Has Nintendo Finally Began Using Augumented Reality Again?

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Mario Party AR Mini Game

If you’ve been reading Nintendo 3DS Daily for a while now, you may remember that I wrote an article about how the 3DS’s AR features were going ignored by Nintendo and how so few games seemed to make any real use of them.  If you missed it the first time, you can read that article here: Has Nintendo Give up on Augumented Reality Article But now that Mario Party 3DS and this whole ‘Photos Together with Super Mario’ thing have been announced, could it be the case that Nintendo are finally ready to actually do something with the feature.  I think so, and I think that the way Mario Party is implementing this whole Augumented Reality business shows that Nintendo […]

Photos Together with Super Mario; More Footage

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Mario AR

Remember that Augumented Reality app that was supposedly released in Japan and that let you have Mario characters and objects ‘in the real world’ via AR cards?  Well here’s some new footage of it courtesy of Youtube user Nintendaan: It’s not exactly much (and to be perfectly honest, it doesn’t look like something that particularly warrants a download or more than one use at the current time), but it’s still nice to see Nintendo doing something with Augumented Reality these days.  Do you have any interest in this app?  It is free if that helps…

3DS Cake with Edible AR Cards!

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3DS Cake

This is certainly an interesting cake design.  Not only is it based on a 3DS, but you can actually scan the edible ‘AR cards’ on the touch screen and use them with the built in AR games and apps!  Here’s a video showing it: Wow.  First we saw people manually draw their QR codes and have them actually work, now we’ve got people designing their own AR cards with cake ingredients and having them as usable in games! What do you think of this interesting 3DS cake design?

Has Nintendo Given Up on Augumented Reality?

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WarioWare AR

Back when the 3DS was new, there was a lot of hype around the idea of Augumented Reality, the idea that you could use the 3DS camera and cards to make objects seem to appear in the real world. It was meant to let you see your favourite characters in real life settings, play games with the real world as the backdrop and all kinds of other neat things. And to demonstrate this, we got the likes of Face Raiders and the built in AR Games packaged with the system. But since then, it seems like Nintendo have basically given up on the whole concept. Sure we got the half working horror type that was Spirit Camera the Cursed Memoir […]

Nintendo now directly selling Kid Icarus Uprising cards in Japan

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Just like how they distribute Pokemon cards presumably, since they’re now openly selling the booster packs in shops rather than through select channels like Club Nintendo.  They’re packaging them in sets of 20 and selling them for 263 yen a pack from Nintendo’s website, or about 2 pounds or 3 dollars a pack. Here’s where you can buy them: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/akdj/arcardpack/index.html Here’s hoping they do the same in the US and Europe in future, since getting hold of these cards is currently rather annoying due to them only being given out in promotional deals and free with magazines.  Hell, here’s hoping they do exactly what they do with the Pokemon Trading Card game and send them to various newsagents and smaller […]

Pokemon Dream Radar Screens and Stuff

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Pokemon Dream Radar 2

It’s the European/British name for Pokemon AR Searcher, a 3DS app that lets you search for Pokemon in the ‘real world’ via augumented reality and then bring them to Pokemon Black and White 2.  Also, the way you’ll get the new forms of the Kami trio and other Pokemon that aren’t called kyurem. Looks pretty neat, although I do have to wonder one thing… Who actually lives in a house/flat that looks anything like the one in the photo?  Do people in Japan have literally no personal possessions or something? And the new forms of Tornadus and what not look better than I thought they would now you can clearly see their entire body.  Not sure what theme they’re going […]