With the Tokyo Games Show coming up, it’s no big surprise that rumours are flying around – however, this one appears to have a lot more weight behind it than most, with a picture appearing of what seems to be the attachment for the 3DS’s second analog stick.
As seen in the picture below, the image was revealed in Famitsu this week, showing the addition being a clip on cradle that also adds some shoulder buttons. There are high hopes that this will help the 3DS against the Vita with Monster Hunter series producer Ryuji Tsujimoto stating that it is indeed a “secret weapon”
Take a look, and see for yourselves whether it’s a mock-up, or completely legit under the more banner here.
(Source: Siliconera )
Update: Kotaku has revealed a little more about the add-on, with the add on being more a cradle for the 3DS, and blocks the game slot and wireless switch, so that will be taken off to switch games every time. It’s being called ugly, and potentially one of the ugliest pieces of Nintendo Kit…What about the Virtual Boy? Everything else seems to be unblocked though.
Continue reading Rumour: 3DS Circle Pad Add-On Revealed? (Update)
The news that the 3DS isn’t doing as stellar as Nintendo wanted shouldn’t be too surprising at this point. Followed by a $80 price drop with a 20 game compensation to anyone who bought the 3DS early, the latest news is that Nintendo is trying a complete overhaul of the 3DS to appeal to more people. Coming from the french gaming site 01net, the major update to the 3DS is the addition of a second analog stick, ideal for porting games from previous generations, along with a lessened focus on 3D as a gimmick and a new name (2DS?) The second analog controller would be part of the new model however it could also be sold separately as a peripheral to the existing 3DS model (just like Wii Motion Plus). The source also explained that this was one of the reasons for the large 3DS price cut, as it allowed Nintendo to build interest in the system and to get rid of old stock. Obviously this is still in the rumour stages so not much can be said right now other than that Nintendo has a press conference Sepbember 13th but keep in mind that 01net also correctly predicted the announcements of the WiiU and the PSVita before E3.
As part of the unstoppable juggernaut that is the PSVita lineup which currently features games such as Project Gravity, Dragon’s Crown, Uncharted and so on, Another title may join the system’s elite ranks as a mysterious preorder option for Marvel Vs Capcom 3: A Fate of Two Worlds on Amazon France for a previously unannounced PSVita edition. The date is set for Early 2012 which would coincide with Capcom’s other major Non-Street Fighter release, Street Fighter Vs Tekken (and conversely, Tekken Vs Street Fighter). This release will be after the lauch of Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Sorry about Mega Man Legends 3 edition which is set to be released on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 later this year.
Hands up if you know who Mistwalker are? No? They’re the company behind Lost Oddysey and Blue Dragon, two rather spectacular RPG’s that were released on the 360 a few years back. It’s been radio silence from them since a second sequel for Blue Dragon on the DS, however a UK Nintendo Rep recently said that European Wii owners could expect to see their latest, so far Japanese exclusive offering, The Last Story, somepoint in the future.
For those unfamiliar with The Last Story, I don’t blame you – details are rather scarce, as you’d expect with Japanese exclusives, as to the plot and setting, though the game is a third person, cover based RPG – using crossbows in a similar fashion to most cover based shooters. While nothing official has been announced from Nintendo Global Headquarters, it would be strange to have a game released in the UK before the USA.
Next year will mark the tenth anniversary of everyones favourite objection shouting lawyer, Miles Edgeworth (Or Phoeni depending on how you roll). Capcom has decided to celebrate by creating a site bearing a tattered book with the workds “Majo Saiban” written on it (translating as “Witch Trial”). New Game? New Case? Godot coffee drinking Iphone app? Either way, it seems like Capcom is up to a lot more than just Ace Investigations 2.