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WillyFive
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(05-10-2011, 06:41 PM)
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Nintendo 3DS Developer Conference

Website and Registration

WHEN:
May 17th, 2011 <- DATE

WHERE:
W Hotel
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood Ca
WHO:
Target audience is Producers, Designers, key decision makers regarding game features, and project green lights. This will not be a technical conference. The target audience will not be programmers or marketing teams.

TOPICS:
The Nintendo 3DS provides the most connections and distribution opportunities of any system Nintendo has launched. We will be discussing the various methods of content/messaging distribution the device has to offer, and how your products can leverage each of them. The Nintendo 3DS system allows you to reach your audience everywhere they go using online, (wireless broadband connection) and peer to peer through 80211 based local wireless communications. The event will also cover the features native to the system that will drive its use, and provide new ways to surprise and entertain. Features covered in the presentation will include:

Online

Nintendo 3DS's new e-Shop
Out of House Distribution (Nintendo Zone viewer)
Apps
Online Matchmaking
Internet Connectivity
Friend Presence
Digital Distribution

Local Wireless
Street Pass TM
Multi-player

Native System features
AR Functions
Anti-piracy
Tools/Middleware update
Project Sheet

Reception to follow

Screenshot of website:

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DeathbyVolcano
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This is the first I've seen of this...is this kind of like the event they had before E3 a few years ago for the DS Lite? I remember there being pictures of Craig playing a then announced game that ended up being Star Fox.
jred250
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(05-10-2011, 06:44 PM)
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I wonder if this means the e-shop will launch before this date?
demonturkey
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Friend Presence, hey.
MarshMellow96
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So the shop just might release around that time?
Gospel
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In a post-mobile world, Nintendo really has to get decision makers on board for quality software on this handheld. I wouldn't expect anything that would get us forum dwellers too excited tbh.
Sadist
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(05-10-2011, 06:45 PM)
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Interesting...
Chairhome
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Is this a Nintendo sanctioned event?
Strive
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(05-10-2011, 06:45 PM)
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Heh, I loaded the site 1min ago but now it appears to be down.

Edit: It's back.
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jred250
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What is Nintendo Zone viewer?
Ushojax
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(05-10-2011, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by jred250

What is Nintendo Zone viewer?

It's probably the equivalent of the Nintendo channel for the 3DS.
Gospel
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(05-10-2011, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by jred250

What is Nintendo Zone viewer?

It could be an expansion of their Nintendo Zone service. Maybe built into the system now as part of the May update.
jump_button
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E3 all about Wii 2 then
Strive
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As far as I know Nintendo Zones are places where one can go online with their DS, download various things, etc.

Maybe it got something to do with it.
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GeekyDad
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Originally Posted by Ushojax

It's probably the equivalent of the Nintendo channel for the 3DS.

Honestly, that would be pretty cool. I know TNC is pretty much out-and-out Nintendo propaganda, but besides having a campy quality I enjoy, I'll take anything that's 3D for this system, especially if it's updated weekly.
depward
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I wonder if it's viable to say that, since they'll be covering the "Nintendo 3DS's new e-Shop" if that means it'll be available for all?

Interesting.
Teknoman
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I really hope that means the shop will be up before or by then.
DMPrince
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(05-10-2011, 06:58 PM)
sweet. on my birthday too! This should be good.
ShockingAlberto
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(05-10-2011, 06:59 PM)
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I almost 100% guarantee people are getting their hopes up for this too high already.
Hot Coldman
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I almost 100% guarantee people are getting their hopes up for this too high already.

geez, all i'm doing is writing 'metroid dread trailer' under 17 may on my calendar. back off
Father_Brain
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(05-10-2011, 07:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teknoman

I really hope that means the shop will be up before or by then.

It's scheduled for "late May," probably meaning Monday the 23rd at the absolute earliest. The more pertinent question is whether this conference is coming before or after we get a date/lineup announcement... but either way, we'll get that info soon enough.
GeekyDad
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I almost 100% guarantee people are getting their hopes up for this too high already.

"It's not wrong to hope." -Joy Luck Club
Father_Brain
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(05-10-2011, 07:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I almost 100% guarantee people are getting their hopes up for this too high already.

