Nintendo's "long run" support for Hyrule Warriors will start with free DLC on day one
As previously confirmed by the Koei Tecmo team, it and Hyrule Warriors co-developer Nintendo will support the legendary hack-and-slash "for the long run" via DLC. In a press release sent out earlier this weekend, Nintendo of America confirmed the first pack of bonus content will be made available for download on the game's North American launch date of September 26.
While Nintendo is currently remaining silent regarding the exact specifics, the company has confirmed this add-on content will be a new weapon, a new mode, and the option to add your own choice of music to the game.
Before anyone gets mad at The Big N for trying to grab some extra cash from the customer straight out of the gate, don't, because NoA made it crystal clear that this first pack is free!
Nintendo also confirmed the retailer specific pre-order costumes for Link and Zelda, as well as the Club Nintendo registry costumes for Ganondorf (as shown in Hyrule Warriors Direct), will be made available for everyone to purchase separately on the eShop "in the near future". Release dates and prices will be announced at a later time.
Nintendo might be new to this whole downloadble content thing but it's certainly going about it the right way, even if the whole pre-order deal with Link and Zelda's bonus costumes irks me a bit.
I wonder what the free game mode will be?
Source: Press Release