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Miyamoto on Microsoft talking about catering for “Wii graduates”…

“I don’t think the Wii is something that people need to graduate from. Of course, I am happy that motion is fashionable now. But when we make games, we are not trying to produce trendy products. It needs to be an experience that’s meaningful, and the motion control needs to add something. So our new Zelda game takes motion control and adds something to the game to make you feel like you’re part of the adventure. I think our rivals need to find what it is they have to offer that’s new.”

OFLC rates Rayman 3D

Posted on 8 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 0 comments

Although Rayman: Origins was not announced for a Nintendo platform at E3, a noticed posted on the game’s website stated that it could eventually end up on the 3DS and/or Wii. We still don’t have a confirmation that Origins will end up on Nintendo’s next handheld, but a listing from the OFLC is hinting that it may happen.

“Rayman 3D” has been rated by the OFLC, though we don’t know what platform the listing is for. Moreover, if it is for the 3DS, we don’t know if it is a port/spinoff of Origins. It’s certainly possible that the title could be for the 3DS, but don’t get your hopes up until Ubisoft has something official to share!


Last week, we heard that Nintendo of Europe will be holding a conference in Amsterdam next month. Shortly thereafter, there was some speculation involving Nintendo of America having an event of their own in New York City. Thanks to IGN’s Rich George, the rumor has been confirmed. George posted the following messages on his Twitter account:

“Looks like busy times in NYC on 1/19/11. You should probably tune into IGN on that day. Just sayin’. 1/19/11 is in fact the date for Nintendo’s big 3DS unveil. I would expect full details at that time. NYC here we come!”

This event appears to be completely dedicated to 3DS information. George doesn’t seem confident that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – the Wii’s biggest title of 2011 – will be making an appearance.

“3DS, yes. Zelda is very unlikely.”


The Madden franchise has taken a two year break on the DS. However, the series is going to be making its debut on the 3DS early next year, as “Madden NFL Football” will be one of the system’s very first titles. EA North Carolina designer Tony Marinello talked about the game in issue 262 of Nintendo Power. One of the topics discussed included the horsepower and graphical ability of the handheld. Here’s what Marinello said:

“It’s a pretty powerful handheld. The graphical processing unit on it is really sweet. You’ll notice we’ve got some rim lighting effects, for example, and environment maps on the helmets. Plus we’re using a lot of the assets from the ‘next-gen’ versions of the game.”

This information comes from Jonathan “Bidds” Biddle, the design director at Curve…

“We have lots of ideas for a sequel, and would love to work on 3DS, but, as the game’s publisher, that is for Nintendo to decide. It’d certainly be interesting to see how the 3D effect would work when you’re tilting the device, and how we could detect that on the hardware.”

Man, Fluidity was a huge surprise for me. I thought the game had the potential to be entertaining, but I was hooked from the moment I started the demo. Of course, after playing that, I downloaded the full game and have enjoyed the heck out of it thus far. I’d love to see a sequel, whether it’s on WiiWare or 3DS!


Mega Man Legends 3 details

Posted on 8 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 0 comments

– Will have new characters
– Aero is one of the new characters
– “Free Running” has been “powered up”
– Can run through a massive open field that has height variances
– Reactions, sub events, gimmicks are being “powered up”
– Different fields, including massive unexplored ruins
– Team is looking into multiplayer elements
– Vote on the voice for Aero’s voice here (ends January 11)
– Vote on whether or not Aero’s name should actually be Sephira here

Thanks to Thomas N for the tip!


When the 3DS arrives next year, game cards will be able to hold two gigabytes of data. But future titles will apparently be able to hold much more than that. Macronix, the producer of current DS cards, has stated that projects developed following the launch of Nintendo’s upcoming portable will be capable of storing up to eight gigabytes. To compare, we’ve heard games on the DS using as much as four gigabits.