News Pokémon GO And Pikmin Bloom Dev Niantic Is Offering Up Its AR Tech For Free
Want to create your own "real-world metaverse"? You're in luck
Niantic, the company which worked with Nintendo on apps such as Pokémon GO and Pikmin Bloom, has announced that it is offering up access to its 'Lightship' Augmented Reality technology to anyone who wishes to make use of it. This tool will allow developers to create their own...
News Shuntaro Furukawa Wants You To Know Nintendo Is "Constantly" Embracing New Technologies
"we are not turning our backs"
In the same interview with the Japanese publication Nikkei, when Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa spoke about cloud gaming and how he still thinks there is plenty of time for dedicated video game hardware to thrive, he also discussed how the company is "constantly" embracing new technologies. He took this chance...
News Augmented Reality Street Fighter Is As Cool As It Sounds
Your battleground is the real world!
Augmented Reality may be old news as far as Nintendo is concerned - the 3DS had it way back in 2011 - but companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple are focused on the next generation of the technology, paving the way for incredible interactive experiences that mix fantasy with reality. With that in mind, we...
News Nintendo Switch and VR/AR developer Talks Up the 'Evolution' The System Will Bring
Oddly, uses our April Fools' mock-up for 'Virtual U'
Stephen E. Dinehart IV is a game maker and creator that - prior to the formal reveal of the Nintendo Switch - outlined his involvement in developing for the system; he's now shared an interesting article titled 'Evolution - Nintendo & VR', in which he outlines a history of Nintendo innovation...
News Photos With Mario Arrives in Europe With Special eShop Cards
Get a free app with your credit
Photos With Mario is an interesting app from Nintendo - it was previously dumped onto the eShop in North America with little fanfare prior to the release of special eShop $10 fund cards which included AR cards. Rather like the default AR cards that come with the 3DS these allow you to bring Nintendo items and...
News Nintendo UK Sends Out Free Photos With Animal Crossing Download Codes
You have mail
Nintendo UK is in the middle of a national tour around shopping malls, promoting current and upcoming releases on Wii U and 3DS. One promotion it's been running at events has been to give out free codes for Photos with Animal Crossing, an AR app for the 3DS that allows you to snap pics with some of your favourite animals. It's the...
News Photos With Mario Official Website Launches With Details of $10 eShop Cards
So the AR cards are 'free'
Last week Photos With Mario launched with no fanfare, as Nintendo of America placed it on the U.S. store and said, "oh, there's a thing for you, if you want it". It didn't even get a mention in the company's official Download Update, simply left on the eShop unloved and alone. Of course, some gamers have shown some love...
News Photos With Mario Available for Free Now in North American eShop
Not exactly a high profile launch
Photos With Mario, previously released in Japan alongside AR cards sold at retail, has dropped onto the 3DS eShop in North America; it's free, so no complaints here. This is rather like a dedicated and improved version of the original AR card app, as you simply pose and snap pics of various characters for your...
News Detective Conan to Solve the Case With AR Cards on 3DS
The truth is in the cards
Chunsoft's upcoming 3DS adventure, Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony, will feature AR cards as a key gameplay component in solving various mysteries. Using the AR cards, a 3D Conan will appear and help the player if given virtual coins (though it's not clear if Play Coins are used or if the game has its own digital...