This week on NintendoTV we bring you footage from some of the exclusive 3DS events that Nintendo have been holding all over the UK. Nintendo took the 3DS on the road and we've been there by their sides getting the public opinion about this brand new console.
So, a slice of good news, and a slice of potentially good news from Capcom today. It's no secret that the House 'o Wiley has had some mixed results from its initiative to branch out into western development, scoring winners ("Hello, Dead Rising 2") and absolute clunkers ("Screw you, Bionic Commando") in equal measure. The current plan? Don't trust the west with new IP. Sounds like a bit of a harsh reaction, admittedly, but then you remember that Dark Void exists and all becomes clear.
Silver linings are (potentially) two-fold though. With the focus taken away from the west, it now transpires that Capcom Japan might finally be about to drop some more original ideas on us. Remember them? I used to like Capcom's original ideas, and I miss seeing new ones. Also, the way in which the west is to treat old IP could turn out to be pretty damn exciting in the future. Could also be terrible, but hey, the potential is there. Click on to find out what the hell I'm babbling on about.
If you’re desperate to try the Nintendo 3DS before its March 27 launch date, we hope you live in or near New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, or Los Angeles. That’s because Nintendo has announced the dates for its upcoming 3DS demo tour, which will visit those cities.
Attendees will be treated to hands-on demos with 3DS launch titles, including Pilotwings resort, Steel Diver, nintendogs + cats, Madden NFL Football, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Asphalt 3D, and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition.
The Nintendo 3DS Demo Squads will also take you on a tour through some of the handheld’s built-in software. If you want to make your 3DS-less friends jealous, attendees will also be able to create a custom Mii character and upload it to their Facebook page or email it to their friends from the event.
You can find specifics on the times and locations for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS demo tour inside...
The concept of downloadable content on the Nintendo DS was almost nonexistent, and even for the few games that tried it, it was merely a matter of unlocking a piece of code that already existed in the DS cart. Tecmo Koei apparently wants to change that mentality right away as one of its first 3DS games, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, is on track to receive new DLC every day.
The 3D Dead or Alive game will reportedly make use of Nintendo's SpotPass feature, which allows the 3DS to remain seamlessly connected to the internet much in the same way the Wii does with WiiConnect24...
Come on. This is getting silly. We've had some pretty flimsy 'games are bad' stories, but the one in today's Metro is embarrassing.
An internet web-post on a GameSpot user blog has confirmed that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime both attended high school and was photographed there. The post was written in December of last year, and reads simply, "Reggie Fils-Aime High School Photo ... IS LEGIT."
Reggie's deafening collar came to our attention today when Destructoid noticed the post and subsequently crowned the exec "King of all Badasses." There's no word on when...
Disappointed with the relatively short 3D play sessions you'll get out of the Nintendo 3DS? Then Nyko has just what you're looking for, if you don't mind making your portable device a little bit bulkier...
PAX East is just a few days away, and the announcements are flying in like flocks of carrier pigeons, only much faster and actually as e-mails. The biggest announcement today comes from Nintendo, which revealed that public 3DS demo stations will be available at its booth.
The demo stations will offer a "firsthand look at upcoming first- and third-party games for the system," including Steel Diver, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Pilotwings Resort, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D...
If you think there haven't been a lot of big Wii games lately, it's not your imagination. Nintendo is admitting it had to divert some focus away from the Wii as it prepared for the anticipated launches of the 3DS and the latest round of DS Pokemon games.
There are all sorts of anti-piracy measures built into Nintendo's 3DS hardware and its games, but now a retailer in Japan says there's an even stronger deterrent to prevent players from running unauthorized 3DS software.
Used games store Enterking has a notification on its website warning consumers about irreversible consequences if they try to tamper with the device's security features.
"If you use equipment or devices not approved by Nintendo ... [your 3DS] may no longer start," reads the notification, according to a Google translation.
The retailer also notes it will not buy back a 3DS system if it has a record of running "unapproved equipment."