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Nintendo 3DS Thread: Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D awarded "best box art" so far

RehabRehab Registered User regular
edited March 2011 in Games and Technology
Game Developers Conference 3DS Coverage:

3DS Netflix Streaming Coming This Summer

Watch both 2D and 3D content from Netflix on your 3DS beginning this summer.
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Although Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime was certain to reinforce that the primary function of the 3DS is playing gaming, he did reveal that Netflix streaming will be coming to the 3DS this summer.

As with other mobile devices that can stream Netflix, your progress when watching content will be saved so that you can leave off on your 3DS and then resume playing from that same spot on your Wii (or whatever other device you choose to watch Netflix on).

In addition to the 2D programming that's already available on Netflix, 3D content "is also on the way." 3DS owners will be watching movie trailers in 3D before the Green Lantern film launches in June.
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Iwata says "thats right, racoon tail bitches!" (laughs)

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Also, this is by the same team that did the Super Mario Galaxy games.

And lets not forget about Zelda!

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3DS: A brief introspective look:


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This is the Nintendo 3DS. As you can see, it is a sophisticated looking handheld with an elegant design even in its default closed position. Notice the beautiful aesthetics of the two perfectly positioned cameras on the front. The real surprise comes when you open it though. Behold, the timeless and innovative two screen inventiveness birthed by the classic Nintendo DS makes its triumphant return, but improved! Those who are especially astute will observe that the bottom screen is a touch screen and the fashionable stylus which offers truly extraordinary comfort and control when utilizing this device. It is mesmerizing in its boldness and simplicity, no? But hold your gaze upon it no longer at this time, for I implore that you glance at the even more exquisite screen located just above.

Now this ladies and gentlemen is a breathtakingly immaculate and advanced screen. From the inception of this wondrous product it was decided that this central feature would delight users with a wide screen display, the capacity to create gorgeous renderings of an unparalleled resolution, and more stunning yet . . . real 3D images, without the need for detestable and garish glasses which only serve to make one look quite foolish. The genius spark behind it astounds and amazes! You will not care to look at the "exquisite" art in your private collection after experiencing this marvel for yourself. What was once thought to be a work of nigh perfection will quickly begin to pale in comparison, and every piece will begin to appear flat and boring by their very nature. You will henceforth cease to desire their supposed qualities, and crave the stimulation of images that pop out! Also, encased in this brilliant iPod-like shell are other novelties which I do not quite comprehend. However, I have heard genuinely engaging and intellectually rousing discussion of gyroscopes, embedded microphones, communication of a wireless nature, universal codes which are said to be friendly, and perhaps most intriguing of all . . . alternate realities.

This is the Nintendo 3DS.

Its cutting-edge tech, in a truly luxurious handheld.™



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Its also magic!


Launch Games Lineup for America/Australia:
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Videos courtesy of Nintendo:


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Recent news of interest and reviews: (brought to you by UncleSporky)
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Other news:
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A fuckton of commercials like this to be expected soon!

1UP has the 3DS Launch in Japan Covered:


The 3DS is Now Available - Info Here

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3DS Launch Window Games List (link here)
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Links to prominent 3DS related sites:

http://www.nintendo.com/3ds

http://ds.ign.com/

http://www.3dsbuzz.com/

http://nintendo3dsblog.com/

http://www.nintendoeverything.com/

https://sites.google.com/site/nintendomediaground/

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    $250 is definitely not bad!

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  • CatshadeCatshade Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Here's a nice in-game footage compilation of most (all?) playable games from yesterday's conference:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2NxfInOQ3E&feature=feedu

  • SnowblindvictimSnowblindvictim Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Peter Moore needs to tattoo the release date to his face

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  • RakaiRakai Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Continued from last thread:
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    Taya wrote: »
    My biggest concern is that they'll translate Phoenix Wright vs Layton into English and give it a PAL release only like they did with the Layton movie. That's almost worse than if they keep it in Japan.

    I imported Ouendan 1 and 2, and Band Brothers. They are all excellent games but I don't think my life would be any different had I not imported them.

    But Phoenix Wright vs Layton.... I need that game.

    That's one thing I'm glad I can definitely get my hands on. Layton just sells like hotcakes in Europe so it will get a PAL release guaranteed.

    Well, Level 5 recently opened up a US branch, and Layton does sell decently in the US. Every Ace Attorney game gets published as well so it would make little sense if it didn't come to the US.

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I wish someone would tell me what frame rate Ocarina of Time runs at

    somebody who knows about frame rates

    also Link's new falling animation is awesome.

  • JollusJollus Registered User
    edited January 2011
    $250 is just high enough to put this out of my price range. I was really hoping they would hit the $200 mark. I understand they are on new ground with this 3D screen, and maybe once I get a chance to hold the thing I will think differently.

  • RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Jollus wrote: »
    $250 is just high enough to put this out of my price range. I was really hoping they would hit the $200 mark. I understand they are on new ground with this 3D screen, and maybe once I get a chance to hold the thing I will think differently.

    It's not just the 3D screen. It also has a lot of graphical power (along with accelerometers and pedometers, among other stuff).

