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3DS unboxing - other AR Cards feature Mario, Link, Samus, Pikmin and Kirby
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February 17, 2011, 21:28

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I really hope the character pictures on the AR Cards represent games that will actually feature on the cards. My hype has been raised even more.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 21:32
So is it like an e-reader sort of thing? The 3DS really does it all, huh?

Anyways, the Pikmin card would be the first one I'd test out!

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 21:58
Yeah, what do those cards DO exactly?

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 22:08
These videos explains it better than I can

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 22:13   Edited:  02/17/11, 22:14

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 23:21

Anyway, it looks like the general purpose card (with the question mark) is categorized separately from the character cards on the manual, so that almost certainly means that the character cards will have unique purposes (probably an AR game for each one).

The only reason I can think of that would require unique AR cards is if two or more of them interacted.

Smash Brothers AR, OMG!!!!

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 23:26   Edited:  02/17/11, 23:27

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 23:29
Someone played it at GAME and confirmed that each card does unique things. I cannot wait to get my 3DS!


Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 23:39   Edited:  02/17/11, 23:43
They seem like a neat thing to mess around with at launch... wonder if they plan to keep making games and cards.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 23:44
I would give someone a whoooooooole lot of money to have a Pokemon game where Pikachu (or more for me, Haunter or Squirtle) jumped out of a pokeball card on the table and ran around my room.


Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 00:15
Pokemon AR is inevitable at this point. I just wonder how they're going to be rendered graphically. Cartoony? Or more Mario Galaxy style?

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 00:18
Whoa. Is that old school Mario I see on the card?! When's the last time Nintendo showed his face? I LOVE old school Mario!!

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 01:59   Edited:  02/18/11, 02:01
Wow, its amazing how much more inviting AR games is now that Mario and company are part of it all.


You're absolutely right! This would be a HUGE opportunity for them to resell their Pokemon cards. The game could just be you seeing your pokemon battle another pokemon off in the distance (maybe someone online!). Think Pokemon Battle Revolution using your 3DS camera and AR-Poke cards. Yeah!

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 05:55

Usually things like this are just helping with marketing at the beginning, with launch... but not sure if this could carry on - I don't see the lasting value of it.


Fantastic. I want it now. Create it, I'll buy it. XD

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 06:05
Do the games on the cards have anything to do with the characters on the cards, or is that like... just a cool image.

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 06:07
That's freaking amazing, what a kick-ass pack-in. Awesome.

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 06:56
AR could be the future of gaming. We might be on the threshold of something truly marvelous. Nintendo 3DS: the Best Graphics AR All. Around. You.

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 07:18   Edited:  02/18/11, 07:20

Yeah, it's been confirmed. Each character card brings out the respective game character in the 'real world'. Of course, it's up to the specific game to decide how to use the characters. But having unique cards means that multiple cards can be used with the same camera, and regardless of where you place them, they would still be able to distinguish each character from one another.

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 07:49   Edited:  02/18/11, 07:50

So this thing has Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Kirby AND Pikmin mini-games packed in?! Or do you just mean that the characters can be used in mini-games like Target and such?

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 08:00   Edited:  02/18/11, 08:01
What if you placed a Mario card down and a Link card down and they interacted with each other dynamically? Mind.Blown.

Posted by 
 on: 02/18/11, 08:18
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