Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Today was Nintendo's Japan press conference. Most things that were announced what we heard about at the E3. But they did go into more detail about the 3DS. Such as release date for Japan, release games, and the launch colors. The Japan price for the system is 25,000 yen which is about 300 U.S. dollars making it the most expensive system for Nintendo yet. Sadly, for people who wanted the system in red it will not be one of the launch colors, those will be black and blue. In a way the 3DS will be similar to the iPhone or iPod touch, because you can hit the home button at the bottom of the touchscreen and exit the game without turning off completely. It will have its own version of a virtual console and DSi ware. Some virtual console games will be from previous game boy systems and according to Nintendo Power even some NES and SNES games. Along with this the 3DS will also have Mii's to use in games like in Nintendogs + Cats and Pilot Wings Resort. But instead of creating the Mii yourself your use the camera on the system to take a picture of yourself or another person, and in a few seconds you'll have a very similar Mii face. No announcement yet on the actual release date but it will be here no later than March 2011. As for release games they include Kid Icarus Uprising, Mario Kart 3DS, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D: The Naked Sample, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Pilotwings Resorts, Paper Mario 3DS, Resident Evil Revelation, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries, Star Fox 64 3D and Animal Crossing 3DS. So with all these great titles if your already spending $300 on the system whats another $100 on games, no news yet on what the starting cost will be for games though.
In other news there's going to be a new type of Wii Remote coming out later this year called the Wii Remote Plus. By the name your can probably already tell what it is, the power of the Wii MotionPlus in the Wiimote. Hopefully this won't kill the batteries as quick. Anyways this will be released with the game FlingSmash for $50.
However you can also just buy the remote minus the game. It will be released in White, Black, Pink and Blue but if you buy the FlingSmash package you'll get it in Black.