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Namco Bandai’s Smash Bros., 3DS XL And Tons More Nintendo News

Because Nintendo’s press conference was so action packed, this had to wait.

Apparently Nintendo’s semi-regular Nintendo Direct events are where fans should wait for exciting news, as tonight’s brought plenty to get everybody talking.

We have the first details on the next Smash Bros., a collaboration between Project Sora (Kid Icarus:Uprising) and, uh, Namco Bandai. Of course, the game is being overseen by the always present Masahiro Sakurai. Due to the Namco Bandai collaboration, apparently the game isn’t years off.

Also, Nintendo confirmed the rumored re-design 3DS (something I’d shot down on the podcast, but looks like I’m wrong on that one), now called the 3DS XL. The machine sports a 90% larger screen, a 4GB memory card, improved battery life, and there won’t be an AC adaptor in the box because...cost savings? The machine will be available on August 19 for $200.

Otherwise? Let’s run down the list.

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Posted by liako21

WTF that thing has better batery life damn lol

Posted by Niklas

@Axelhander: Well, you were the one writing "Sakurai involvement = garbage Smash game", and since you formulate that as a mathematical statement, it should be read as: "If Sakurai is involved => The SSB game is garbage and vice verca", which was what iAmJohn commented on. It is clear now that you didn't mean that, but it wasn't clear at all from your initial post. If you have no 'respect' or 'patience' for 'imbelices', you should probably become clearer when expressing yourself. I am not saying that my English is perfect, but then again, it isn't my native language. I do try to be as precise as possible though, and I don't belittle people just because I disagree with them.

I will read your piece on SSB, though. Thanks for the link.

Edited by Nintendude

@HatKing said:

@Shaanyboi said:

@HatKing said:

Wait. No AC adapter? Don't you fucking need that to run the system after your bullshit proprietary batteries die??

How is this not really fucking disgusting to anybody else??

That's only japan. It comes with a charger here.

Yeah, I heard that. Even still, that's fucking nuts.

Calm down. Many devices nowadays are packed with only an USB cable.

(I think that's actually better since you need to carry only one wall plug for all USB cables.)

Posted by HatKing

@Nintendude said:

@HatKing said:

@Shaanyboi said:

@HatKing said:

Wait. No AC adapter? Don't you fucking need that to run the system after your bullshit proprietary batteries die??

How is this not really fucking disgusting to anybody else??

That's only japan. It comes with a charger here.

Yeah, I heard that. Even still, that's fucking nuts.

Calm down. Many devices nowadays are packed with only an USB cable.

(I think that's actually better since you need to carry only one wall plug for all USB cables.)

I guess it shouldn't be shocking that "Nintendude" would defend this. First of all, even Nintendo backpedaled out of this one, so clearly something isn't right about this. Secondly, they didn't say shit all about a USB cable, the assumption was that you would be required to purchase the AC adapter in addition to the cost of the system - which is already more expensive than the base model 3DS, and that comes with a fucking AC adapter. And lastly, I don't find myself buying lots of devices, but even my iPhone came with an AC adapter in addition to the USB cable, I'm not sure what companies out there aren't packaging AC adapters with their products. Also, can the 3DS even be charged via USB?

Posted by Shaanyboi

@Nintendude said:

@HatKing said:

@Shaanyboi said:

@HatKing said:

Wait. No AC adapter? Don't you fucking need that to run the system after your bullshit proprietary batteries die??

How is this not really fucking disgusting to anybody else??

That's only japan. It comes with a charger here.

Yeah, I heard that. Even still, that's fucking nuts.

Calm down. Many devices nowadays are packed with only an USB cable.

(I think that's actually better since you need to carry only one wall plug for all USB cables.)

..That's a strange assumption to make considering there is absolutely nothing indicating they'd include a USB cable to charge the 3DS. It didn't come with the last model, and I'm willing to bet it won't come with this one.

It's pretty fucking stupid