Direct showcases. Furukawa also mentioned that Nintendo's growth as a gaming company is dependent on new titles, major content updates, DLC, and online play for the Nintendo Switch. His exact quote was:

    With a such a stance on downloadable content for games that have already released, we could perhaps see DLC for titles such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which would benefit from more tracks, or Super Mario Odyssey, a game that has already seen post-launch support in the form of new costumes and the Balloon World mode, but could offer brand new experiences in the form of new levels or moons to collect.

    What are your thoughts? Are you wary of a future where post-launch DLC could require you as a consumer to spend more on your favorite games, or would you prefer even more content to play through and have fun with?

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  3. deinonychus71

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    Some DLC on Mario Kart would definitely help.

    Maybe extend it to more Nintendo IPs.... I want Pikachu on a kart damnit!
     
  4. supermist

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    At least Nintendo gives us a full game before DLC. Such as MK 8's original release still having 32 tracks before DLC or SSB 4 having a large roster at the start.
     
  5. Chary

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    Nintendo is the one company that I'd willingly want to see tons of DLC for. More retro tracks for MK8D, or old school maps for Super Mario Party would have me opening my wallet so fast.
     
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  6. Hells Malice

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    Post launch DLC is awesome. I'd love to see more content for games I love to play.
     
  7. supergamer368

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    good joke nintendo
     
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    More focus on online play? My banned switch is already crying and so am I.
     
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    I know its not Nintendo 1st party, but I love seeing all the Xenoblade 2 stuff. I cannot wait to get my hands all over that.
     
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    nice, but id prefer more first party title ;)
     
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    Or, as said, use the time to make new games.
     
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    Nintendo need to concentrate on making more first party titles.

    So many un-used great franchises like F-Zero, Metroid Prime, Earthbound which they just continue to ignore.

    I think other companies which milk DLC like in the form of assasin's creed make sense; with Nintendo although the DLC has been very impressive at times (namely Mario Kart and Xenoblade 2), I'd still rather have dedicated titles.
     
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    Major DLC gives programmers paychecks while the next game is in the various initial development phases that don't use programmers. I'm good with this. Not that I know specifically how they handle their teams, but I'd imagine it's like most of them.
     
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    It would be awesome if they kept titles alive with a lot of DLCs when a successor isn't being considered yet. I can never get enough of new Mario Kart tracks.
     
  15. Hells Malice

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    Or both. I dunno if you know this, but Nintendo is a pretty big company. They can hire devs as needed.
     
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    Now I want to see characters have unique attacks in addition to the usual, similar to the recent Sonic Racing games.
     
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    Um, Metroid Prime 4 was announced this past E3 (or was it last one?), though they had nothing to show because it was in development. And if you look at the Metroid series as a whole, Samus Returns remake of Metroid 2 was released not that long ago.

    That being said, new F-Zero please.
     
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    Err, Xenonblade 2 is first party. Nintendo fully owns Monolith Soft.

    Anyhow, with Nintendo it could go both ways... Mario Kart 8 DLC was fantastic and well worth the money, but then you see stuff like Fire Emblem and Smash DLC which are way overpriced... With recent things we have Splatoon 2 DLC, which was a great expansion, though this really shouldve been the single player mode from the beginning, seeing as how barebones the game was.
    Then you have crap-tier dlc like BOTW's that locks hard mode behind a paywall and is pretty lame with not much content for way too much. So we'll see how it goes...
     
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    Give me the story DLC. As long as it's for a series I love I'll buy it all.
     
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    Dear Nintendo,
    Stop Releasing games so fast. My 5 TB hard drive is starting to fill up fast at this point and I don't think its fair I have to buy another one soon to steal more or your shit...slow it down please. Thank you.
     
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    You mean Double Dash 2 ? :P
     
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