Super Smash Bros. Welcomes Back the Pirate Ship Stage as DLC

Super Smash Bros Wii U Pirate Ship

In this day and age, downloadable content has become the norm within the gaming industry. Some of it, like the very affordable Mario Kart 8 content, can be seen as a valuable option for gamers, while other pieces of DLC come across as a rip-off. Whatever your take on the concept of add-ons in gaming, it's something that Nintendo seems to be embracing now more than ever, with the company's latest Super Smash Bros. titles proving that handily.

Thus far, consumers have been treated to a number of optional purchases in the all-star fight title. Everything from new fighters, stages, Mii costumes, and even trophies have been added to Super Smash Bros. so far, and there doesn't appear to be any shortage of content in the cards as the fan-centric Fighter Ballot comes to a close. With that in mind, the house of Mario has now released some brand new content for its game.

Opting to forego fighters once more, the latest batch of content is composed of additional Mii costumes, the previously announced Super Mario Maker stage, and the surprise addition of the fan-favorite Pirate Ship battleground that originally debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. While this may sound like a welcomed addition to some, it should be noted that the The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker-inspired stage is only being made available on the Wii U.


Those looking to add the new content can expect the new Zelda stage to run them $1.99 USD, the Super Mario Maker stage is $2.49 USD (or $3.49 for it on both the 3DS and Wii U versions), and the Mii costumes for $0.75 USD apiece (or $1.15 USD for it across both versions). There's also a bundle that features all of the Mii costumes for $5.25 USD for one version, and $8.05 USD for both. Last, but not least, fans can also get a bundle featuring every new piece of content for $7.74 USD on 3DS, $9.73 USD on Wii U, or $13.53 USD across both platforms.

While new stages are certain to be appreciated by fans, the lack of any new additions to the roster as of late is odd. The latest rumor suggests that Shovel Knight will be joining the fray at some point this year, but – even if that ends up being the case – it's hard to say which other fan-voted characters will end up as playable fighters. There are certainly a selection of first and third-party mascots that gamers are eager to have join the fight title (and we managed to think up five ourselves) so the next few months should prove interesting for Smashers.

What do you think of the new DLC? Which stage or fighter would you like to see added to Super Smash Bros. next? Get at us in the comments.

Source: Super Smash Bros.

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