Hackers find more proof of DLC in Super Smash Bros 4!

A short while back, we posted about how hackers had found evidence that DLC was in the works for Super Smash Bros 4.  But while the character select screen arrows found in the Super Smash Bros for 3DS data files were a pretty big clue in themselves, they weren’t exactly a guarantee of extra content.  After all, lots of stuff ends up ununused in video games.  For all we knew, those arrows could be from a scrapped sixty character roster that was in development before the game’s release date.

But now, it seems like some more decisive evidence has been found.  Consisting of Japanese text strings found within yet more files, these actually spell out DLC in the clearest way possible.  So let’s dive in and take a look!

First up, some data that supposedly displays messages for DLC:

『だいらんとう大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS』 のついか追加データをSDカードにつく作ります
SDカードがさ差さっていません でんげん電源をき切って SDカードをさ差してください
SDカードをにんしき認識できませんでした でんげん電源をき切って SDカードをさ差しなおしてください
ついか追加データがこわれているため SDカードに 『だいらんとう大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS』 のついか追加データをつく作りなお直します

Don’t understand what the above means?  Well to put it simply, it’s saying to insert an SD card to save downloaded data to.  Or in other words, to save content you bought as DLC on.

In addition to this, text strings like the one below were found too:


It apparently means ‘shop’ in Japanese. Which in the context of this game, hints rather strongly at an in game store function that lets you buy DLC from Nintendo.

Also of note, the Wii U connectivity feature.  Note the text below:

Connect to a Wii U
 Look for Wii U
Searching for nearby Wii U consoles…
Found [VAR] Wii U consoles!
 Search again
Connecting to [VAR]’s Wii U console…
Connected to [VAR]’s Wii U console.
is available!
is connected.
Please wait for the Wii U console.
Tap to select an option.
Allow copying of customized characters?
Go to the Nintendo 3DS connection screen in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Wii U
You can exchange custom fighters or use your Nintendo 3DS as a Wii U controller.
Copying of customized characters disabled.
Copying of customized characters enabled.
Found a Wii U console!
A Challenger Approaches!

Notice anything odd?  Well, how about ‘A Challenger Approaches!’?  That seems to hint pretty heavily at the possibility of unlocking extra characters by connecting the 3DS version of the game to the Wii U one, or perhaps even copying the DLC you buy on one version of the game to the other.

So in conclusion?  DLC (in the form of both a shop and a system to transfer characters from the other version of the game) is practically a given in Super Smash Bros 4.  It shouldn’t have surprised anyone, but hey, there you go.




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6 years ago

You do know that a challenger approaches could just mean that the customized character has been moved to the other system.