E3: Nintendo 3DS online press conference notes

Posted on Thursday, June 7th 2012 at 2:17 a.m.

So Nintendo couldn’t fit everything into a one hour press conference so they aired another conference for just the 3DS online.  Here is a recap of what happened.

3DS Games

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (Konami)

  • 2.5D Castlevania (2D with 3D elements)
  • Coming out Fall 2012
  • Starring Trevor Belmont, Alucard, and 2 other playable characters
  • You can use dark magic which uses dark magic energy
  • You can counter-attack using sync blocks (L button)
  • You can swing across gaps with chain whip as well as double jump
  • Secondary weapons (chargeable) and special attacks are available

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo)

  • Ghost hunting with a comedic flair
  • Releases digitally and retail holiday 2012
  • 3D trailer is available in the eShop

Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (Disney Interactive Studios)

  • Can draw or remove objects using the bottom screen and they will appear or disappear on top screen (from the video it looks like it is pre-set objects in the game, but can’t tell)
  • Based on Castle of Illusion
  • Features paint, thinner, and a Wasteland universe (classic Disney video game history) from Epic Mickey
  • Releases on November 18, 2012

Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo)

  • First Paper Mario on a handheld
  • Peel stickers off the environment to use as attacks. Not sure what happens to the sticker after it is used, couldn’t completely tell from the video.  You can get stickers from events and battles as well to replenish lost stickers.
  • Similiar comedy as prior Paper Mario games
  • Timed attacks and blocks return as well
  • Solve people’s problems to level up instead of experience points
  • You can turn special items into stickers as well which are used to access other areas
  • The game looks amazing and looks like a must-own for 3DS / RPG fans
  • Launches this holiday season
  • 3D trailer is available in the eShop

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix)

  • Multiple playable characters
  • Releases on July 31, 2012
  • Features StreetPass functionality, support for Circle Pad Pro, and AR cards
  • Demo is coming soon to Nintendo eShop

Scribblenauts Unlimited (5th Cell)

  • Features StreetPass functionality (my guess is to trade objects)
  • No more one-off puzzles, features an unbound world

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (WB Games)

  • Game demo available right now in eShop

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo)

  • Golden fire flower makes you a coin generating machine
  • Game levels you beat end up in a Coin Rush mode
  • Coin Rush mode generates a coin bank that ends up getting shared with StreetPass (for bragging rights)
  • Can be played co-op with a friend wirelessly (not just battle mode, full game).
  • Launches August 19, 2012

3DS Game Teaser Trailers Shown

  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (WB Games)
  • Transformers Prime The Game (Activision)
  • Rabbids Rumble (Ubisoft)
  • Heroes of Ruin (Square Enix)

Nintendo eShop

  • Threediots will be a new series featured on Nintendo Video (available now)
  • Pokemon Dream Radar - Catch hard to find Pokemon and transfer them to Pokemon Black / White 2
  • Pokedex 3D Pro - Contains all known Pokemon
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