Since the good old days of the Gameboy Advance and well into the Nintendo DS era, Shin’en have set themselves apart from the rest of the pack as a shining example of what a developer can accomplish beyond what most of us thought was even possible on such limited hardware. From Iridion all the way up the line to the more recent Nanostray 2, Shin’en has continued to stand on their own by way of offering thrilling arcade-like experiences with an emphasis on high quality presentation. With that in mind, I venture into their latest offering on the 3DS, Nano Assault EX, to see if that tradition continues today…
What’s this? A new game review?? Yes, I’m back. Sorta. Well, more like pulled out of a long, long slumber. You see, it’s been a very long time since my favorite ATV racer ever, a game called Pure, was released on Xbox 360. Since then, I had dreamed of the day that we’d get a sequel to satiate my continued thirst for off-road tricking, racing, rocking and rolling, ATV style. That never happened, but then along comes Renegade Kid (bless their hearts) with the announcement of ATV Wild Ride 3D, the apparent successor to their DS version of the same name (minus the 3D). I am utterly tickled by the idea of a portable 3D spiritual successor to Pure (clearly, this is what they’re aiming for) so off I go in the great muddy ‘n dirty unknown! Let’s take a look at my impressions of this new portable racer…
Colors! 3D, released today on the Nintendo eShop in the U.S., is the official successor to the original Nintendo DS homebrew application which delighted gamers, artists and dabblers alike. This time around however, users are given the ability to paint in three dimensional layers, as well being able to paint with friends among other things. Having put some time into creating my own painting or two, I’m here now to give a rundown of my impressions with the new app thus far…
Nintendo have announced a new agreement with Boingo Wireless which will give Nintendo 3DS owners the ability to connect their device to the latter’s extensive network of airport Wi-Fi hotspots for free. Boingo manage Wi-Fi hotspots in airports including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
3DS devices will automatically connect to a Boingo hotspot in the vicinity, allowing for online gaming and the use of the Nintendo 3DS Internet Browser, without having to go through a tedious web login. Incidentally, hotspots which do require a web login are not compatible with Nintendo’s stereoscopic console, nor were they with the DS.
Nintendo of America’s giving away a free download code for 3D Classics: Kid Icarus to anyone who pre-orders Kid Icarus Uprising from select retailers. Details are forthcoming, but here’s the message from their Facebook page:
Spread the word. You can get a bonus download code for 3D Classics: Kid Icarus when you pre-order Kid Icarus: Uprising for Nintendo 3DS at select retailers! Click here for more info: http://kidicarusuprising.nintendo.com/.
UPDATE: It looks like you can get the free code by pre-ordering from either amazon.com, GameStop or Best Buy. link