Nintendo’s got news, and President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime is here to tell you about it. Be warned, if you’re looking for action packed trailers of Nintendo games, this video is not for you. If you want to stare at a guy’s face for seven minutes, watch this immediately. And if all you care about is the news, here’s the gist of it:
3D video recording is coming to the 3DS next month, along with new puzzles for street pass, Find Me 2, and a street pass map. Mario Kart 7 (also coming next month) will support 8 player races online, and of course runs at a smooth 60fps. It’ll have street pass support, Mii support, and ghost data support, which means that all around it’s going to be a pretty kick ass game.
Now go watch the video, and skip about halfway through if you want to see the (very) small portion filled with actual gameplay footage. Click through and watch.
Your first question about this game is likely “Why isn’t it for the 3DS?” The answer lies in understanding that while the 3DS and its predecessor look very similar, they actually have completely different design philosophies. The DS’ main screen is the bottom one, it has the touch capability that defined the system, and a huge number of games only used the top screen to display maps or other data. The 3DS’ main screen is the top one, it’s bigger, has the 3D capability, and isn’t touchable. This means that you can’t really have a purely touch controlled game on the 3DS.
Resident Evil Revelations will release in North America for Nintendo 3DS on February 7, 2012. If you told me this a few months ago, before the slide pad expansion was announced, then I’d probably respond with “who cares?” since the demo released with The Mercenaries 3D was complete garbage, and the prospects for the full game weren’t looking any better. It’s funny how much one little attachment can change things, because as of today I’m cautiously looking forward to Resident Evil Revelations, and hoping that it makes the 3DS proud.
Check out the full box art and a strange GameStop preorder bonus after the break.
But she’s got huge boobs, and if you’re going to be fighting zombies, that’s what counts? Seriously Capcom, this character design is horrible. Hair over the eyes in anime is bad enough, but in a third person shooter, it just makes no sense. Yes, technically, she does have eyes (probably) but with her hair the way it is, she might as well not. See what I mean in this new trailer after the break.
We know the release dates: November 13th for Super Mario 3D Land and December 4th for Mario Kart 7, so now here’s some footage. Both of these games look and play amazingly well, and are two of my most anticipated games for the holiday season. These trailers should also be on the eShop in the near future, where you’ll be able to check them out in all their 3D glory. For now, watch them right here in stunning 2D after the break.
That bulky add on is coming soon to Japan on December 10th (which means an American release can’t be far away) for the low price of 1500 Yen (roughly 20 bucks). It will thankfully be supported by some of the games that really need it like: Monster Hunter, Resident Evil: Revelations, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, and Kingdom Hearts 3D. Unfortunately, the slidepad attachment will also be supported by a battery, rather than the 3DS itself which means two things: It won’t add any extra battery life to the 3DS, and this damn thing will now need even more battery power to run.
Well it’s time for Nintendo to recycle yet another game most of us have played, slap on a full price tag on it and sell it to us again… in 3D. Star Fox 64 3D is really just an upgraded port of the original game from 15 years ago. The graphics here are crisp and the gameplay is as solid as ever, but does that mean you should go spending 40 dollars on something you may have already played once before? Read on to find out.
The 3DS needs a second slide pad. But the question is, does it need a second slide pad expansion? One that’s both bulky and makes your system look absolutely ridiculous when it’s closed? You’ll find the answer to this and more right here.
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Games we’re playing:
Dead Island, Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Helix Nebula and Airbrushed by Anamanaguchi
Kid Icarus is a bit of a strange mix. Part on-rails shooter and part third person shooter, it feels sort of and jarring at first, but after playing the game, I believe it will make for a really interesting result.
A Sonic game that’s fun? A Sonic game that looks amazing? A Sonic game that we’re excited as hell to play? See for yourself after the break.