Nintendo Plans To Release More DLC "To Promote Longer Gameplay"

It sounds like Nintendo is getting on board with the popular games-as-a-service model.


The games-as-a-service model is becoming increasingly popular in games today, and now Nintendo has said it is interested in this as well. Speaking today during an earnings presentation, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said Nintendo is planning to release "even more" DLC for its games, and hold more in-game events, to keep players coming back.

"To promote longer gameplay for individual software titles, we plan to implement even more downloadable content and events that build excitement for games," Kimishima said.

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Nintendo of course is no stranger to DLC. Many of its games over the years have been supported with extra content with the aim of keeping the experience fresh (and making money more money beyond the initial game sale in the process). The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's latest DLC, The Champions' Ballad, launched in December.

In other Nintendo online news, the company also today announced that the Nintendo Switch's paid membership program will launch in September. The last we heard, a subscription will be available for $20/year, which is well below what it costs to subscribe to PSN or Xbox Live.

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