By Jeff Neuenschwander / April 22nd, 2014
May 2nd is just around the corner. And it expects to be a big day for Nintendo as they release two major first party 3DS games in Kirby: Triple Deluxe (in North America; Europe has to wait until May 16th) and Mario Golf: World Tour. Nintendo already has a demo ready this week in anticipation of the full release. But today, they revealed DLC that will be made available throughout the first few weeks after release.
The DLC that will be coming, starting on May 2nd, will include two courses per pack as well as a golfer that is new to the series. The Mushroom Pack will come first, bringing along Toadette. In the middle of May, the Flower Pack will release, sending Nabbit from the New Super Mario games to the links. In June, the Star Pack will release, accompanied by Rosalina. And if you get all three, you’ll unlock Gold Mario, who comes with a special Golden Flower Shot.
Each pack is priced at $5.99 USD/€5.99/£5.39. However, you can get all three at a lower rate by purchasing the Season Pass (which looks to be acting out the role of the group Map Packs from Fire Emblem: Awakening). North American gamers can buy all three at $14.99 USD, saving nearly three bucks when buying in bulk. Normal pricing for Europe will be €14.99/£13.49. However, until May 31st, European gamers will be given a special discount, lowering the price to €11.99/£10.79. No word on if North American gamers will get a similar discount. If you don’t wish to buy the DLC packs, you’ll still be able to download the Trial Tournaments, which are free to everyone.
You can check out the North American release below.
MARIO GOLF: WORLD TOUR LETS PLAYERS EXPAND THEIR PLAY OPTIONS
Massive Game Allows Players to Purchase New Downloadable Courses, More Characters, More Fun
REDMOND, Wash., April 22, 2014 – Nintendo is offering players the opportunity to nearly double the amount of content they can play in the Mario Golf: World Tour game, which launches May 2 for the portable Nintendo 3DS system. With 10 courses and 126 holes (an amount equivalent to previous games in the franchise), extensive multiplayer modes as well as regional and worldwide tournaments, the main game offers plenty of content for golf fans already. But players who can’t get enough golf and want to expand their experiences can purchase up to a total of 108 new downloadable holes and additional Mushroom Kingdom golfers. The DLC opens up further challenging courses for players to enjoy as they test their skills (broadband Internet access is required).
“We’re letting fans expand their experience with Mario Golf: World Tour,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Some players might be content hitting the links on the numerous courses already included with the game, while others will appreciate the option of being able to add to their fairway fun with new courses and characters.”
The downloadable content for the game will be released in three separate packs: the Mushroom Pack launching on May 2, the Flower Pack launching later in May and the Star Pack launching in June. Each pack includes two new 18-hole courses and a new playable character. Players will receive Toadette with the Mushroom Pack, Nabbit with the Flower Pack and Rosalina with the Star Pack.
Each pack will be available for $5.99 from Toad’s Booth, which can be found in the main menu of the game. Mario Golf: World Tour owners who know they want to buy all three add-on packs can buy a Season Pass at a discounted rate of $14.99 starting May 2. Season Pass holders will get access to each new pack as it becomes available, and will receive a special bonus of Gold Mario as a playable character at the time of purchase. Gold Mario has a special Golden Flower shot that gains coins for every yard it travels. For those who purchase all three packs individually, Gold Mario will also be available once all packs have been released. Nintendo will also offer Trial Tournaments for consumers interested in trying out a sample of the downloadable courses before deciding to purchase. Consumers who own the game and download the Trial Pack will be able to participate in these online tournaments.
For more information about Mario Golf: World Tour, visit http://mariogolf.nintendo.com.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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