It looks like the launch of Kid Icarus:Uprising will be accompanied by a plastic stand so that you don’t have to hold your 3DS while you are playing it. While the controls of the new Kid Icarus might be frustrating or tiring to the hands Nintendo felt that they would give 3DS owners a break by letting them sit it down on a table, that is if you have a table while you are sitting on the bus playing your handheld system. The stand does not make much sense now but maybe it’s uses will be more apparent later on… Continue Reading
If you have not turned your 3DS on in a while (why not, there are plenty of good titles for it) or if you have simply not let it connect to the net in a while, now is a good time to do so.
Due to poor sales of the console and subsequent price drop (though frankly I don’t see that they were bad) Nintendo are offering 20 classic NES and GBA titles free to download to early adopters, being anyone who first performed a system update before 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Aug. 11, 2011.
While you may have no interest in many of them there must be something in there for most people, I mean who can say no to Mario and not one but three Zelda games (including the Minish Cap)? The complete list is included below. All you have to do to get them (assuming you are eligible) is open the store select settings/other go to your download history where you will find they have been added to your account for download. The complete list of titles is below the cut.
This week portable gaming has had more than the usual amount of news so we thought we would give you an update..
-Nekkei Trendy, a technology website for Japan, that the “Lite” model of the 3DS will be released in Japan during the first half of 2012 as many of you probably already predicted when they announced the 3DS in the first place. Hopefully this new model will have the Circle Pad Pro built into it.
– Also due to the low sales of the PS Vita shops in Japan (A little above 40,000 units, behind the 3DS, the PS3, the original PSP and even the Wii!) have been lowering their prices unofficially just to sell them from their stores, this has been happening more often with the 3G models than the regular models.
-A new Monster Hunter game has been rumored over in japan, this could be a spin off in the series or a port of the fourth title in the series which as it stands now is a 3DS exclusive.
-Capcom has confirmed that 3DS owners will be able to download the demo for Resident Evil Revelations later on this year.
-The 3DS has sold over 4 million units at this point in time, Nintendo states that this is more than the Wii sold in it’s first nine months. The regular Nintendo DS has sold over 10 Million.
We know you Kingdom Hearts fans are really tired with the sequels and spin offs of the Kingdom Hearts franchise and just want the series to actually move on but this new spin off for the 3DS looks so great! Although details are very small at the moment here’s what we can tell you..
-The Story line will take place directly before Kingdom Hearts 3 where Riku and Sora must take the keyblade mastery exam to become keyblade masters to stop Master Xehanort from returning.
– The game will have a story equal to that of a main game. Continue Reading
For many of you gamers who were hooked on steam’s crazy holiday sales around the end of december you probably picked up the amazing game “The Binding of Isaac” for a buck and realized you had picked up a huge gem! Well good news is that it may soon be getting a 3DS port! Over at Edmumd Mcmillen’s formspring a few week’s ago he revealed that the 3DS has been in talks for getting a port. He has not revealed what publisher was interested in making the port of the game but nevertheless a port of Isaac would be excellent, especially for those of you who have not gotten the chance to play it yet.
You might have got the impression I hate consoles. This is not true, I just hate it when they try and do the same things as a PC but do it badly and charge you more for the privilege (Sony, Microsoft, I’m looking at you!)… Nintendo on the other hand have a different aim in mind, games that can be enjoyed by everyone. They don’t fill their games with blood and shootymen but that does not necessarily make them childish, the Zelda games are harder and longer than anything Infinity Ward have released, the Pokémon series is far more complex than it looks at first glance and despite the cartoon critters can be enjoyed by all ages (apart from 14-18 year old males as the lack of an adult only rating will put them off).
So as a result I have had a DS Lite for a while, I didn’t upgrade to the DSi as I felt very little had changed (it also lost the GBA backwards compatibility) and I didn’t get any of the other slightly different models that Nintendo released. Until now.