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Miyamoto Reveals 3DS Ideas and Details

by Pedro Hernandez - April 26, 2011, 10:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: (Gamekyo), http://www.gamekyo.com/newsfr40751_shigeru-miyamot...

Ideas mentioned include 3D enhanced gameplay and eye-specific imagery.

Recently, Nintendo staged a press conference in Paris where famed developer Shigeru Miyamoto shared some of the 3DS ideas that the company is working on.

One of these ideas is a game in which certain images are presented to the gamer's left eye, while other images appear only to the right. As an example, Miyamoto described a game in which players deal with phantoms that can't be seen normally.

Another idea is a game in which the player moves the 3DS around in space to look at a scene where they will find that items might not be what they seem when viewed from other angles.

Finally, Miyamoto also mentioned that Nintendo is studying the idea of connecting the 3DS to Nintendo's future console, the recently revealed Project Café, to use as a joystick.

Regarding other 3DS details, Miyamoto says that development of Ocarina of Time 3D is completed, that Star Fox 64 3D will feature motion controls and that he expects Mario Kart for 3DS to be released this year. He mentions that Ocarina of Time 3D will include a mirror mode in Master Quest, and the game runs at 30 frames per second instead of the original's 20.

Super Mario for 3DS is still in the heavy development phase, but he promises that the game will have elements of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. To maximize the 3D effect, the game will include a fixed camera system, similar to a mode in Super Mario 64, allowing Mario to walk toward and away from the camera. A full unveiling of the game will happen at this year's E3 event.

Talkback

I've read this comment other places as well, but it has to be a mistranslation. Super Mario 64 does not have a fixed camera. Super Mario Galaxy does, for the most part, although there is limited user control (e.g. first-person look mode). New Super Mario Bros. has a fixed camera.

Scatt-ManApril 27, 2011

I'm fearful that he means the camera will perform as little dynamic positioning as possible. Instead of having a nice overhead view of a platforming section, it'll be positioned in an awkward spot, basically forcing people to use the 3D. Too bad the damned effect doesn't work for me, eh? >_> I think it was one of you RFN crew who said that they'd be creating a problem just to fix it using their gimmick when talking about that tech demo last year at E3 and how they'd expand on it... Something to do with platforming and ropes or something, I dunno. Digression! I'd be happy if he were just comparing the camera control system to that of the Galaxy games where user input is minimal if any at all. Those games were pretty-much perfect when dealing with showing you what needs to be shown.

UltraClaytonApril 27, 2011

I don't think the article says the game will have fixed camera elements from the other Mario games, just "elements" in general. It sounds like the fixed camera idea will be new.

seyon35April 27, 2011

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

I've read this comment other places as well, but it has to be a mistranslation. Super Mario 64 does not have a fixed camera. Super Mario Galaxy does, for the most part, although there is limited user control (e.g. first-person look mode). New Super Mario Bros. has a fixed camera.

Sure it does. Hit the R button and the camera stays fixed in one place while Mario runs as far away from it as the eye can see. I'm guessing this is what Miyamoto was referring to.

pololmejorApril 27, 2011

Quote:

Miyamoto also mentioned that Nintendo is studying the idea of connecting the 3DS to Nintendo's future console, the recently revealed Project Café, to use as a joystick.

WOW!!!! I KNEW that would happen! Only I thought about that in Wii times.

CericApril 27, 2011

You know,  has Miyamoto move to Paris for a while?

pololmejorApril 27, 2011

There have been lots of French sources saying stuff that include Miyamoto so yeah, maybe

nhainesApril 27, 2011

OMG!  Miyamoto's new hobby is living in France... that means we'll get a new France game soon!

France France Revolution?

You move in step while decapitating people?

CericApril 28, 2011

Mario will now have a new playable character who feels its better than everyone else and refuse to acknowledge other countries accepted words?

pololmejorApril 28, 2011

Mario's new enemy will be French not Italian

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