Well, I'm certainly not expecting any new retail game announcements to come from this. JUST GIVE US THE DAMN ESHOP LAUNCH INFO ALREADY
EmmanuelMunoz
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(05-10-2011, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I almost 100% guarantee people are getting their hopes up for this too high already.

Don't get my hopes up
Haziq
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(05-10-2011, 07:12 PM)
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Sounds cool.

Hopefully that means eShop will launch around the 17th.
Jaruru
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(05-10-2011, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmmanuelMunoz

Don't get my hopes up

as usual... don't get hopes up until it happens
khan
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(05-10-2011, 07:20 PM)
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According to the-magicbox, Japanese update will be available before the end May and will include:
3DS Ware - Rockman Dash 3 Prologue (200 yen), Petitcom (800 yen)
DSi Ware - import DSi Ware from DSi to 3DS
3D Classic - classic titles in 3D, Excitebike, Legend of Zelda and Xevious will be available
Virtual Console GameBoy - Ikari no Yousai, Phantasm
Virtual Console Game Gear - Sonic & Tails 2, Sonic Drift 2, Dragon Crystal, Columns
Virtual Console GameBoy Color - Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)
Virtual Console PC ENgine - games TBA
Demos - 3D Video Player, 3D Game Trailer/Previews Channel, Fuji TV and Nippon TV Previews
No source given
OnPoint
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(05-10-2011, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

geez, all i'm doing is writing 'metroid dread trailer' under 17 may on my calendar. back off

haha

I really want it.

:(
Sammy Samusu
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(05-10-2011, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by khan

According to the-magicbox, Japanese update will be available before the end May and will include:

3DS Ware - Rockman Dash 3 Prologue (200 yen), Petitcom (800 yen)
DSi Ware - import DSi Ware from DSi to 3DS
3D Classic - classic titles in 3D, Excitebike, Legend of Zelda and Xevious will be available
Virtual Console GameBoy - Ikari no Yousai, Phantasm
Virtual Console Game Gear - Sonic & Tails 2, Sonic Drift 2, Dragon Crystal, Columns
Virtual Console GameBoy Color - Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)
Virtual Console PC ENgine - games TBA
Demos - 3D Video Player, 3D Game Trailer/Previews Channel, Fuji TV and Nippon TV Previews
No source given

Ch... What about DSiWare Shop?
Vyse The Legend
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(05-10-2011, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

Ch... What about DSiWare Shop?

I'm sure they won't have two separate shops for 3DSware and DSiware.
FoneBone
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Originally Posted by Father_Brain

Well, I'm certainly not expecting any new retail game announcements to come from this. JUST GIVE US THE DAMN ESHOP LAUNCH INFO ALREADY

Yeah, an eShop announcement is the only (public) news I'd expect from this. Anything else major will be saved for E3.
Door2Dawn
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(05-10-2011, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by khan

According to the-magicbox, Japanese update will be available before the end May and will include:

3DS Ware - Rockman Dash 3 Prologue (200 yen), Petitcom (800 yen)
DSi Ware - import DSi Ware from DSi to 3DS
3D Classic - classic titles in 3D, Excitebike, Legend of Zelda and Xevious will be available
Virtual Console GameBoy - Ikari no Yousai, Phantasm
Virtual Console Game Gear - Sonic & Tails 2, Sonic Drift 2, Dragon Crystal, Columns
Virtual Console GameBoy Color - Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)
Virtual Console PC ENgine - games TBA
Demos - 3D Video Player, 3D Game Trailer/Previews Channel, Fuji TV and Nippon TV Previews
No source given

So demos don't include game demos? I thought the 3DS could do that?
Akai
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Originally Posted by khan

Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)

DEMO!? I want the full game out day one, dammit!

Originally Posted by Door2Dawn

So demos don't include game demos? I thought the 3DS could do that?

See above... >=(
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Originally Posted by Akai

DEMO!? I want the full game out day one, dammit!



See above... >=(

Oh I didn't see that.
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Originally Posted by Akai

DEMO!? I want the full game out day one, dammit!

This =(
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Sounds awesome. I'm there for 3D The Legend of Zelda and maybe Mega Man Legends.

