Category Archives: Nintendo 3DS

Acekard 2i Setup

The Acekard 2i is probably the best flash cart available for the Nintendo DS, DSL, DSi, DSXL and the 3DS. The problem however is that the Acekard 2i doesn’t come with an instruction manual! Many users have eagerly unpackaged their brand new Acekard 2i, inserted it into their Nintendo DS only to get a message stating that the Acekard 2i “System File Is Missing.” This guide will show you step-by-step how to setup and install your Acekard 2i flash cart. Continue reading

When Will The Nintendo 3DS Be Released?

Nintendo announced today that the official U.S. release date for the highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS is March 27th, 2011. The 3DS will retail for $249.99 and will come in two colors; aqua blue and cosmo black. One of the key features of the Nintendo 3DS is that it will be able to display 3D graphics without the need for 3D glasses to be worn.

Nintendo 3DS Hardware Features

The top screen of the Nintendo 3DS features a “glasses free” 3D technology that will enhance the gaming experience beyond anything that we have seen from a handheld game system. The 3DS will be backwards compatible with older DS and DSi games with the exception of DS games with accessories requiring the Gameboy Advance slot. See below for an overview of the Nintendo 3DS hardware key features:

  • 800 x 240 top screen, 320 x 240 bottom screen, each screen can display up to 16.7 million colors
  • Motion sensor & gyro Sensor
  • Analog & D-Pad style controllers
  • 3D camera
  • Adjustable stylus
  • 2GB SD card
  • Charging cradle (Unit requires 3.5 hours to fully charge)
  • 3-5 Hours battery runtime when using 3DS software, 5-8 hours when using DS software

For a complete list of Nintendo 3DS hardware features checkout Nintendo’s website.

Available Nintendo Launch Titles

Although we will not see a Mario title appear in time for the 3DS launch, there will be a nice selection of 3DS games made by the big ‘N’ itself including a long overdue sequel to Kid Icarus!

  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Nintendogs + Cats
  • SteelDiver
  • Kid Icarus Uprising
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Available Third Party Launch Titles

The following 3rd party titles have been confirmed as being available for the Nintendo 3DS launch.

  • The Sims (EA)
  • Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai)
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom)
  • Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom)
  • Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Tecmo)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami)
  • Madden Football (EA)
  • Asphalt 3D (Ubisoft)
  • Combat of Giants (Ubisoft) Dinosaurs
  • Lego Star Wars (Lucasarts)