Published on September 13th, 2011 | by Rob Kwong0
Nintendo Pre-TGS Wrap Up
Nintendo held a pre-TGS (Tokyo Game Show) conference to show off what they had planned for the rest of the year and some of the things planned for next year. There was a whole lot covered at the pre-TGS conference so let’s get started. First and foremost on the list is the secondary analogue nub adapter apparatus docking bay, or attachment for short. The analogue attachment will cost $20 and will require one AAA battery to power the nub. The add on will hit Japan first come December 10, and will support the the following games: Monster Hunter Tri G, Resident Evil: Revelations, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble, Dynasty Warriors VS, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
Another announcement was a new color of the Nintendo 3DS. Most likely aimed toward the feminine crowd, the “misty” pink 3DS will most likely be bedazzled will Hello Kitties and other princess-esque ornaments. Expect to see this hot item on October 20 in Japan. Some other news to look forward to for the 3DS will be in November when a system update will bolster 3DS 3D video recording and updates to StreetPass and Mii Plaza.
Nintendo also let the cat out of the bag on some release dates for some big games. First one up for DSiWare will be Zelda: Four Swords. Four Swords will be available for download starting September 28 and will be available till February 20, 2012 for the price of FREE! Other 3DS games on the horizon will be Super Mario 3D Land due out November 13, Fossil Fighters on November 14, Super Mario Kart 7 out December 4, and Fortune Street on December 5. These will be all great games for 2011, unfortunately not appearing this year will be Kid Icarus: Uprising. The publishers deemed it too early for the game to be released since more work needed to be done to perfect the game. To help dull the senses to the late release, Nintendo announced that they’ve teamed up with an anime studio to develop a 3D Kid Icarus anime that will be available to download on Nintendo’s Video service on the 3DS for free. Also being developed for next year will be Mario Tennis, Paper Mario, and Luigi’s Mansion. Hopefully all the information wasn’t too much, but at least you have a few dates to mark down on your calenders.