It’s fair to say that when it comes to online offerings, Nintendo has always been a little bit behind the curve. According to a report by Nikkei translated by Andriasang, the upcoming Fire Emblem entry for 3DS will serve as something of a landmark title for the big N, as it will be their first title to include support for downloadable content.
While DLC support was added with the most recent 3DS firmware update, this is the first official announcement of a game to take advantage of this new functionality. Players will be able to purchase add-on content for the tactical RPG either with pre-paid Nintendo points cards or with their own credit cards.
Information on Fire Emblem has been scarce since its announcement last year, but that could be changing sometime soon. Nintendo is planning to hold a Nintendo Direct broadcast in a few hours, during which it is likely we’ll hear more about the title and its downloadable offerings. Let’s hope Nintendo’s sticking to their guns regarding their stance on DLC and Fire Emblem’s paid offerings are something substantial.