Nintendo announce new handheld, Nintendo 3DS

By On 25th March, 2010

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The ever busy folk over at Nintendo have announced that they are in the early stages of development of yet another new model in their long line of handheld consoles.

The new console is to feature a 3D display without the need for 3D glasses or similar, this will be good news for those of you who yearn to experience three dimensional game-play but are hesitant to be seen sporting the somewhat unfashionable specs in public.

Whilst there is no official title for their latest toy as yet, Nintendo are calling it the “Nintendo 3DS” and stated that it will be backwards compatible with all previous DS games, so you need not worry about having to replace all your current favourite Pokemon and Super Mario titles.

It has been half a decade since the release of the original Nintendo DS, in which time we have been blessed with a multitude of new and improved versions of it, the lite, the DSI and the more recent DS XL. While each new incarnation of the console has offered new features and hardware, the 3DS promises to be the most significant forward step that the DS has seen.

“We wanted to give the gaming industry a head’s up about what to expect from Nintendo at E3,” Ken Toyoda, chief spokesman at Nintendo told the New York Times. “We’ll invite people to play with the new device then.”

Many in the industry are keen to hear just what technology Nintendo are implementing in order to steal a march on their rivals, and be the first company to release a fully functional portable console with an integrated 3D display. Unconfirmed rumours from Japan suggest that the 3DS will also feature “3D joysticks” as well as force feedback and much improved wireless support.

We are certainly already eagerly anticipating the release of the 3DS, and look forward to seeing Mario jump right out of our screens and into our living rooms.

Be sure to keep an eye on whichconsole.co.uk for more news on the 3DS as and when it becomes available, and as always we guarantee to find you the very best deals for it upon its eventual release.

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Tom Stowe

I am deputy editor for console deals, this means i get to play tons of games, write reviews, news and post just about anything! I play most genre of games, mainly on PC! Feel free to add me on steam or follow me on twitter!