I got invited to go to the Manchester Nintendo 3DS event yesterday and it was really brilliant, lots of little extras made it much more impressive.
A photo of me playing as taken from one of the Nintendo staff members:
I managed to have a play on Zelda: OOT (which was like dying and going to heaven), Pilotwings, Kid Icarus, Street Fighter, Nintendogs, Resi Mercenaries, Face Raiders, AR Games and got to watch a load of previews of other games. PES, Dead or Alive, Steel Diver and some other games were also available to play, but they weren’t my cup of tea.
The 3DS was more amazing than I expected, and much smaller and lighter too. The graphics are bright, crisp and sharp, and the whole 3D experience was very easy to jump into and was very immersive. Everything about it filled me with amazement and awe.
While we were waiting to go into the event, there was a room with all of the past handhelds and history about them. There was also a 3D hologram thing of the 3DS logo, and a large interactive floor where you and jump on and the 3DS ‘squares’ follow you, pretty cool. The event started off with a group of us let into a dark room where there were two actors were fighting to Street Fighter music which was really amusing and not what we were expecting. Then into a next room where there was a ‘live’ Resident Evil room, with zombies grabbing you and with more actors. Both of which were themed really well and was a lot of fun. Then into a room to watch a brief video of the upcoming games for the the 3DS, with an amusing message from Jonathan Ross too.
Then we were told to go upstairs, into a dark and well themed area with loads and loads of 3DS stands – it was amazing. We had 30 minutes to go and play on any game that we liked. An additional room was opened up half way through, where we could try out AR games, Face raiders (both of which worked brilliantly) and some other games. There were also previews of Mario Kart 3D, Paper Mario 3D, Metal Gear and others. As well as this, there was a preview of Sky 3D clips on it too, which didn’t look too bad.
- Zelda: OOT
- Street Fighter
- AR Games and Face Raiders
- Kid Icarus
All in all, it was a brilliant day and Nintendo did an amazing job at showing off the 3DS. Can’t wait to get my hands on it, for a second time. Even more excited!