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Activision and Nintendo working to bring DLC to Wii U

Black Ops 2 Wii UOne of the biggest game publishers in the world, Activision, is bringing several games to the Wii U. The biggest one among those is Call of Duty Black Ops 2, which will have unique Wii U features such as local multiplayer where one player uses the TV while another plays on the GamePad.

Black Ops 2 will be a Wii U launch title, but one aspect of the Call of Duty experience has yet to be confirmed for the Wii U: DLC, or downloadable content. Activision has yet to officially confirm DLC for the Wii U, but according to a recent press release, the company is “working with Nintendo” to bring its “Season Pass” service to the Wii U. The Season Pass is a $50/year service that includes free access to all DLC for a Call of Duty game, plus some other features.

Activision also revealed that they are working with Nintendo to bring regular DLC packs to the Wii U. Call of Duty has been thriving on DLC for years, offering new maps and features to players. The publisher had a lucrative deal with Microsoft to bring the DLC on the Xbox 360 weeks ahead of other consoles, which made the Xbox 360 the preferred platform for Call of Duty games.

Ubisoft recently confirmed that it will release Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC on the Wii U, so it doesn’t seem to be a technical issue of getting downloadable content on the console.

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  • NintendoMan :D

    Not much of a COD fan, but it’s good that the Wii U version of BO2 will offer DLC.

  • Mida

    The more help, the better it is for Wii U. No argument there

    • Nko Sekirei

      their better have better security to deal with cheaters/hackers they piss me off on mw3 its completely garbage game and broken

  • Major Beauner

    ALL HAIL AUSTRALIA!!!! :D

    • NintendoMan :D

      Nobody comment after me about his comment, it just takes up space.

      • joe

        comment…

      • Major Beauner

        OK, nobody make any comments after him! :D

      • Major Beauner

        Starting from now! :D

        • HyperSonicN1

          Hi!

    • Cbreid

      Crazy aussi’s !!

      • Major Beauner

        He said dont comment after his comment – but look what you just did! :D

  • Shad79

    Please for the love of God, make DLC happen on the Wii U.

    • Nintedward

      Obviously the wiiu is getting DLC. Ubisoft just announced the wiiu is getting its AC3 season pass with all the DLC. Nobody has an excuse not to.

      • SH*TBLOCK

        Nintendo said that they would be changing this when the U got here. Well it better because this was just another reason why so many COD fans left the Wii for other consoles…

        I love COD and can’t wait to get the full version of BLOPS 2 and its DLC on the U…

        • u mad bro FC: 0559-7101-5495

          Activision and EA are obsessed with DLC on the Ps3 and X-box that the craziness would continue on the Wiiu.

      • Elite

        keep it down to a whisper. If capcom gets word of this, they will put there discs that have content on it which requires more money to unlock it.

        In all seriousness this should bring Capcom in to share there talents to the Wii U.

  • Wii U

    awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • nice

    thx to the stupid idiots for buying this crap. now everyone want´s to sell a game for the price of three… if you are a little bit smarter then a stone, you will never buy any dlc or “season crap” to stop those greedy customs.

    • Shad79

      The article specified DLC (in general), meaning free DLC (new community game modes, revamped maps, etc) would still happen.

    • Wii U

      you shut your mouth. if i wanted to make something that took me a long time to make, i would want more profit. so i support that idea.

      • Wii U

        calling thousands of people stupid idiots…. im sorry but i have to say this. STFU! you stupid irrevelant nobody. go see how hard it is to keep a company together. they need the $. if you dont like it.. DONT BUY IT. AND DONT GO AROUND CALING PEOPLE IDIOTS. THE ONLY REASON I CALLED U STUPID WAS BECAUSE ITS A FACT

        • …..

          Troll fail…. and thats a fact.

          • Wii U

            Your probably one of them. … and you? wait what am i doing. ok i feel stupid. sorry for outbursting like that. everyone has their own opinions. sorry people im likely to never to meet.

          • achoo

            God bless me.

    • DJ

      Game developers are under tight schedules, and there is no way the content in those dlc would have made it into the games and still kept the release date. As a result, if people like the dlc, and are willing to pay for it, how is that more greedy of them than making a sequel?

      DLC keeps teams together, continuing work on projects that just went out the door, gives them a chance to bask in the glory of their game.

      • Shane

        Sounds legit. I’ve never owned a CoD game, but might buy it just because of the Wii U. Same goes for Batman, Madden, and all those other games Sony and Microsoft say Nintendo fans don’t want. We want them, we just don’t want them to be DLC based all the time(especially for DLC you HAVE to have pretty much…) I really like the new controller, and the way “regular” games play new w/ it. I can only imagine drawing my own plays and telling the characters what to do by drawing a said route, and with all the other features, and Wii remote use, there will be TONS of ways to play the games you want. Come on kids, the Wii remote was basically a regular controller anyways. It just had a pointer, which was cool, and motion, but you could still always go back to play Super Mario Galaxy like a traditional game, even though the remote had a cord between 2 controllers. I wonder what PS and Microsoft fans were thinking when they said it was a gimmick all those years ago, when it was just a regular controller with some extra tech inside. I’d say Microsoft and Sony went way overboard on the control scheme they said was “dumb”, when they pretty much went all out to compete by releasing a motion control alternative, and then forgot there was no software to play. No doubt, I respect Microsoft and Sony, but they always had a different way of doing things, behind the scenes, and right in the open in front of the press.

