Super Metroid needs a faster CPU than the original 3DS? Photo: Nintendo
When we realized that only the New 3DS hardware would run these older-than-many-gamers games from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, we were hard pressed not to think of it as yet another cash grab by Japan’s venerable gaming company. I mean, how many portable Nintendo gaming systems do we really need?
Today, however, Nintendo tells Game Informer that the reason you need new hardware is because the new hardware has a better CPU in it. To run games from 25 years ago. Ok.
I dunno — still looks kind of “adventure gamey” to me. Photo: Thimbleweed Park
Adventure games: lots of humorous storytelling, delightful art, and a lot of annoying mechanics that should all just die in a fire. Am I right?
Thimbleweed Park, the upcoming adventure game from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick of Maniac Mansion fame, hopes to close the book on those
crappy outdated old mechanics and get us back into adventure games.
Here’s a little trailer to show you what they’re hoping to do.
Still creepy AF.
The one game i’m excited to play on my New 3DS XL. Image shamelessly stolen from TechnoBuffalo
Looks like SNES classics Pilotwings, Super Mario World, and F-Zero will be available today in the Nintendo eShop.
Super Mario Kart, Earthbound, and Donkey Kong Country will be available on March 24.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest will make it to your handheld on April 14th.
Why, though, will these older video games require Nintendo’s latest handheld hardware, the New 3DS and the New 3DS XL?
During today’s Nintendo Direct announcement, Nintendo said that the games will feature a “Pixel Perfect Mode,” which will let the games to be played in their original resolution. I’m unsure why “older” hardware, like the 3DS, 3DS XL and even newer 2DS won’t be able to run these games.
Is it Nintendo trying to push us to all get a New 3DS? Is there some technical reason?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Via: The Verge
Oh, hey! They’re right here!
You can save up to 75 percent over at the Playstation Store, with RE titles available for both PS4 and the PS3, which really is still a very capable machine.
Check out the sale if you have a mind to, and remember to carry lots of herb with you.
Remember, though, that new RE games are coming to PS4 soon, and you should have (still might be ale to) picked up Resident Evil 2 Revelations on PS Plus for FREE.
Via: The handsome folks at TechnoBuffalo
Just go ahead and watch that.
Listen to the strident voices of your cult leaders as they tell you why their way is the right way, why the rest of the world is corrupt, and how you must purify yourself for the greater, socialist good.
Watch as the camera pans over cages, huts, and barbed wire-wrapped posts. See the members of the cult spell out “HELP US” in palm fronds on a nearby beach.
Get ready to play The Church in the Darkness.
Fire Emblem Fates, one of my most anticipated games all year (and the title that I used as a reason to purchase a new 3DS XL, even after my old one was left on a plane by my kiddo last year), is out on Friday.
The first pre-release reviews are here, and they’ve got some great things to say.