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm of a mind to wait for the time being, but I do wonder if it'll be possible to find one at all if one doesn't snatch a 3DS up at the midnight launch. I remember the Wii madness.

    I'm not doing that again.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Huh, something that I didn't see anything about before and is pretty cool at that:

    Nintendo 3DS supports MP3 and SDHC cards

    Nintendo have announced today at their New York conference that the Nintendo 3DS system will support MP3 and AAC audio files. Through the pre-installed 3DS Sound application, you can browse through your tracks, listen to music and even manipulate audio. The Nintendo Wii originally supported MP3 files however an update caused the system to switch to AAC files instead. Going back to MP3 support eliminates the need for an MP3 player and further emphasises the "take your 3DS everywhere with you" ideals.

    The Nintendo 3DS will also officially support SDHC cards up to 32GB allowing heaps of room to save downloadable content, game data, 3D photos and audio. Digital downloads from the Nintendo eShop such as the Internet Browser application will all be stored onto the SD card. The Internet Browser will be made available through the eShop at a later date, this application will allow you to browse the net even in the middle of playing a game.

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    SDHC also includes SD cards right?

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  • ShurakaiShurakai Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Someone told me that the OOT remake will have new content (dungeons etc).

    Were they just bullshitting?

  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The DSi worked with SDHC cards. I've got a 16GB card sitting in it with a large portion of my music library. I had to convert everything to AAC so it's nice to hear the 3DS will support MP3.

  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Shurakai wrote: »
    Someone told me that the OOT remake will have new content (dungeons etc).

    Were they just bullshitting?

    I have not heard this, nor do I want this to be the case.

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    RockinX wrote: »
    Jollus wrote: »
    $250 is just high enough to put this out of my price range. I was really hoping they would hit the $200 mark. I understand they are on new ground with this 3D screen, and maybe once I get a chance to hold the thing I will think differently.

    It's not just the 3D screen. It also has a lot of graphical power (along with accelerometers and pedometers, among other stuff).

    Woah, wait. So we could see built in Pokewalker like functionality to the next gen of games? I thought it was a neat addition. Combine that with DQ9's tag mode (now built into the 3DS firmware) and... yay!

    time to crash, the dawn is up, the sun gleems out glorious ps4 sunbeams and i can trade those sunbeams and do whatever i want with them.
  • GuekGuek Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    KiTA wrote: »
    RockinX wrote: »
    Jollus wrote: »
    $250 is just high enough to put this out of my price range. I was really hoping they would hit the $200 mark. I understand they are on new ground with this 3D screen, and maybe once I get a chance to hold the thing I will think differently.

    It's not just the 3D screen. It also has a lot of graphical power (along with accelerometers and pedometers, among other stuff).

    Woah, wait. So we could see built in Pokewalker like functionality to the next gen of games? I thought it was a neat addition. Combine that with DQ9's tag mode (now built into the 3DS firmware) and... yay!

    the pedometer is always on, actually. a certain amount of steps translates into coins that the machine gives you. devs can allow you to spend those coins on unlockables or in game features.

    at least, that's how i understand it's going to be implemented

  • YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    One per system.

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  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I already said this in the Game Industry thread, but Australian retailers (EB and Game) have pre-orders set at Aus$348 and Aus$388 respectively. While we're not yet certain if those are still placeholder prices that haven't yet been updated or not, one thing's for certain: we're going to get reamed.

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

    Definitely not getting it at launch then

    Or if so gonna import it.

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  • YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    One per system.

    Yea they said that about the Wii too. Fuck.

  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I hope this isn't region locked then D:

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    YodaTuna wrote: »
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    One per system.

    Yea they said that about the Wii too. Fuck.

    They never said you'd be able to play games with each other using the Wii system code.

    Reggie specifically mentioned this time that individual games no longer have their own friend codes, and that you'll be able to see what games your friends are playing and join them easily just after registering their system friend code.

  • GuekGuek Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    YodaTuna wrote: »
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    One per system.

    Yea they said that about the Wii too. Fuck.

    no, it's definitely one per system now. you have a unified friends list and you can see when friends log on any time in the middle of a game by pressing the home button (it can multi-task). how long those friend codes are is unknown, though it's probably wishful thinking that nintendo would do something like the 3 digit code in battle.net.

    you can also send friend requests and add friends instantly if you're playing with them locally

  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I think Nintendo has already officially announced that shit's going to be region locked, right? :T

  • GuekGuek Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I hope this isn't region locked then D:

    it seems that the consensus is that region locking is up to the publishers...meaning most will likely region lock their games

  • iMattiMatt Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Here in the UK I just got an Email from HMV for preorders - £229.99

  • plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Jintor wrote: »
    I already said this in the Game Industry thread, but Australian retailers (EB and Game) have pre-orders set at Aus$348 and Aus$388 respectively. While we're not yet certain if those are still placeholder prices that haven't yet been updated or not, one thing's for certain: we're going to get reamed.

