Holy shit, is that true?
So this whole Nintendo Direct can be summed up with:
"We're doing Micro-transactions now!"
Eh, until the JP Direct is up for viewing and someone who can actually report it (and it's somewhat peculiar since the NA one mentioned nothing at all
about that), I'd stick that in a sort-of 'rumor' pile. I also have to admit I love that idea of a dual-path (but definitely not the Poke-Emblem Black/White Edition stuff)
But yeah to the micro-transaction bit.... Honestly though, if it's optional I don't care. People are apeshit for Amiibo so I think Nintendo is just giving a big shrug and distributing cheap little [rare] collectables as much as people seem to be demanding them. Plus, I almost felt like WITHOUT these Nintendo just didn't like money --- I'm sure a number of us would pay for Smash DLC, or at least there's enough nostalgic Nintendo fans to keep fueling that DLC fire. The Wii U is still in the frying pan too, they announced a bunch but it's not like that's anywhere near what they need for a "Wii U renaissance".