Here’s a puzzle: Why does a activity that, DLC integrated, charges $39 on cell in July price $48 on 3DS in Oct?
History: The activity in problem is the puzzle-loaded Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy. It’s the seventh major activity in what applied to be deemed the Professor Layton sequence. Since this new one particular stars his daughter, the detective Katrielle Layton, let’s just simply call it the Layton sequence.
Clue #1: The cell variation of the activity launched at $16 but integrated 15 items of paid out downloadable content that can be imagined of as coming in two individual bundles. Let us simply call them DLC Pack A and DLC Pack B. Every single piece of DLC consisted of an outfit for Katrielle and a different puzzle and marketed for $2 a piece. All that optional DLC added up. Gamers could obtain the to start with 10 outfits in a bundle named “Kat’s Clobber & Puzzles Set” for $15 (rather of $20 if they purchased them individually) and could acquire the other 5 in a bundle named “Kat’s Cosplay & Puzzles Set” for $8 (rather of $10). If a player purchased the foundation activity and each DLC bundles, that’d operate them $16 + $15 + $8 = $39
Clue #2: The 3DS variation launched at $40, already $24 a lot more than the cell activity, and $1 a lot more than the cell activity with each DLC packs. Surely it integrated all that paid out DLC for free, right?
Clue #3: The to start with 10 items of the iOS game’s DLC—DLC Pack A—seem to be hidden in the 3DS variation of the activity as free content, nevertheless our resident puzzle-solver is 5 hrs and a few conditions into the activity and hasn’t discovered any of it. The instruction manual indicates that some outfits in the activity can be acquired by “special coins recognised as vogue farthings” and suggests these types of coins are “rare.” We believe people coins unlock people to start with 10 bonus outfits.
Clue #4: The other collection of DLC--DLC Pack B—from the cell activity, is not integrated in the 3DS variation. It’s for sale as paid out DLC. The bundle charges $8, or you can acquire the specific pieces for $2 apiece. To get DLC Pack B together with the foundation activity, that’d operate $40 + $8 = $48.
Investigation notes: A week back, we asked a PR representative for the activity why the 3DS game’s $40 foundation price didn’t address all of the content in the iOS variation, DLC integrated. We also asked why developer/publisher Amount 5 appeared to be inquiring 3DS owners, who are already acquiring Layton’s Mystery Journey months later than cell prospects, to fork out a lot more for the very same activity. A week back, the PR representative said they’d sent these concerns to Amount 5. A week later, inspite of comply with-ups, we have no answer.
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