Posts Tagged ‘3ds’
I reached out to Nintendo of America last week regarding a possible release date for the upcoming animation app and received a reply from them just yesterday. Although the app was originally scheduled for an early August release, Nintendo cited problems with servers being overloaded in Japan and thus delayed the release of the application in both Europe and North America.
The good news, at least, is that it’s still coming out before the end of the summer. Here’s what a representative for Nintendo had to say about it:
I’m happy to report that Flipnote Studio 3D for the Nintendo 3DS will be available as a free download via the Nintendo eShop sometime this summer! While we know that it is coming soon, we unfortunately do not have an official release date just yet. To learn more about this upcoming application, as well as the new Flipnote Studio 3D service, please check out the official website:
So, while the delay is a bit of a bummer, it’s at least nice to know that it will be coming out within the next 3-4 weeks (Summer officially ends on September 21st in North America).
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…
I love the internet. It’s a place for sharing. Some folks over at the gbatemp forums have put together a nice little program (and a free one at that) that let’s you convert any 3D movie for watching on the Nintendo 3DS.
I converted this video and watched it in 3D on my own 3DS and it works great. The 3D effect is solid and the picture quality overall is excellent. This was from a .mp4 file that was originally 720p and then down-converted to 480×240 using this new program (named 3DS Video 1.00).
If you think you might wanna give it a try, you can grab the program & read the instructions here: 3DS Video 1.00
So far it appears to be a European release only for now, but will hopefully arrive in the states and other parts of the world as well.
from the official press release:
25th October, 2011 – Mario fans will be able to get a white Christmas regardless of any snow fall this year, when the SUPER MARIO 3D LAND™ and Ice White Nintendo 3DS™ bundle launches across Europe on 18th November. The perfect shade for winter fun, this Nintendo 3DS bundle will help anyone beat those winter blues with a little help from Mario.
SUPER MARIO 3D LAND is filled with fresh new Mario gameplay and brand new levels that draws on both newer 3D Mario titles such as Super Mario Galaxy ™ (Wii ™ ) and classic side-scrolling Mario titles like Super Mario Bros. ™ 3 (NES ™ ) and New Super Mario Bros. ™ (Nintendo DS™). Everything you love about Mario is back but with some fun new twists exclusive to Nintendo 3DS. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND offers something for everyone whether you are new to Mario games or a diehard fan.
Mario comes to life in the palm of your hand in the Mushroom Kingdom for this all new adventure. Mario’s arch rival Bowser is up to his old tricks again, Princess Peach has been kidnapped and only you can rescue her. To help you in your adventure you can use a mixture of brand new and classic abilities such as the Tanooki Suit, Propeller Box, Boomerang Mario and binoculars to name a few.
The popular Tanooki Suit returns allowing you to float in mid air and use the cute tail to attack enemies, whilst Boomerang Mario provides an interesting twist on the classic Boomerang Bros. enemies, as Mario dons a blue shell and helmet and has the ability to immobilise his enemies with a boomerang. The Propeller Box allows Mario to fly high in the air and reach hidden areas, while the binoculars placed within some stages allow you to shift perspective to first person and survey the vivid and colourful landscapes. By using the unique motion controls of the Nintendo 3DS to move the field of vision of the binoculars, you can spot enemies, obstacles and even hidden objectives.
The new SUPER MARIO 3D LAND and Ice White Nintendo 3DS bundle launches across Europe from 18th November and the Ice White console also will be available on its own in December. Featuring a copy of the game and an Ice White Nintendo 3DS, the bundle is the perfect present for any family member this Christmas.
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor, and houses a 2GB SD Memory Card. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures and video*), and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with most existing Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system.
For more information about this and other features, visit www.nintendo-europe.com.
Star Fox 64 3D (3DS) – 8.0
Driver Renegade (3DS) – 3.0
Frogger 3D (3DS) – 6.5
Deca Sports Extreme (3DS) – 5.0
Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (DS) – E (seems like it got a 5.0)
Driver San Francisco (Wii) – 4.5
Kirby Mass Attack (DS) – 8.0
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (3DS) – 9.0
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (DS) – 9.0
Bit.Trip Saga (3DS) – 8.0
Bit.Trip Complete (Wii) – 9.0
Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3D (3DS) – 5.5
Face Racers: Photo Finish (3DS) – 4.0