Nintendo still has its waders on when it comes to swimming in the deep sea that is the Internet, but baby steps are important. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will have a variety of online functionality, but that doesn't mean it will have a full online multiplayer mode. Instead it will feature a local four player Companion Mode, which seems to be the norm for the 3DS.
How about some free DLC in recompense? Gates to Infinity will launch with four DLC packs, three of which will be purchasable, but the fourth will remain free for over a month (March 24 - April 30). The "Poke Forest Mystery Dungeon", like the other DLC packs, will feature new items, dungeons and Pokemon for players to discover. More DLC is planned for release over the month of April.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will launch on March 24 exclusively for the 3DS. While its disappointing their won't be a more traditional multiplayer mode, local multiplayer is still fun in its own right. Also, you'll be able to use StreetPass to revive other players' fallen Pokemon. Err, yeah, still not as cool as full on multiplayer. Oh well.
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