Capcom’s 3DS Mystery Game Makes Full Use Of Nintendo’s New Hardware

By Ishaan . July 16, 2011 . 1:28pm

Capcom recommend playing Nazo Waku Mansion with headphones or earphones, and for good reason; the game is focused on 3D sound. You can listen to some audio samples of this in this older post.



Instead of using buttons, Nazo Waku Mansion is played in every other way imaginable. Games are played using the touchscreen, the tilt controls, and even speaking to characters or giving commands through the microphone. Capcom have the game slated for release next month on August 4th.

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  • MrRobbyM

    For anyone that dosen’t want to watch the video and spoil the game, here’s all you need to know.


    • Guest

      Sounds good to me

  • KotaroInugami

    How’s this a mystery game…

    • puchinri

      Some of it reminded me of some mystery stuff, but then it just started getting random.

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      That’s the mystery right there

    • Tommy Lee

      Because all these things take place inside the mansion?

  • This might be overkill, in terms of intuitive controls.

    I wonder what’s the storyline like.

  • Sounds like a crazy way to play. I’m definitely interested.

  • YoungTeeth

    Owning a 3DS outside of JP is such a waste. I can tell we won’t be getting this, but I want it so bad!


    •  Exactly. Something like this is EXACTLY what I was hoping for when I heard what the 3DS is capable of.

    • Yeah, it’s as if aren’t any legitimate business or economic reasons for denying foreign money.

  • Hey Capcom, how is Megaman Legends 3 coming along?

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      possibly getting cancelled >_>

  • Voices:
    Takahiro Sakurai
    Wataru Hatano
    Keiji Fujiwara
    Youko Hisaka
    Rie Tanaka
    Youko Honna
    Rie Kugimiya
    Ayana Taketatsu
    Ryouko Shiraishi
    Kikuko Inoue
    Mie Sonozaki
    Noriaki Sugiyama

    • puchinri

      I see Rie Kugimiya, Rie Tanaka and Kikuko Inoue. That’s all that matters.

  • SirRichard

    It’s a shame the voice commands mean it’s effectively locked in Japan. The 3DS desperately needs support, perhaps moreso now with the looming threat of the Vita. 

    With Kid Icarus pushed into next year and the American release dates for Nintendo’s new bunch of 3DS titles (Mario 3DS, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario Kart) all being late 2011, the 3DS (in Europe) is effectively going up against Uncharted and (possibly) Call of Duty with Star Fox and Tales of the Abyss, and despite what some may think that’s not the greatest match-up Nintendo’s ever had.

  • It’s so bizarre they should translate it lol

  • shuratan

    This is one of the few reasons I would consider importing a 3DS… sadly the few reasons I do have for the 3DS pale in comparison to the great many reasons I have for wanting to get the Vita instead.

  • Room201

    It definitely has this weird atmosphere and quirky humor going on. 

    I was very interested…until I realized this would have like 1% chance of ever getting a NA release. Must you always remind me Nintendo that your idea of 3DS region locking wasn’t that great?

  • haqua



  • Barrylocke89

    The Redneck with the steak was especially random.

    Nice to see another game that Capcom probably won’t bring over.

  • kylehyde

    I just have to say WOW.

    It appears that Capcom really knows the 3DS, maybe even more than the same nintendo. Too bad that the chances from getting this game are low, but who knows, maybe some miracle could happen (a brave publisher).

  • I’m still waiting for Miles Edgeworth 2 and I can’t be bothered with anything else until then.
    Although, it looks like one could have a lot of fun with this game.

    • Miles Edgeworth 2 isn’t going to be released in English, so if you don’t speak Japanese, you’re out of luck.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Funny i see enough Tim Burton here that with proper selling it would find an audience…and the voice controls would definitely set it apart from the crowd.

    • Oh wow, I never thought of it that way, but you’re completely right. That DOES look Tim Burton-esque!

  • Looks clever!

  • Lord Highawesomeparty

    Looks like a cool game, but I bet it’ll be taxing on the Nintendo 3DS’ battery.

  • I hope this one comes over here. But like the new SRW:OG I dont have my hopes up  that we will hear anything soon for over here. Oh well time will tell.

  • Gestahl

    “Instead of using buttons…”

    Stopped reading there.

  • Whoa. It all just a bunch of fun mini games.

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