Nightly News Roundup: 01.12.2012

StreetPass for Resident Evil Revelations and a 3DS stand for Kid Icarus: Uprising, but sadly no HD makeover for Wii games on Wii U.

By Katharine Byrne. Posted 01/12/2012 16:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Kid Icarus: Uprising gets an extra peripheral in Japan

Upcoming 3DS shooter Kid Icarus: Uprising will be bundled with a stand when it’s released in Japan later this March.

Revealed last night via lead designer Masahiro Sakurai’s Twitter account, he wrote that the “Nintendo 3DS Stand” will help to make the game’s airborne shooting sections “work better” by securing the screen. He also suggested that gamers try it out with other 3DS games.

I personally didn’t experience any burning desire for a stand when I previewed the game back in October– after all, what happened to hands keeping things steady?– but there’s yet to be an official announcement on whether the US or European versions of the game get the same treatment. Don’t forget that Uprising will also support the Circle Pad Pro for left-handed players, so if we do see the stand being released outside of Japan then you’re definitely going to have all your peripheral bases well and truly covered.

Source: Twitter and Eurogamer (for the translation)

Wii U will not upgrade Wii games to HD, says Nintendo

If you were hoping that Wii U and all its HDMI output glory might make The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword that much more beautiful next year, then think again. Speaking to Wired at a hands-on session with Wii U at the Consumer Electronics Show, Nintendo said that Wii U “will not be able to improve the resolution” of Wii games.

Source: Wired

StreetPass details revealed for Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil Revelations Screenshot

Rejoice, sociable zombie lovers! Capcom have announced that Resident Evil: Revelations will support StreetPass functionality.

Not only will you be able to exchange items for use in the game’s main campaign, but you’ll also be able to unlock new monsters, levels and missions for the co-operative Raid Mode when passing other 3DS owners of the game. Campaign items will be dropped into the game’s story by selecting a parachute icon and will be ready to help you out in tight spots. Raid Mode, on the other hand, will be taking a leaf out of Super Mario 3D Land‘s StreetPass book and transfer new enemies and missions from other players.

Source: Nintendo Life

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