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Post by Dan @ 04:10pm 10/01/11 | 10 Comments
Ahead of next week's US press conference, the Japanese market have just had a new taste of 3DS goodness at the Nintendo World Spectacular event in Tokyo over the weekend. We'll have to wait until Jan 19 for the localised juice, but for the time being, several videos from the Japanese festivities can now be found online and without the language skills you can get the general gist of things by looking at the pretty pictures.

First up, there's this 5 Minute trailer detailing the 3DS hardware and it's in-built OS features -- it offers an overview of the GUI and the built in Mii-designer which appears to be able to auto-create a Mii avatar from a portrait photo. There's also what looks to be some kind of day/budget planning built in apps as well as some manner of AR (Alternate Reality) functionality.

Next up, it looks like someone cam-captured the trailer for Mario Kart 3DS, which looks rather unremarkable, but everything's better in 3D right?

Then we have a 30 minute Capcom presentation about all things Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition, which shows off a bunch of gameplay action and waffles on about the seemingly extensive multiplayer capabilities.

Lastly, and perhaps the most interesting is this 22 minute clip of Capcom's upcoming 3DS Resident Evil offerings. Known as Biohazard in Japan, both Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D are expected later in the year.

While it's hard to appreciate the visuals fully without the 3D effect, these videos at least give us a bit better idea of just how much more powerful the 3DS will be than it's predecessor -- even if that does comes at the cost of quite a bit of battery life.

Latest Comments
Steve Farrelly
Posted 05:17pm 10/1/11
holy shit resi revelations looks amazing
Posted 07:59pm 10/1/11
IMO, these are no more 3D than the stereoscopic viewers from 100 years ago. The only difference is the picture moves. The effect however is still only of things floating on individual 2D planes.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 08:11pm 10/1/11
have you actually looked at one E.T.?
Posted 08:15pm 10/1/11
Nah, only seen the vids. They just remind me of looking through my old viewmaster 3D slide viewer when I was a kid.
You must have seen one first hand have you Steve? Is it far more spectacualr first hand?
Posted 08:31pm 10/1/11
Here is a video about the Walt Disney invention from 1940. The Multiplane Camera. The effect remind me of what these guys did manually all those years ago. Its an interesting watch.

Posted 10:59pm 10/1/11
I played GT5 last night in 3D on my 55" when a mate bought his PS3 around.

Tempted to finally buy a PS3
Posted 11:51pm 10/1/11
IMO, these are no more 3D than the stereoscopic viewers from 100 years ago. The only difference is the picture moves. The effect however is still only of things floating on individual 2D planes.
Are you sure you're not confusing the 3DS with the DSi game Looksley's Line Up?
Reverend Evil™
Posted 12:10am 11/1/11
That was an awesome vid ET. Those cartoons must have taken an eternity to make.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 10:52am 11/1/11
E.T. yeah, I've had a play with one first-hand, and videos just don't do it justice, it's the real-deal and looks awesome
Posted 11:19am 11/1/11
The new Starfox looks pretty slick. Didn't really like the last one on the DS that much.

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