    Game is struggling at the moment, I wonder if that $388 is going to be some forced bundle bullshit. EB are the recommended retail price specialists, so I'd go with $350 being the RRP. That said, given that the US price converts to ~$251.50 before tax, and therefore ~$276.50 after GST, we're paying an additional ~$75 (a markup of ~27%). It has been worse for us, but it still sucks.

    Also, compared to the Japanese price (25000 yen), the markup is 14%, assuming the japanese price includes tax.

    edit: Europe are no doubt having a much higher % markup than Australia is.

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Am I remembering incorrectly, or did Reggie also say something about not needing to mutually exchange codes anymore? It'd be nice if only one player needs to input the other player's code, to send a friend request. That cuts the amount of shit that has to be done to play with each other in half.

  • plufimplufim Dr Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Guek wrote: »
    I hope this isn't region locked then D:

    it seems that the consensus is that region locking is up to the publishers...meaning most will likely region lock their games

    I asked in the other thread, but wanted to here: seeing as this is the same as it was for the 360, who tends to lock and who tends not to lock on the 360? Are quirky japanese games with no large international market likely to be locked? Do the big puclishers always lock, while the smaller ones perhaps don't?

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Guek wrote: »
    KiTA wrote: »
    RockinX wrote: »
    Jollus wrote: »
    $250 is just high enough to put this out of my price range. I was really hoping they would hit the $200 mark. I understand they are on new ground with this 3D screen, and maybe once I get a chance to hold the thing I will think differently.

    It's not just the 3D screen. It also has a lot of graphical power (along with accelerometers and pedometers, among other stuff).

    Woah, wait. So we could see built in Pokewalker like functionality to the next gen of games? I thought it was a neat addition. Combine that with DQ9's tag mode (now built into the 3DS firmware) and... yay!

    the pedometer is always on, actually. a certain amount of steps translates into coins that the machine gives you. devs can allow you to spend those coins on unlockables or in game features.

    at least, that's how i understand it's going to be implemented

    Indeed, some information on that and other stuff pulled from the last thread:
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    And Iwata Asks talked about it too:
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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Nice OP. Especially like the picture links

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  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    plufim wrote: »
    Jintor wrote: »
    I already said this in the Game Industry thread, but Australian retailers (EB and Game) have pre-orders set at Aus$348 and Aus$388 respectively. While we're not yet certain if those are still placeholder prices that haven't yet been updated or not, one thing's for certain: we're going to get reamed.

    Game is struggling at the moment, I wonder if that $388 is going to be some forced bundle bullshit. EB are the recommended retail price specialists, so I'd go with $350 being the RRP. That said, given that the US price converts to ~$251.50 before tax, and therefore ~$276.50 after GST, we're paying an additional ~$75 (a markup of ~27%). It has been worse for us, but it still sucks.

    Also, compared to the Japanese price (25000 yen), the markup is 14%, assuming the japanese price includes tax.

    edit: Europe are no doubt having a much higher % markup than Australia is.

    I think I could stomach around $300 with no game, but $350 is just out of reach without a pack-in. That said, I'm still glad not to be in Europe, but I think they might have a wider variety of choices of retailers to go to. That that said, we haven't seen our Department stores come out with a price just yet, so...

  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Though CSI-like analysis of Nintendo World Report's video of Ocarina of Time 3D, I have concluded that it runs at 30fps. Probably.

    Maybe.

  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Jintor wrote: »
    I already said this in the Game Industry thread, but Australian retailers (EB and Game) have pre-orders set at Aus$348 and Aus$388 respectively. While we're not yet certain if those are still placeholder prices that haven't yet been updated or not, one thing's for certain: we're going to get reamed.

    What the fuck. This is just completely and utterly fucked up the ass.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Shurakai wrote: »
    Someone told me that the OOT remake will have new content (dungeons etc).

    Were they just bullshitting?

    More than likely. Pulled from an IGN article:

    There's certainly no indication of new enemies, dungeons, or gameplay concepts... and I'm not sure if that comes as a relief or a bit of a disappointment.
    YodaTuna wrote: »
    Friend codes?

    Oh yeah, I'll go back and make that a bullet point as I add some more info here.

    Really pleased about that though. I pretty much just didn't bother with online at all before honesly.

  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Do we know what games are at launch and which are just near launch yet?

    I had read that SSF4 is a launch title, but apparently that's just for Japan and the release date for other places hasn't been announced.

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Though CSI-like analysis of Nintendo World Report's video of Ocarina of Time 3D, I have concluded that it runs at 30fps. Probably.

    Maybe.

    Did you zoom and also enhance?

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Even if the 3D didn't interest me, the extra graphical and processing power would. Chances are that I'd have it set to 2D most of the time to conserve the battery and get more fps anyway.

    And were those dinosaurs I saw fighting?

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  • mntorankusumntorankusu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Though CSI-like analysis of Nintendo World Report's video of Ocarina of Time 3D, I have concluded that it runs at 30fps. Probably.

    Maybe.

    Did you zoom and also enhance?

    Yes. I zoomed into Gohma's eyeball to discover a reflection of Shigeru Miyamoto holding a sign. After enhancing it, I was able to see that the sign reads "We will never release a 3D Zelda game that runs at 60fps"
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