About a month ago, fan favourite Mewtwo was confirmed to become available as free DLC for those who have purchased both versions of the latest Super Smash Bros. Though there’s no information regarding if those who only own one version of the game can get Mewtwo, it has been confirmed that it is unlikely that more DLC will be made.
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In recent interviews with IGN and VideoGamer.com, Masahiro Sakurai said that Nintendo isn’t “working on anything at the moment” in regards to paid DLC. When asked about the Mewtwo DLC, Sakurai said that it “is an experiment meant to act as a foothold in content distribution; thus it’s simply meant as part of the service [Nintendo is] providing to gamers.”
“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 [sic] 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,” he added.
It seems Sakurai is aware of the controversy regarding DLC, and while it’s great that we’ll essentially be receiving a complete game, as opposed to some titles, it’s still a bit of a shame that no new fighters will be joining the battle down the line.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be released November 21st for America and November 28th for Europe. The Mewtwo DLC is scheduled to become available in the spring.