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This Giant Augmented Reality Mii Could Destroy Us All

Posted by James Newton

Run for it

The 3DS Augmented Reality (AR) cards are one of the console's coolest features: with just a piece of card and your console you can magic into existence Mario, Samus Aran or a virtual representation of yourself. But cards are small; what happens if you make them bigger?

We're not talking A4 size here: we're talking enormous cards, 672cm x 480cm. How big is the accompanying Mii, though? Big enough to stand toe-to-toe with a giant robot statue. Hopefully the two would end up battling each other: if they joined forces, the world as we know it could be over.

Check out the video below to see the amount of work put into this enormous virtual person.

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TeeJay said:

O_O Good Lord. Looks like we have a guiness world record on our hands.

OOH, they should play Nintendogs with it!



NintyMan said:

That's really cool! They sure used a lot of paper to summon him with. Now all they need to do is summon Giant Mario and Giant Kirby to really make a team! If a giant dragon was made, it would make for one heck of a target game.



Metroid133 said:

I am so putting an AR card on my computer, hooking it up to my 42'' TV, and having Samus eliminate space pirates from my room!



TeeJay said:

Next we need one with which people can snap photos of their Miis from passing planes!



JakobG said:

Someone should make a vector recreation of the AR Card, it would allow unlimited scaling.



Burn said:

Does anyone know what that photoshop edit changed? I can't quite tell in the video.



Stuffgamer1 said:

Wooooow...very interesting, how the 3DS doesn't actually care how big the AR card is. Talk about a game changer!



rjejr said:

That was the best music. 1950's B&W cartoon Christmas music with a dash of the Mighty Mouse theme song.



Nintendophile said:

@Burn: In Photoshop, they were tracing the shapes with the Pen tool, so that they'd be vector shapes. First they enlarged the card to the size they wanted (at 1:03), then they traced the shapes (at 1:07). If they hadn't done that, it would've been a giant, pixelated mess. lol.



realar said:

Wait a minute that was Mighty Mouse? Couldn't be.
Unless in Japan it sounds like that.
Yes JafriYakin ALL of us Pokefans want Pokemon for AR!!



Kriedler said:

Man, a giant, poorly-antialiased version of myself hanging out in urban Japan would be awesome. Might have to do something fun like that here in the great white north



StarDust4Ever said:

I'm not afraid of 700ft virtual monsters. They may look intimidating, but it still can't crush you when it has zero mass



AVahne said:

Holy crap, that's awesome!
Oh man, they MUST make one with a giant moving Gundam!



Zak_Canard said:

@26: Nintendo and Toho should do some 3D short films together to expand on that idea.



pkmnguy said:

Is it possible to make a big AR card and have giant miis in that Mii Viewer AR Game? That would be awesome!!!!



DarkEdi said:

Then that video is telling us we can have our own cards. I hope Nintendo give the images then we print it at any size.

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