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First Nintendo 3DS DLC confirmed

How much will fans have to pay for it?

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is the first Nintendo 3DS game to feature paid-for DLC through Nintendo Network.

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The Final Fantasy Rhythm Action game will be released for 3DS in Japan on February 16th. In addition to buying the game, fans will be able purchase eight extra tracks for 150 Yen each (around £1.20).

The list of tracks, include tunes from a wide range of Final Fantasy games, including Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy II Battle Scene 1 (Battle Stage)

Final Fantasy IV The Final Battle (Battle Stage)

Final Fantasy IX Fighters of the Crystal (Battle Stage)

Final Fantasy XIII Fighting Fate (Battle Stage)

Final Fantasy V Hikari wo Motomete (Field Stage)

Final Fantasy VII Cosmo Canyon (Field Stage)

Final Fantasy VIII Ride On (Field Stage)

Final Fantasy X Someday The Dream Will End (Field Stage)

According to Andriasang, Square Enix are planning to release new songs every two or three weeks, including songs from Final Fantasy spin-offs.

What do you think of this? Would you be prepared to pay over £1 for a new track?

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  1. shy guy 64 Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 12:21

    not to bad i suppose

    still no word on when we're getting it though

  2. jonnyjazz Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 12:26

    Square-enix love their DLC though I think you had to pay a couple of quid for a costume change in My Life as a King. That's not to say I'm completely against DLC like adding characters to a fighting game or extra modes to a game is good DLC, but content which should already be in a game like this just seems cheap. Shame on you Square-enix...

  3. Darkblizz Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 12:31

    I think I might have to go for Cosmo Canyon, Ride On (the theme of my favourite airship) and the FF2 battle theme.

  4. emperor ing Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 12:32

    It's not a bad idea as it extends the life of the game for those who want to play it more. They definitely need to include the classic victory theme though.

  5. Ynni Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 12:34

    A rip-off. I'd expect all of those tracks for £1.20

    Definitely not getting it. Not that I was planning on getting it anyway.

  6. Mario84 Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 12:38

    Not giving them a penny for DLC that should have been on the original game. No reason whatsoever to not include these songs in the game before launch - it's not even out here yet!!

    Would only be interested in paying for DLC if it was a genuine add-on that took time and needed to be released after the game, not a shameless cash-grab like this quite clearly is!!

  7. Riverlution Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 12:41

    Good to know that DLC is coming. But its a hard pill to swallow when it costs that much. Day 1 DLC is still a shoddy excuse for more money.

    If you are going to make DLC before the game is released, do not:

    A)Keep the files on the disk and just charge £xx for a download code. This is annoying because it feels like you are paying for essentially a couple of lines of code.

    B)Do no announce DLC before the game is released. It should be there to extend a game's life, even if it is finished by day 1, keep it secret for atleast a month then get everyone's interest again by anouncing it then. Not that I support this either, I'd rather have that content included with my purchase of the game, but its sure as hell better than releasing it day 1 alongside the game.

  8. lminett Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 12:58

    £1 pound a track seems like alot and unless your a hardcore FF fan then i dont see the point in paying for it, maybe £1 for a couple of tracks would be better

  9. grubbymits Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 13:01

    square-enix squeezing gamers for more money..? you don't say...

  10. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 13:30

    £1.20 a track isn't that bad considering it's about £1.80 for a Guitar Hero track.
    As long as all upcoming DLC has a reasonable price,I have no problem with it.

  11. ninjafox Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 13:50

    If it did work out at £1.20 for each track that would be £9.60 for all those tracks listed and considering that is around a quater of the price of a 3DS title it does seem quite expensive in comparison. Perhaps 60p per track would be better as i think more people would be happy if it was under £5.

  12. Redfish20 Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 14:18

    well this is exactly what I was afraid of

  13. nukuleardawg Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 14:24

    too steep, should be under a pound, 90p is fairer

  14. fatherofthenoo Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 15:09

    That price is outrageous. Nobody would expect to pay that much for a single chart song, let alone some stupid game music that we have all heard a thousand times.

    Namco have proven that you can squeeze an insane amount of content onto a 3DS gamecard (with their up and coming Tekken), so there is absolutely no excuse for any developer to withhold content due to constraints. As for downloadable games, there is no size limit to consider, so again, there is no excuse.

    Sorry that my comment is so negative but unless a developer goes out of their way to develop new content in order to extend a game, then I welcome it. Not this blatantly obvious excuse to squeeze a little extra money out of us with minimal effort on their part.

  15. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 15:29

    Maybe I'm being tight, but £1.20 per song seems a bit much. However, I do still hope the game gets a European release. Its looks a right laugh.

  16. RaidingRaichu Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 15:30

    DLC, should be ADD ONS not parts of a game that they think they'll miss out and make us pay extra for and knowing Nintendo's history of Online Purchases VS App Stores etc. this won't be the last overpriced piece of DLC.

  17. inuyashaDS Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 15:54

    well if your bored of the songs it has its not that bad :|

  18. Dertdood Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 16:39

    So it's not even out in Japan yet but they've already got DLC that is practically finished

    whaaaaaa

  19. skyluigi Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 16:43

    We want MK7 DLC! :(

  20. pepper jim Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 17:03

    they should make a DLC for resident evil: the mercenaries with new characters and maps :) (eg. leon!)

  21. colourblindyoshi Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 17:13

    its a start. and the final battle music from final fantasy 4 is beast.

  22. LuigisBrother Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 17:31

    I thought it would come out like next year or something!

  23. thenintendoer Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 18:59

    darn i was hoping for a dlc for mario kart or resident evil

  24. Silverkin Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 19:32

    My question is where will all of the DLC go? the songs sound like big files, will they be able to fit onto a 2G SD card

  25. IPecksU Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 20:20

    Hoping they do it for mario kart 7!

  26. MikeIt0rNot69 Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 at 22:48

    sounds great. only if this could have been done earlier for mario kart and 3d land

  27. Riverlution Thursday 9th Feb 2012 at 00:13

    Silverkin: We don't know whether these are actually on the cartridge or not yet. They might be on the cartridge at launch, just locked, until you download these codes that alter the save file. The additional content may only be a couple of kilobytes, but even if they aren't on the game, I'm sure each song can't be that big. You should be able to fit them all on a 2GB SD card unless its almost full to the brim already.

  28. Parane Thursday 9th Feb 2012 at 10:13

    If you get a free cookie (of your choice) for those £1.20 I'm all over it. Otherwise I'll pass.

  29. _heartilly_ Friday 10th Feb 2012 at 00:15

    £1.20 is far too much, especially for DLC available at launch. It should be under £1. I'd say somewhere between 60-90p. Like iPhone apps really. I would only really download Ride On and probably Cosmo Canyon out of those, but if they release a lot more tracks in future I don't want to have to keep shelling out £1.20 each time. If they want to get more people to buy the DLC, which is more for more hardcore-FF fans anyway who want a little more enjoyment rather than proper gameplay purposes, then they need to lower the price.

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