Nintendo 3DS doesn’t need glasses for a portable 3D gaming experience…
As 3D looks set to take over the world of digital displays, Nintendo enters the stage with its unveiling of the 3DS – a handheld gaming system that supports 3D, without the need for 3D glasses.
The Nintendo 3DS has been hyped for a little while now, but the recent demo at the E3 expo finally confirmed the rumors. Although specific details remain scarce, we do know that the device will feature a 3.5 inch, 800 x 240 resolution 3D screen on top; and a 3 inch, 320 x 240 touch-screen on the bottom.
The 3DS has 3 cameras – one front-facing camera and two rears facing cameras that can snap 3D images. The device also includes a motion sensor, a gyro sensor, and analog pad, and a 3D depth slider so users can increase or decrease the intensity of the 3D, or toggle between 3D and 2D.
The 3DS will be capable of showing the latest Hollywood’s 3D movies on its 3.5-inch screen. Nintendo says it has already struck deals with Disney, Warner Brothers and Dreamworks.
The company also announced a healthy line of software scheduled for release on the 3DS. Hot gaming titles include:
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – classic Zelda in 3D.
- Paper Mario- series of friendly role playing games.
- Star Fox 64 3D – remake of the classic Star Wars game.
- Pilotwings Resort – A relaunch of the flight-sim series crossed with Wii Sports Resort.
- Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle – Mask of Miracle (not Professor Layton and the Unwound Future) is the fifth game in the puzzle solving series.
- DJ Hero 3D – 3D version of the hands-on DJ mimicking game.
- Nintendogs + Cats – 3D version of the popular Nintendo pet simulator.
- Kid Icarus: Uprising – 3D platform.
- Kingdom Hearts 3D- 3D platform.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said 3DS owners could expect titles from the Final Fantasy, Assassin’s Creed, FIFA, Street Fighter and Metal Gear Solid franchises. He also said that the new console would be able to play titles made for the Nintendo DSi.
Nintendo just confirmed that the 3DS will be available by March 2011, although there is no word on pricing as of yet.
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