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News: StreetPass for Items in Resident Evil Revelations

StreetPass for Items in Resident Evil Revelations

Grab herbs on the go

Resident Evil Revelations' array of wireless communication features is complete with the news that you'll be able to use StreetPass to exchange items, missions and enemies with other players. Campaign mode lets you swap items with nearby survivalists, while those who play the co-operative RAID mode — unlocked once you've finished Campaign — can check out enemies and..

News: Mario Kart 7 Online Features Come Into View

Mario Kart 7 Online Features Come Into View

Group effort

As promised, Nintendo has opened up about the online features in its big multiplayer title for 2011, Mario Kart 7. One of the big new features is the ability to create groups for your friends, letting you organise players into specific skill, location or friendship groups, with these shared via StreetPass too. You can also custom rules...

News: StreetPass Mode Shown in Super Mario 3D Land Vid

StreetPass Mode Shown in Super Mario 3D Land Vid

More to share

Nintendo just released a new video sharing a little information about the StreetPass mode in surefire Christmas hit Super Mario 3D Land as well as some of the other recently announced features and characters. The local sharing function allows players to exchange so-called "Mystery Box" levels with each other. These stages are...

News: More 3DS System Update Details on 4th November

More 3DS System Update Details on 4th November

New StreetPass game on the way

Update: It appears the update will not be released on 4th November, but rather this is the date we can expect to know more information. Original story: Nintendo promised a major 3DS system update next month, and it seems the new features may make it sooner rather than later, with a new report pointing to a 4th November...

News: PassID Takes StreetPass To the Web

PassID Takes StreetPass To the Web

Spacial profiling

The 3DS's StreetPass function is nice to have, but the 16 character limit restricts any real information being shared, with no option to enter a Friend Code either. There have been numerous website workarounds, with the latest being PassID. Visitors can sign up for a profile displaying their Mii, Mii QR code, Friend Code and a...

News: Shinobi's StreetPass Modes Explained in New Trailer

Shinobi's StreetPass Modes Explained in New Trailer

Are you ninja enough?

SEGA's Shinobi isn't just the story of a ninja that kills people: Juro Musashi is mortal too, particularly in the new StreetPass Challenge modes revealed today. The details we have so far reveal that StreetPassing other plays unlocks Challenge maps, which are much tougher than the standard game as you'll die after just one hit. If you can unlock all the maps, you get to play..

News: 3DS Video Recording On the Way

3DS Video Recording On the Way

More StreetPass also confirmed

Amongst the frenzy of announcements of new games and peripherals, some other news of interest has emerged for 3DS owners through a Nintendo press release. A system update in November will bring two major updates to the system. Firstly, there will be a new function to record 3D Video with the camera. Details such as the...

News: Iwata Discusses More Built-In 3DS StreetPass Games

Iwata Discusses More Built-In 3DS StreetPass Games

Find Mii again

Nintendo's built-in StreetPass games Find Mii (also known as StreetPass Quest) and Puzzle Swap are rather neat incentives to carry your 3DS console around, but once finished there's less reason to venture out into the world with your 3DS in your pocket. Nintendo realises this, and president Satoru Iwata acknowledged the issue at a...

News: Nintendo of America Announces National StreetPass Day

Nintendo of America Announces National StreetPass Day

Finally finish Find Mii

While some users in big cities and built-up areas are racking up StreetPass hits, others are less fortunate, denied the joy of a blinking green light. Of course, Nintendo wants to change this, so it's kicking off a new initiative with StreetPass Day on 25th June. That's the date Nintendo is using to encourage 3DS owners to organise their own meet-ups and social gatherings,..

Talking Point: StreetPass - Is Silent Communication the Future?

StreetPass - Is Silent Communication the Future?

We dive into the 3DS's automatic multiplayer

The 3DS is loaded with software right out of the box, from Face Raiders to Augmented Reality games, but it's the console's StreetPass functionality that Nintendo is banking on turning the console into a part of daily life for its owners. If you haven't been using StreetPass, you're missing out on some of...

News: Capcom Spills Super Street Fighter IV StreetPass Beans

Capcom Spills Super Street Fighter IV StreetPass Beans

Roll the reels

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition isn't just about the 35 characters, online multiplayer and touchscreen controls – its StreetPass figurine battle mode is a potential ace up the sleeves of its gi, and Japanese site Andriasang recently nabbed more details on the violent statues. Playing the game in any mode will accumulate Figure Points, which are used to play a slot machine that..

News: 3DS Contains Two Tiny StreetPass Minigames

3DS Contains Two Tiny StreetPass Minigames

More little extras tucked away

Yesterday we brought you our First Impressions: 3DS Operating System and Built-In Software, but we weren't able to try out the machine's built-in pedometer or the StreetPass as the consoles were tethered to desks or, even worse, human beings. Buried in the Nintendo investors briefing came a snippet from Satoru Iwata...

News: Earn Coins by Walking Around With Your 3DS

Earn Coins by Walking Around With Your 3DS

But what to do with them?

Nintendo clearly wants us to be carrying the upcoming 3DS around with us as much as possible; with the StreetPass feature alone, gamers are being encouraged to take their 3DS systems to the street and see what treats await them simply by passing fellow gamers out in the real world. The incentive doesn't stop there, though. In connection with the 3DS's built-in Activity Log..

News: StreetPass Being Looked into for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

StreetPass Being Looked into for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

Potentially allowing gamers to "play" the game without actually playing it

The 3DS is set to offer handheld gamers a variety of functionalities that were previously unavailable. It's easy for the 3D visuals to be stealing the limelight, but what about things like StreetPass? How will developers utilise this subtle yet intriguing feature? Since the unveiling of the Metal Gear Solid 3 tech demo at E3..

News: 3DS's StreetPass Communication Feature is Tag Mode Done Right

3DS's StreetPass Communication Feature is Tag Mode Done Right

Smart, fast and actually useful

The DS's Tag Mode is an under-used feature of the hardware, with very few games getting the most out of it. That hasn't deterred Nintendo from making it a bigger feature of its upcoming 3DS however, with the StreetPass system taking games social. It's not just the 3D screen that is 3DS's big revolution: Nintendo is pitching it as a new playstyle, called "Carry..