Posts Tagged ‘DSi’

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Releases Tomorrow

September 27, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is making it’s way to DSiware and the Nintendo 3DS eShop tomorrow. Considering it’s free, it’s supports up to four players, it has new levels, and it’s Zelda, I’m pretty excited. Read Kotaku’s preview¬†here¬†to get your mouth watering (if it isn’t already!)

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How to Fix Nintendo's Problems in 4 Easy Steps

July 29, 2011

It’s no secret that Nintendo has been having trouble with the 3DS and its other consoles recently. I have been pointing out things that they are doing wrong for awhile now and today my mom asked me something. She asked me if I was CEO of Nintendo, what would I do to fix their situation. I think if they did these 4 doable things, Nintendo wouldn’t have problems for quite awhile.

1. Change the Wii U’s controller into a portable device that can play games independently of the system anywhere, which would allow it to be more like a tablet.

2. Make the first 3DS’s price reduction be at a break-even point so that they don’t lose money per console. I don’t think anyone expected a $80 drop 4 months after launch.

3. Create open development programs for the 3DS and Wii U that would allow anyone to create games like it is for iOS devices.

4. Reduce the price of all retail games to $25-$30 and slowly transition all games to download only.

Flipnote Studio Weekly Topic: Robots

June 11, 2011

This week’s topic: “Robots” (June 10, 2011 – June 16, 2011)

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about robots. Try to make animations about robots that can walk, talk, dance, fly, fight or do anything that you imagine.

Create robots that can help people, or that can do special tasks such as making cars. Try to animate giant robots battling with monsters from space, or saving the earth from destruction. You might even want to make a robotic version of the Flipnote Frog! See where your creativity takes you.

The topic ends Friday. Do you have any great ideas?

Check out all the sure to be great Flipnotes here, and check out the full weekly news here.

Nintendo E3 2011: DS News

June 8, 2011

DS support was sparse this E3, but we still got 3 good announcements.

Kirby Mass Attack (known as Atsumete! Kirby in Japan) was announced and dated at E3 this year. Kirby Mass Attack focuses on controlling multiple Kirbys at once. It looks fun and will be released September 19th.

Professor Layton and the Last Spector was also announced at E3. This Layton adventure is a prequel to the series set 3 years before the Curious Village. It brings back what you’ve come to expect from a Layton game, hard puzzles and great cut scenes. Although the release date is TBA, it should arrive soon.

Lastly, to celebrate Zelda’s 25th anniversary, it was announced that Zelda: Four Swords will be coming free to the DSi shop this September. Not much is known, except for the fact it will feature multiplayer. It’s nice to see things coming free to Nintendo’s virtual stores.

That’s it for the DS announcements, some good stuff in there to prove that the DS isn’t done yet.

Are You Ready?

June 7, 2011

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It’s finally here, Nintendo’s E3 press conference. We will learn about Project Cafe, Super Mario 3DS, Mario Kart 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and many, many more. This is sure to be an exciting E3 for any Nintendo fan or any fan of gaming in general.

Above is an E3 bingo sheet created by Joystiq. It’s pretty self explanatory and it should be fun to play after and during the event.

Are you ready for 9:00 PST tomorrow?

Nintendo's E3 Time and Date List

June 5, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011:

-EA 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM PT, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

-Ubisoft 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PT, 4:00 PM – 6:30PM ET

Tuesday, June 7, 2011:

-Nintendo 7:15AM PT – 10:15AM PT, 10:15AM ET – 1:15PM ET

-Nintendo roundtable, number one @ 5:30PM PT – 7:30PM PT, 8:30PM ET – 10:30PM ET

Wednesday, June 8, 2011:

-Nintendo roundtable, number two @ 5:30PM PT – 7:30PM PT, 8:30PM ET – 10:30PM ET

Via Joystiq.

IGN Speaks of More Nintendo E3 Events

June 3, 2011

IGN made the following comment in there believe in Nintendo post earlier today.

…expect to hear news outside of the press conference. Not only in the form of impressions, videos and a few interviews, but I would make sure you’re checking the IGN Nintendo sites on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. I will have live blogs fired up. Just saying.

So after you watch Nintendo’s press conference, don’t believe that you’ve seen everything until Wednesday has passed.

Via GoNintendo

E3 Less than a Week Away

June 2, 2011

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With E3 just around the corner and Nintendo’s sure to be great press conference on the 7th (they are set to reveal a new console), I figured I’d give you a quick reference guide of where to go and what to expect.

Where and When

Nintendo’s E3 press conference begins at 7:15 a.m. Pacific Time on June 7th.

First off if you want to watch the press conference in it’s entirety, than there are two really good ways. You can watch E3 live on the channel G4, but Directv dropped G4. If you have Directv and can’t watch it on your big TV screen, then go to plan B, watch the live or recorded stream on Nintendo’s website.

If your internet is so bad that you can’t play video or you just don’t want to, you can read GoNintendo, ONM, Joystiq, or IGN‘s live blog. All are high quality and instant.

If just want to see clips and trailers, Nintendo will post them on there site along with some exclusive content (last year Nintendo revealed Mario Kart 3D, Paper Mario 3D, Animal Crossing 3D and more on there site). Also (if you have a Wii) you can watch all the good clips on the Nintendo Channel (they might also have the whole thing after the live stream, but I’m not sure).

Of course I’ll also do a bunch of posts about E3 after the fact with info and my opinions. Also I’ll definitely do a round up post with all the info.

Now, here is a list of what you can expect from Nintendo’s press conference.

Project Cafe

Nintendo has confirmed that they are announcing their new console, Project Cafe, at this years E3. The console is said to be more or as powerful as the Xbox 360 and PS3. The controller is supposed to be similar to the Gamecube’s but with a touch screen in the middle.

Obviously there will be some games shown for it, but none are known currently (that kind of adds to the fun). It has been rumored though that Grand Theft Auto 5, Pikmin 3, and a sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns are coming.

Super Mario 3DS

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Miyamoto has said that Super Mario 3DS will be across between Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Bros. 3. All that’s known so far is a few brief comments and these 5 images released at GDC. Note the raccoon tail on the logo which clearly points out the return of the raccoon suit from Super Mario Bros. 3.

3DS eShop

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With the eShop launching on the night of the 6th (the day before the press conference) we can expect announcements of eShop games and apps. We know that Mutant Mudds is coming, as well as a list of virtual console titles, but I still want a list of fantastic new games to really sell me.

Other 3DS Games

Although Nintendo has not said for certain, it’s kind of a given that we’ll hear more about Mario Kart 3D, Paper Mario 3D, Animal Crossing 3D, and Kid Icarus: Uprising, all of which should be awesome. There is sure to be many surprises and many new announcements at E3.

Wii Games

We will probably hear a lot more about The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Hopefully, we will also see announcements for other new Wii games while we wait for Project Cafe. Also if the Vitality sensor isn’t mentioned at this E3, it is probably nonexistent.

DS Games

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We will hopefully learn of a Atsumete! Kirby localization and hopefully see more support for the DS before it’s phased out by the 3DS.

Well I hope this gets you prepared for E3 this year.