Reggie: 2018 isn't the end of the line for the 3DS

But, for some freakish reason, Nintendo chose not to adopt this kind of system with its Switch console - a game console released in the year 2017.

That's.about a year and some change left on the system, based on that statement alone - but speaking to IGN at E3, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime stated that they plan on helping it out beyond that.

"The way we continue to make Nintendo 3DS vibrant as a platform is first we continue to innovate from form factor standpoint". What we're trying to do is deliver positive steps on all of these areas but in a way that is prioritized and makes sense for us.

While that does little to answer the many questions that remain regarding why the Switch didn't simply launch with Virtual Console, Fils-Aime's reassurances are more comforting when you realize that Nintendo has previously stated that they do not intend for the Switch Online game service to replace Virtual Console. The 43-second trailer did not reveal much about the gameplay details, except that it is "in development for Nintendo Switch".

Ever since it debuted in March, you'd have better luck finding Bigfoot in the wild than a Nintendo Switch at a retail store. Nintendo and Game Freak will obviously want fans to buy new Pokemon games for both the Switch and 3DS so making them work with each other was a no brainer. "And so that's how we think these through". In addition to upgrading the game's graphics, players will gain access to new abilities for Samus, including shooting at any direction and powerful Aeion skills. What we are internally resisting is just a pure port, versus thinking about how not only do we showcase a game to a wider audience, but how do we make sure that there's something more?

What's up with having to use a phone for online voice chat?

"Certainly it's about getting an American child who's ten to have a great Super Mario experience", Fils-Aime told Glixel.

Kotaku: Can you say that there's a solution coming?

"I think in particular it's a fun game to play on a split screen at home with your friends or family", he said via an email interview. "I can't say there's a solution coming, but we do hear the message", Fils-Aime said. Metroid Prime: Federation Force released in 2016 on 3DS as a scaled back spin-off of Metroid Prime Hunters that most fans would rather forget.

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