Reports are coming in from Nintendo’s Tokyo Earnings Briefing with regards to what the big N had to say. First up it seems that 3DS owners, in Japan at least, will be getting a free copy of the 3D Classics version of Excite Bike when the eShop launches this May.
The 3DS Virtual Console will feature Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, although Nintendo would like to look into the possibility for other platforms. In terms of 3DS games Kid Icarus won’t be arriving until after summer, unfortunately.
There is joy for all as the Wii’s Vitality Sensor peripheral is still under development! The challenge is that it’s easy to make it work for 80% of people, but difficult to make to make it work for 99%.
Nintendo realise that people need an incentive to StreetPass, so free content such as classic games will be provided. Despite the focus on a new console, the Wii will still be pushed.
It was also said that Nintendo feel that gaming is better with buttons, so don’t expect to see a machine without that type of control interface.