There are many unanswered questions that remain about the Nintendo Switch, and they are questions Nintendo doesn’t intend to answer until 2017. However, more details are slowly appearing as interviews are held. The latest is about the future of the 3DS.
The Switch looks to be positioned as a replacement for both the Wii U and the 3DS going forward. It acts as a home console and a portable tablet device, so it makes sense to have it replace both last-gen devices. However, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has confirmed that the 3DS will have the company’s full support after the Switch launches. The Switch does not replace the 3DS and it will continue to have software released for it.
The New Nintendo 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala (Pokemon) system combines next-generation portable gaming with super-stable 3D technology and added control features. Take 3D photos, connect with friends and enhance your gaming experiences with added amiibo support. The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games. Nintendo DS games will not appear in 3D. AC adapter sold separately. New Nintendo 3DS XL uses the same AC adapter as Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. 3D Mode recommended for ages seven and up.
Picture of the Nintendo Switch that is coming March 2017. When playing the Switch at home, you dock the tablet-like device and you can see the display on your TV. There are also controllers that connect together like a gamepad. Those controllers can be connected to the tablet-like device when on the go. A gamepad can also be used to play the Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS is a Nintendo 3DS port of the 2015 Wii U title Super Mario Maker, scheduled for a release on December 2, 2016. Despite being a Nintendo 3DS title, the game does not support stereoscopic 3D, and gameplay is therefore strictly available in 2D. This applies to all consoles in the Nintendo 3DS family.
The game is slated to include almost everything from the original Wii U release, with the exception of Costume Mario and searching for courses by code. It is also possible to play stages from the Wii U version, though not every stage will be compatible with the 3DS version due to version differences, such as the lack of Mystery Mushrooms in the 3DS version.
Exclusive to Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, the game will include 100 new courses designed by Nintendo pre-installed. The courses will also include medal objectives, in which the player must fulfill certain criteria, such as collecting every coin in the level, to earn a medal. Players can also send unfinished courses to other players, by way of Local Play, and they can team up, or collaborate, on stages. Stages made in this way will have a special icon marked next to it.
Genre: Level editor, Platform game
Release Date: December 2016
System: Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch won’t be able to play your library of Wii U discs or 3DS cartridges, as Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming console doesn’t feature physical backwards compatibility.
When asked whether or not Switch can play physical Wii U or 3DS games, a representative from Nintendo responded to IGN with a simple “no.”
With regard to whether or not the console will offer digital backwards compatibility, the rep said that Nintendo has “nothing to announce on this topic” and “will make additional announcements about the Nintendo Switch hardware later, before the launch of the product.”
While everyone is more interested in finding out additional information about Nintendo’s next-generation console, the company has also made another hardware announcement but it’s certainly not on the same scale. It has announced a New Nintendo 3DS XL in lime green color which is an Amazon exclusive but that’s not the best part. The best part is that the console comes with a copy of SNES class Super Mario World and that’s what’s going to compel people to actually buy this thing.
Super Mario World comes pre-installed on the New Nintendo 3DS XL that’s available for purchase right now exclusively from Amazon. It’s actually one of the SNES Virtual Console games that can only be played on the New Nintendo 3DS console. The game can be purchased on its own for $7.99 from the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.
Disney Magical World 2 is a life simulation video game and a sequel to Disney Magical World. The game was released in North America and Europe on October 14, 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS. The popular life simulation game returns with new features, new costumes, new worlds, and even more new characters. The theme song for the game is “Sparkle” by May J.
There are six Disney-themed worlds, such as exploring the world of Disney Frozen, dancing with Disney princesses or soaring through special Magical Dream events.
Players will encounter and interact with well-known characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Ariel, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck.
Genre: Life simulation game
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Release Date: October 14, 2016
System: Nintendo 3DS