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Mario Golf World Tour for 3DS is just around the corner, but Nintendo has recently announced that the game will have a set of DLC packs slated to be released over the course of May and June in the form of the Mushroom Pack, Flower Pack, and Star Pack, which all include two new 18 hole courses and a bonus character. The Mushroom Pack will be available on the release day of the game. Day one DLC always seems a bit dastardly, but on the other hand, Mario Golf World Tour also promises seven new courses, which is on par (all pun intended) with Mario Golf Toadstool Tour’s seven courses.

If you are familiar with how other companies run their DLC deals, you might know that a season pass for all future downloadable content can run you up as much as nearly the full price of the game. Therefore, you might be delighted to know that each individual course and character pack will cost you $5.99 individually, with a season pass costing $14.99. What do you think of this emerging trend of Nintendo offering DLC? Post your thoughts in the comments!

Coming out this week is the sequel to Nintendo's NES Remix, titled NES Remix 2. One might assume that since these games feature several Virtual Console titles that are available for both the Wii U and 3DS, both systems would be able to play the NES Remix games. This is not true, for neither of these games are currently available for the 3DS. Koichi Hayashida, developer of NES Remix and more Nintendo titles, explains why. Find out after the jump!

The Nintendo of America twitter account recently announced price drops for two games on the Wii U: Assassin's Creed IV and ZombiU. Assassin's Creed is now available for $39.99 and ZombiU is available for $29.99. Should you be excited? Not exactly. Amazon currently offers new copies of ZombiU for $14.99, and Assasin's Creed IV for $25.49. Though I appreciate the sentiment, Nintendo needs to do more to drive sales of software on the Wii U.

Not only is Amazon beating these prices, but many other retailers like GameStop and Wal Mart are as well. So what's the incentive here? I think if Nintendo starts doing sales like Steam does, we'll see a lot more content being downloaded from the eShop. But cutting the prices to the point where they're not even competing with retailers will make it a hard sell. What do you guys think? Are you excited for the lowered digital prices or would you rather go out and buy a physical copy? Let us know what you think in the comments!

I stumbled across a game on Kickstarter the other day, and it's beautiful; Hex Heroes is, in their words, a Party RTS (or par-tee-ess) for the Wii U, with a PC version also in the works and music by Grant Kirkhope. It uses the gamepad to bring a new depth to the RTS genre; one player on the gamepad does your standard construction and RTS commands, while up to four people on the wiimotes control units that gather resources, explore, fight enemies, and so on.

The trailer they released doesn't show the prettiest game; it was thrown together in a matter of hours, and as such the models are rough. However, the finished models they've been showing in Kickstarter updates have been gorgeous, and what the trailer does show is the innovative kind of game that the Wii U was made for. It also contains a lot of cameo characters, such as Shovel Knight and the Game Grumps crew. It's nearly funded (73k out of 80k at the time of this article) with 24 hours left in the campaign.

Jump inside to see the trailer and maybe throw them some support!

Arguably one of the best Mario Kart games in the series, Mario Kart: Double Dash has a key feature that separates it from other installments: the ability for two players to ride on a kart (hence the game's title), one as the driver and one to use items. It has been suggested many times to Nintendo to include this feature in upcoming titles, but they haven't done so—and now, thanks to Mario Kart 8 developer Hideki Konno, we have at least one reason why. Head past the jump to see Konno's reasoning!

An incredible one million copies of Infamous Second Son have been sold in a mere nine days according to Sony Computer Entertainment Australia. This number makes this installment of Infamous the quickest-selling one yet. PlayStation4 sales in the UK skyrocketed 106% during the launch compared to the week before. Infamous Second Son will also be receiving its first update soon, which will contain a few requested features, so definitely check it out.

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Mario Kart producer Hideki Konno has addressed a few key questions about the franchise in an interview earlier this month. One of the questions brought up was about the possibility of a track editor in future games, and Konno said that it's an element he's been wanting to implement. So why haven't we seen it yet? Konno explains.

When we work on a Mario Kart title we work on courses... again, and again, and again, and we revise until we come up with something that we think is going to be fun for everyone to play over and over again. So we have a lot of confidence in our ability to do so, but we understand what a tough challenge it is to create those courses. - Hideki Konno

To read more of what Konno had to say on this and other features, read after the jump!

We finally get to see Dragon Age: Inquisition in action after knowing about the game for over a year. We've seen a bit of video and some screenshots previously, but now we have a release date and a bit of an idea of what exactly this game is going to be about. Head inside to see it for yourself.

You're steadily in first; roughly 5 seconds ahead of the pack. All is going well when you hear that dreaded sound: a blue turtle shell is approaching from behind. You panic; trying to find a way to avoid your incoming doom. Then reality sets in: there's no way to avoid it. Your only option is to get as far ahead as possible before it hits you. Luckily you have mushrooms. One after another, you speed on ahead. Today just isn't your day though; as you speed ahead you jump over a pit. No big deal, right? Unfortunately, the blue shell comes at just the right moment and sends you tumbling down below to your doom. You recover to find yourself in 5th place.

I'm sure the average Mario Kart player has had a similar experience. More often than not, players complain that the system is all about luck, and that getting into first place is an assurance that you will get hit with a blue shell. Mario Kart 8 developers say otherwise. Head past the jump to see why!

The Adventures of Captain Toad are a fun little set of side-levels in Super Mario 3D World involving running around a 3D puzzle map with a Toad that cannot jump. There was only about one of them in each world, but they were pretty popular—I know I looked forward to them whenever they showed up. The slower puzzles traversed by Captain Toad made for a nice break from some of the more hectic Mario levels.

Apparently, they were popular enough that Super Mario 3D World co-director Koichi Hayashida said he would "consider doing something with this feature in the future." More after the jump.