Nintendo 3DS add-on confirmed

From Andriasang:

Based off initial descriptions, Nintendo’s new slide pad attachment for the 3DS appeared to be a little device that sticks off one side of the system. This is incorrect. Images from Weekly Famitsu, which got the scoop on the item, show that the device looks more like a cradle.

Officially the “Kakuchou Slide Pad,” or “Expansion Slide Pad,” the 3DS sits inside the cradle. Everything lines up so that the second slide pad is to the immediate right of the four face buttons. The slide pad itself appears to be smaller than the system’s main slide pad.

It’s unclear if Nintendo made the device specifically for Monster Hunter 3G, but the device is introduced in Famitsu’s reveal article on the new 3DS Monster Hunter game.


Rumor: Leaks of Nintendo 3DS Conference game announcements

Monster Hunter exclusive for 3DS, supports online play.
A Yoshi side scroller for 3DS, developed by Good-Feel.
New game from WarioWare team.
Etrian Odyssey 3DS
Hatsune Miku 3DS, contains all songs from Project DIVA 1 and 2.
New 3DS color: solid silver.
Presentation on eShop demos; Super Mario Land 3D will have a downloadable demo.
The “new project” from Alchemist, the famous visual novel company, is an entirely new “moe mystery” for 3DS.
Ace Attorney 5, will supposedly include an Edgeworth scenario. AA: Investigations being phased in to main series?


Hyuusuton video – Stage 1 Infinite HP Rock

I just bought a game from the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop called Hyuusuton. I recorded a video of the first stage using my iPhone, so I apologize for the quality in advance (and my poor skills at the game!).

In Hyuusuton, you control a falling rock with the circle pad and try to navigate it through the pathway avoiding any obstacles that come your way. You’ll encounter stuff such as moving plywood, various foods like crackers, some stars, and much more. You can get a successful speed boost if you make it through what looks like a donut hole without touching the edges. It has really interesting techno-ish music, so it shouldn’t bother you.

The game is so far only available on the Japanese eShop for ¥500, which is about $5 or $6 depending on the exchange rate. If a western publisher picks it up for release, we’ll be sure to let you know. I’ll maybe try and record more videos of the game in the near future if I have the time.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D JP Commercial

So much better than what we are getting for a commercial in North America. The commercials in Japan will focus on the gameplay, while the commercials elsewhere focus on live action/viral footage. If companies actually showed gameplay, their games may sell better…

Nintendo & Best Buy partner for DLC for 3DS


Nintendo 3DS will Connect Automatically to Best Buy Wireless Hot Spots

REDMOND, Wash., and MINNEAPOLIS, May 17, 2011 – Nintendo and retail partner Best Buy are collaborating to give Nintendo 3DS™ owners customized, automatic wireless access at some 1,000 select Best Buy store locations nationwide beginning June 7. Once connected, the service will provide access to a variety of fun content via the system’s built-in Wi-Fi functionality, including the new SpotPass™ feature. The Best Buy service will also include exclusive offers as well as additional entertainment content such as gaming extras and movie trailers. Nintendo 3DS, which lets people see 3D visuals without the need for special glasses, launched March 27 at a suggested retail price of $249.99.

“Nintendo 3DS turns the page in portable gaming not just because of the stunning, glasses-free 3D visuals, but also in the way it keeps people connected to their friends, their games and their world,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “Best Buy provides a firsthand look at the platform with experts to help people understand everything it offers.”

“We want our customers to fully tap into the potential of their Nintendo 3DS device, so we’re pleased to offer free access to special Wi-Fi and SpotPass content in-store,” said Chris Homeister, senior vice president of entertainment for Best Buy. “As a retail partner for SpotPass, this is another way that we’re delivering best-in-class gaming experiences at our stores across the country.”

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit

Remember though, that Nintendo is also partnering with AT&T in the US to bring free hotspots across the nation. You will be able to play your 3DS almost anywhere this summer wherever a hotspot is available.