Nintendo has revealed that it currently has no plans to release paid DLC for the recently-released Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and it still contemplating whether or not to create any additional content in the first place.
Speaking to VideoGamer, longtime series director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that The Big N made a concerted effort to include every available character and stage in the final build, and that the imminent MewTwo add-on is merely an “experiment,” rather than a sign of what’s to come.
“I understand that DLC could add a lot to the appeal of Smash Bros., and I appreciate that a major part of the excitement for these games come from which characters will appear in the roster, so I think fans could really enjoy DLC that could keep this excitement going.
“However, I think there might be criticism that we are cutting up content to sell characters one by one, or that we are adding things later that should have been there from the start. However, what I can say now about paid DLC is that we aren’t working on anything at the moment. We’ve put all our efforts into making the actual game.”
In an industry saturated with day-one DLC, Sakurai’s statement feels like a breath of fresh air. Fans of the series will know that there isn’t a feeling quite like discovering a new challenger, so the fact that Nintendo hasn’t ruled out the possibility of additional fighters entirely is worth noting, too. Speaking of which, for those interested in acquiring MewTwo, the publisher confirmed that players need to own both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game, and that the Pokémon won’t be available to purchase separately.
Super Smash Bros. Wii U has now arrived on Nintendo’s flagship console. In our glowing review, we described the latest console iteration as a “tour de force”.