In a recent Q&A session Nintendo of Japan President Satoru Iwata announced that the upcoming social 3DS game, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, will be supported with free DLC. When asked about the inclusion of paid content for New Leaf, Iwata stated, “That sort of element is absolutely not being added.”
It’s an interesting proposition considering New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS received its first batch of DLC a little over a month ago, showing that Nintendo is ready to brace the online distributed market.
In regards to Animal Crossing, Iwata also considers that charging consumers for extra content as “unwholesome,” which is a claim that’s bound to rise an eyebrow or two. The supposition is that Iwata is referring to the impact charging for content could have on gameplay, not necessarily the business side of the ordeal.
Regardless of how you interpret it, Animal Crossing: New Leaf players will have some extra goodies to look forward to.