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Gal*Gun DLC

Mighty No. 9 co-developer Inti Creates released a new game on PlayStation 4 and Vita today, and it has some rather expensive DLC. Normally the premise for Gal*Gun: Double Peace, a risqué on-rails shooter that has players shooting female students with pheromone shots (no, really — I’m not making this up), would be the most puzzling aspect of the game, but its day-one downloadable content (DLC) is stealing the show as far as I’m concerned. Publisher PQube has put up 14 different pieces of DLC up for sale on the PlayStation Store.

Die-hard Gal*Gun fans looking for the full experience will have to spend $144.94 (this is taking advantage of the two costume packs priced at $14.99 each). The prized gem, however, is one of the most expensive pieces of DLC on the PlayStation Store — the ‘Pheromone Z’ DLC. Priced at $89.99, this item adds the item into the in-game store and allows players to “see through clothes instantly.” Well, that’s certainly one way to monetize.

PQube isn’t the only publisher to put out exorbitantly priced DLC for niche titles, as it has become a common practice. For example, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has five (seriously) costume sets priced at $92.99. That totals out to $464.95. Yes, you can spend more on costumes for Hitomi and her friends than PlayStation VR costs. It’s disappointing that this type of money gouging doesn’t make a wave, while games like Evolve create an uproar over considerably less expensive DLC plans.

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At time of posting, only one brave soul has spent $89.99 on the ‘Pheromone Z’ DLC and reviewed it on the store. The content received a five-star recommendation from the consumer, so I assume it does what it’s marketed to do. I would purchase this (purely for research purposes), but I can’t afford such DLC while writing about video games for a living.

Gal*Gun: Double Peace is available now both physically and digitally for PlayStation 4 and Vita.

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Tyler has enjoyed video games, both large and small, ever since he was a child with a Sega Genesis controller in hand. When he isn’t playing through strange retro games like Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular, he can be found meditating under a waterfall to grow his beard or eating pizza. Probably the latter.