Nintendo Press Conference Details 3DS Update, Mario Kart 7 Features, Hulu

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Posted October 21, 2011 - By Adam Rosenberg

Our First Look At Mario Kart 3DS From E3 2011

We reported yesterday that Nintendo of Europe revealed that the November firmware update for its 3DS handheld would include a 3D video recording feature. More details emerged this morning about the update and what it adds to the device at Nintendo's previously announced online press conference.

The pre-recorded presentation hosted by company CEO Satoru Iwata opened with a look at the firmware update, which is coming in late November (via Andriasang). 3D video recording is the big added feature, with users able to record up to 10 minutes. It sounds like there will be a range of video options too, such as stop-motion photography.

Also new with the update are a set of new StreetPass puzzles and a new dungeon for Find Me, the RPG-lite StreetPass game that is accessible from your Mii Plaza. The catch is that you'll need to have finished the original Find Mii dungeon in order to play the new one. Beyond that, users can expect other, smaller updates like the ability to transfer software between devices, an app for sharing things like photos and various eShop improvements.

Network play features for Mario Kart 7, coming December 4, were also detailed. On the social side, StreetPass data will now include information that is used by the new Mario Kart Channel to add ghost Miis of other players to the course. You'll also be able to challenge a person to an online race by selecting their StreetPass data. SpotPass downloads will also bring in daily ghost data. Nintendo lastly confirmed that the game will be able to stick to 60 frames per second over Internet play with up to eight players.

But wait, there's more! A freshly arrived press release reveals that Nintendo has partnered with Hulu to bring Hulu Plus apps to the 3DS and Wii. You'll need a $7.99/month subscription to take advantage, just like Hulu Plus apps on other platforms.

Source: Andriasang

Nintendo Press Conference Details 3DS Update, Mario Kart 7 Features, Hulu


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