NOTE: The original version of this article stated there were 2 stage slots left. This is incorrect, there is only one left. The count is now fixed. Sorry for the confusion.
September 30th 2015 is finally upon us. After nearly two whole months since the previous Smash update, Nintendo confirmed 2 weeks ago that a new stage based on the recently released Super Mario Maker would be releasing for both Wii U and 3DS version of the game today. Of course, with this update everyone expected more than just a stage to be confirmed. It had been 3 months and a half since the mega June update that added Roy, Ryu and Lucas and there is no way that Sakurai and his team had only been working on the Mario Maker stage since then. Everyone got hyped for this update and we at Source Gaming even had a roundtable discussing what we think would be added. Now that the day is here I can confirm the news that there is indeed NO characters along with this update, however there is something unusual for sure.
Super Mario Maker: alone: $2.49/£2.29; bundle: $3.49/£3.19
Pirate Ship: Wii U exclusive: $1.99/£1.79
Duck Hunt: 3DS exclusive: Free with update!
Mii Fighter Costumes
Business Suit: alone: $0.75/£0.69; bundle: $1.15/£1.09
Toad Hat + Toad Outfit: alone: $0.75/£0.69; bundle: $1.15/£1.09
Viridi Wig + Viridi’s Outfit: alone: $0.75/£0.69; bundle: $1.15/£1.09
Hunter’s Helm + Hunter’s Mail: alone: $0.75/£0.69; bundle: $1.15/£1.09
Rathalos Helm + Rathalos Mail: alone: $0.75/£0.69; bundle: $1.15/£1.09
Fox Hat + Fox Outfit: alone: $0.75/£0.69; bundle: $1.15/£1.09
Captain Falcon Helmet + Captain Falcon’s Outfit: alone: $0.75/£0.69; bundle: $1.15/£1.09
Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #4: alone: $5.25/£4.83; bundle: $8.05/£7.63
Collection #4: Wii U: $9.73/£8.91; 3DS:$7.74/£7.12; bundle: $13.53/£12.61
So there you have it, Super Mario Maker was not the only thing we got as we also got an exclusive stage for each version and some new Mii Fighter outfits based on other popular fan-requested characters like Toad, Viridi and the Monster Hunter. Interestingly, this is the first time we have had exclusive version DLC with both Pirate Ship and Duck Hunt. It seems likely that Duck Hunt was only given to 3DS owners because they could not get Pirate Ship working on the 3DS. The question remains, will this be the only exclusive DLC we see or not. According to the leaked data files from last April, we have 2 characters and 1 stages left to receive. With the Smash Ballot ending this Saturday, it is looking increasingly likely that these were always reserved for Smash Ballot winners and appropriate stages to launch alongside them. This may mean we will see no more returning characters like Wolf or stages like Great Bay, however this is all just speculation on my part. So, let us know what you think of the DLC in the comments below. Did it underwhelm you or was what you expected? Do you think all we have left now is post-ballot DLC or not? Until the next update.