Sega, Namco, and Capcom joining up for 3DS collaboration

New project from trio of major publishers revealed for new portable at Nintendo presentation; teaser website now live.

Sega, Namco Bandai, and Capcom are teaming up for a 3DS project, Nintendo revealed this morning during a Nintendo Direct video presentation led by company president Satoru Iwata.

Capcom + Namco Bandai + Sega = ?

Details are thin concerning the mystery 3DS project, but a teaser website for the effort is now live, which shows a gloved human hand punching in the number sequence 0, 3, 2, 7, 6, 0 on a keypad.

The site also displays a note with Japanese writing and indicates that Namco Bandai toy maker subsidiary Banpresto is involved with the project in some form.

During its video presentations today, Nintendo revealed several news nuggets, including word that The Last Story will land in North America this year and Mario Tennis Open will be served up the 3DS on May 20.

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MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@moviequest14 I completely agree, Double Dash is still in my eyes the series at its best, the 2 player racing and unique items for each character added more depth, it was great; why they removed it, I don't know.

X-RS
X-RS

Site makes me think genetic engineering... But damn! Banpresto, Sega, Cap n Namco?! 2012 fo sho!

moviequest14
moviequest14

@MEDzZ3RO : I agree..I was almost reluctant to purchase mk7 as I didn't care much for mk wii but I've loved it so far.Mk double-dash was my previous title and I think it had the best..per say.. 'gimmick' of the entire franchise (2 players per kart) which made me wonder why it didn't become a regular edition.

Randori_humar
Randori_humar

@KeleenRem - Its a crossover project. It says so in on he website... "Prediction Impossible", is wtitten on the "note", by the way. Id like to see Virtua Fighter vs Tekken vs Street Fighter. OR some SUPER MEGAMiX game. It is definitely Namco taking the lead on the project though. The teaser site only links to Bandai Namco Games website.

wexorian
wexorian

Final fantasy olipmic Namco games

moviequest14
moviequest14

@vengefulwilberg : Exclusive titles sell systems though...how do you think the 3ds would be doing right now if none of the exclusive titles did interest you? Exclusives sell systems,the fact you are so irritated nearly to the point of buying a 3ds shows Nintendo is doing their job.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@superbuuman - It pretty much has to be that, or as Taiz34 said, a fighting game.

superbuuman
superbuuman

Better not be just another collection of old/retro arcade games..

Taix34
Taix34

This is an interesting collab..i hope this turns out to be something awesome. im kinda hoping for a Super Smash bros type game but we shall wait and see!

tybearmvt
tybearmvt

Here are my guesses: A. Fighting Vipers Redux B. Final Fight vs Streets of Rage with toys by NB C. Triple Threat Money in the Bank Steel Cage match to see who gets to break..er.."reset" Sonic again. D. Dr Wiley and Dr. Eggman create an evil empire of robot chipmunks with super powers and Dr.Light creates Mecha-Sonic Gundam to save the day...

KeleenRem
KeleenRem

I'm kinda hoping it's not a crossover thing. Let it be something set in an entirely new world. And overload it with cameos!

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@vengefulwilberg There's an option online to race without items however the red shells aren't nearly as powerful as they were, blue shells are still annoying, wish MK7 had the Modnation shields. All in all though it's far more balanced. I didn't think much of the Wii version either but I really like MK7 and like Double Dash and the DS rendition, to give you some idea.

vengefulwilberg
vengefulwilberg

@MEDzZ3RO Does Mario Kart 7 focuses more on driving than screwing people over with power ups. I like the power ups; but the OP power ups in Mario Kart Wii made playing a bit more annoying than the older games.

