In this post, we are going to take a quick look at the AR cards included in the 3DS box. These paper cards are “augmented reality” devices which when detected by the 3DS’ camera come to life on the handheld’s top screen. Hit the jump to get a look at the cards in action.

If you play a certain Augmented Reality (AR) game (there are six included with the 3DS), these cards will bring those characters to life. So instead of what you see with the Question Block in the video below, you’d be seeing a little Mario, Samus or Link pop up on your desk / coffee table / lap. Even if it does seem gimmicky, I’m sure many will enjoy this little treat themselves and with friends.

Source: Kotaku
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