Junichi Masuda has commented about the potential DLC support for the recently-released Nintendo 3DS exclusive video games, “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.” In an interview with VG247 on Oct. 11, the game director for the projects disclosed that downloadable content expansions and micro-transactions won’t be a part of the latest installments of the “Pokemon” series.
Junichi Masuda explained that the development team has “not come up with any ideas” so far for the two elements. He also liked the fact that the entire experience of the game can be enjoyed by purchasing “one piece of software,” suggesting that the philosophy is important to the Game Freak studio. You can check out some screens of “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” in the slideshow near the top of this article and the comments from the game director below (courtesy of VG247):
There’s no download content or microtransaction content developed specifically for Pokémon X and Y. We’ve not come up with any ideas on that yet. I like the idea that Pokémon can be enjoyed with just one piece of software. You buy the game and it can be enjoyed just with that one software that you buy. That’s a key point for Game Freak.
Although the two titles won’t have DLC, the development team has built in several features (such as infrared sensor, serial codes and Nintendo Download) for players to unlock special pocket monsters and items for free. One of the extras being offered so far is a Torchic that can be downloaded in the game for a limited amount of time. The bird-like pocket monster features a hidden ability and holds a mega stone.