Nintendo 3DS “Tag Mode” Called CrossPass Mode, 3D Paddleball In Development?

By Spencer . July 26, 2010 . 11:18pm

imageA bunch of trademarks, which appear to be related to the Nintendo 3DS popped up in Japan. CrossPass, CrossPass Mode, CrossPass Network, and CrossPass Connection all sound like they’re related to the tag mode inspired, always on networking feature. The Nintendo 3DS will allow players to exchange data while passing other players, even when they’re playing a different game.


Nintendo also registered trademarks for 3D Paddleball, 3D Challenge, and 3D Hopper. All of these sound like Nintendo 3DS software or, at the very least, tech demos. Nintendo also registered Target Shooting, which was the name of the neato augmented reality demo at E3.


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  • Yeah, I’m totally not calling it that. Tag mode it was and tag mode it shall remain.

    • lol yeah tag mode sounds better, maybe it’ll grow on me :P

      • krokounleashed

        But Crosspath matches better to what it does.

    • Guest

      I don’t see anything wrong with CrossPass…

    • Tag mode sounds more natural and takes less time to say than CrossPass mode.
      Edit: lol, I was hoping my reply would be under you guys ones, it looks weird otherwise.

  • I can imagine the countless “CP Mode” jokes this will bring.

  • Somehow, that makes me think of Lospass Island from Flower, Sun & Rain…

  • They should remake 3D Hot Rally.

  • Icon

    3D Hopper, huh? Any relation to Bound High, the storied Virtual Boy game that never was?

  • Sylverstone14

    I wouldn’t say CrossPass mode, I think it’s just CrossPass.I liked the Tag Mode name anyways, but this sounds okay.(I want that augmented reality game though, looks killer.)

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