Koei Tecmo isn’t new to extreme nickel-and-dime tactics with games like the Dead or Alive series, with tens of costumes released at premium price and bundles of clothes priced higher than a full game, yet that’s not nearly the worst case scenario.
Unless you prowl the Japanese and Asian PlayStation Stores, you probably don’t know that a relatively niche title like Arslan: The Warriors of Legend has received an enormous quantity of DLC, and the nature of some of those is borderline hilarious.
With today’s batch, the game has received a whopping Ninety DLC, including additional costumes, skill cards and scenarios for Free Mode, but that’s just the proverbial “tip of the spear.”
Thirty of those DLC are simply wallpapers for the gallery and loading screens of the game, each priced at 51 yen, which translates to roughly $0.43. In the gallery at the bottom of the post, you can see the latest examples, released today.
Granted, some feature really nice artwork, and no one is forced to buy any of them, but it’s definitely a rather strange DLC item.
At the moment we don’t know if this kind of DLC will make it into the western release of the game, or to the other platforms (Xbox One and Steam, which has been announced today), but if they did, would you buy them?