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Nintendo World 2011 Day 1 conference report: Japanese 3DS launch line-up confirmed, battery life at 3-8 hours, more

Saturday, 8 January 2011 06:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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The 3DS-centric Nintendo World 2011′s wrapped up its first day in Tokyo, where some news heavy stuff has dropped.

Launch line-up for Japan announced

Famitsu (via Kotaku) is carrying the launch line-up for the Japanese launch of 3DS. There’s going to be eight titles at release.

The pricing for the games vary from ¥4,800 as the cheapest to ¥6,090 as the most expensive. The price for 3DS titles was expected to be around ¥5,800. Pricier games were expected to be at ¥6,800.

The list is also two games short then what was previously rumoured, which means the final two will be announced at the event tomorrow or this is it.

Full list is below, as well as prices.

  • Nintendogs + Cats (¥4,800)
  • Winning Eleven Soccer 3D (¥5,800)
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (¥4,800)
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicle (¥6,090)
  • Puzzle Bobble 3D (¥4,980)
  • Ridge Racer 3D (¥6,090)
  • Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs 3D (¥5,040)
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles (¥5,980)

Battery life confirmed at 3-8 hours, charging takes 3.5 hours

Nintendo’s released a full spec list of 3DS on its official website, confirming in the process the length of time for its battery. For its battery to be fully charged, it’ll takes three-and-a-half hours.

For battery life, it’ll last somewhere between three and five hours if you play a 3DS game and if backlighting’s been turned down, although that gets extended to between five and eight hours if playing old DS software.

Battery life will, obviously, take a hit when the backlighting is turned up.

Back in September, when 3DS’s Japanese date of February 26 was announced, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said it was expected the battery would be charged a lot more frequently then current DS SKUs on the market.

Thanks, Kotaku.

Nintendo confirms first-party release line-up

Nintendo’s gone on to announce its first-party release line-up along with release timelines, alongside confirmation of Nintendogs + Cats as a launch title.

Steel Diver, Pilotwings Resort and the 3DS version of Zelda: Ocarina of Time are down for spring. Star Fox 64 3D and Kid Icarus: Uprising are all down for summer.

Mario Kart 3DS, Animal Crossing 3DS and Paper Mario 3DS are yet TBA.

Via GAF. Thanks, GoNintendo.

3DS packaging shown off

Nintendo’s decided to show off the packaging people will be seeing when they pick up a 3DS next month in Japan and in March in Europe and America.

For reference, here it is (via GAF). There’s also different shots over on Andriasang, and even more shots on Famitsu.

3ds pack

The contents of what will be inside said packaging have also been revealed. They are, via GAF:

  • 3DS console
  • Charger Stand
  • AC Adapter
  • Dedicated Stylus
  • 2Gb SD Memory Card
  • Six AR cards
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • Guarantee

Promo Picpocalypse

GoNintendo’s gotten its Wii-calloused mitts on roughly [NUMBER INCALCULABLE] promo pics of various 3DS games.

Among them are screenshots of pretty much every 3DS game imaginable, including the newly announced BlazBlue Continuum Shift II, a Raving Rabbids offshoot, Kingdom Hearts, and of course old standbys like Dead or Alive, Ocarina of Time, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid 3, and Kid Icarus – among others.

See all the pics here, here, here, and here.

3DS overview trailer details console

Below is a video of 3DS being detailed in Japanese. This was being shown on a loop alongside people playing 3DS before any panels took place.

It shows the home screen, how Miis and the AR stuff work on 3DS and more.

First TV ads appear online

Nintendo’s put live five 15 second TV ads for the Japanese launch of 3DS.

All of them are on the Nintendo website, but there’s one from YouTube below.

Dead or Alive: Dimensions gets five-minute mega trailer

Tecmo’s released a new, five-minute long trailer of Dead or Alive: Dimensions from Nintendo World.

It features fighting. Lots and lots of fighting. And not a beach, bikini or volleyball in sight. It’s below, via GoNintendo. The game was given a release in Japan of March 24. There’s an impressions piece for the game posted over on Andriasang.

Off-screen Kid Icarus, Resident Evil: Mercenaries, Mask of Miracles gameplay get out

Three new off-screen videos have appeared online showing gameplay of Kid Icarus: Uprising, Resident Evil: Mercenaries, and Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles on show at the event.

Get all three below. There are off-screen stills of the Kid Icarus demo on GoNintendo, as well as an impressions piece on Mercenaries over at Andriasang.

Ocarina of Time missing 3DS launch

Nintendo may not be releasing its 3D handheld version of Ocarina of Time, but the game was still on-hand today at the firm’s event in Japan. Some extra details were dropped on the game as well, like a tap icon at the bottom of the game screen which can be used to switch views.

When this button is tapped, players can “physically move” their 3DS to look around, allowing them to see what’s behind them.

