From the beginning of the handheld’s release, StreetPass has been a big part of the 3DS experience. If you have never heard of StreetPass, it works something like this. You leave the house and travel on public transport or visit a city, every time your 3DS comes into range of a 3DS owned by somebody else they exchange information, including limited friend data, allowing you to collect helpers to play through various games.
It remains a simple but genius idea, although most of us rarely get any ‘hits’. At Gamescom last year however I collected around 100 profiles from all over Europe, so it pays to visit places where you know there will be plenty of gamers. At launch, only simplistic RPG and tile collecting games were the only games that used StreetPass, but Nintendo has just announced some brand new titles. Here are the details of the latest games you will be playing with all those profiles you will be collecting on your machine.
- Mii Force: Players use StreetPass Mii characters to blast their way through enemies and keep the galaxy peaceful.
- Flower Town: Players plant seeds in their virtual gardens. When players StreetPass with other players, their plants are watered. Cross-pollination can lead to new breeds.
- Warrior’s Way: Players use StreetPass to recruit troops and amass an army to unify a country.
- Monster Manor: Players collect StreetPass Mii characters that bring new pieces of floor. Players can then create rooms, fight ghosts and unlock treasure chests in a climb to the top of the mansion.
The downside to the news that you will soon have something else to click on in StreetPass Mii Plaza is that these new titles won’t be free. Instead an additional cost of $4.99 each or $14.99 for the bundle will apply. Completing certain tasks within the games will also unlock new outfit options for your Mii,including a full-body Luigi Costume, a Yoshi’s Egg Hat, a Super Mushroom Hat and a Super Star Hat.