Nintendo 3DS October Update

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  1. loco365
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    So, the 3DS will be getting some new features and functionality come this October, including theming of the System Menu. Below in the spoiler are some images from the Nintendo Japan site detailing on these themes:

    Famicom Theme:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Mario:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    There's also a function now mapped to the Y button (Perhaps to open the Photo Album?), as well as a complete overhaul of the top bar on the Touch Screen (Note the missing brightness button, but now a Home Settings button), as well as a lack of icons along the top of the Top Screen.

    What do you think of these updates? Do you think Nintendo would consider opening up the door to allowing custom themes? Are there any themes that you hope to see? Will this be the firmware 9.X, or perhaps even 10.X if 9.X is released sometime in September? Could some of these changes be pushed to the Wii U?

    Sources:
    http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=41953
    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/new/features/index.html
     
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  2. Katana

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    This reminds me of the PSP. I'm all for having new themes, maybe even custom themes.
     
  3. Ryukouki

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    It's really about time, the 3DS OS is so damn dull.
     
  4. Joe88

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    better late then never I guess...
     
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    Hopefully ssspwn is delayed to work with it
     
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    the brightness setting is still there, it's grouped in home settings ( upper left corner lower screen )
    also there will be a button leading to theme shop, I guess few of them will be free
    the Y button seems to be a screenshot button, maybe to show off the games you have and the skins? hopefully we get in game screenshots too
     
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    I fell in love for this one, it's so damn perfect, Zelda on the top screen and Hilda on the lower, fits so perfectly :D.
     
  8. Duo8

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    Actually the top screen icons are still there (according to the direct).

    Also
    >dat Y button
    pls be screenshot pls be screenshot pls be screenshot pls be screenshot PLS BE SCREENSHOT!!!
     
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    It looks like that, I don't or can't even imagine another function with that icon :D.
     
  10. cearp

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    why, i thought 3ds updates are released basically at the same time, right?
     
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    Opening the photo album.
     
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    I'd go for custom themes, but I wouldn't pay money for any theme. Themes are just like skins to me, purely aesthetic, so I don't think they're worth money.
     
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    Hope we can make our own custom themes.
     
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    Yeah, but where's the Metroid theme?
     
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    Next to the new Metroid game.
     
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    Oh my bad. How could I miss this?
     
  17. Flame

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    MAKE GODDAMN GAMES NINTENDO!

    themes are nice.... but not shiny new Metroid game nice which sells consoles nice.

    themes are nice....but not new IP which takes risks in the gaming world nice.

    themes are nice.... but not new RPG which sounds out from the crowd in the gaming world nice.

    themes are nice....but not more, MUCH MORE Virtual Console games nice.



    we look at themes about 30 seconds at most. you know with people playing games and shit.
     
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    Yes because Nintendo only has one programmer........... That have hundreds to thousands of software developers, so what if a team of three of them are put aside to make themes........doesn't delay or prevent anything else from being made.
     
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    Yeah have you seen the Wii U's library? maybe those developers can be more productive.
     
  20. TecXero

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    Chances are they have dedicated development teams for the 3DS. I'd prefer they work on useless features than get fired or work on a way to block homebrew.