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30th Dec '16 3:42:32 PM Kadorhal
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Compare ExpansionPack (which differs from DLC mostly in that physical distribution is the primary manner of acquiring it) and UnlockableContent (the content is already in the game, and just needs some form of challenge completed or ''in-game'' cost to acquire).

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Compare ExpansionPack (which differs from DLC mostly in that physical distribution is the primary manner of acquiring it) it, although the line has been blurred with modern digital distributors selling expansions for old games in a downloaded format) and UnlockableContent (the content is already in the game, and just needs some form of challenge completed or ''in-game'' cost to acquire).



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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' had a numerous amount of DLC released, either pre-order bonuses or post-release, mostly focused on skins for Raiden in the main game or new missions played as a new character. Most of it came with a Japanese-exclusive special edition for [=PS3=] and the PC port.
** ''VR Missions'' - A new set of thirty VR missions for the player to accomplish. The Japanese version also includes a new weapon, the "Hebidamashii"/Snake Spirit, a variation of the Wooden Sword which speaks with the voice of Solid Snake (the West didn't get this weapon due to circumstances regarding Big Boss' recasting for the below ''MGSV'').
** ''Jetstream'' - A prequel campaign in which the player takes control of Jetstream Sam, where he takes it upon himself to dole out justice against Desperado.
** ''Bladewolf'' - Another prequel campaign setting the player as Bladewolf, undergoing training in VR before attempting to escape from Desperado, taking out a new member of the Winds of Destruction in the process.
** Skins for the most part started out as pre-order bonuses, before being released as DLC proper. There's the trio of Inferno, White, and Commando Armor, which are respectively red, white, and green variations of Raiden's cyborg body in the regular game. There are also the Cyborg Ninja Armor, giving Raiden the appearance of Gray Fox from the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', and the [=MGS4=] Raiden Custom Body, giving him his appearance from ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}''.
25th Dec '16 7:03:30 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** The WiiWare port of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has DLC in the form of "Rise from the Ashes", the fifth case. Note that this case is pre-installed in the DS release of the game.
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' has a Costume Pack [[labelnote:in-depth]]alternate skins for Phoenix (his old clothes in [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney the trilogy]]), Apollo (a more casual outfit) and Athena (a Sailor Fuku costume)[[/labelnote]] and a Special Episode ("Turnabout Reclaimed").
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has a Costume Pack [[labelnote:in-depth]]alternate skins for Phoenix (the clothes from Furio Tigre), Apollo (the clothes from the protagonist in ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban''), and Athena (the Trés Bien waitress outfit)[[/labelnote]] and a sixth case ("Turnabout Time Traveler"). There's an additional Costume Pack for the attorneys based on ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', but [[NoExportForYou only available in Japan]].



* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'': A Costume Pack and a Special Episode (Turnabout Reclaimed).
** The WiiWare port of the first game also has DLC in the form of Rise from the Ashes.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': buyable online content includes:

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'': A Costume Pack and a Special Episode (Turnabout Reclaimed).
** The WiiWare port of the first game also has DLC
Buyable online content in the form of Rise from the Ashes.
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14th Dec '16 10:37:38 AM Ramidel
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* ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'', as well as it's counterparts in different eras have plenty of DLC, which often times revamp less popular mechanics, making a great game much more polished. Sometimes criticized for paying for bug fixes, though.

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* ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'', as well as it's counterparts in different eras have plenty eras, are essentially built on a business model of DLC, which often times revamp less popular mechanics, making constant DLC. Instead of a great new game, the developers continuously patch the game much more polished. Sometimes criticized and release new content as DLC. This has drawn criticism, however, especially for those who see it as paying for bug fixes, though.fixes or features that should have been in the original.
13th Dec '16 8:46:01 PM Doug86
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** A couple of months later, [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} Lucas]], [[Franchise/FireEmblem Roy]], and [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] were also added as DLC fighters. Ryu's DLC also comes with his stage from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. Additional fighters are being considered, with a ballot on the official site being used to accept nominations for potential fighters.

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** A couple of months later, [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} Lucas]], [[Franchise/FireEmblem [[VideoGame/FireEmblem Roy]], and [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] were also added as DLC fighters. Ryu's DLC also comes with his stage from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. Additional fighters are being considered, with a ballot on the official site being used to accept nominations for potential fighters.



** The DLC roster wraps up with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]], followed by the reveal of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] and the ballot winner VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}. Cloud and Bayonetta come with stages from their home games, while Corrin comes with a couple more songs for the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' stages.

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** The DLC roster wraps up with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]], followed by the reveal of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] and the ballot winner VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}. Cloud and Bayonetta come with stages from their home games, while Corrin comes with a couple more songs for the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' stages.
18th Nov '16 5:12:39 PM Kadorhal
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Of course, DLC also has some controversy attached to it. Many a dedicated and knowledgeable gamer may crack the game to see what is stored in the disc, and they won't be too happy if they see that the DLC they got was already on the game to begin with. Another issue DLC brings up is pricing. It is subjective what content is worth paying for, but some gamers in general fear that game developers may use DLC as a way to milk more money out of their consumers by rushing the game (thus making it filled with bugs or missing content) and then charging people to get the rest of the good stuff. Some DLC is only available for a limited time or promotional events, meaning that people who come across a game later on are unable to purchase it. In other cases, DLC [[OfferVoidInNebraska is only available in certain countries]], making it impossible for people in other areas to get it at all. Also, DLC can often give a player a competitive advantage online, essentially forcing every player in the game to buy the DLC just to compete with other people who bought the DLC for exactly the same reason; see BribingYourWayToVictory.

