Neoseeker : News : Nintendo gives in to evil, Hyrule Warriors has retailer exclusive pre-order bonus skins for Zelda and Link
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Mattweb2000 Aug 4, 14
Love the Star Wars reference.

The only thing I noticed about this direct was Ganon. I guess the more times you get resurrected, the longer your hair gets.
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Child of Death and D Aug 5, 14
Trying to figure out if Nintendo is genuinely dropping on profits or if they think more DLC correlates to a higher selling game

They might not be wrong on the second one
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Rendan Aug 5, 14
Heh looked good and then they pull this crap....THIS is one of the reasons why your sales are dropping. Making things exclusive just pisses people off.
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pokemon speedy Aug 5, 14
I don't agree with retailer exclusive DLC as that shit can burn in hell for all I care, I'm in the UK I don't get the next "Game Stop exclusive" and yes I'm butt hurt they get extra stuff in their Zelda Monopoly so that's fueling the fire.

Actual DLC? As long as it isn't disc locked content then let Nintendo do it, people will buy them and it will increase profit for Nintendo, even more so with fans who don't like the costumes we have to start with. On the flip side I can see why people may want Nintendo to stay away from the practice as it encourages a more complete package in games rather than build half a game and make you pay full price for the other half.
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BlueLore Aug 5, 14
Overall I hope the dlcs will be buyable(so that even if you didn't get your hands on the right version you can still buy it),I mean I'll probably get the special edition anyway,but it would just seem unfair if this wasn't the case.
Just hope that they won't do something like this for their main titles,might be tecmos idea to do that and nintendo is more like "whatever,do what you think is right"

Also I noticed there was more stuff in the jap.special edition,I don't really care for the triforce clock or the treasure chest,but an art book would be really awesome.
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coginthewheel Aug 5, 14
Sigh...this isnt a Nintendo game. Koei Tecmo is making it, Nintendo just offered assistance in design and for western localization. That doesnt make them the developers of this game. This is the same thing they do with all DW/SW games.

This is like blaming Sony for the costume DLC in Marvel vs. Capcom....makes absolutely no sense and it's hilarious how most (if not all) game journalists cant seem to figure this apparent enigma out.
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bbb7002004 Aug 5, 14
Nintendo is a controlling force though, they are the ones licensing the Zelda franchises and Aunoma is overseeing the game personally. So Nintendo is vary aware of the situation and obviously condones it, especially in the West where they are handling all the publishing duties.

Not terribly happy about this myself, retailer-specific DLC is lame. At least its only for a useless costume or two, not locking actual game content behind any artificial barrier.
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Gamer2567 Aug 5, 14
Are people really complaining about Costume preorders? It's just costumes big woop. They'll be released later on, so oh well.
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Jon Aug 5, 14
People being upset over this are being asinine. I would understand people being upset about the bonus DLC if it was separate characters or levels or something, but it's just costumes. Who cares? Pick the one you like most and buy that preorder package. I'll be getting the OOT or TP one depending on what store I have to preorder from to get it. I don't see it as a big deal.
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AgatioGanon Aug 5, 14
I have no idea what's going on with the costume preorders, just give me the Zelda ones, I don't care about stupid Link, he's too stupid to get costumes.
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Captain Nerditude Aug 5, 14
I wasn't too upset about this until I read that because we're getting this, America won't be getting the Limited Edition packs. That sucks a ton for a collector like me. Physical bonus > DLC
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Aglid Aug 5, 14
I can understand that you get a gift when you pre-order because it helps the industry. But EXCLUSIVE pre-order In-game contents is a shame, even if it is just a skin. But it isn't a surprise at all about nintendo. Neoseeker staff is talking about falling on the evil side... well... I guess they never took a look at pokemon Black and White marketing policy with DreamWorld. I never saw something that lame before.
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Capaldi Aug 5, 14
To add on to bbb's point Nintendo are publishing the game. They're literally the guys who are deciding how much of it is on the actual disc and how much is DLC and stuff.

I really don't understand the problem though. I've seen like 30 people so far around the web posting comments that they're boycotting the game because apparently retailer-exclusive DLC means lolno to ever getting it?? wat. So, what, you buy it from Argos not Game and you miss out on Link not looking like he did already in three other titles?
wow
such betrayal
very boycott entire game as a result
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Aglid Aug 5, 14
Capaldi I agree with you until a point. Maibe you're right, folks boycott a game they wanted for 2 stupid skins and that's none sense.
But you don't know how they feel. You focus on those small contents to be ironic about "such a betrayal", like you knew what's going on in their head. But think about it another way. A year ago, Nintendo said no DLC, no pre-order bonus. It is somehow a marketing method folks understood like: "don't worry people, we'll never do something that lame". And maibe they sold some Wii U only because of those words.
So yeah, it is only 2 skins. But this isn't about the skin, it is about their words. It really is a betrayal and people are free to be upset about it. You can't be right by mocking them.
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