New 3DS Lego game is 'Wii port'

New portable has "roughly the same power as a Wii" says TT Games

TT Games producer Nick Ricks has revealed that the recently announced Nintendo 3DS version of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will be a direct port of the Wii version.

Speaking at GDC, as reported by Siliconera, Ricks revealed that the team was using the same assets created for the Wii version of the game.

Ricks also characterised the 3DS as having "roughly the same power as a Wii," with superior lighting effects. The 3DS version is able to run at 60 frames per second in 2D mode and 30 frames per second in 3D mode.

The game will use the 3DS to highlight collectible items via stereoscopic 3D and will also make use of the console's StreetPass mode. This will primarily consist of a stone-paper-scissors style game, but it will also be the only way to unlock some characters and costumes.

TT Games continues to enjoy considerable success with its licensed Lego titles, with a new Star Wars game due for release this month. As a result the developer, now owned by Warner Bros, was able to extend its licensing agreement with the Danish toy company until 2016.

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Adam Campbell Studying Games Technology, City University London11 years ago
The stats indicate it's actually outperforming the Wii with the same renderer..
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 11 years ago
Great another port.... :( Somehow I dont think the 3DS is worth its price tag.
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Chris McKay11 years ago
Rick have you physically played with a 3DS???

Because peronally after playing a few games on its tour in Edinburgh i would certainly say it IS worth its pricetag. I wont buy one myself as im not a big fan of handhelds. But after playing every game they had to offer and seeing the quality of sky 3D on it then yeah its worth it.
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Yiannis Koumoutzelis Founder & Creative Director, Neriad Games11 years ago
I suspect this is a first generation test to learn more about the hardware. It makes sense that many studios will want to limit the scope and investment on their first titles.

As with the DS for which many were saying "what kind of stupid idea is this with two screens? who needs two screens?" same as it happened with the wii, where many people were like "what stupid name and what a useless gimmick" but after they played and got their hands on DS\Wii got eventually hooked, most probably same will happen here as it seems. You have to experience it first hand. Will this huge success repeat for as long as it did with DS or Wii?

We'll see!
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