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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 has partnered with Wi-Fi hotspot provider Boingo to give all 3DS owners free access to Wi-Fi in 42 North American airports, including Chicago O’Hare, New York JFK and Houston George Bush Intercontinental. The just-launched 3.0 system software update will allow your 3DS to access Nintendo Zone via these hotspots in addition to the browser, Nintendo Video, eShop, etc. A full press release is after the break.
I’ll actually be at JFK in a couple of weeks, so I’ll get to try this out soon. Not that I use the 3DS for web browsing, but this could be useful for something simple like checking my email or Twitter.
Nintendo have announced their current lineup for early 2012, including the Circle Pad Pro, which will be available on Feb 7th (alongside Resident Evil) for $19.99, only at GameStop. There’s also a firm date for Kid Icarus, and there’s a new Kirby game coming to the eShop. The full listing is after the break, but here’s the highlights:
- Resident Evil: Revelations – Feb. 7
- Circle Pad Pro – Feb 7 ($19.99, only at GameStop)
- Tekken 3D Prime Edition – February
- Kid Icarus: Uprising – March 23
- Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater – Q1
And on the eShop:
- VVVVVV – Q1
- Dillon’s Rolling Western – Q1
- Kirby’s Block Ball – Q1
- Mutant Mudds – Q1
- Mighty Switch Force – Q1
Today, Nintendo of Japan released its official Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing for Fiscal Year Ending March 2012 (what a mouthful) report. In it, they released details of upcoming plans for the Nintendo eShop, which will see it going online for purchasing games on your PC or smartphone. They’ve also confirmed that DLC (or Add-on Content as they’re calling it) is coming to the 3DS for games and other apps that support it. Even bigger yet, is the re-confirmation of demos, which for those of us begging for new content to play around with, can’t come soon enough. Not to mention that you’ll also be able to download several titles at once. Nice! All of this great new stuff will finally become available, along with the firmware update, at the end of November.