3DS NES Ambassador Program games will add multiplayer

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  1. naruses
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    Nintendo really wants to make it up to those of you who already shelled out $250 for the 3DS, in light of the looming $80 price drop. You probably already knew that you'd be getting a pile of free NES games on September 1st, but you can also expect them to be updated and improved going forward. These aren't going to be half-hearted ports that get pushed out to early adopters, riddled with bugs, and forgotten. Sometime later this year, they'll be offered as payed versions through the eShop with features like multiplayer simultaneous play. The best part? Those eligible for the Ambassador Program will get free upgrades to retail version. One feature we can tell you wont be added though, is 3D -- the classic titles like Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. will remain blissfully two-dimensional. [/p]


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  2. TehSkull

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    Hell, they'd better. Emulators have had NetPlay for years. I don't see why Nintendo couldn't.
     
  3. Forstride

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    And it'll probably only be local multiplayer. *sigh* While it's better than none in the first place, it sucks for people who don't know anyone IRL with a 3DS, like myself.

    I'm just happy for the free games anyways. The list for the NES and GBA games so far is great.
     
  4. swimmeringer

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    "Those eligible for the Ambassador Program will get free upgrades to retail version."

    Can anyone clarify what this means please?
     
  5. soulx

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    If you're part of the Ambassador program, you'll get an update to the retail version when it's released (which will have multiplayer).

    It would be awesome if Nintendo somehow manages to incorporate online multiplayer but we all know that's probably not happening. Oh well.
     
  6. zRussian

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    This sounds really awesome! Whether it has multiplayer or not, I'm fine with it just as long as I get the NES and GBA games.
     
  7. Cablephish

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    My beef with this program is that they stated that the games you acquire from the ambassador program won't have the ability to be transferred between 3DSs.

    I've been contemplating returning mine because of the top screen scratching itself due to the bottom screen.

    But I dunno, guess i'll have to wait and see.
     
  8. TehSkull

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    Why don't you just put some foam tape around the edges of the touch screen? Problem solved. I'll be doing the same if I ever notice any scratches. (Closest thing I ever get are 2 lines of gunk from the bottom screen getting on the top screen.)
     
  9. Rydian

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    If the multiplayer is local-only I wouldn't blame Nintendo. Yes emulators have netplay ,but people who use emulators tend to know a bit more about technology than the average gamer, and they can comprehend the basic issue of internet latency causing problems.

    The average person won't, and will expect something they bought to play online with no issues...
     
  10. koimayeul

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    Honestly it seem Nintendo really care of their customers on this one. This addition sound really nice!
     
  11. SamAsh07

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    It's probably Local play, nothing too exciting but good nonetheless.
     
  12. ShawnTRods

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    I hope its WiFi... not just wireless -.-
     
  13. chris888222

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    Well, at least Nintendo actually bothers to improve (I've underestimated them)

    Wi-Fi greatly appreciated
     
  14. ShawnTRods

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    If its wireless, its utter useless to me.
    I am betting it on wireless though lol.
     
  15. spinal_cord

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    Why do people keep repeating the same news over and over?
     
  16. johnny1233465487

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    this basically confirms their gonna bring pokemon ;o .... sorta ahah
     
  17. ShawnTRods

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    That confirms nothing.
    Pokemon is expected anyway and we knew it would eventually come.
    but probably not in the Ambassadors Program.
     
  18. chris888222

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    Off topic but how do you actually get this ambassador thing? I went into the eShop and it just looks ordinary
     
  19. ShawnTRods

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    The stuff will be available in september -.-

    all you have to do is connect to e-shop. There wont be any message or anything popping out, telling you that you are an Ambassador NOW or anything.
     
  20. chris888222

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    No message? Geez... I at first thought that you need to be a member or something. My bad.