      • DJ

        My apologies, I was just referring to dlc expansions.

      • ha!

        Not true companies plan Dlc ahead of time before the game is even released most dlc is on the game disk. So BS on that. Also if they stop releasing a COD like every year (n sometimes 2 a year) myb they would have time to make a complete game. The main reason there is Dlc is most money and suckers will pay 4 it willing. They even mental make up excuse and argue y its okay. Read the article again “One of the biggest game publishers in the world, Activision”

        The corporate stance on dlc is to stem the loss from privacy and 2nd hand sales Ie. Gamestop. But a game cost 60 buck + more with Dlc and the sales numbers 4 the last was over 2million sold n 2 months.

        Dlc is a money scheme just like Microsoft makes u pay for everything just to get decent service on Xbox.

        I got a ton of evidence to prove what I’ve so rant all you want the truth is the truth.

        This goes for all game with Dlc the publishers mostly make the call.

        • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

          Here’s my piece of evidence: Why, then, do you have to wait, sometimes for hours, to DOWNLOAD the DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT??? Do you really think they would save the DLC onto the disc, then have the players wait hours for the game to change that ONE BYTE in the save data that flags whether the player has paid for the DLC or not? Technically, once you see the game credits roll, you have completed the story (and therefore, completed the game). Sure, the companies probably have planned out the DLC, and have probably been working on it for at least 2 months prior to launching the game. But DLC is meant to be an add-on to the game, something strictly for the users enjoyment, and while that could be an item to be used in-game, it wouldn’t affect the main storyline. These “map packs” for COD are meant to give the players more options, which then gives the game more replayability value. Honestly, the only game that I can think of that has the “extra content” programmed into the games would be the Event-Only Pokemon, and those don’t affect the game’s storyline, just the way the player completes the game. So as you can see, I’ve got a lot of evidence too.

          • ha!

            @frank ignore this sentence below (I was gonna lecture but I’ll keep it simple)
            “yeah right!? cuz ur knowledge so strong (weak its actually).”

            If u idiots keep accepting these money hoarding companies tricks. Even we are gonna be buying a game by level via membership fees $150 a per title per company. Has Nintendo charged us for dlc no just ps3 n xblocx 360. That was the main reason that they got the most support u dlc buy chumps.

            I remember when dlc was called unlockables n u did stuff to get FOR FREE!!

    • theguy

      Learn to English.

      • 0soul

        Learn to English? Lol ok then.

      • BloopbopBeepbop

        Please tell me this is a joke.

    • Paul

      sorry but this question or answer is dumb as a cows ass lol

      if nintendo can get all major dlc for the call of duty franchise then this would see a fanbase jump from xbox 360/ps3 to the wii u in 2013

  • Redmuerte

    lol, I’m a scrub, just saw the article in the previous news story.

  • Ryu No Hadouken

    Can we just get a proper Metroid game, i.e. the SNES version ?

  • swic11

    Cant stand call of duty… But this is good news that Nintendo is opening their doors to 3rd party developers and is trying to work with them.

  • BIG BROWN LOG ON THE FIRE

    If games have DLC …

    (WHICH MOST OF THE TIME IS ALREADY ON THE DISK YOU PAID 60 BUCKS FOR AND PAY AGAIN FOR SOMETHING YOU OWN)

    The game should start @ 39.99 then increase Accordingly.

    • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

      Would basically be half way between a free to play game model and a full retail, one time purchase game model. I like that for games with heavy dlc. Make the buy in cheaper. A $40 buy in, it’d provably get more people to buy the games, considering the typical game cost is $20 more. Game companies, do this

    • Keath

      the only reseason for dlcs is to squeeze more money out of gamers. also why activision craps out a cod game every year.

  • Billy

    Bleh, not interested in a fricken season pass, I just want to buy a game play it and be happy knowing I got my enjoyment out of it. Never been a fan of dlc, not for games that come out as often as these, just put it in the sequel and I’ll happily purchase it.

  • Shane

    Cool, and expected to say the least. You really think Nintendo would just say, “No DLC”, to put it blunt? haha. Nintendo’s trying to make their original fans happy, as well as all the kids in the world at the same time. That’s a hard feat, and I think it’s going to pay off. I thought AC3 had all the DLC included from the get go. Which games were those? I thought they all had the DLC right from the start, besides CoD.

  • Joesatmoes

    DEFINITIVE VERSION RIGHT HERE!!!!!

  • nintendoododo

    i dont wanna cod. just make 3d mario wuixk

    ยาวฟินแลนด์สด

    • Nintendude

      No matter what language you use, we always have Google translate.

