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Louvre Museum & Nintendo Officially Join Forces

As part of an ongoing partnership between Nintendo and the Louvre Museum in Paris, the most visited art museum in the world, Nintendo will be providing the Louvre with Nintendo 3DS systems that will house an exclusive audio guide. The Audio guide Louvre – Nintendo 3DS will become available in the Louvre for visitors to enjoy from 11th April 2012 onwards.

Developers working at Nintendo based in Kyoto, Japan have developed the audio guide which is housed within the Nintendo 3DS system, in order to support the enjoyment and appreciation of the Louvre’s exhibits for many of the museum’s 8.9 million annual visitors. The audio guide will provide audio and visual tools which will help visitors to understand and deepen their knowledge of the artwork and exhibits in place.

Through utilising the unique functionalities of the Nintendo 3DS system including 3D images and animation, the guide includes an interactive map that allows visitors to see exactly where they are in the museum. It also offers over 700 commentaries on the works of art, providing a fresh perspective on the Louvre’s collections and the story behind the building itself. The versatile guide can be tailored to individual tastes and really brings the artwork to life, thanks to commentaries recorded by the museum’s curators and lecturers.

“Nintendo is honoured that the Nintendo 3DS system will be able to support and provide this exclusive audio guide to such a renowned and popular art museum.  Nintendo’s experience within the development of games that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age and gender, has been utilised with the aim that visitors to the Louvre museum will have further enriched opportunities to experience the exhibits on offer.”

– Satoru Iwata, Global President at Nintendo

18 thoughts on “Louvre Museum & Nintendo Officially Join Forces”

  1. This is great an a super publicity for Nintendo! I hope this is the first step in making some or all of the areas of the museum available as a 360° app for us who can’t visit the museum directly!
    This was told long ago, it will be great to visit the museum this way! WELL it’s the first step in this great agreement! =)

  2. What if you had your own 3DS? Couldn’t there be a way to bring your own in and it could instantly provide you with the maps or something?

  3. This is a really good idea. Not only would it make for a fantastic museum visitors tool, but it would also promote the 3DS to museum visitors, meaning more hardware sales. Nintendo definitely knows how to use and promote their hardware creatively. Very well played.

  4. This is some super sweet publicity for Nintendo. They’re really taking things to the next level.

    Leave luck to heaven.

  5. I think this is a great idea as not only is the 3DS a video game console but it can also act as a learning tool as well

  6. Well I read 2 pr 3 years ago they were already using dsi’s at this museum so it’s good to see they’ve upgraded to the 3ds

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