Posts tagged DS
Details are sparse right now and I’m hearing this stuff third hand but here goes. The 3DS is a new piece of hardware that is the successor to the DS and DSi. Where the DSi was an extension of the DS the 3DS is all new. That means new screen resolution, size and aspect ratio are all probable. It will however be backwards compatible with the DS cartridges. So can still play that new copy of Ace Attorney Investigations that you just bought.
The 3DS is to be released between now and March of 2011, though it is unclear where. All previous DS hardware has been onsale in Japan for a few months before it was released here in the Stats so that March deadline will likely mean nothing for anyone outside of Japan. We should have more details at E3.
Here’s my biggest concern and one Nintendo will have to talk about this year. How do I get my games from my DSi to my 3DS? I love Dark Void Zero and Mario vs Donkey Kong. I paid for them and I want to continue to play them. Currently Nintendo doesn’t allow games to be moved from console to console and without a log in name connected to the internet there is no way to track my purchases. This is the same problem the Wii is going to have in a few years… and a problem people are having now if they downloaded games only to have their hardware break.
It’s more important that they fix this software problem than it is for them to update the hardware. Software beats hardware any day of the week.
Dark Void Zero
It’s no secret that I’m looking forward to Dark Void next year. But Capcom has another surprise on the Dark Void front that I didn’t expect. An 8-bit game they are calling Dark Void Zero. It is coming as a downloadable game to the Nindendo DSi and it looks awesome. I will be grabbing this as soon as I can… suddenly January seems like forever.
Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks - Trailer
It’s not a secret that I’m a huge Zelda fan. Anyone who played Phantom Hourglass on the DS knows to expect hand held games that are equally as engaging as their console counterparts. The bar has been set high for Spirit Tracks I hope Nintendo doesn’t disappoint.
Nintendo Takes A Crack At The Piracy Issue
Nintendo just announced that they have made an agreement with both eBay and Amazon to stop the selling of the R4 Card through their site. The card will allow the Nintendo DS and DS Lite to play pirated and homebrew games.
Nintendo took a big chunk out of that market earlier this year when it was discovered that the R4 would not be compatible with the new DSi. Prohibiting the two biggest sellers of the device will likely slow down potential pirates. I say slow down because it won’t stop piracy all together, just make people look in more creative places.
Still, this is a big deal for developers, who like to sell their products and consumers, who shouldn’t have to buy another copy of Tetris, since they’ve bought it for every platform since the NES…