Augmented Reality News

News: Genius Sonority's Denpa Ningen no RPG Heading to the West

Genius Sonority's Denpa Ningen no RPG Heading to the West

You know, the guys behind Pokémon Colosseum

We at Nintendo Life absolutely loved Pokémon Colosseum. Who didn't? Which is precisely why we are so excited to hear that Colosseum developer Genius Sonority is bringing its latest 3DS eShop game over to the West. Back in January, we introduced you to the utterly absurd-looking Denpa Ningen no RPG...

News: Colour-Based AR Patent is Hot Stuff

Colour-Based AR Patent is Hot Stuff

You'll see what we mean

The augmented reality games bundled with the 3DS are all well and good, but many of you want more. Nintendo's applied for a patent on a new colour-based AR concept that would make a very welcome addition to the system's AR suite. The document refers to using colour to influence the game world, giving several intriguing...

Talking Point: Could AR Games Drive eShop Sales?

Could AR Games Drive eShop Sales?

Augmenting profit

Nintendo made a big deal of augmented reality at 3DS' launch, but it's all gone a bit quiet on the gaming-on-your-table front aside from scant appearances as extra modes in titles like Kid Icarus: Uprising, or in its various uses in horror games that don't cut it. The 3D overlay technology, through which games and avatars can...

News: Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Battles Hit the Stage

Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Battles Hit the Stage

No more fighting on table tops

For those who've been able to get hold of some AR cards for Kid Icarus: Uprising, there may have been some fun had in pitching iconic characters against each other with a number of backdrops. Ultimately, though, a dull piece of furniture isn't necessarily the most epic environment for a battle of the ages. Readers of...

News: 3DS Gets Pokémon Black & White 2 AR Apps

3DS Gets Pokémon Black & White 2 AR Apps

Gotta snap 'em all

Pokémon Black & White 2 is coming to DS, but 3DS owners who want to beef up their experience can do so with the release of two new eShop applications. One is a follow-up to Pokédex 3D, updated with the new moves and information from Black and White 2. In Japan at least, the original Pokédex 3D will be removed from sale,...

News: Forget About Cards, Have an Augmented Reality Tattoo

Forget About Cards, Have an Augmented Reality Tattoo

Some think it's a good idea

You know those 3DS Augmented Reality T-shirts? Well, it seems someone (probably the not the only one) has taken things further and given himself an AR "card" that he'll have for the rest of his life. Going by the name of cranberryzero (CBZ), this gamer has gotten a forearm tattoo based on one of the 3DS AR cards, allowing him to make his Mii character pop out..

News: This Giant Augmented Reality Mii Could Destroy Us All

This Giant Augmented Reality Mii Could Destroy Us All

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...

News: 3DS Comes with Mario, Pikmin, Kirby, Link and Samus

3DS Comes with Mario, Pikmin, Kirby, Link and Samus

In card form, anyway

Last month we brought you a report on the 3DS's built-in software, in which we played one of the six augmented reality games that will come packaged with the 3DS. Now the machines have begun to make their way out to retailers, unboxing videos and pictures have started to show up online, with UK chain GAME showing off the other five cards included in the 3DS box boasting some..

News: Play with Augmented Reality with 3DS Pack-In Cards

Play with Augmented Reality with 3DS Pack-In Cards

Six special cards to enjoy AR

Whilst PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect press on with augmented reality games, Nintendo has a few tricks up its sleeve as well, bringing the genre to 3DS with six specially created cards to interact with 3DS's built-in software. If you're not sure what augmented reality is, it's a type of gaming that uses a camera to...