Rumour: Nintendo planning Paid DLC for Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

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Data miners have unearthed unused text in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, which suggests that Nintendo plans to release free and paid downloadable content for the Nintendo 3DS exclusive.

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The Cutting Room Floor has shared the dialogue, which is attributed to wacky clown The Great Tripini – who currently teases that “some cool stuff can, er, happen…” if players leave SpotPass enabled for the title.

There’s reams of conversational text that has been uncovered, revealing that new areas in the Drablands will steadily be “discovered” for players to adventure into. While there are references to free updates, these are referred to as being a necessity before players can purchase add-on content rom the Nintendo eShop.

If this still forms part of Nintendo’s plan for Link’s multiplayer adventure, we’ll presumably hear in the coming weeks or whenever the next Nintendo Direct will take place.

We’ve copied the uncovered dialogue for reference below:

  • “Been, er…enjoyin’ your time in the Drablands?”
  • “Ooh, hey, uh… Have you heard? They found a new area there… I bet you’re, um, itching to explore it, right?”
  • “Oh, you’re not too, uh, fussed about it, are you?”
  • “Me, I’m, uh, curious… What kinda area is it, you know? Has it got this, or is it more like, um…that? I’m kinda excited… It’s pretty, um…thrilling?”
  • “Well, if you wanna take a trip, just… er… Just talk to ol’ Trip, yeah?”
  • “Hey, hero dude… Howdy!”
  • “Been, er…enjoyin’ your adventures in the Drablands?”
  • “It looks like they’ve, ah…discovered a new, um…area there somewhere… Have you heard?”
  • “Uh-huh, so not even the little, ah, hero dude knows, eh?”
  • “I’m, uh, really curious… What kinda area is it, you know? Is it like this, or is it more like, um…that? I’m kinda excited… It’s pretty, um…thrilling.”
  • “I knew you’d know, bud! I was just, um, testing you…”
  • “I’m kinda curious, myself… I heard it’s got, uhh… I hear it’s got a bit of this, and a little of, ah…that… I’m kinda excited… It’s pretty, um…thrilling.”
  • “You’ll have to pay to, ah…access the new areas…”
  • “On the other hand, the latest update is free, so… You, uh, you wanna download that update, buddy?”
  • “You must download the latest update before purchasing add-on content.”
  • “Oh, hey, hero-buddy…”
  • “Looks like you haven’t, uh…got the latest update yet… You’ll need it to go to the new areas in the Drablands.”
  • “Gooootcha, bud…”
  • “Then I’ll, um, close your game and take you to Nintendo eShop.”
  • “I’ll save your game before we go, buddy. Is that, ah, okay with you?”
  • “Okay then… Lemme take you to Nintendo eShop… Let’s roll!”
  • “Right on, little hero buddy. I’ll just, ah, hang around here then, shall I? Such nice weather here…”
  • “Oh, what…? Looks like you, um… You’ve already got the newest Drablands data, bud… I wish I could go, too…”
  • “In the meantime, I, uh… I’ll hang out on Miiverse, so, ah… Post me some Drablands snaps, will ya, buddy…? Enjoy life! Enjoy the Drablands!”
  • “Okay, let’s get real now. A new area of the Drablands is now available for purchase from Nintendo eShop. Would you like to go to Nintendo eShop to get more information?”
  • “Okay, let’s get real now. There’s one more area of the Drablands available for purchase from Nintendo eShop. Would you like to go to Nintendo eShop to get more information?”
  • “Okay, let’s get real now. New areas of the Drablands are now available for purchase from Nintendo eShop. Would you like to go to Nintendo eShop to get more information?”
  • “To play the add-on content, a software update is required. Close the software and download the latest update from Nintendo eShop?”
  • “You can’t go to Nintendo eShop if you don’t, ah, save first, buddy.”
  • “Well, let ol’ Trip know when you change your mind, all right?”

[Thanks Reddit]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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