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.