Forum:Post-launch DLC and Most Recent Appearance

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There's this one little logistic problem this wiki has never faced before concerning Link's most recent appearance infobox I'd like to see settled via general consensus:

So there's the Sonic Lost World base game --- sans Link, obviously --- released first (October 2013), followed by NES Remix (December 2013), which is then followed by the Zelda DLC for Sonic Lost World (March 2014) which features Link in a cameo. Meaning that a game that didn't have Link at launch now suddenly features him through an update after yesterday, which wouldn't be a problem for the Most Recent Appearance infobox except that a game that did feature him at launch managed to sandwich in between the Link-less launch of a game and its much later DLC guest-starring Link.

Given this scenario and the potential of such cases repeating in the future for other characters, do we now consider post-launch DLC for a game to be a separate product qualifiable for a most recent appearance or do we disregard them entirely and consider only the base game's release date even if so-and-so-character was not included in the on-disc package, coming in only through a later online update? Pikawil (talk) 19:43, 28 March 2014 (EDT)

Well, seeing as Sony and Microsoft basically do the same thing, it's no surprise that Nintendo would do this. I mean, look at a few examples:
Resident Evil 6 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 had an update that included the character, Agent.
Super Street Fighter IV, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 all have DLC of something after their releases, that were not on the disk.
Case in-point, it's no surprise DLC like this would happen. At least its an Update and not a micro-transaction. Requiem of Ice (talk) 07:23, 29 March 2014 (EDT)
You completely missed the point of the post.
In my opinion, whether DLC should count for the box should be based on how major the character's role is. I would consider the criteria something like "Would the game be the same if the character wasn't there?"; if the answer is yes, then it's probably not notable enough an appearance to mention. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Undirigible 11:39, 29 March 2014 (EDT)
Due to the fact that DLC isn't its own separate game, I don't think it should take the place of a newer game featuring that character. The way I see it, the "Most Recent Appearance" section is only for games and applications that can be bought or downloaded, not DLC. Unless the DLC actually is the newest game the character is from (i.e. If Sheik made a DLC appearance in the new Mario Kart), I think it should state whichever game was released later. ChuckNorris24.png 15:31, 29 March 2014 (EDT)