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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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    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.