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DS devs excited about the 3DS, Renegade Kid believes “it will be the best handheld system to date”

Posted on March 24, 2010 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

Camille Guermonprez, founder of Arkedo Studio…

“This could be pretty exciting. As you may know, Arkedo always loves it when we have to take one specific ergonomic feature, and play around with it. So with the DS-from-the-future, we can’t wait to put our hands on it. It definitively sounds like fun and the potential could be huge, as often is with Nintendo. Count us in.”

Owner and creative director of Renegade Kid, Jools Watsham…

“Based on what I’ve heard about the 3DS specs, I think it will be the best handheld system to date. To be honest, I think the 3D aspect of the console is just the icing on what is already an extremely powerful system. I expect the 3DS to have the graphical power of a GameCube, plus all of the other delights such as two screens, rumble, motion control, wi-fi, and an analog stick. The 3D feature is wonderful, for sure, but it will only be appropriate for certain things. [Nintendo] produces the best handheld systems, [the system will] deliver a platform worthy of a successor to the Nintendo DSi. [I am] very interested in developing for the 3DS.”

Director of business development for Creat, Scott Hyman…

“We’re always excited about the potential that a new Nintendo console brings to the market. I think 3D in general is a good idea, especially if it enhances the gameplay experience. So much has been made of 3D in film, but I feel that our medium is far better suited to take advantage of the technology. While 3D does enhance narrative storytelling, it can offer much, much more to the interactive aspects that games create, and pull the player into an environment in far more detail because the player can explore and make choices.”

VP of Development for Engine, Ruud van de Moosdijk…

“Engine Software is a loyal follower of Nintendo in general, and we will continue to do so on future Nintendo platforms. We are excited by the idea of 3D on a handheld device, but then again it’s not the technology that makes the game, but the games that make the technology. We have confidence in Nintendo to offer new and innovative options for both developers as consumers.”

ODenis Studio founder and namesake Olivier Denis…

“As a geek, I already have one of the first 3D cameras: the 3D W1 from Fujifilm. It already has a 3D screen. You cannot think in 3D in the same way you think in 2D. To have a good perception of 3D you will have to respect some rules, for example to not have too much depth of field. I deeply think this 3DS will be the ultimate toy. The power of the 3D chip is also a huge leverage on the success. My last word will be, I want to create a Pop Island in 3D.”

It’s nice to hear that a number of DS developers are anticipating the 3DS. I’m particularly interested in Renegade Kid’s response since they are one of the most competent DS developers out there. I’m sure they’ll be able to push the 3DS and create some unique experiences.


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