Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nintendo Company Fall Media Summit 2010

Another year, another Nintendo press conference. This media summit, however, plans to be a big one with the Nintendo 3DS's release dates on the horizon.

I'm currently browsing an event stream over here and I'm taking the moment to post a recap of everything mentioned.

Here's the list of everything that is confirmed at the event so far:

Nintendo 3DS
  • Final Nintendo 3DS design was revealed
  • 3DS will launch in Japan on Feb 26, 2011 and will cost 25,000 yen (around $299 USD)
  • 3DS will launch in US and Europe on March 2011. No price was given.
  • Launch color schemes for the 3DS will be cosmo black and aqua blue
  • Miis will be usable on the Nintendo 3DS
  • Light on upper-right of 3DS unit, practically on R shoulder, shows when your console has passed another 3DS
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicle will make use of the 3DS's technology
  • MGS: The Naked Sample will make use of tag mode 
  • New Professor Layton game for the 3Ds will make use of 3DS's technology to make puzzles "pop" and be very intuitive.  
  • Taking people's pictures using the 3DS's camera will allow you to create an automatic Mii
  • 3DS's tag mode  can store data for multiple games at once, and you do not have to be playing the game at the time to exchange data
  • The 3DS will have a home button and will support multi-tasking
  • You can put the system in a cradle for faster internet downloads
  • Street Fighter IV 3D will support tag mode
  • Ridge Racer 3DS will support tag mode
  • 3DS supports SD cards up to to 32GB
  • Miis can be saved onto an SD card
  • 3DS unit will come w 2GB SD card packed in.
  • Tag Mode will work right out of the box, no set-up necessary.
  • 3DS will be able to download Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games
  • Confirmed downloable titles include Wario Land and Link's Awakening DX
  • All downloable virtual console games will support 3D
  • 3DS can connect on WiFi when in sleep mode and dowload content, saves, rankings and more (much like WiiConnect24)

    Nintendo Wii
    • Wii MotionPlus technology will now be built into newer models of the Wii Remote called "Wii Remote Plus
    • No successor to the Nintendo Wii will be coming anytime soon.

     New Games
    • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is in development for the 3DS
    • Last Story for the Nintendo Wii will be released on January 27th
    • Megaman Legends 3 is in development for the 3DS 
    • New Rhythm Heaven game confirmed for the Wii (?) 
    • Fatal Frame 2 remake is in development for the Wii

    • Pokemon Black & White sold over 2.5 million copies in Japan
    • Nintendo is collaborating with NTT to facilitate WiFi hotspots (JAPAN ONRY)
    • Fuji TV will be distributing free 3D videos for the 3DS (JAPAN ONRY)


    Update: Nintendo JP made a software line up video available on their site:


    THAD said...

    >All downloable virtual console games will support 3D


    Mikedot said...

    >3D TETRIS

    So much WANT.

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