Nintendo have announced that the 3DS will be on sale from March 27th and the price will be set at $249.99.
This long awaited gadget will play video games in 3D without the need for glasses, and it can also take 3D photographs and display them on screen. Nifty.
At a press conference in New York, Nintendo also announced that more than 30 games are going to be made available for 3DS owners between the launch date and early June.
Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo Of America President said “Nintendo 3DS is a category of one – the experience simply doesn’t exist anywhere else, ou have to see Nintendo 3DS to believe it. And it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.” One of the better hype building statements we think.
The new Nintendo 3DS will have two screen, much like the current model. The bottom screen is a touch screen and the top panel is able to display 3D images, as well as 2D versions. They are offering a ‘depth slider’ so people can adjust the level of 3D they can see.
The 3DS also will ship with three cameras onboard, one camera pointing at the player and two others pointing outwards. These are used for the 3D photographs.
Additionally it will ship with a motion sensor and gyro sensor to measure the motion and tilt of the device. It also has a rather cool looking Circle Pad to provide a 360 degree directional control motion system for games.
Two colours are offered at launch, Cosmo Black or Aqua Blue and the 3DS will be sold with preinstalled games and applications. Games available on release from Nintendo will be “Pilotwings Resort,” “Nintendogs + Cats,”and “Steel Diver,” a side-scrolling submarine adventure “that gives the illusion that the player is peering into an aquarium.”
KitGuru says: 3D without glasses, we all want that.