Nintendo’s Iwata Talks 3DS Demos and ‘Kid Icarus: Uprising’ Multiplayer

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Nintendo 3DS Demos Kid Icarus Multiplayer

During a live broadcast to Japanese gamers Nintendo President Satoru Iwata talked about all of the exciting new content that the company has in the pipeline for gamers in the near future. While many of his reveals are only currently set for Japanese release, there were still a few global pieces of news announced.

First and foremost Iwata revealed that a couple 3DS games would be getting demos available today on the eShop.  Those game demos — Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Theater, New Love Plus, and Resident Evil: Revelations — are currently only available in Japan, but one has to assume this is the first phase of a new marketing plan for Nintendo.

Iwata also talked a little bit about the multiplayer for the 3DS’ most exciting new title, Kid Icarus: Uprising. As expected Uprising will be supporting local and online multiplayer for up to six players (3-on-3), and will also feature a ‘Battle Royale’ type mode where it’s every player for themselves. In the multiplayer, players will be picking up various items and weapons that are scattered across the battleground a la Mario Kart.

Most of the games that were shown were also followed by a Japanese release date, but some of those release dates were also global. A big highlight for the faux press conference was a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3D, but unfortunately no release date was given for the game.

The press conference, on the whole, was filled with a ton of announcements for the Nintendo 3DS, from Fire Emblem to Ace Combat, but, as expected, was devoid of anything Wii U. Even though Nintendo is set to release a new console some time this year, they are going to be providing a ton of support for their revolutionary handheld as well.

What games are you excited to see release for the Nintendo 3DS next year? Will you be using Kid Icarus: Uprising’s online or local multiplayer?

Kid Icarus: Uprising releases March 23, 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Source: Andria Sang



TAGS: 3DS, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Nintendo, Resident Evil: Revelations

  • Yuuchun

    It’d be nice if he talked more about the Monster hunter 3 + 4 Multiplayer.

    • GameCollector44

      Well, MHTriG has local multiplayer, but no online play.

      But MH4 isn’t even far enough in development to discuss that yet.

      • Yuuchun

        Thank you I didn’t know any of that. Shame it’s not Online, that’s how me and my buddies play.

        • GameCollector44

          Yeah. That’s mainly the reason I don’t see MHTri G getting localized unless they decide to add online. (which isn’t all that likely)

          It works in Japan cause people tend to live closer together. In the US/practically everywhere else…not so much.

  • DeriLoko

    Wow. A lot of announcements for the 3DS.

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  • Ender

    Ya know… No Offense but in my opinion he talks a little bit too much

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    Listen here “Ender” as it says down below↓no offensive stuff. Even though you said “no offense” it’s still considered offensive.

  • 911 Baby!

    Oh. And by the way YUA (your under arrest).