Nightly News Roundup: 2011.01.12

The 3DS is region locked, has a constant supply of games on the way, and Black and White are coming to a mall near you!

By James Stank. Posted 01/11/2011 23:24 3 Comments     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Nintendo 3DS Is Region Locked

An email from Nintendo of Japan has apparently revealed that the Nintendo 3DS is region specific. This means that you won’t be able to buy games from a different region and play them on your 3DS. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as the DSi systems are also region locked. Most gamers won’t care one way or another, but there are some that will be quite upset to hear this news.

Source: IGN

3DS To Have No Holes In Release Schedule

Nintendo knows that in the past, there have been many game droughts on their systems. A big game would release, and then there would be a few months of almost no top notch games. With the 3DS, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata aims to fix that problem. Iwata said about the game drought, “We’re making plans so that this type of thing won’t happen.” That’s great to news for all Nintendo fans, but bad for our wallets. If you were thinking about getting that second job, you should probably go for it. If the 3DS has a constant stream of high quality games, you’ll need it.

Source: IGN

Nintendo Is Taking Pokémon On Tour

Pokémon Black and White aren’t releasing until March 6, but why should that stop you from being excited? Starting early February, Nintendo is taking Black and White on tour to a mall near you! – If you’re lucky, that is. At the event, free screenings of the newest movie, Celebi, scavenger hunts and more are sure to keep the Poké fever high. 14 malls have been chosen, is one close to your home?

February 5th and 6th:

Seattle, WA (Westfield Southcenter, Seattle, WA)
Cleveland, OH (Westfield SouthPark, Strongsville, OH)

February 12th and 13th:

San Jose, CA (Westfield Oakridge, San Jose, CA)
Memphis, TN (Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN)

February 19th and 20th:

Los Angeles, CA (Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia, CA)
Indianapolis, IN (Castleton Square, Indianapolis, IN)

February 26th and 27th:

Denver, CO (Town Center at Aurora, Aurora, CO)
Philadelphia, PA (Franklin Mills, Philadelphia, PA)

March 5th and 6th:

Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America®, Bloomington, MN)
*New York, NY (Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ)
*Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th

March 12th and 13th:

Dallas, TX (Grapevine Mills, Grapevine, TX)
Atlanta, GA (Discover Mills, Lawrenceville, GA)

March 19th and 20th:

Phoenix, AZ (Arizona Mills, Tempe, AZ)
Jacksonville, FL (Orange Park Mall, Orange Park, FL)

Source: Kotaku

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