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MEGATON CONFIRMED - Nintendo to reveal 3DS Handheld at E3
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March 23, 2010, 10:01:01
 
I guess it's legit...

Official PDF said:
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Minami-ward of Kyoto-city, President Satoru Iwata) will launch "Nintendo 3DS"(temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses.

"Nintendo 3DS"(temp) is going to be the new portable game machine to succeed "Nintendo DS series", whose cumulative consolidated sales from Nintendo amounted to 125million units as of the end of December 2009, and will include backward compatibility so that the software for Nintendo DS series, including the ones for Nintendo DSi, can also be enjoyed.

We are planning to announce additional details at E3 show, which is scheduled to be held from June 15, 2010 at Los Angeles in the U.S.

EDIT: confirmed by a Nintendo spokesperson.

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Posted: 03/23/10, 10:01:01  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 15:09:35    
 
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Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 17:25:49
That is freakin' awesome!!

Excited I am!


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 17:26:18
@shinriley

TMI man... TMI...


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 17:31:34
Wow.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 17:36:46
So I was wondering how they'd pull off 3D without glasses...

I'm thinking it's tilt sensors. It was rumoured to have tilt sensing, and they could utilize that to get data that would translate to the game and make something rotate appropriately. It wouldn't pop OUT of the screen, but you could see 3D depth depending on how you're holding the system.

There's a game coming to the DSi that does that by using the camera(s)...I'll link footage if I can find it.

What do you think?


[EDIT: Pandareus: it's backwards compatible with the DS and DSi so I doubt this will kill 2D games :) ]


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 17:43:42  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 17:44:33
Ah man, nothing like newly announced Nintendo hardware. This will be one awesome E3.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 17:43:55
I'm glad I didn't buy a DSi or pre-order a DSi XL. This will be interesting indeed, especially since it's backwards compatible with the DS.

Can someone find that JPG of the hype-train with TrueDoogie in it? I think that would be appropriate.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 17:56:28
FUCK. YES!! The Nintendo of today can totally pull off a Virtual Boy. They could sell ice-makers to eskimos. And, man, am I going to enjoy watching them do it.

Damn, I am enormously excited. This product speaks directly to the child inside of me. A more powerful, improved DS, PLUS 3D? YAAAAYYYY!! I love you, Nintendo!!

@Pandareus
Nintendo will never abandon 2D.

It's just too profitable. Plus, I think they learned from the early DS software (and from the PSP).


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:05:41  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:09:16
Man, just realized it's going to be released sometime this (fiscal) year! It's... so soon! We'll be playing next-gen Nintendo games before we know it!




Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:05:48
What I really don't get is announcing this before the XL is even out, here. Makes you wonder how much it will cost.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:07:53
I think Nintendo has learned from underpricing the Wii and DS. It'll probably be $250. And I shall be at the launch event with bells on.

I bet Nintendo has been working on software for a really long time. They released Spirit Tracks and WarioWare DIY fairly recently, but it seems like they have been tapering off in terms of internal DS development. (How did they keep such a megaton under wraps?)

...

VIRTUAL BOY VIRTUAL CONSOLE!!

Seriously, though. Without Nintendo, this industry would be as boring as shit right now. I wonder what they're going to pull out of their ass for the next Wii.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:11:59  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:13:34
anandxxx said:
VIRTUAL BOY VIRTUAL CONSOLE!!

Wow, I never thought about it, but that's actually possible, isn't it?


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:13:37
Simbabbad said:
@Griptor maybe they'll implement it like that spectacular DSi game, but apparently it WILL pop out of the screen.

There is technology to display in 3D without glasses, the only problem is it works only for one person looking correctly at the screen, not for friends or a family watching TV casually.

Is that right? I didn't know it was far enough along to not require glasses. That's awesome.

It works on a handheld cause you're normally the only one watching the screen. Kinda goes against one of the selling points of the DSiXL, but...oh well!



anandxxx said:

VIRTUAL BOY VIRTUAL CONSOLE!!

They would spread out the releases of the entire VB library throughout the lifespan of the 3DS ...

...so one Virtual Boy game per year.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:19:33  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:22:20
Griptor said:
Simbabbad said:
@Griptor maybe they'll implement it like that spectacular DSi game, but apparently it WILL pop out of the screen.

There is technology to display in 3D without glasses, the only problem is it works only for one person looking correctly at the screen, not for friends or a family watching TV casually.

Is that right? I didn't know it was far enough along to not require glasses. That's awesome.

It works on a handheld cause you're normally the only one watching the screen. Kinda goes against one of the selling points of the DSiXL, but...

I wish I was the only one watching my DS screens. I usually have the head of one or both of my kids in the way.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:22:31
Griptor said:
They would spread out the releases of the entire VB library throughout the lifespan of the 3DS ...

...so one Virtual Boy game per year.

Dude, the Virtual Boy had like, 14 games. Not sure if the 3DS will have that long of a lifespan. Maybe if they released like, two or three a year, we'd be good.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 18:54:19
Now I'm torn. I was totally going to get a dsixl this weekend. I bet the 3DS has similar sized screens. And i love the idea of the screens looking seamless. E3 is too far away!

just saw this at GoNintendo:

"Breaking news: Yet another Nintendo console that's impossible for anyone other than Nintendo to make money on." - James Mielke, producer at Q! Entertainment


lolol


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:30:27  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:35:37
Cool, can't wait to see what the games look like.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:45:30
Mielke is kind of an idiot, though. His rant when New Super Mario Bros. Wii was lamentable, and his chastising of anyone who didn't share his complete disgust was sickening ("congratulations, you're part of the problem!" to someone who said it could be a fun game).


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:47:15  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:56:59
Is it difficult to make games 3D? I really have no idea.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:47:56
Even if made 3-D I will probably have a little trouble playing them if a lot of depth perception is involved. Having 'lazy eye' when I was born, and getting it corrected as much as possible left me unable to fully focus with both eyes, which I know is important for proper 3-D viewing. Don't get me wrong, I am not so vision-impaired I have problems, just little things like this might be something I'd have to overcome.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/10, 19:51:59
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