3DS announcements for casual gamers coming at E3

Nintendo preparing more content for casuals next year

One thing the DS did really well was cater to a massive range of gamers from the hardcore teen to the curious grandma.


3DS has so far focused on the core crowd this year, but Nintendo America boss Reggie Fils-Aime says the new handheld will broaden its horizons in 2012.

Well, our two big holiday titles for this year will certainly broaden the audience. Everyone loves Mario, [and] everyone loves to play Mario Kart," he said.

"As we look to next year, Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games is coming out on 3DS early next year--that's gonna' continue to broaden. But my expectation is that, come E3, I think we'll be showcasing a range of different titles that, for a more casual consumer, they'll see reasons to jump on board with the Nintendo 3DS."

He later hinted: "In terms of other genres, absolutely we will continue to push the envelope with new, unique, differentiated experiences that you can only get on the Nintendo 3DS and that widen the consumer demographic."

"So, will there be content to appeal to consumers 50 plus the way Brain Age did? Absolutely. Will there be content that's going to appeal to women the way we are able to do with the DS? Absolutely. I can't go into the details of what exactly those titles will be, but stay tuned. There is information that we'll be sharing prior to E3, plus a lot of information at E3 as well."

Fils-Aime has also confirmed that the upcoming 3DS update due this month will add the ability for developers to sell DLC on the handheld.

[ SOURCE: Games Blog ]