Introducing a brand new 3DS eShop game named Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, where part of the gameplay involves haggling down the real price you pay for mini-games. See, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is free to download, but only comes with a portion of one mini-game to play. From there players will either have to pay $4 apiece for various mini-games or by haggling with Rusty by giving him items or "listening to his problems," no joke.
Exactly how many games will be purchasable is unclear, though from the assets we recieved there seems to be at least ten of them. Wiithout haggling, that totals $40 for all of these baseball minigames -- borderline outrageous. The idea that that Nintendo is allowing players to haggle down the price seems positive, especially if we can haggle the price down to near nothing, but I'm disgusted that Nintendo might even be okay with the idea of some confused buyer spending $40 up front on this game.
Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is planned to launch in April, when we'll find out if any of Rusty's mini-games are worth even a portion of the $4 price tag. I don't like to judge games before I've had the chance to play them, but I'm getting all sorts of bad vibes from this. Nintendo, maybe it's best if you just avoid free-to-play titles completely. God forbid you start selling microtransactions.