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Mario Golf: World Tour DLC Details Confirmed

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Nintendo has today announced a bevy of new details concerning DLC for 3DS title Mario Golf: World Tour. DLC for the game was first rumoured when it was mentioned in an Amazon listing for the title, but Nintendo has now officially confirmed this in a press release.

With 10 courses and 126 holes, an amount equivalent to previous titles in the franchise, extensive multiplayer modes as well as regional and worldwide tournaments, the main game offers plenty of content for golf fans already. But players who can’t get enough golf and want to expand their experience can purchase up to a total of 108 new downloadable holes and additional Mushroom Kingdom golfers to open up further challenging courses for players to test their skills on and enjoy.

Three separate packs of DLC will be made available but Nintendo is offering them as a three pack set for a discounted rate, although the discount has only been announced for Europe at present. Anyone who takes advantage of this offer will unlock Gold Mario, pictured above, as a playable character, although he will be available to other players as well once all three packs have been released. Owners of the game will also be able to try out the new courses for free in special Trial Tournaments before buying .

Each pack contains two new 18 hole courses and a special character. Full details of pricing and release dates can be seen below.

Mushroom Pack – 2nd May – €5.99/£5.39/$5.99 (Special character – Toadette)

Flower Pack -“Later in May”- €5.99/£5.39/$5.99 (Special character – Nabbit)

Star Pack – June – €5.99/£5.39/$5.99 (Special character – Rosalina)

Three Pack Set – From 2nd May – €11.99/£10.79/$14.99 until 31st May then €14.99/£13.49/$14.99 (Special character – Gold Mario)

Nintendo has also released a batch of screenshots for the characters and courses from these DLC, which you can view in the gallery below.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Screenshots Show How Villains will Look on Next-Gen Consoles

penguin-twofaceRocksteady has released three new images from Batman: Arkham Knight. The images, posted by Game Informer, show some familiar villains from earlier Arkham titles but they have been given a lick of paint for their debut appearance on next-gen consoles.

David Hego, Arkham Knight’s art director, explained the thinking behind the fresh designs:

We tried to add something to the characters, so you’re still excited about them even after meeting them for the third time. How can we make these guys exciting, even after seeing them again? Every time, we make them look better and better and better, but at the same time, how can we improve the story behind them?

Arkham Knight’s main villain, Scarecrow, unleashes a chemical attack on Gotham during Halloween, which influenced some of the changes to character designs. Speaking about Penguin, lead character artist Albert Feliu said:

This time, we went for autumnal mafia. We took the coat off, and the concept of Penguin was more of a dirty dude. Obviously his shirt is rolled up and sweaty, and he has food stains on it. But still, he’s really powerful. He’s got a golden chain, as well. We had to be a bit crazy with this character, and working with his design. And we shaved his head. He’s proper filthy, you know

Based on the screenshots the character who has changed the least is Two-Face, with Rocksteady already satisfied with his established design. “We just rolled up his sleeves and made him look really next-gen”, Feliu said, “He was already a really strong character, so we tried to push it, and keep going that way. We didn’t want to change it that much.”

twofaceThe final character shown in the trio of images is the Riddler, who will have a more prominent role than in previous titles, “This time around, you see him throughout the game, and he evolves” Feliu Said.

The Riddler’s appearance will  change throughout the game, similar to how Batman has shown signs of damage and fatigue as the adventure has gone on in previous games. The Riddler will go from dapper to dirty and become visibly distressed as his plans are continuously ruined by Batman.

riddlerRocksteady has not yet revealed how Scarecrow will look in the new game but you can expect him to appear a little worse for wear following his encounter with Killer Croc in Arkham Asylum.

A Link Between Worlds New Details and Trailer

TLOZ: A Link Between WorldsNintendo of America has released several new details about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, including previously unknown plot information. From Nintendo’s presentation at New York Comic Con we learned that the ‘dark’ version of Hyrule that Link will travel to throughout the game is known as Lorule and is presided over by Princess Zelda’s counterpart, Hilda (see the image below).Hilda and Zelda

It seems the villain will also be a new character although she resembles a female version of Ganondorf and perhaps has some relation to the Gerudo tribe from past Zelda games. She also seems to have the ability to trap people within paintings.

A Link Between Worlds will be released on November 22nd in the US and Europe, you can view the new trailer as well as more screenshots from the game below.