June 2012

Mario Tennis Open has some good points and some bad. Here are some of the features:

  • 13 characters competing in tennis tournaments
  • 3-match tournaments
  • six types of shots: simple, topspin, flat, slice, lob, and drop shot
  • with gyro controls on, the game takes control of your player
  • when tilting 3DS downwards, you lose control method

For a full review of this Nintendo 3Ds game check this link: Mario Tennis Open Review


Check out the video below, then go to the Luigi’s Mansion-Dark Moon game review through the link.

GamesRadar game review

Kingdom Hearts 3D-Dream Drop Distance for the Nintendo 3DS will be released on July 31, 2012.

Check out the trailer below:

From GameSpotUK we get the news that the 3DS-XL, a bigger version of the previous model, will be released in North America in August 19 this year. The initial cost will be $200.

The body size of the 3DS XL will be increased by 46% and the screen size will be 90% larger. Battery life will run from 3.5 – 6.5 hours, if using software for the 3DS. For DS games it will be 6 – 10 hours.

Colors will come in blue and red variations here in North America, with more colors available in Japan.

3DS-XL For more details on this new handheld, click here: 3DS-XL News

From Joystiq’s website, we get information about the Nintendo 3DS being used as a tour guide in Paris at the Musée du Louvre. Although other audio systems are used in various museums around the world, the 3DS is the only known gaming device used for this purpose.

Here are a few of the details:

  • has interactive map, masterpieces tour, and “visit a must-see work”
  • many hours of audio available
  • zoom feature allows for close-ups


For more details, click the following link: Touring the Louvre with a 3DS

Here are some of the details of the new Castlevania game coming for the Nintendo 3DS:

  • comes in 2D
  • utilizes both cameras of the handheld
  • stars Trevor Belmont
  • Trevor will use Combat Cross to fight
  • takes place in time 25 years after the original game
  • light and shadow magic are used
  • players can use 3DS touchscreen to make notes
  • players can earn points to unlock more advanced moves
  • usable with StreetPass and SpotPass

Let’s hope it’s as good as it sounds. Click here for more details: Castlevania for 3DS.