Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently hinted (see quote below) at the possibility for downloadable stages for games such as Super Mario 3D Land, and possibly upcoming Mario 3DS titles, as well. Despite the words “downloadable content” and “Nintendo” sounding totally weird next to one another, it does seem like a really obvious move. The only thing officially hinted was new stages for a Mario platformer. What about new tracks for Mario Kart, or new game modes for online racing? Or new items or neighbors sold in packs for Animal Crossing (whenever that’s gonna be released)? It’s a little silly such a prominent gaming company is just now realize the endless possibilities DLC means for their games. But hey, better late than never, right?
“As I referred to before, for example, this is the idea of supplying new stages to Super Mario users who want to play the game more but have completed the game and lost interest in the existing stages. This will not only give us new profits but will lengthen the life of a product, in that it will never be out of fashion and can keep attracting public attention as long as many people play it.”
Source: My Nintendo News