Flint247
Flint247

This is interesting. I am sure this will be an excellent project. :)

vengefulwilberg
vengefulwilberg

@moviequest14 LOL! I know what exclusives are. Why and heck do you think I have an Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii. There are so many interesting games appearing that it is difficult for me to keep track of what I really want especially since RE 6 is coming this year. I can verbalize my thoughts and wishes. One can wish or dream even if it hasn't come to light. Vegeta: Is that okay? And if you haven't read one of my previous posts I mentioned considering getting one later. And lastly, people have a right to complain about video games anyway. If we don't complain about certain things in the gaming industry; then all we will do is get ran over by developer greed or laziness cause some want to act so loyal that they will let fanboyism corrupt the senses. Sometimes fanboyism is what some developers use to take advantage of gamers. Nuff said.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

i hope its something original and not a port or having colab of characters in one game

midnightclubx
midnightclubx

Tales of Resident Sonic... But seriously, the chances of this being an original collaboration are slim to nil. : I

motang
motang

Street x Tekken x Vitua Fighter??

moviequest14
moviequest14

@vengefulwilberg : Yeah....did you know that there are things out now called exclusive games? If you really wanted Reveltions,this,or any others you would shell out the money like everyone else instead of complaining because you yourself are too cheap to buy it.

josephl64
josephl64

with our kind of luck it will probably turn into an AR card thing...hopefully it is an actual game though

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

thican end up in a) something actually awesome or b) press start to DLC the game

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@vengefulwilberg Don't worry about it, most regular posters have had it happen at least once. The price had already dropped a lot, now's a better time then ever to pick one up what with Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Resident Evil: Revelations, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time 3D already out and Luigi's Mansion 2, Monster Hunter 3G (localised) and Super Smash Bros. on the horizon.

moviequest14
moviequest14

I really wish reveals like this would actually 'reveal' something.I know 3 companies are making a game for 3ds..that's all.How am I to get excited for a game that I don't even know what the genre is?

vengefulwilberg
vengefulwilberg

@MEDzZ3RO I don't hate the 3DS. I am just kind of hating on the 3DS cause it is the only system to have RE Revalations. Plus the Mario games are more of a 2D style of flavor I like. I just haven't decided to get one yet. I will but it will be a while until I do cause I really want RE Relevations. I just don't see myself getting one system for one game. I guess I should have been a little more careful with my comment cause many, especially fanboys, thinks I think the 3DS sucks. My record is now ruined. My comments never got hidden until now.

vochelli
vochelli

A gloved hand typing in numbers on a keypad...a toy maker involved...on a nintendo console...before watching the video it sounded like they were bringing back the power glove.

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

@megakick A. Very awesome B. Very awesome

OldStupidGeezer
OldStupidGeezer

@MEDzZ3RO good point about smash bros. nintendo said they didnt have time to make it, so maybe they did get another company to make it. they will try to out-do smash bros wii, so why not add more classic game characters from namco/capcom

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@vengefulwilberg It's a good system, if Resident Evil: Revelations hasn't proven the systems potential to you, I don't know what will.

megakick
megakick

A> RPG with all the franchise players B> Fighter with all the franchise players

thenerd64
thenerd64

What is the name of the Website?

WllDan7
WllDan7

Finally the question we all wanted answered can happen? Who is better Sonic, Megaman, or Pacman? I really hope that is what will be answered when the game is revealed. That would be epic.

thenerd64
thenerd64

I hope it isnt a SEGA, NAMCO, CAPCOM classics game

thenerd64
thenerd64

soul calibur, tekken, Naruto, DBZ, Asura's Wrath,One piece, Sonic, pac man vs capcom

ADO300
ADO300

i hope it's a new f-zero game

zennioparty
zennioparty

@Supermoc, if they decided to make a phantasy star game with characters from all of their franchises, I would die and then come back to life and die again until the game came out, lol.

supermoc10
supermoc10

Mix of Monster Hunter, God Eater and Phantasy Star. I'm calling it.

Supabul
Supabul

A game from each studio or are they really collaborating on one game But aren't they bringing back some old franchise for the 3DS maybe remakes or a new game in the franchise So for Sega I hope its a Panzer Dragoon Saga Remake

zennioparty
zennioparty

Why 3DS? Because it has a solid foundation with more real support behind it. When Sony can really push out a great library for their handheld, which is on its second generation, then maybe better games will come to the Vita.

macabre6
macabre6

I think Knightskull might be right, Street Fighter vs. Tekken vs. Virtua Fighter. But don't Namco also have Soul Calibur? So maybe there will be some characters from that franchise as well?

macabre6
macabre6

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