Agence France-Presse is reporting that Paris’ world famous Louvre Museum has entered a partnership with Nintendo which will apparently begin on March 2012.
This partnership involves the gaming giant giving the museum 5,000 specially made Nintendo 3DS consoles that will feature audio commentaries in seven different languages (which will replace their current audioequipment). Using the specially made consoles, visitors will also be able to locate themselves in the museum. Museum officials reportedly believe it will appeal to those who are used to using a console at home.
While Nintendo is developing the systems, the Louvre retains editorial control over the software – so don’t expect to see Mario dressed in a beret with a more stylish moustache.
There has yet to be a press release issued on the Louvre‘s website, but various different news agencies have reported on the news.