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Super Mario 3D World’s camera feature explained in video

Friday, 14 June 2013 19:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Koichi Hayashida, the producer of Super Mario 3D World, is featured in the video below talking about the game’s camera feature – a feature explained by Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata, during the firm’s E3 Nintendo Direct presentation. Game’s out on Wii U this December.

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15 Comments

  1. RPRezo

    Um, Nintendo?.. You do know that there are a second stick for moving a camera on your controller, right? You didn’t forget about this silly thing after Wii, didn’t you?..

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Bomba Luigi

    @1: My Thoughts too. Thats the god damn point of the Right Stick, to move the Camera. Moving the Controller around is NOT a better way to move the Camera, by far not.

    I really love your Games Nintendo, but your getting silly.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The_Red

    @1 & 2
    Here’s the thing: This game was originally designed for 3DS which doesn’t normally support second stick.

    The game is a sequel to 3DS one (3D Land instead of the console one, Galaxy 2), the scope of levels are handheld like and finally, most of the assets are similar to the 3DS game, only with better textures and models (Which in case of game design, is normal.

    The assets are always created with higher specs and then get downgraded for console or handheld and whatnot). Even the Nintendo loving Edge magazine talked about this during their preview of the game (Which according to them, is pretty obvious that this was meant to be on 3DS with lower graphics).

    #3 2 years ago
  4. diego-rbb-93

    #4, Now I get why I had that 3DS strange sensation… which make believe that Nintendo was so desperated trying to bring a 3D Mario onto WiiU so they have something to offer that they moved the project…

    Its a shame. The game would have been an awesome hit for 3DS. Bring Galaxy 3 and shut up everyone mouth… But not this.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Bomba Luigi

    No, not even Galaxy 3. A new one is what I want, not a Sequel, no matter to which Mario Game. A Brand new 3D Mario with Brand new Ideas and stuff.

    Nintendo is playing way to Safe now.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    @4
    Yeah. I was having an odd feeling and then I read this (http://www.edge-online.com/features/e3-2013-super-mario-3d-world-a-workmanlike-wii-u-sequel/).

    @5
    Pretty much all of us were expecting Galaxy 3 at the very least but were hoping for the next generation of Mario 3D. Mario Universe or something. Galaxy 3 would have been the safe bet. What they did is just… bad. And it wasn’t just Mario 3D. They did it with Donkey Kong too.

    The only Nintendo made sequel that I liked seeing is A Link Between Worlds.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Bomba Luigi

    Well, what they are doing with Donkey Kong is in my Opinion the Right thing – The Problem only is the new DKC comes too early. DKCR isn’t that old and just got a Remake, and now Part2 is already coming. Thats too fast, repeating stuff that is good is no problem when you not repeating it too fast, and they are doing that right now.

    I always thought Nintendo is the Master of bringing old and new stuff together in a new Game, but they are loosing this ability right now. Too much old stuff with not enough new stuff, the Mix is rotten.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    Was a pretty poor E3 for Nintendo, all in all.

    Where was:

    F Zero U
    Endless Ocean U
    Star Fox
    Fatal Frame U
    Trauma Center Sequel
    Proffesor Layton or Phoenix Wright Crossover on Wii U
    We could have had a Mother U game
    Golden Sun U
    Metroid U
    New IP’s!!!

    ???

    They played it far too safe, and even that wasn’t really what people wanted, this Mario game is a good example.

    All the stuff they have currently showed us should have been ready and out the first year of launch, there still pimping games that should have been out long ago.

    Mind you, X still kicked the shit outta most next gen stuff…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. The_Red

    @8
    My god, X looked so awesome. X and Bayonetta 2 really shined. The latter is the reason of my eventual Wii U purchase (Don’t like most Nintendo games but Bayo 2 is a must). I also like Sonic Galaxy.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    @9

    Lol at Sonic Galaxy! :)

    Wii U is a great console, I just wish Nintendo had a bit more eclectic stuff ready for it.

    It’s safe to assume PS4 / Xbone have the third party stuff sown up, Nintendo need to reposition themselves really.

    It feels like there still trying to rekindle the casual spark the Wii had, but that boats long since sailed.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Sini

    biggest flop of E3, but new dkc saved their asses.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    @MG
    Far too much of their own stuff not until 2014. Good article on EG today about the difficult second screen http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-13-that-difficult-second-screen they really don’t seem to know what to do with it. This video just reinforces that. Camera control? Really?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    @DrDamn

    Yeah, too true! Good article btw, thanks for the link! :)

    I could think of a ton of good uses for the pad in games like Fatal Frame, Endless Ocean etc…

    Even in this Mario, they could have made it 2 player co-op, where one person was below ground in 2d (on the pad) and the other person was above ground using the wiimote and nunchuck.

    The players could effect each others worlds to solve problems and puzzles. That would be great fun, why don’t they try something like that?!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    @13
    That’s what’s so frustrating too. There are some great ideas out there, but what we get is very safe, very obvious.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. The_Red

    @monkeygourmet
    I really loved what I saw from Sonic Lost World but it really REALLY feels like Galaxy. Plus it is a bit unlikely that Sonic team could recreate that sort of masterful level design. Still, it looked great and seemed to be a decent Sonic game.

    I’m still not a fan of Wii U (Though truly respect it for staying the most consumer friendly console). Yeah, the E3 stuff kinda felt casual oriented in spots. Instead of Mario Party and other simple stuff, they should have had a huge showing for X. The thing looks insane.

    @DrDamn
    Wow, good point. WTF happened to 2nd screen? The way PS4 and X1 games use second screen (Oh look, I can call air strike in Dead Rising 3 via my tablet) is really stupid and pointless where as some of the uses for Wii U’s second screen seem fun (Nintendo Land and Wonderful 101).

    #15 2 years ago

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]