When publishers are asked if their upcoming game supports downloadable content, they typically hem and haw, noting they haven't announced anything yet. In the case of Punch-Out!! for the Wii however, it's just not happening.
So says Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who flat out denies that the upcoming Wii boxing game will add any contenders beyond the already announced thirteen. So when will we get first party DLC, Reggie? Folks desperate to spend Wii Points want to know!
"I'm certain that there will be opportunities for that down the road," Reggie tells GameTrailers TV's Geoff Keighley. "But, really for us — you know Mr. Iwata has said this many times — the way we look at our first party is we look for a way to drive the install base of the hardware."
We suppose that Rock & Roll Climber might do something like that for Wii Fit Balance Boards. OK, that's a long shot, but that's the Nintendo DLC philosophy.
"That's what we're trying to do," Reggie explains. "That coupled with downloadable content isn't as great a match, but I'm certain there will be some opportunities down the road with downloadable content from a Nintendo perspective, just not on Punch-Out!!"
But just think of the possibilities for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Reg. You're leaving money on the table!
GTTV Extended Cuts: GDC 09 Reggie Interview Part 2 [GameTrailers]