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Android App Augments Your 3DS Reality

Android App lets user launch Nintendo 3DS Augmented Reality games from their phones and tablets.

| Gaming News | Posted: Mar 23, 2011 5:12 pm

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The Nintendo 3DS launches in a few short days, and with it comes the wonderful augmented reality experiences, already demoed at GDC 2011 and the Nintendo Pods available in a major city near you. One of the downsides to the AR games and experiences in the Nintendo 3DS is relying on those AR cards that the player has to carry around with them if he or she wishes to shoot a dragon with arrows or hold an adorably "uncanny valley" cat or dog in hand.

 

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An enterprising individual named Andrew Wilson has developed an Android App (am I allowed to call it an "app" anymore?) that has screenshots of all six AR Cards that come with the 3DS. Players will be able to launch their 3DS AR experiences using only their Android phone, making the augmented reality fun far more portable and accessible. Even better, you can download the app for your Android Tablet as well, making the AR models even bigger!

 

Here's hoping Nintendo lets this one go- it's not as though people will be able to access the games without a 3DS anyway.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Market.android.com

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