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The hot topic of DLC is always controversial because it never ceases to borderline on being stomach-wrenching and vomit-inducing. This is usually when discussing DLC for unlocking essential characters or in Asura's Wrath case, the actual ending.
Earlier this generation, gamers sarcastically joked about the day that real endings for games would be paid-for DLC and alas, the bell toll has struck its chord and lo and behold Capcom has not disappointed...the "real" ending for Asura's Wrath is actually downloadable content.
I imagine some gamers will breathe a sigh of relief that at least it's not an ending locked on the disc behind a pay-wall -- such is the case with Street Fighter X Tekken. Still, Player Attack is reporting that CyberConnect 2 is hoping to cash in on the additional episodes for the game with Episodes 11.5 and Episodes 15.5, which will launch for 160 MS Points and $1.99 on the PlayStation Store.
The actual, true ending DLC will arrive on April 24th and will contain Episodes 19 - 22 to complete the full story-arc that many gamers felt was a segue for a sequel but was actually just a setup for the real ending. And unlike the smaller Episodes or Ryu and Akuma who will be available for $1.99 or 160 MS Points, the endings will carry a 560 MS Point or $6.99 price tag. Yikes.
Capcom is definitely getting creative with combating the used game market, eh? To be completely honest the whole thing is so sickening I can't help but laugh at how low the industry has fallen that we're paying close to 12% of the game's retail value just to unlock the real ending. Insane.
Anyways, I don't know which is worse between Street Fighter X Tekken's 30% disc-locked content or Asura's Wrath premium endings. I'm sure there are people out there who will defend that a game's ending isn't essential to the play experience, but I'm betting there are a bunch of galactic-RPG fans who disagree.
Need to learn more? Feel free to visit the Official Website. Not happy about paying for game endings? Feel free to give Capcom a Call.