What do you guys think the NX will be like? These are questions I have: Do you think 3D and HD will be carried over? I'm sure HD will. Since this is an Animal Crossing forum, when do you believe Nintendo would release an Animal Crossing game on it (seems like they aren't making one for the Wii U)? Do you think the 3DS's StreetPass functions will be brought back?
Nintendo has stated that the upcoming AC mobile game will be able to connect to the console version, presumably that means there's a NX AC game in the works now and/or it'll connect to the already available 3DS games.
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Yeah, I'm hoping for a lot of the 3DS's features to return as well - StreetPass, SpotPass, 3D, maybe even Augmented Reality (though I accept that last one's unlikely, given how few games used it). I think its interesting that they're planning to release it in spring; they usually release their handhelds in the spring and home consoles in the autumn or winter.
Re: Animal Crossing, I think it's quite unlikely that the mobile app will connect with the 3DS, simply because I can't see a realistic way for it to be technologically possible. The 3DS's communication chip is custom-made by Nintendo, so a phone wouldn't be able to connect to it without a peripheral like the Pokémon Go Plus. The only thing I can think of is that the app might let you register things to your Nintendo Network ID that can then be downloaded in-game, but that would require a patch to New Leaf, and given that they haven't even fixed the lava lamp glitch yet, I somehow don't think there are many people working on anything like that.
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if they did manage to get the app to connect to the 3ds, it would be through online accounts making it either very basic or very, very slow and frustrating to use due to the limitations of the 3ds in comparison to smartphones.
i'm interested to see what this console will bring, but i admittedly don't have too high hopes. talk of the app connecting to the console isn't a very interesting idea either, in all honesty--it seems neat at first, but they wouldnt be the first to do that. it usually results in something you barely use as it provides little to no real function or isn't half as good as just doing whatver you want to do on the app or the console itself.
when people in the past before have tried to incorporate mobile with console or pc it never really takes off. fallout 4 is arguable, though, people did really seem to like the features on the app for convenience purposes. but it also makes sense given the first person view of the game and that it allowed you to see in game material real time on the app.
i think the contrast between mobile and console gaming is just too great. i predict it'll be a feature that dies out fairly quickly.
as for 3D, i think it's already a dying genre too. 3D is very uncomfortable on the eyes and it's more of a task to see than to actually play the game. HD is a necessity now. if your game looks like crap people are going to assume it's crap before they even finish the trailer, regardless of the animation style. crisp and clear images are pretty important, along with suitable fps and appropriate animation. as they should be considering its 2016.
i feel like console gaming is more and more becoming aimed towards a specific audience, and its the audience that already likes it. i don't think people are being too drawn into consoles who didn't have one before, especially with pc gaming getting so big. it's definitely not drawing me in, every time i see a new console come out my reaction is "alright but, my pc is better still and the games are cheaper yet they can run better and prettier". no doubt the nx will sell, but i think its safe to say the sales won't be what they would have been like back when the ps3 was the new hot thing.