Rumor: Nintendo asking companies to keep quiet about 3DS, big blowout in late January
Overall, third-parties (as well as Nintendo) have been quiet about their upcoming 3DS titles. We’ve seen the occasional game featured in Famitsu as well as a few overseas announcements here and there, but that’s been all, for the most part. To make matters worse, North American and European consumers are still waiting to find out when the handheld will be launching in their respective territory. It seems like fans will have to wait about another month and a half or so before concrete information pertaining to the system arrives. That’s according to new Executive Editor of IGN’s Nintendo channels, Rich George, who also claims to have heard that Nintendo is asking publishers to keep mostly quiet about the portable for now:
“I think you guys ought to expect a flood of information… late January 2011? I’m hearing Nintendo is keeping all developers/publishers at bay so… once there’s a green light… brace yourself.”
George followed up his remarks about the 3DS on his blog with the following comment:
“I know of a rumored date they will talk, but no definite confirmation. When I have it, so will you!”
Late January does seem rather late, so hopefully we’ll receive some information before then. You can be sure we’ll post anything relating to the 3DS as soon as we hear anything!