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Iwata on 3rd party 3DS support - plans to localize more Japanese 3DS titles

Recently, third-party software developers overseas have been inclined to focus on mega-hit titles for home consoles and have had less of their development studios develop software for handheld devices. Some developers, which make game content suitable for children, work on titles for Nintendo 3DS, but they are not as active as the time of Nintendo DS.

On the other hand, as the handheld devices occupy a large share of the video game market and software for handheld devices is important in the video game business in Japan, Japanese software developers are eagerly assigning their top teams to develop key titles for Nintendo 3DS.

We therefore plan to more actively support the Japanese software developers in distributing their key titles overseas this year.

Among those third-party titles both developed and published in Japan, there have been some games which Nintendo published in Europe, including the Professor Layton series. We will increase the number of such games for the U.S. market as well as in Europe. We are also willing to flexibly assist third-party developers in distributing their valuable games overseas.

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31 Jan 2013 17:03

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney plz! And obviously Bravely Default!
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31 Jan 2013 17:06

3DS already has excellent 3rd party support it's the Wii U that needs the attention!
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31 Jan 2013 18:11

Hook us up with that Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, and I'll do this forever:

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31 Jan 2013 18:14

More 3DS games? Layton vs. Ace Attorney please!
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31 Jan 2013 19:23

mariomaniac45213 wrote:3DS already has excellent 3rd party support it's the Wii U that needs the attention!


Believe it or not, some people out there still believe the 3DS doesn't have very good third party support. >.>

Anyways, I have an inkling Nintendo will be on good terms with not only Nintendo fans, but those who want the game they're interested in being brought overseas if they follow through with this plan.
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31 Jan 2013 23:05

I hope this means they will be getting all of the 3DS Dragon Quest games released in NA, along with the Wii U Dragon Quest X. And that the whole world will share the same online world rather than separating us up by region.

It would be nice to have any future tingle games localized as well.

I'm glad Nintendo has partnered with Atlus. I think the two companies could both learn a lot from each other,
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01 Feb 2013 04:16

Yes please help where NOA has not done so well.

And PLEASE bring over Slime Mori Mori 3DS please!!!!!!

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