It's amazing how the 3DS was released in a sort of barebones state, and now it'll get a ton of amazing updates to make it 2x awesome.
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(05-10-2011, 08:18 PM)
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Maybe its similar to the Japanese Nintendo Zone




Nintendo Zone Japanese Site
BGBW
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(05-10-2011, 08:31 PM)
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Damn. We certainly do get desperate for information around E3 time.
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Originally Posted by BGBW

Damn. We certainly do get desperate for information around E3 time.

Well, the 3DS May update is coming soon, so of course everyone's going to want to know what's going on with it.
GDGF
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Not expecting to hear anything from this, but it's good that events like this are happening. Anything to get more decision makers behind the system.
Fernando Rocker
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Friends presence? Messaging?

I hope they get rid of the friend codes.
Father_Brain
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Originally Posted by khan

According to the-magicbox, Japanese update will be available before the end May and will include:

3DS Ware - Rockman Dash 3 Prologue (200 yen), Petitcom (800 yen)
DSi Ware - import DSi Ware from DSi to 3DS
3D Classic - classic titles in 3D, Excitebike, Legend of Zelda and Xevious will be available
Virtual Console GameBoy - Ikari no Yousai, Phantasm
Virtual Console Game Gear - Sonic & Tails 2, Sonic Drift 2, Dragon Crystal, Columns
Virtual Console GameBoy Color - Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)
Virtual Console PC ENgine - games TBA
Demos - 3D Video Player, 3D Game Trailer/Previews Channel, Fuji TV and Nippon TV Previews
No source given

The source appears to be this Japanese blog, by the way. Sounds to me like it might just be compiling information from various other sources, but we'll see.
GeekyDad
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Originally Posted by DXB-KNIGHT

Maybe its similar to the Japanese Nintendo Zone


Nintendo Zone Japanese Site

Probably. Found this link too: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Nintendo_Zone

Not sure how reputable the info is, but it's something...
MrBelmontvedere
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The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)

soooo good. when is the full version out I wonder?
watershed
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I hope we get some info out of this, then again it doesn't look like press are even invited so the best we can hope for is a press release/media from Nintendo during the event I guess.
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Originally Posted by khan

According to the-magicbox, Japanese update will be available before the end May and will include:

3DS Ware - Rockman Dash 3 Prologue (200 yen), Petitcom (800 yen)
DSi Ware - import DSi Ware from DSi to 3DS
3D Classic - classic titles in 3D, Excitebike, Legend of Zelda and Xevious will be available
Virtual Console GameBoy - Ikari no Yousai, Phantasm
Virtual Console Game Gear - Sonic & Tails 2, Sonic Drift 2, Dragon Crystal, Columns
Virtual Console GameBoy Color - Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda DX (Demo)
Virtual Console PC ENgine - games TBA
Demos - 3D Video Player, 3D Game Trailer/Previews Channel, Fuji TV and Nippon TV Previews
No source given

It exists a Super Mario Land for GameBoy Color ?
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(05-10-2011, 09:31 PM)
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That blog post looks like a collection of news from various other sources, not a complete listing. Everything there was part of some other news story -- the Jaleco games that got rated by the ESRB, the announcement of a free copy of Excitebike, etc.
GameE
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(05-10-2011, 09:32 PM)
Hum, I don't get the demo thing for Zelda. What would be the point of putting out the demo for the game but not the game itself.
Father_Brain
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Originally Posted by Kobun Heat

That blog post looks like a collection of news from various other sources, not a complete listing. Everything there was part of some other news story -- the Jaleco games that got rated by the ESRB, the announcement of a free copy of Excitebike, etc.

Yep, that's what it sounds like. Except for the Zelda demo bit. It's not on NCL's site, so I'd wait for some official news.
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Originally Posted by GameE

Hum, I don't get the demo thing for Zelda. What would be the point of putting out the demo for the game but not the game itself.

The only reason would be if its a free demo and the full game isn't ready yet. So that would probably mean Nintendo just put the demo on there so that the launch of the eshop wouldn't be empty. Also demo makes people more likely to buy the game, unless you're Konno.

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