Three save files of the game where shown as well: one running around a village at the start of the game, another in the first dungeon, and one that according to NWR “has not yet been confirmed”.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is due out this spring in Japan, with dates outside the country to be announced. Andriasang has an impressions piece of the game up on its site, and Famitsu has tons of screens here.

Tetris Axis, other game announcements

Nintendo also announced a few other games hitting 3DS later in the year, which include:

  • A Strategy RPG Project from Imageepoch in 2012
  • Haku Ouki 3D from Idea Factory – 2011
  • Karasu 3D from Milestone – Summer 2011
  • Tetris Axis from Hudson -Summer 2011
  • Daisenryaku from SystemSoft Alpha – Summer 2011

Tomorrow will see panels of Super Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil. We’ll update this throughout the afternoon with more details when we get it. You can check out pictures of the stage through here. Andriasang also has a gallery up of the main event, here.

Stream’s here for anyone who knows Japanese

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25 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow!

    A whole 3 hours??

    Amazing.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Anders

    Fuck, that’s pretty terrible.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Yeah, those are PSP1000 battery levels. Painful.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. earlyrock

    Dayum!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Anders

    Well then, I’ll just wait until they release the version with extended battery life. Christmas 2010, that is.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Crysis

    Well you have to work out the whole space & time conundrum :P

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    Metal Gear 3DS panel’s just kicked off.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    Just so everyone knows, the Metal Gear event had *nothing* of importance.

    There was some gameplay, although that’s been seen before. That’s it. No date, nothing.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. TraceableX

    That’s why I hate handheld consoles.

    Anyways, I’ll wait for “3DSlite” or whatever better version.
    And games price aren’t good.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Dannybuoy

    3 to 8 hours. That’s quite a wide rage. Do they mean initially it might last 4 hours hours and after the battery has taken a battering it’ll last 2 hours? We all know these battery life times are a little optimistic

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Apart from Super Street Fighter IV theres not much of interest in that line-up. I thought Kid Icarus was meant to be a launch title?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Doomsayer

    Indeed that launch lineup is probably one of the worst ever. Not even a single game that i want to get. Fail

    #12 4 years ago
  13. JPdot

    Ouch, I don’t really care about battery life, even if I think this new model is a step back from the old DS in term of power consumption. However, the thing that just bugs me is the, imo, weak launch line…cmon, I expected at least Kid Icarus…but, then again, probably Nintendo just wanted to haste this console release despite the completion of actual triple-a games.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Suikoden Fan

    remember this is a japanese line up aimed at the japanese

    samurai warriors will sell alot (i want that too)

    pro layton will sell big, as will ssf4

    winning eleven will sell well too most likely

    #14 4 years ago
  15. JPdot

    The fact is that, aside from japanese people, if the 3DS is really launching on March in the rest of the world we can’t expect a much more different line-up (or can we?) :(. Well, at least I really like the new cool shiny boxes.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Anders

    I’d bet that Winning Eleven and Battle of the Giants won’t make it here, at least. We can always hope for one or two games from Ubisoft and EA.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    I’m so NOT interested in this anymore, because:

    1) PSP spec system in most cases

    2) High price for shitty spec machine

    3) Nintendo audience games in most cases (SF4, MGS only interested for now)

    4) Battery life

    5) Not the best 3D technology

    I will buy this when inevitable 3DSi will come out, until then it’s not offering something much.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Callum

    Was going to be a day 1 customer, but what is the point if there is no mario game or Zelda at launch? WTF Nintendo ?!

    Also, the battery life is a major put off…the DS lite battery is pretty good, so I think I will end up waiting for the lite version of this piece of crap.

    What a shame, I was genuinly excited.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. r0cks0l1ddd

    Are people forgetting that this is a Japanese line-up. If Zelda, Steel Driver (wth is this anyway) and Pilotwings are out in Spring and we get the 3DS in March-April, there’s a good chance that we will get at least two of those three for the EU launch.

    Also, annoyed Mario Kart and Paper Mario is TBA. Hope we get a less vague release date than that on the 19th.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. xino

    they would obviously release a better version sometime in 2011:/ like they usually do

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    “We all know these battery life times are a little optimistic”

    In fairness to Nintendo, they’re usually pretty careful when it comes to their battery life figures. In the real world my usage figures have always been longer than the numbers they’ve given.

    Unlike my laptop. :(

    #21 4 years ago
  22. kathleen

    very nice looking..hope i can get it soon..

    #22 4 years ago
  23. LOLshock94

    if i remember sony said that the psp would take 3 hour to but we all know it doesnt take that so im guessing the ds doesnt take long either so stfu i suck a japanese dick

    #23 4 years ago
  24. LOLshock94

    if i remember sony said that the psp would take 3 hour to but we all know it doesnt take that so im guessing the ds doesnt take long either so stfu i suck a japanese dick

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Gekidami

    ^ You suck a what now? We really didnt need to know that.

    #25 4 years ago

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    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]