With the Tokyo Games Show coming up, it’s no big surprise that rumours are flying around – however, this one appears to have a lot more weight behind it than most, with a picture appearing of what seems to be the attachment for the 3DS’s second analog stick.
As seen in the picture below, the image was revealed in Famitsu this week, showing the addition being a clip on cradle that also adds some shoulder buttons. There are high hopes that this will help the 3DS against the Vita with Monster Hunter series producer Ryuji Tsujimoto stating that it is indeed a “secret weapon”
Take a look, and see for yourselves whether it’s a mock-up, or completely legit under the more banner here.
(Source: Siliconera )
Update: Kotaku has revealed a little more about the add-on, with the add on being more a cradle for the 3DS, and blocks the game slot and wireless switch, so that will be taken off to switch games every time. It’s being called ugly, and potentially one of the ugliest pieces of Nintendo Kit…What about the Virtual Boy? Everything else seems to be unblocked though.
If you’ve been out of the loop for a few months, Nintendo recently revived their “Player’s Choice” line of games. They’ve given it a fancy new logo and a new name, Nintendo Selects. Nintendo Selects are Wii Titles which are lower than the normal price point.
Currently the only titles for Nintendo Selects are
- Animal Crossing: City Folk
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (North America)
- Mario Strikers Charged Football (Europe)
- Mario Super Sluggers (North America)
- WarioWare Smooth Moves (Europe)
- Wii Sports
You can pick these badboys up for $19.99 USD (Only applying to the titles released in North America)
There’s talk of four more titles becoming Nintendo Selects status. The rumor states that Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!! and Super Mario Galaxy will be making their way in August.
That’s not a bad selection of games either, although Mario Strikers Charged is already in Europe. It’ll be nice to see these games at budget price, especially since a new copy of Super Paper Mario is still like $40 at Wal-Mart.
Keep in mind this is just a rumor at it’s current state, we will keep you updated if information is subject to change.
Me post time. In case you didn’t already know, Nintendo of Europe is localizing Xenoblade for a release later this year, rumored to be September. With a European localization in the works and Nintendo of America registering the domain name for Xenoblade Chronicles, it would seem likely that a North America release would be on the way. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.
GoNintendo reported that Nintendo of Europe intended on showing the the title off at E3, but said Nintendo of America didn’t want to show case games they didn’t plan on selling, which would point to no localization. But, if you follow the source, it links back to a forum post only claiming what that the lead France branch manager said something about it on the TV show No Life. Therefore we don’t have a direct quote to say if the information wasn’t skewed. But honestly, I wouldn’t put it past Nintendo of America after Disaster: Day of Crisis, Another Code R, Last Window, Band Bros. etc.
The bright side to all this is, supposedly, Xenoblade Chronicles is getting a special Classic Controller Pro in France. We’ll have to see if that applies for other regions in Europe as well. Also, there was no mention of it being bundled with the title, but I’d assume it would be.
All of my rage, Nintendo of America. All of my rage.