Sony has announced its plans for releasing new downloadable content (DLC) for its truly unique augmented reality fighting game Reality Fighters on the PlayStation Vita. The first batch of DLC arrived today. And to encourage gamers to keep the game alive, this first set is free. It’s a pack of 15 new weapons for the game including a cannon, smoke bombs, and a jetpack.
Of course, the offer of free DLC could also just be a way for Sony to get gamers addicted to the idea of new content and then start paying for it, which they’ll have to do for next week’s DLC entitled the Soccer Pack. That one will cost $2.99. The following week, on May 22, a Ghostbusters pack will arrive. That’s right – you’ll be able to fight as a Ghosbuster or as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and can equip the proton pack or the Ecto 1 weapon. This pack will also be priced at $2.99.
The Vita has struggled to prove itself as a viable handheld device in a world where consumers are feeling increasingly satisfied just carrying around the Android phones and iPads everywhere. But the fact remains that Sony has resources and content partnerships that mobile game companies just don’t have – you won’t see Ghostbusters DLC coming to Angry Birds anytime soon.