3DS getting DLC functionality via November update

Upcoming system update adds platform for add-on content

Developers will soon be able to create and sell downloadable add-on content for 3DS games.


Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that the upcoming November update for 3DS will add the framework for the sale of DLC.

"In terms of what the next system update will allow, it will allow developers to sell add-on content, and whether that's for a physical game or a digitally released game," he confirmed in a recent interview with Games Blog.

"In terms of how it will work, it's up to the developer whether they want to make it to buy new levels, new items--all of that is up to their imagination. Essentially, what we're doing is creating the framework for those transactions to happen."

The 3DS' eShop, he went on to say, is already a strong platform and 3DS is already Nintendo's most connected console.

"The digital business on the 3DS is very strong, and it's not only the gaming content we're making available through the eShop, but the video content we're making available through Nintendo Video. So, it's already a robust environment and the Nintendo 3DS is our most connected device ever, which is great," said Fils-Aime.

This month's 3DS update will also introduce the ability for users to capture their own 3D videos. Lots more info through that link.

[ SOURCE: Games Blog ]