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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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  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

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  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

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  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

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  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

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  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

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  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

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  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

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  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

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  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

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