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Nintendo World 3DS Demo Event Detailed

3DS going on display at multiple events next month. First details here.


Nintendo gave a rough outline of its Nintendo World 2011 3DS demo event last month. Today, it at long last shared final details on the event, complete with a list of playable titles and a stage shows, and also detailed additional demo opportunities for the system.

As previously detailed, Nintendo World will be held from 1/8 to 1/10 at the Makuhari Messe convention center just outside of Tokyo. It will mark the first time the 3DS has gone playable for the general public.

Playable titles include:

Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D should be one of the main attractions.

Titles to be shown in video form include:

  • Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D The Naked Sample (auto demo) (Konami)
  • Winning Eleven 3D Soccer (Konami)
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom)
  • Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom)
  • Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicle (Tecmo Koei)
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions (Tecmo Koei)
  • Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai)
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Level-5)
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D (Sega)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D (Square Enix)
  • Gundam The 3D Battle (Namco Bandai)
  • Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai)
  • One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP (Namco Bandai)
  • Cubic Ninja (AQ Interactive)
  • Tobidasu Puzzle Bobble 3D (Square Enix)
  • Pro Baseball Famisuta 2011 (Namco Bandai)
  • Animal Resort (Marvelous Entertainment)
  • Xevious (Namco Bandai/Nintendo)
  • 3D Beauty Clock (Bijin Tokei)
  • Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo)
  • Kid Icarus (Nintendo)
  • Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo)
  • Steel Diver (Nintendo)
  • Pilot Wings Resort (Nintendo)
  • Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo)
  • Paper Mario (Nintendo)
  • Animal Crossing (Nintendo)
  • Mario Kart (Nintendo)
  • AR Games (Nintendo)
  • Mii Plaza (Nintendo)

You can see how this list matches the 3DS's current lineup at the 3DS release calendar page. The only new game in the list is "Gundam The 3D Battle," although Namco Bandai did previously say that it was bringing the Gundam series to the 3DS.

Super Street Fighter IV 3D and Professor Layton.
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater and Animal Resort.

Nintendo will also host stage programs at the event. These will be broadcast live at the Nintendo home page.

Stages include:

  • Nintendo 3DS introduction showing Mii de Asobu ("Play as Mii"), and AR Games (All three days at 11:00. Each day will have a different celebrity guest.)
  • "Nintendo Music Live" (All three days at 12:30)
  • 3DS game introduction featuring Metal Gear Solid Series (1st day at 13:45)
  • 3DS game introduction featuring Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition/Yoshinori Ono (2nd day at 13:45)
  • 3DS game introduction with Level-5/Akihiro Hino (3rd day at 13:45)
  • 3DS game introduction featuring Kid Icarus/Masahiro Sakurai (1st day at 15:00)
  • 3DS game introduction featuring Resident Evil Series (2nd day at 15:00)
  • 3DS game introduction featuring Nintendogs + Cats (3rd day at 15:00)

See Nintendo's schedule page for further details.

The stage schedule.

Nintendo updated the event official page with all the above details, and some warnings. The event page says that children under six will not be allowed to demo the games at the event in 3D due to the possibility of long term adverse affects on vision development. Nintendo notes that this is a concern not for the 3DS alone, but for 3D visuals in general. The parental controls on the 3DS hardware allow parents to restrict 3D output. For more (Japanese) details, see this information page

Joining the details on Nintendo World, Nintendo opened a general page with information about where the 3DS can be sampled ahead of release.

3DS will be playable in Nintendo's booth at the Winter World Hobby Fair. This hits Osaka on the 16th, then continues in subsequent weeks to Tokyo, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Playable 3DS titles include Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Kid Icarus, Nintendogs + Cats, AR Games and Nintendo 3DS Camera. Titles that will appear in 3 minute videos include Nintendogs + Cats, Kid Icarus, Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, Steel Diver, Pilot Wings Resort, Star Fox 64 3D, Paper Mario, Animal Cross, Mario Kart and Mii Plaza.

On a smaller scale, Nintendo will make a demo of Nintendoogs + Cats available for play at Shizuoka's "Gotenba Premium Outlets" and Osaka's "Rinku Premium Outlets" from 1/14 to 4/3.

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