The Louvre Museum To Utilize 3DS For Audio Tours

by Dan Ryckert on Dec 17, 2011 at 09:48 AM

One of the biggest tourist attractions in France is set to receive 5,000 3DS units directly from Nintendo. It's all part of a plan to replace the Louvre's existing audio guides. Considering the current system is only used by four percent of its over eight million annual visitors, the museum decided it was time for a change.

Visitors will be able to use the device to pinpoint their position in the museum, listen to hundreds of audio commentaries, and browse themed itineraries. Personally, I made the gaming connection with the Louvre when I burned down most of its exhibits as Thumper in Twisted Metal 2.