Awesome pics have just been released of a Mega Man case that will encapsulate your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL while proclaiming your love for an iconic character.
Capcom is putting the finishing touches on the Blue Bomber case in commemoration of the NES game coming to the Virtual Console and also to simultaneously celebrate the 25th anniversary. Capcom Unity have confirmed that the case isn’t on sale as yet however the case will be at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con. The case will be available for both the standard 3DS and the 3DS XL.
For those of you that missed out on the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS case, Capcom have confirmed that they’ll be back in stock soon.
The 3DS XL has received one of its first reviews from respected site, Kotaku. The review was carried out by Evan Narcisse at the recent Comic-Con 2012 and he had nothing but good things to say about the revision to Nintendo’s hardware. Check out his view below,.
The 3DS XL is big. And bright. And round. I got my hands on Nintendo’s just-announced big-boy version of its 3D handheld at Comic-Con 2012 last week and it’s an impressive upscaling of the 3DS experience.
I felt a bit less eyestrain looking at 3D images on the larger top screen of the XL, even if the sweet spot was still a bit finicky. The unit felt more comfortable in the hand, too, lighter and requiring less wrist tension to balance the portable. A telescoping stylus will be coming with the XL but it wasn’t on hand when I tried the portable out. The 3DS slider is a bit different as well. On the XL model, it clicks shut when it slides all the way down to the off position, preventing any accidental movement that would turn the 3D effect on again. The analog nub feels about the same as in the current model, the XL exterior comes in a finish that’s more matte than the shiny paint on the 3DS 1.0 models. The rounded corners made the unit much more comfortable in my palms when compared to the squared edges of the current models.
The game I took on my 3DS XL test drive was Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. The sequel to the 2001 GameCube game looked great on the new handheld hardware. I laughed out loud several times playing Dark Moon, prompted by the hilarious animations of the game’s quivering, scared-senseless hero.
Elements of the game will be familiar to players of the first Mansion game. You’re still helping Professor E. Gadd purge pesky spirits from old houses. After searching the first mansion’s garage and finding the Poltergust 5000, Luigi uses the ghost-trapping vacuum cleaner to do things like pulling away curtains to reveal coins and secret passages. The preview I experienced seemed to be identical to the ones other Kotaku writers have seen, but the game’s graphics looked better in 2D to me and the 3D effect didn’t hurt my eyes as much as it general does.
The 3DS XL makes the viewing experience for Nintendo’s handheld offerings a much more pleasant one overall, and that should only improve once gets optimized for it start showing up. The new handheld should be out in the U.S. on August 19th.
And here it is the, the second part of the last installment for the Comic-Con shenanigans that took place in San Diego. Maybe one day soon I’ll be able to be there in person and tick another convention off my list 🙂 There’s a few Snakes, Batmen and Street Fighters in there so have a good look and thanks once again for the visits 🙂
Welcome to the last, well almost last, installment of the Comic-Con cosplay I’ve been posting. People are liking it and the site stats reflect that so thank you to all the Otakus. Now I said almost the last installment as I’ve been able to locate more pics than usual and just so the gallery doesn’t become too cluttered, I’m going to be breaking it this final section into two posts. Without further ado, enjoy the pics! Snake looks pretty cool as does Morrigan 🙂
Welcome to Part One of the cosplay shenanigans that have been occurring the past week over at the latest Comic-Con in San Diego. There are some great creations in there from FF Lightning to classic Nintendo favourites and current gen characters from various PS3 and Xbox 360 games. Have a good look through these as I’ll be putting up parts 2 and 3 later on during the week to make sure all the great eye catching cosplayers have been featured!
Comic-Con has just kicked off proceedings in San Diego with its Preview Night making Thursday the official first day of the convention. Famed Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima, is there and via his Twitter feed has already started posting some snaps of the event. Check the gallery below.
The first snap is Kojima-San with Yoji Shinkawa, Shinkawa-San being the mechanical designer from both the Metal Gear and the Zonf of the Enders series. Next up is Hideo with a cosplayer dressed as Eva. Third are the gang from Mega64 who do parodies of games on their site and once did a hilarious Metal Gear parody guest starring Kojima-San. Fourth is the impressive mecha from Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch movie that dealt serious damage and just looked cool. And lastly we have Kojima-San with Yuji Horii, a game designer made famous by being the brains behind the Dragon Quest series amongst others.
That’s all for today, hopefully Kojima-San will keep posting the pics, I’ll keep putting the cool ones here for you and for future reference, you too can follow Hideo Kojima’s Twitter feed here.