After Nintendo announced their new Super Mario AR cards in a recent Nintendo Direct, another 3DS title is set to get the ball rolling by integrating the AR cards into core gameplay. Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony – a title exclusive to Japan – focuses on a detective who was turned back into a child after drinking poison. The Japanese multi-media franchise, developed by Chunsoft, will feature an AR Conan to give players hints and tips to solve various cases. The hints the player receive will depend entirely on what case needs to be solved and the animations, or movements, will react accordingly.
With the integration of the AR cards in gameplay, there is a strong possibility we may see card sets becoming a staple in other Nintendo releases as well – Professor Layton perhaps? Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony will be released in Japan on April 25 for the Nintendo 3DS.
After Chotto Nintendo Direct announced yesterday their upcoming releases for the eShop on Nintendo 3DS, Super Mario fans will also get to feast their eyes on prepaid Augmented Reality card sets featuring characters from the franchise. The prepaid cards are set for release in Japan on April 23, but there has been no confirmation if they will be launched in Europe or North America.
The software entitled “Isshoni Photo”, directly translated as “take a picture together” will be available to download for free on the 3DS via access from a special QR code on the packaging. It will allow the player to interact with the characters, moving them to different locations to take pictures, as well as enabling the creation of classic in-game animations. Currently, there are three cards available from launch including Goomba, Mario and Princess Peach – ranging in price from 1,000 to 3,000 yen. Three other characters have also been confirmed, which include Koopa Troopa, Luigi and Bowser – again, all at similar prices – but Nintendo have yet to announce the official date.
Nintendo has revealed to Siliconera that there will be hundred of Kid Icarus: Uprising AR cards available. Nintendo wouldn’t reveal exactly how gamers will get hold of the AR cards, but presumably they will be distributed online. Kid Icarus: Uprising launches on Nintendo 3DS on March 23rd and comes bundled with a free stand. The game also includes six random augmented reality cards for you to battle with.
The Hidden, which is a brand new augmented reality based title from Majesco sees you assume the role of a paranormal investigator who has to use his wits to capture, search, and destroy supernatural spirits hidden within your own environment.
The Hidden utilizes the Nintendo 3DS 3D camera to scan the real world for in-game ghosts and other supernatural beings that plague the paranormal investigators life. You will use a variety of futuristic weaponry which you will need to use to banish the ghosts forever. The game is currently scheduled to be release in October. Sound like something you’ll be picking up?
“The Hidden is a great example of exciting content mixed with compelling technological innovation on the Nintendo 3DS. This immersive experience leverages many key features of the new system- including the camera, gyroscope and Wi-Fi capability-to deliver a rich 3D adventure with multiple layers.”
– Jesse Sutton, Masjesco
Nintendo Europe have announced that the first 3,000 people to register their new Nintendo 3DS console with Club Nintendo will become the proud owners of a Augmented Reality Card t-shirt. The super cool thing is that the t-shirt can actually be scanned by the Nintendo 3DS in AR mode. I wonder what happens?