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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:23pm 19/10/10 | 13 Comments
From the high-profile likes of Solid Snake to the humble experience that is the classic Frogger, Konami has a little something for everyone on Nintendo's forthcoming naked-eye 3D handheld when it releases next March.

"We are delighted to confirm that KONAMI has four major titles in development for Nintendo’s 3DS system,” offered Kunio Neo, President for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH via press release. "The chance to explore popular franchises such as Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Contra and Frogger within a 3D realm is an exciting opportunity, and we cannot wait to share more news in the coming months.”

So yep, MGS, PES, Contra and Frogger. Not a bad start.

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Steve Farrelly
Posted 12:24pm 19/10/10
I'm pretty stoked on Contra in that announcement - not sure what they could do with Frogger in 3D though...
Posted 12:30pm 19/10/10
I'm more excited about MGS.

I don't want to have to wait until March though. :(
Posted 12:30pm 19/10/10
It's crazy seeing the contrast of core vs casual support for the 3DS vs Kinect/PS Move. Nintendo, who've found their massive recent success on the back of the casual market and now the ones with the new upcoming device that's now piquing the most core-gamer interest.

Meanwhile, it's previous core-focused opposition are now chasing the casual market and almost forgetting the rest of us exist with their new accessory launches.
Posted 12:40pm 19/10/10
Looking forward to a new Contra game. I reckon Contra4 is one of the better games on the DS to date and still play it a fair bit.
Posted 03:44pm 19/10/10
I'm just looking forward to the 3DS in general. I hope they release Majora's Mask eventually on it though.
Posted 03:59pm 19/10/10
so anyone tried the 3ds yet? is the 3d good or s***?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:03pm 19/10/10
rav, it's very good. Saw varying degrees of the usefulness of it as a gameplay tool, which was probably best exampled through Metal Gear Solid - on rails demo, but with a free look. Things like grass brushing past your face, snakes darting out at you, or dirt kicking up into your eyes as arrows strike the earth around you made it very, very engaging. And it was on par with good 3D movies.
Posted 04:14pm 19/10/10
awesome. might be the first hand held i buy (depending on the price) since the original gameboy.

i guess we can look forward to seeing this technology in tvs? or does it only work on smaller screens?
Posted 04:20pm 19/10/10
i guess we can look forward to seeing this technology in tvs? or does it only work on smaller screens?
It's expensive. Toshiba are launching a 20" TV with this sort of tech, and it'll be about USD2800.
Posted 04:48pm 19/10/10
I haven't read much about how the actual tech works, but when having a crack at the 3DS demos at E3, it seemed like it only worked because you were able to hold the screen at a fixed distance away from your face. If you moved it too far to the side or tilted it etc, the 3D effect would warp - a lot like those lenticular 3d images you can get on things like rulers or posters (though i have nfi if it's that same principle behind the 3DS tech, it's the easiest way to describe how it looks though).
Posted 08:53pm 19/10/10
I can't wait for the 3DS, just playing Zelda OoT again in 3D!!! will be enough to buy it.
Posted 09:00pm 19/10/10
I had a look at a 3D camera in Japan which had a display on the back the same as the one on the 3DS. It was pretty cool, but it only worked if you looked at the image precisely front-on. I've heard the 3DS is the same.
Posted 09:25pm 19/10/10
Here's my guess. There's some sort of mesh type face in front of the screen. Depending on what angle you're on, you'll see a different colour as the mesh cancels one out.

Edit: wow - i got it.


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