Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Nintendo Announces Big Things at GDC

Moments ago, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata left the GDC stage and left audiences with important messages about the industry. He and Nintendo of America's president Reggie Flis-Amie (who made a surprise appearance) announced some missing pieces to the Nintendo 3DS puzzle and announced an exciting new game. Here is a brief rundown of the major announcements

-Netflix streaming will be available on Nintendo 3DS this Summer

- The first worldwide update in late May will bring the e-shop, web browser, ability to transfer DSi Ware games, access to over 10,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots (in US at least), and 3D Hollywood movie trailers starting with The Green Lantern (trailers might not come until June)

-Aside from Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, Game Gear and Turbografx 16 games will be part of the 3DS' Virtual Console

- 3D video recording on Nintendo 3DS confirmed and will come eventually

- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will be released in June

- Miyamoto is working on plans to help Nintendo celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary which is this year

- New The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword trailer was shown

- Iwata unveiled the first screenshots and information on the new Super Mario Bros. game on Nintendo 3DS tentatively called Super Mario and from the mysterious logo there looks to be an interesting twist to the gameplay. Super Mario will be fully unveiled at E3 in June.

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