had a good few hours to get used to the idea of Nintendo's 3DS slide-pad, so let's take a look at one of the first
titles confirmed to take advantage of the peripheral: Konami's 3D remake of
modern classic Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. A few new screens for the game confirm
that there are lots of jungles in Snake Eater and they'll look just fine on 3DS.
Beyond that, there's also a look at the game's gyroscope balancing acts,
another glimpse of the skydiving sequence, and a logo that's not messing
Last night’s Nintendo 3DS press conference was a letdown for
many fans. There weren’t any huge game announcements (with the exception of a
new Fire Emblem and Mario Tennis) to speak of, and the 3DS slider-pad-thing
ended up being just as awkward as we feared. To make matters worse, Nintendo
confirmed that Kid Icarus, one of the 3DS’s flagship titles, had been pushed
back yet again, slipping into 2012. Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the
case, and Nintendo has given a few of their remaining 2011 games solid release
It's turning into quite the day for getting excited about Nintendo games that I previously could raise barely an audible snore in aid of. First Skyward Sword suddenly starts looking like the freshest, most innovative Zelda possibly ever. Then Super Mario 3D Land gives me a sharp, zesty shock from the trusty wall-socket of giddy, old-school Mario-awe. And now another bloody Mario Kart comes along, but manages to affront me completely by actually looking fun and exciting. The cheeky sod.
Anyway, in Retro Studios I trust. They've proven repeatedly that they can freshen up old Nintendo franchises while staying effortlessly true to the originals, so I don't see why they won't here. And well, you know.... Just imagine how awesomely you'll puke when pulling a 3D first-person power-slide. Really awesomely, that's how awesomely.
Here's a neat trick you can try with one of your free 3DS
NES Ambassador games. A Canadian YouTuber by the name of grandmaster101587458
recently discovered that entering a rather unruly password into the Virtual
Console copy of Metroid causes the handheld to break down into stuttering fits
of madness. Check out grandmaster's video to learn the magic words that cause
the 3DS to lose its shit...
Capcom unexpectedly cancelled Mega Man Legends 3 last month, fans flooded the
internet with questions. But here’s the most important, and one we can easily
answer for you: What was the game
Power’s Chris Hoffman happens to be the only journalist to ever play Mega Man
Legends 3 before its cancellation, and he also happens to work right down the
hall from GamesRadar. So here’s the deal: Post your questions about Mega Man
Legends 3 in our comment section and Chris will answer them…
After the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 and the Blue Bomber’s exclusion from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, many have been wondering if Capcom had completely given up on their popular robotic hero. It seemed like they were going out of their way to leave him out of things, hoping that gamers would simply forget their love for the classic character and move on. Some wondered if, to put it bluntly, Capcom was in the process of “killing” Mega Man - a fear echoed by many fans. According to Capcom’s Christian Svensson, this isn’t even remotely the case...
When we first heard about the titling of the 3DS’s biggest fall releases we were confused. The 3D Mario platformer being called Super Mario 3D Land has a certain strange logic to it, as Mario does exist in a 3D land, but Mario Kart 7 was a real head scratcher. No series release before had ever had a number, and seeing a “7” attached to any release these days is pretty rare. If you thought Nintendo made a mistake in its announcement, today’s logo and other assets for the upcoming kart racer should remove all doubt...
Today’s been full of earth-shattering news, not the least of which was Nintendo’s gutsy move to hack $80 off the price of the 3DS to spur sales, as well as offering a plethora of free games to appease early adopters. Tucked away within that bombshell, Nintendo announced its fall line-up for 3DS, which included known quantities Star Fox 64 3D (September 9) and Kid Icarus: Uprising during the holiday, then we got details on the new Super Mario and Mario Kart games for 3DS, namely their official names, and the actual titles took us by surprise...
When the 3DS debuted at the 2010 E3 one of the first demos to catch our eye was Hideo Kojima’s three dimensional remake of his PS2 classic Metal Gear Solid 3. The remake took advantage of the new system’s features pretty well, and when we saw a fuller version of it at E3 2011 we were still impressed. Though a release date hadn’t been given, we assumed it was this year (rumors swirled it was coming in November), but today a French Konami press rep said that the remake wouldn’t get to consumers until early 2012. Merde!
Hands-on impressions of Mass Effect 3, Silent Hill: Downpour, and BattleBlock Theater, insight from the Capcom and Game of Thrones and Mass Effect movie panels, plus a grand experiment that would make Tony Stark proud (and probably fail spectacularly!) If you’re not in San Diego right now, you may as well listen.