Louvre Museum & Nintendo 'have joined forces'.
From 11th April 2012, the Nintendo 3DS will become the exclusive Audio Guide in the world-famous French museum.
Starting this week, world-famous French Louvre Museum, will replace normal Audio Guides with Nintendo 3DS systems. This means you'll be able to use the 3DS as an audio and visual guide as you walk around the gallery...
Many people have toured The Louvre with a map in one hand and an audio guide handset in the other. Now, you can ditch the guidebooks and maps and just let the 3DS guide you. The Audioguide Louvre - Nintendo 3DS can be rented from the museum's ticket desks and automatic vending machines for 5 Euros (3 Euros for under 18s and other concessions)
The audio guide has actually been developed in Japan by Nintendo in order to support the enjoyment and appreciation of the Louvre's exhibits for many of the museum's 8.9 million annual visitors. The audio guide will provide audio and visual tools which will help visitors to understand and deepen their knowledge of the artwork and exhibits in place.
You'll be able to see 3D models of major works such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace while you can use an HD zoom to see famous pieces in more detais. Thanks to the HD photos, you can investigate the landscape behind the Mona Lisa, attempt to recognize the characters portrayed in The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon (by Jacques-Louis David), and admire the architecture shown in The Wedding Feast at Cana (by Veronese).
Additionally, you will be able to use interactive maps and listen to over 700 commentaries recorded by the museum's curators.
Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata commented:
Pretty cool and a nice move by Nintendo!"Nintendo is honoured that the Nintendo 3DS console will be able to support and provide this exclusive audio guide to such a renowned and popular art museum. Nintendo's experience within the development of games that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age and gender, has been utilised with the aim that visitors to the Louvre museum will have further enriched opportunities to experience the exhibits on offer."
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NEWS SOURCE #2: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/louvre...151800308.html
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