You won't pay for 3DS Animal Crossing DLC

Even though it feels like every other game is moving in one direction, Nintendo has officially announced that Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS will not feature premium, paid-for DLC.

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Head honcho Satoru Iwata stated in a recent financial Q&A simply that charging for additional content would be “unwholesome”.

While the game, based around collecting items seems like a perfect fit for microtransactions, Iwata has explained that “the power of money could not only impact gameplay”, so any premium downloads have now been officially ruled out.

“[S]ome might say that it would be unbelievably profitable to provide paid add-on content for “Animal Crossing: New Leaf,’ [B]ut we were concerned that a game in which you enjoy yourself more by the power of money would not be suitable, and we decided to avoid such a feature after an intensive discussion with the development team.

Previously, Iwata has told the media that paid DLC should only ever add to the gaming experience (and not detract from it), and elaborated that Nintendo doesn’t want gamers to feel “cheated or deceived” by DLC.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 fans, on the other hand, are jumping on the paid DLC bandwagon, with additional digital content released for the game, including a number of Coin Rush packs.

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