Keiji Inafune - the
father of Mega Man, former Capcom bigwig, and all-around game designing all-star
- has announced a cartoony pirate RPG for the 3DS. Entitled Kaio: King of
Pirates, the game will be the first full title to spawn from Inafune's newly formed studio, Intercept, and is expected to arrive next year...
Nintendo is tinkering with a “totally
new” 2D Super Mario game for the 3DS, with plans to release it and
a high volume of other “key titles” for the handheld over its
next fiscal year...
3D Classics section of the Nintendo eShop hasn't really lived up to its
potential. At first, it seemed as though Nintendo would be releasing
classic 3D remakes on a regular basis - something which, obviously,
helped us justify picking up the 3DS early on. It looked as though that
might be the case after the eShop kicked it off with a free download of
Excitebike, but since then, Nintendo hasn't really given it too much
love. Instead of games like Zelda and Mario, Nintendo has been releasing
games like Xevious, Twinbee and, Urban Champion. Yeah.
Thankfully, that may finally be changing. Nintendo has revealed that
two beloved NES games that are getting the 3D Classic treatments: Kid Icarus
and Kirby's Adventure. Too bad neither is confirmed for a US release...
Well kiss our grits and call us Sally May. We’ve already been told the Nintendo 3DS launch date and price, but now we’ve got a pretty firm idea of what games will be accompanying the system from day one, too. Inside, you’ll find a video of the launch line-up, which includes The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3DS. Safe to say, next March is going to be pretty harsh on our impoverished wallets.
No f**king way, that’s what we thought, never going to happen. And yet here we are, after being rocked by the announcement of all the features of the 3DS, it was followed by the announcement of the platform's first game, Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is being developed by Masahiro Sakurai, the man behind Smash Bros and Kirby...
Ever look at the DS games for sale at your local Best Buy, Gamestop, or for our UK readers, HMV? Notice that for every great title like Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor or GTA: Chinatown Wars, there are approximately 27 Petz games and 75 Imagine titles on the same wall? The DS is choked with casual trash like this, and Nintendo is just as guilty as anyone, with their cooking, walking, and brain ageing titles. It’s understandable to fear that the 3DS could suffer the same fate, but Nintendo’s President Sarotu Iwata says that isn’t happening...
We've seen Nintendo's amazing new handheld in person and have nearly nothing but praise in our hearts. But how do you convey the 3DS' amazing technology via commercials, print or even internet advertising? Hideki Konno, the man most responsible for the 3DS at this point, had this to say to Edge magazine on the matter...
Well-known games industry analyst, Michael Pachter, thinks the 3DS will drop enough jaws to justify a heftier price tag for both the system and its games.
"Due to the unique 3DS experience previewed by Nintendo at E3 this year, we believe Nintendo will be able to sell millions of units even at a price of upwards of $250," Pachter said today. "From a software perspective, we believe Nintendo will be able to increase DS software prices, from a blended average of around $25 today to over $29 next year."
Don't worry, the game itself looks to 'run' just fine. But the same can't be said for its protagonist, Pitt. Who gave the go-ahead for this running animation? Or rather, both these running animations. Kid Icarus runs like a... well, giraffe is the kind word, but we had some more colourful alternatives in our meeting this morning. It's like a child pretending to be a horse. And even the sprint makes his legs look about twice as long as they should be. Observe:
Look: We've told you before, you have no business not being at PAX. Gabe and Tycho have been accommodating enough to set this shebang up on multiple coasts, so if you can motivate your fat happy ass to attend: Tough Titties. That said, you still deserve to see the amazing sites that litter the showfloor because everything here was made with you in mind.