Nintendo 3DS is Official, Comes with 3D Camera – Video Within

Nintendo has maded Nintendo 3DS official during E3 keynote. It has a 3.5-inch screen that you can slide to make it into a 3D view. It also has a secondary touch panel (same as Nintendo DS). No pricing or official release date. In fact, the one shown on the keynote is not the actual end product and may change, according to the source from Engadget.

I guess the most talk about feature in this Nintendo 3DS will be the 3D screen display (without eyewear) and the 3D camera. Here is a screen grab of the 3D camera from Engadget.

There are already a whole list of companies that are ready to release games on this Nintendo 3DS console.

Click Here to Check Them Out at Engadget’s website

Now, here is a short video of the hands-on by Engadget. Too bad, they are not allow to take video of the screen.

Here is an excerpt of the Press Release.

Nintendo 3DS comes with a 3.53-inch top screen and a 3.02-inch bottom touch screen. It has three cameras – one inner and two outer – to deliver the 3D effect and take 3D pictures. It includes a motion sensor, a gyro sensor and even a Slide Pad that allows 360-degree analog input. At the E3 Expo, Nintendo showed attendees a range of games and applications for Nintendo 3DS that reinvent some of the industry’s most beloved franchises. These include:

· Kid Icarus™: Uprising, the long-awaited franchise follow-up to the NES™ classic.

· Mario Kart™, which shows off the potential of driving and tossing bananas in 3D.

· nintendogs™ + cats, a new version of the best-selling nintendogs franchise that lets players interact even more with their virtual puppies – and kittens!

· PilotWings Resort™, a flying simulation that lets players soar above Wuhu Island.

· Animal Crossing™, a new installment of the charming community-building franchise.

· StarFox 64™ 3D, a game that demonstrates the true distance and depth of outer space using Nintendo’s well-known franchise.

· Steel Diver™, a new submarine-navigation game from Nintendo.

· Paper Mario™, which brings paper-based 2D environments to life.

Nintendo 3DS also comes to market with the strongest third-party support of any video game system in Nintendo history. Games on display at the Nintendo booth at the E3 Expo include:

· DJ Hero® 3D from Activision

· RESIDENT EVIL® REVELATIONS from Capcom

· The Sims™ 3 from Electronic Arts

· HIDEO KOJIMA’S METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D “The Naked Sample” from Konami

· Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles (name not final) from LEVEL-5

· RIDGE RACER® (name not final) from Namco Bandai Games

· KINGDOM HEARTS franchise game from Square Enix

· DEAD OR ALIVE® 3D (name not final) from Tecmo Koei Games

· SAMURAI WARRIORS® 3D from Tecmo Koei Games

· Battle of Giants™: Dinosaur Strike from Ubisoft

· Hollywood 61 (name not final) from Ubisoft

Click Here to Read the Full Press Release

With the 3D camera, I am sure developers will be making full use of it for better game play. What do you think? I guess the screen at 3.53-inch is  a bit too small for my liking.

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