Nightly News Roundup: 2011.02.08

Hudson Entertainment is closing its doors, and a wealth of 3DS information.

By James Stank. Posted 02/08/2011 22:51 2 Comments     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

European 3DS Launch Line-up Confirmed

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed which games will be available for 3DS in their region on day one, and they are:

Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo)
nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo)
nintendogs + cats: French Bulldog & New Friends (Nintendo)
nintendogs + cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends (Nintendo)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom / Distributed by Nintendo)
The Sims 3 (Electronic Arts)
PES 2011 3D – Pro Evolution Soccer (Konami Digital Entertainment)
LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars (LucasArts)
RIDGE RACER 3D (Namco Bandai)
Super Monkey Ball 3D (SEGA)
Asphalt 3D (Ubisoft)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (Ubisoft)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D (Ubisoft)
Rayman 3D (Ubisoft)

There isn’t any one game in particular that stands out, but if 3DS can continue getting this much third party support, then things will only get better. We can probably expect something similar when 3DS launches here in America, two days later.

Source: Kotaku

Hudson Entertainment Closing Its Doors

Accpording to Morgan Haro, Hudson Entertainment’s product and brand manager, Hudson Entertainment will be closing its doors at the end of February. Hudson Entertainment was the American branch of Hudson, that brought games such as Lost in Shadow and Bomberman to America. Haro attributes the closure of Hudson to the buyout in Japan from Konami, and the lack of leadership in the Japanese gaming market. In the future, Hudson games will likely be released under Konami’s name.

Source: IGN

3DS Questions Answered

IGN has gotten answers from Nintendo from various reader questions. We already knew some of this information, but there are some things that we didn’t knw. For instance, 3DS has the ability to allow its users to create custom soundtracks for its games, but that feature is up to the developer to use. 3DS uses WPA and WPA-2 security, and game coins are not used in the e-shop. Nintendo also confirmed that voice chat for Black and White is still possible on 3DS, and that you can play multiplayer on an old DS game with friends that don’t have a 3DS.

Source: IGN

2 Responses to “Nightly News Roundup: 2011.02.08”

  • 318 points
    Greg Wampler says...

    One other thing IGN found out is the fact that friend codes can be automatically exchanged online if your friend is in the same room (local wireless). That’s actually yet another step up from the DS along with hardware codes and shorter codes.

    Friends over longer distances will have to be manually saved.

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