  • Cugno the Swiss

    Games for everyone, except for RPG lovers…

    • Roedburn

      Dragon Quest X, whenever that comes out.

    • Lew3107

      As an RPG fan, I’m sorted with the Wii games to be honest. With Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, Monster Hunter Tri, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Super Paper Mario and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, I don’t need a Wii U RPG just yet.

    • TheBaconator

      Yeah an RPG game sounds good. I wonder if Bethesda has any in store for us.

  • Count me in

    Not sure how DLC will work, is it already disc based and the dlc code unlocks it? i just don’t see DLC being downloaded like the PS3 because there is very limited Hard drive space on WiiU.

    BTW i have a 1TBhd waiting for my WiiU

  • Count me in

    How many of you are using Jail broken or unlocked Wii’s?
    does the online still work?

    wonder how long it’ll be until we can truly unlock the power of the WiiU?

    • KalebTaylorX

      Yeah, the online still works and I kinda want the Wii U to be hacked and not be hacked at the same time. I would like to see what the Homebrew Devs could achieve with the GamePad & on the other hand I don’t want Piracy.

      • corbin74

        Whoa, you go big guy!

        • KalebTaylorX

          ?

  • 3dsguy

    Cant wait for cod wii u and some dlc.

  • BIG BROWN LOG ON THE FIRE

    My Wii still uses the Homebrew Channel Fine. But I put all my retail Wii games on my PC and play them in 1080p on my Plasma HDTV. Cant do that with native Wii hardware. Wii U will change that.

  • Count me in

    i was asking about the jailbreak/unlock
    because i use apple tv jailbroken(xbmc) to watch tv and movies, the wiiU would be cool to use since it has no blu-ray support etc. so my ps3 will still be used for movies and other games.

    hopefully the wiiu’s racing games do allow the use of a good racing wheel setup like my logitech g25/27.

    in additon if the Wiiu is jailbroken i hope i could put all my avi,mkv,mov files to watch video on either the gamepad or tv.

    • corbin74

      There’s no doubt some homebrew dev will do that. Playing blu-ray discs may take one dev fifteen minutes. As for avi, mp3s etc. that won’t take long either. If you look at what people have done on the wii already just imagine what they could do with wii u!

  • Trulaw

    Don’t let it happen Nintendo. Most DLC is used to rip off “Gamers”.

  • TheUNation

    Let’s hope that Activision and Nintendo are in good terms in making Black Ops II a definite MUST PLAY for the Wii U.

  • koalajay

    I’d like to see one more ww2 cod, though I do agree there is too many ww2 games out there already. Lol. I remember dominating world at war online. Those were the days

  • Linskarmo

    I’m sure they’ll be able to get the DLC up and running, and I hope Activision won’t hold back with the Wii U. There’s no reason not too.
    (I removed my 3DS friend code, so if anyone wants an FC exchange just ask me.)

  • Robert

    you will have to wait and see for DLC takes time people

  • Superstick

    Who cares about DLC? I’m just glad that I can finally get all of the awesome blockbuster titles WHILE still being with my favorite company of all time. Which is Nintendo. Cased closed good night.

  • srpg2ishere

    I cannot WAIT to play this game with the GamePad! I want to blow up things!! LOL.

  • dustin

    The difficulty here is that the only hard drive option seems to be USB, but I don’t think you can install games or even DLC on USB drives. The console needs a higher bandwidth port than a 10MB/sec USB port if this console is going to have DLC– a major part of modern gaming.

  • Elite

    I hope this will draw more hardcore to the console. To make this super big, we need all kinds of people on the bandwagon.

  • Adam Fox

    In the video game world, there isn’t much I hate more than Call of Duty and DLC….ESPECIALLY if the DLC is “Disc Locked Content”….but DLC wouldn’t be so bad if it was released a few months AFTER the game release…….otherwise it makes it obvious that they are just bleeding us out for money…..two new examples of Disc Locked Content is from Assassins Creed III and the new Need For Speed: Most Wanted games….if you go to purchase DLC and its like 100kb or something tiny like that, you know its obviously Disc Locked Content…..there is no excuse for this….pay $60 for a game and there is stuff on the disc that is locked away until you pay another $5 or something….Also, games with same-day DLC is stupid too, its just their way of saying “yea, we could have put this in the game, but no, we wanna bleed you dry more….”…I hope Nintendo doesn’t allow this…..I really wish Xbox Live, PSN and Nintendo would make it where you can’t release DLC for a game less than 60 days after release…….

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  • xamy

    lovely!

  • BananaPwnz

    Activision is probably one of the worlds famous publishers, and with it helping Nintendo, it will help Wii U be a sucess

  • HawkEye

    It was only a matter of time for DLC arrive on Nintendo systems

  • xxAtliens111

    \(^-^)/ They should add some mushroom kingdom DLC maps into this or on zombies that would be awesome who agrees ? :D

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  • FlubberKing22

    So basically there is going to be a DLC?

  • prettypinkpanacea

    Any more news/updates on this?