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Capcom’s CEO Haruhiro Tsujimoto has provided a brief quote to Gemaga about the Monster Hunter series. Tsujimoto mentioned the 3DS throughout an interview with the magazine, as well as in the quote itself. While it seems as though there was some sort of indication that Monster Hunter will be coming to the 3DS, the manner in which he phrased his words wasn’t entirely clear. So keep that in mind while reading the quote below:

“3DS is releasing, too, so (it seems like) the time to switch to a new platform is coming.”

Given the fact that Tsujimoto directly included the words “3DS” in his statement, it would appear that the franchise will eventually make its way to the platform. I would think that the possibility would be quite likely in any case, but it’d be nice if a clearer quote was given!

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Wii

1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
2. Mario Sports Mix
3. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
4. Conduit 2
5. de Blob 2

DS

1. Pokemon Black/White
2. Okamiden
3. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie
4. de Blob 2
5. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

3DS

1. Paper Mario
2. Mario Kart
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
4. Kid Icarus: Uprising
5. Star Fox 64 3D


Last week, a rating for Rayman 3D was discovered on the OFLC website. Although it wasn’t entirely clear which platform the game was in development for, the 3DS seemed like a logical guess. Today the ESRB has confirmed that the title is indeed in the works for Nintendo’s upcoming handheld.

Unfortunately, unlike most listings on the ESRB website, a description was not provided with the rating. But considering the game has been rated in two territories, Rayman 3D will most likely turn out to be a game released sooner rather than later.


By the time January 19 rolls by, there may very well be a race of sorts between Nintendo’s North American and European divisions. Who will be the first to divulge some long awaited information about the 3DS? We’re still waiting to hear when the North American conference will kick off, but we now know that the Amsterdam event will begin at 15:00. Members of the press will be able to have hands on time with the 3DS shortly thereafter. We’re only about twenty days away now… Hold on, guys!

Thanks to Jérémy for the tip!

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Right from the very beginning, Nintendo has been upfront about potential health concerns relating to the 3DS – particularly for children looking at the 3D graphics. Reggie Fils-Aime stated a few months back that Nintendo “will recommend that very young children not look at 3D images.” Now we’re starting to hear about warnings for those playing the handlheld once again. Nintendo shared the following information today:

– Quicker eye fatigue as a result of viewing 3D
– Some 3D software can cause eyes to become tired quicker than other software
– Nintendo recommends players take a break after 30 minutes of play
– “If your physical condition worsens or you become ill, please stop playing at once”
– 3D has different effects on different people
– 3D slider allows a wider group of people to enjoy the system
– 3D not recommended for children under the age of six as the vision of young children is still in developmental stages (like 3D movies and television)
– “Since the Nintendo 3DS can be changed to 2D to avoid any effects on young children’s vision, it is possible for anyone to enjoy playing it”
– Once again, there will be parental controls for 3D


Playable

Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D The Naked Sample (auto demo) (Konami)
Winning Eleven 3D Soccer (Konami)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom)
Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom)
Samurai Warriors Chronicle (Tecmo Koei)
Dead or Alive Dimensions (Tecmo Koei)
Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5)
Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo)
Kid Icarus (Nintendo)
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo)
Steel Diver (Nintendo)
Pilot Wings Resort (Nintendo)
AR Games (Nintendo)
Nintendo 3DS Camera (Nintendo)


Nintendo has yet to announce when the 3DS will be launching in North America and how much the system will cost. However, that isn’t stopping most GameStop stores from accepting pre-orders. A handful of consumers have confirmed that they have been able to pre-order the handheld starting today. If this is something you’re interested in, make sure to bring $50 to your local GameStop and mention SKU number 020132 if anyone has absolutely no idea what you’re talking about!

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Nomura on where 3D falls in the series timeline…

“Kingdom Hearts 3D takes place after Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, making it the latest development in the Kingdom hearts timeline.”

Nomura on new worlds in the game…

“We’re still deciding which worlds to include, but there may be a major overhaul in terms of the selection of Disney worlds.”


– Monkey Ball Mode is typical Monkey Ball
– Guide a monkey in a ball to the goal in this mode
– Pick up bananas as you move
– Use the slide pad or motion sensor as the controls
– Slide pad controls should be used by those who want to enjoy the game in 3D while the motion sensor controls are for those who want a more direct control experience
– Stages include Arabia, Jungle and Space
– After choosing a stage, 3D picture book will be shown with a story
– Characters include AiAi, MeeMee, Baby and Gongon
– More characters to be revealed
– Monkey Race and Monkey Fight modes
– Monkey Race has races on different courses
– Monkey Fight is a competitive battle, collect the most bananas
– Up to four players wirelessly for multiplayer

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