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Here’s what UK marketing manager James Honeywell said about the price of the 3DS. Keep in mind that, of course, he was mentioning UK prices of the DSi/XL.

“Price, we haven’t made any kind of announcement at the moment, but the Nintendo DSi is available for around 129.99. The Nintendo DSi XL, with the larger screens, is around 159.99. So obviously it’s going to fit, somewhere, kind of, within that kind of architecture.”

Well, that sounds pretty interesting. It doesn’t sound like the 3DS will cost consumers too much. At least we should finally find out for sure in about two months!

Thanks to Stephen E for the tip!


Things to note:

– Xenoblade is listed for North America as “TBA.” However, you can probably tell that the game is still called Monado: Beginning of the World. I’m not sure if it’ll be given that name or Xenoblade overseas, but we’ll find out eventually!
– Kirby’s Epic Yarn is listed as “CY2011/Q1” for Europe. Unfortunately, this means our European friends won’t be able to play Kirby until early next year.
– Don’t get confused by the 3DS listing. It still is expected to be released sometime by the end of March 2011. We’ll find out the exact date in September.
– The Last Story is still expected to be released in Japan this year.

Even though the 3DS had a full blowout at E3, there are still two extremely important details about the system that have yet to be shared – A launch date and price. Retailers and analysts have made their own predictions, but nothing has been officially announced by Nintendo. Strangely, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the handheld will launch next year on an episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, though other representatives have been hesitant to confirm that information.

All will be revealed on September 29 in Japan, however. Nintendo PR manager Yasuhiro Minagawa recently stated that in addition to revealing the price and release time frame, target shipments for this fiscal year will be announced. It’s possible that the 3DS will be just one of many products Nintendo will feature, as a “fall conference” has become a tradition for the company.

Thanks to Robert and Thomas N for the tip!

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3DS pictures

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– Yoshinori Ono said Capcom considering bringing the game to the DS or PSP, but that wasn’t a viable option
– When the 3DS was announced, Ono thought they could use the system to make something that showed the enjoyment of having Street Fighter in your palm, wanted to use wireless functionality
– Team has a number of ideas about using 3D
– Considering 3D for visual effects
– Players won’t be able to move into and out of the stages, or anything that will effect play
– Game won’t be tailored for kids: “Rather than that, we’d like to make it into a title that makes kids grow.”
– Team is seeing if they can do anything with the touch screen and slide pad
– Special buttons could end up on the lower screen, special attacks on the slide pad
– Want to keep all of the modes from the console version, including wireless play
– Hoping to include original content
– Might have arranged costumes
– All 35 console warriors are available
– Saving Attack, Ultra Combo, other systems will be in the game
– Only 10% complete
– Ono wants to release the game following the arcade version’s release

The following quotes come from Yoshinori Ono…

“We thought about a DS or PSP port when we were considering porting SSFIV to a portable system, but neither system would’ve been able to produce a port that I would be satisfied with. That’s around the time when the 3DS was announced to us, and we decided that we could produce Street Fighter on that system well enough that everything fun about the series would shine through. There was also the fact that we could use all of its network abilities to help gamers communicate with each other.”

“We’re in the midst of a trial-and-error process, throwing ideas around the development team for things that’d be neat to work with in 3D. The system itself is still purely SSFIV — we’re thinking about ways 3D can be used in the visuals instead.”

“We don’t have any intention of pandering to children here. We’d rather make a game that a kid wants to strive to become better at. Of course, we’d like to make it a little more accessible since it’s not on a home console, but we’re not thinking about kids so much as people who stopped playing SF after the Super NES version… We have no intention of rebalancing the strength of the moves. We are conducting trials, though, to see how we can use the bottom screen and Slide Pad. Maybe we could use the screen to simulate multiple button presses and the pad for special moves, or the like.”

“We don’t know exactly when yet, but I would like to see it out while the original version is still popular in arcades. Releasing a simple upgrade to arcades would whittle down our audience, but getting the game out on lots of different platforms will hopefully help expand it instead.”

Thanks to Thomas N for the tip!

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– Has a two player co-op mode
– 6 player online options
– Perks System
– Has achievements
– Arcade and Challenge Modes
– Some missions will have players pilot attack helicopters and stealth fighter jets
– Companion product to the console versions
– Story/missions provide a different perspective and fill in the story
– Same engine as the previous Call of Duty DS games, but has been optimized/revised
– New user interface
– New button control scheme
– When picking up a dropped weapon, tap the icon to swap out for the new weapon, or you can drag/drop the weapon onto an inactive button
– Button controls option: Play with ABXY buttons, control pad, shoulder buttons only (no stylus)
– Customization controls options
– Auto-lock feature for Recruit/Regular difficulties
– Precise camera controls
– Weapon selection/multiplayer map scale/variety has been improved
– More sniper rifle/shotguns usage
– Crosshairs tweaked
– Perks system like the consoles games
– Co-op is separate from the single-player campaign
– Game pays homage to the knife throwing mechanic in GoldenEye 007 DS

n-Space on the 3DS…

“The word most often used to describe the 3DS by those fortunate enough to experience it at E3 is ‘magical.’ We feel this is completely justified and that it’s a home run for Nintendo and for developers like n-Space that have been dedicated supporters for many years…As with any new system, the types and number of games are really going to depend on the reaction of the gaming public. The DS has a tremendous installed base and the backward compatibility of the 3DS will definitely make the DS format viable for years to come. Like in previous platform transitions (think PS2), I expect to see an ongoing market for DS games, with their budgets and retail prices decreasing as leading developers move quickly to the new platform. “


– Cave Story inspired by Super Metroid, La-Mulana inspired by Maze of Galious, Night Sky by Marble Madness
– Cave Story will be out in Europe soon, needs a PEGI rating
– European version of Cave Story will have some bug fixes
– La-Mulana about 95% complete, will most likely arrive sometime between September and October
– Night Sky will be released in December or early 2011
– Night Sky could have tilt controls
– Nicalis wants to work with Pixel on a DSi title
– Nicalis has interest in the 3DS, mentioned “racing games where you use the gyroscope to look around inside the car”
– Nicalis has contacted Nintendo about receiving a 3DS dev kit, still waiting for it

Thanks to Robert for the tip!