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New Super Mario Bros 2 is coming so much sooner than you think, hitting stores August 18, the same day as the 3DS XL in the US. But even with the game breaking new ground for Nintendo by being available for download the same day, but it will also be the first Mario game to have post-launch, paid DLC. It involves the Coin Rush mode that's detailed below...

As Reggie mention in the Nintendo Direct event, the team behind NSMB2 is working on brand new levels for inclusion in the paid DLC, but won't be starting on them till after the game launches. Reggie didn't commit to prices or release dates for this DLC, but we'll be very interested to see how this plays out, as it could shape Nintendo's approach to DLC for the rest of its existence.

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9 comments

  • Cyberninja - June 22, 2012 11:41 a.m.

    People relax the DLC will just be more coin rush stages, things that won't be missed if we don't buy them, so I will wait to see how it turns out before killing Nintendo
  • ObliqueZombie - June 22, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    I'm totally okay with this, because DLC is now an everyday part of my life and for the more most part, I like a lot of it. But MARIO DLC? I think the bandwagon is getting a little too full.
  • shawksta - June 22, 2012 3:37 a.m.

    People seem to forget its certain comapnies like CaPcOm that make DLC look bad. They said AFTER the game itself is completed, they will make new levels as DLC, NOTHING about making the game less than it should and selling them. The devs explained that the whole damn concept of NSMB2 is major replay value. Which is what their aiming for specifically for this game. Its one thing to cut something from a game and sell it as DLC, BUT its COMPLETELY different when its AFTER a satisfyingly full game is finished to add new things which is what we loved abou DLC originaly. Guess we'll wait and see.
  • Imgema - June 22, 2012 3:55 a.m.

    I have no problem with new content after a few months a game is released. It adds stuff to it. But announcing and even showing videos of DLC before the games hits the shelves? They don't have to say it for themselves. Its easy to figure out that its just content that would normally be in the original game if they didn't have the option to release it separately and charge extra for it.
  • ultrakirby64 - June 22, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    I think the levels in the trailer are from what's in the game. Since like they said they haven't even made the levels yet.
  • shawksta - June 22, 2012 3:13 p.m.

    Wrong, they said they were making it AFTER the game is finished, this is a normal trailer saying theyre making DLC, its impossible to show gameplay of dlc if they didnt start.
  • Imgema - June 22, 2012 2:36 a.m.

    I don't get this. Is this supposed to be good? "brand new levels for inclusion in the paid DLC"? "but won't be starting on them till after the game launches"??? So, they deliberately cut out levels and content from the finished game in order to sell it separately instead of selling the whole package in the first place (assuming DLC wasn't the option).... Nintendo was the only company who didn't do this crap to its customers, now they are just the same as everyone else.
  • shawksta - June 22, 2012 3:39 a.m.

    Dont jump the shark, working on DLC AFTER a game is finished is what we liked originally about the DLC concept, nobody said anything about them cutting out levels, just making new ones, something we wished DLC would always be.
  • TartanSpartan01 - June 23, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    iwata must die.bring back yamauchi and his big - "i like powerful hardware" - balls. come to think of it,did he retire? or die? either way, he will still do better than satoru - "i like cheap consoles that sell for ridiculous prices and i dont give a shit about what the hell our fans want" - iwata

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