18 posts tagged ar cards
Animal Crossing AR Cards ⊟
Oh man, for Japan only. New eShop point cards coming to Japan interface with the (again, Japan-only) Photo Together app to allow you to put Animal Crossing characters in your real-life photos. Multiple characters can be displayed from each card!
I did not know how badly I needed to insert happy little Leif into all my photos. There are also Pikmin cards. Cute!
This comes out of a mini Nintendo Direct which – I’ll save you some time – is pretty much all stuff we saw already.
Mario AR card eShop point cards
Well, this is the best idea. Nintendo’s new eShop point cards are also AR cards, with new Mario, Goomba, and Peach 3D models for you to pose in your 3DS photos. There’s a new photo app, Photo Together Super Mario, that lets you pose these in different ways, with effects. There is also a ¥1000 Koopa, ¥2000 Luigi, and ¥3000 Bowser card to collect.
What a clever way to get people interested in checking out the eShop. Japan seems very strongly retail-oriented, so point cards are probably the best way to get people to buy stuff online.
This came out of a mini Nintendo Direct overnight (surprise!) all about eShop stuff. Other than this, though, it covered Dillon’s Rolling Western 2 and Freakyforms Deluxe, nbd.
Club Nintendo is giving away a “Core AR Card Set” for Kid Icarus: Uprising, including “over 400” of the cards, which is way more than I have.
All you have to do to enter (in the US or Canada) is buy the game, register it on Club Nintendo, and then opt into the contest on the same site. You have until January 6 to enter. Cards! More cards!
Buy: Kid Icarus: Uprising
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Hey, more Kid Icarus cards are coming! AR Idol Cards Series 2 will include more characters, items, etc. as well as the “Stage Cards" that provide new backdrops for the AR battles.
These will be available starting tomorrow in North America. Nintendo is still limiting them to events – you can pick them up at the Nintendo World Store in NYC tomorrow – or every Friday from 6-8pm, or at unspecified retail events later, orrr at PAX and NY Comic-Con.
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A Kid Icarus: Uprising “Stage Card” in action. The latest issue of Japan’s Nintendo Dream magazine includes a new kind of AR Idol Card, one that puts a stage under your augmented reality battles.
Even if you don’t get the magazine, you can get one “Stage Card” … in this picture posted by Tumblr user pandan1991.
While we’re at the mercy of random retail/industry events and scans of Japanese promo cards, you’ll be able to just buy some cards in Europe soon.
Nintendo of Europe announced plans to sell booster packs and even storage albums. I’m not sure if it would be more or less fun to just buy them…
Buy: Kid Icarus Uprising Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: More Kid Icarus media [Via @3DS_Palutena, pandan1991]
Official Kid Icarus AR Card Alert: today at US GameStops from 1-4, a Kid Icarus Uprising demo event will let you check the game out and pick up some free cards. The event banner says one card, but the guy who told Joystiq about it said five, so… it’s at least one?
I’m currently trying to decide whether I’m going to go… on one hand, AR cards! On the other hand, GameStop! A crowded GameStop.
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More Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards. I just opened a random pack I happened to pick up at GDC last week. These things are going to be hard to come by, so I might as well share what I have, right?
These images should be good enough to use in-game, for use in the AR Battle mode and for unlocking stuff in the game. But of course we won’t know that for a while…
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Kid Icarus: Uprising Choco Snack packaging. These chocolates include an AR card for the game, making it relatively easy for Japanese gamers to get more.
In the US, however, Nintendo plans only to hand out cards at special events. Or, to put it another way, we’re all just going to download scans of the cards.
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AR deer hunting in Shika Gari Oh, the 3DS download sequel to the WiiWare game known here as Deer Captor.
This is not actually a surprise or anything, given, you know, video games, but there’s something deeply sad about how we have technology that allows us to conjure a little forest on our desks, and all we do with that forest is shoot its inhabitants.
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Every known Pokedex 3D AR code, compiled by GBATemp. If you point your 3DS camera at this image, the app will a) freak the hell out, b) find three new Pokemon for your Pokedex, and c) fill your sticker book with unknown Pokemon (the result of already having found three in a day). Fun!
You can also explore this code generator by Ravenworks, which seems to come across some “unknown” Pokemon as well, like this one. These, I think, are actually “unknown,” as in, currently unimplemented… or something.
[Via Pokedex 3DS]
Jezmeralda made some custom cutout AR Cards, including one with the black background cut out, and one with the colored area cut out, and set to seeing what would happen. Above, red and blue spots in a Little Mermaid blanket are interpreted as Mario. Here, a tree triggers a Link appearance.
And here’s a grey brick surface that shows up as Kirby (?):
So that’s how AR Cards work: the system looks at the color within the hexagonal area.
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Nintendo 3DS AR Card tattoo, the temporary version. Inspired by the all-too-real AR Card tattoo we featured yesterday, wigglepic enthusiast superjezmeralda freehanded a couple of AR Cards onto his arm with colored pencils (which I didn’t realize would draw on skin!).
Impressively, the hand-drawn AR Cards work just fine! And unlike the tattoo we saw earlier, they wash off just fine too without any lasers.
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