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Of course, DLC also has some controversy attached to it. Many a dedicated and knowledgeable gamer may crack the game to see what is stored in the disc, and they won't be too happy if they see that the DLC they got paid for was [[DummiedOut already on in the game to begin with.with]]. Another issue DLC brings up is pricing. It is subjective what content is worth paying for, but some gamers in general fear that game developers may use DLC as a way to milk more money out of their consumers by rushing the game (thus making it filled with bugs or missing content) and then charging people to get the rest of the good stuff.stuff, or the existing stuff to work how it was supposed to. Some DLC is only available for a limited time or promotional events, meaning that people who come across a game later on are unable to purchase it. In other cases, DLC [[OfferVoidInNebraska is only available in certain countries]], making it impossible for people in other areas to get it at all. Also, DLC can often give a player a competitive advantage online, essentially forcing every player in the game to buy the DLC just to compete with other people who bought the DLC for exactly the same reason; see BribingYourWayToVictory.



Compare ExpansionPack, UnlockableContent.

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Compare ExpansionPack, UnlockableContent.ExpansionPack (which differs from DLC mostly in that physical distribution is the primary manner of acquiring it) and UnlockableContent (the content is already in the game, and just needs some form of challenge completed or ''in-game'' cost to acquire).



* ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Assassin's Creed II]]''

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* ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Assassin's Creed II]]''''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''



* ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]''

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* ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood]]''''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''



* ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Assassin's Creed: Revelations]]''

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* ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Assassin's Creed: Revelations]]''''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''



* ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Batman: Arkham Asylum]]''

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* ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Batman: Arkham Asylum]]''''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''



** The ''Skins'' Pack, which includes all alternate skins (previously [[PreOrderBonus pre-order bonuses]]) for Batman, including 1970's, Year One, WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond, ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns, [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]].

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** The ''Skins'' Pack, which includes all alternate skins (previously [[PreOrderBonus pre-order bonuses]]) for Batman, including 1970's, [[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne Year One, One]], WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond, ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns, [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]].



** Back to Karkand: Comes with four of the most popular maps from ''Battlefield 2'' (Wake Island, Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, and [[TitleDrop Strike at Karkand]]) remade in the Frostbite 2 engine and adds ten new weapons and three new vehicles from ''Battlefield 2''. Free for owners of the Limited Edition. Released on December 14, 2011.

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** Back to Karkand: Comes with [[NostalgiaLevel four of the most popular maps maps]] from ''Battlefield 2'' (Wake Island, Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, and [[TitleDrop Strike at Karkand]]) remade in the Frostbite 2 engine and adds ten new weapons and three new vehicles from ''Battlefield 2''. Free for owners of the Limited Edition. Released on December 14, 2011.
10th Nov '16 4:57:27 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': buyable online content includes:
** Downloadable Personas from previous games, including [[VideoGame/Persona3 Orpheus, Thanatos, Messiah]], [[VideoGame/Persona4 Izanagi, Kaguy, Magatsu-Izanagi]], [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Asterius, Ariadne, and Tsukuyomi]], along with a darker-colored and marginally more powerful "Picaro/Thief God" version.
** Costumes and music from ''Persona 1'', ''2'', ''3'' and ''4'', as well as other ''[=MegaTen=]'' titles like ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', ''{{VideoGame/Catherine}}'', ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVSTheSoullessArmy'' and even ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf''.
** a small selection of high end recover items, like soma, and the option to play on the HarderThanHard "Challenge" difficulty from the start.
24th Oct '16 6:47:02 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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24th Oct '16 6:45:46 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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11th Oct '16 7:56:49 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' DLC is mostly costumes, usually taken from other media. However, there are a few level kits as well, like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and ''{{Pirates of the Caribbean}}''.

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* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' DLC is mostly costumes, usually taken from other media. However, there are a few level kits as well, like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and ''{{Pirates of the Caribbean}}''.''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
21st Sep '16 2:41:18 PM dmcreif
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* ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' has two DLC that adds new tracks (some from past Mario Kart titles -- including SNES Rainbow Road -- and others from other Nintendo titles -- including Mute City from ''VideoGame/FZero''; and yes, the Blue Falcon is also DLC), new characters (a few from other Nintendo titles, such as [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager and Isabelle]]) and two new cups.

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* ''VideoGame/MarioKart 8'' ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' has two DLC that adds packages, which add 16 new tracks (some from past Mario Kart titles -- including SNES Rainbow Road -- and others from other Nintendo titles -- including Mute City and Big Blue from ''VideoGame/FZero''; and yes, the Blue Falcon is also DLC), new characters (a few from other Nintendo titles, such as [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager and Isabelle]]) and two new cups.
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