All the 3DS news from Nintendo’s pre-TGS event

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The Tokyo Game Show – the Far East’s version of American juggernaut E3 and Euro-centric Gamescom – kicks off this week. Unusually, Nintendo’s prefaced the show with its own 3DS event, showcasing some new titles destined for the handheld, and revealing information on its future. We already told you about the confirmed circle pad add on, its pricing and the games that’ll make use of it.

Here’s everything else.

First off, there’s a deliciously pink  Nintendo 3DS coming for girls, gays* and guys who aren’t afraid to rock out in feminine colours. It’s still not the redesigned one that we all know is coming at some point either – so its still sports a single analogue circle pad. The 3DS will also be getting a host of software improvements in the coming months, including 3D video capture, an overhauled eShop, and changes to the Mii Plaza – including, possibly, more puzzles and Streetpass games.

Nintendo then showed off some new (and not so new) games for the system. Games we already knew about – Super Mario Land 3D, Mario Kart 7, Paper Mario, Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games all got shown off with trailers, and  will all be out next year. They then announced yet another whoring of Mario in Mario Tennis, also set for 2012.

We also got confirmation of Monster Hunter 4,  Style Savvy – a Japanese fashionista game and  and Fire Emblem (yay!), along with Dynasty Warriors V’s.  A new game in the turn-based strategy Culdcept was also shown, along with a traditional JRP from Square with the infuriatingly stupid name of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, supplanting Infinite Undiscovery (ETF does that even mean?) as the RPG with the dumbest name. These games will all get 3D trailers on the eShop at some point.

* Is it offensive to call homosexual people gay? What do gay people call themselves? I have a gay friend, and he prefers to be called “Justin,” but he is just one man. Gay is infinitely preferable to feminist whore at any rate.

Last Updated: September 13, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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